Austin Ticket Giveaway: George Lopez at Bass Concert Hall

Comedian George Lopez is bringing his “Listen to My Face Tour” to Austin for one night at the Bass Concert Hall on Friday, July 31. The best part? We are giving away a pair of tickets!

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

If Dengue Dengue Dengue’s unique take on Peruvian cumbia filtered through psychedelic techno and dancehall riddims was what first caught the world’s attention, it’s their ability to keep adding new rhythms and influences to their colorful sound that has confirmed them as one of the most inspiring acts of the Global Club Music scene. On […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys at ACL Live

On Friday, Apr. 10, East L.A. legends Los Lobos and Texas’ own Los Lonely Boys will be performing a co-headlining concert in Austin at ACL Live. The best part? We have two tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky Austin Vida readers. The giveaway will be conducted as a raffle from our email list. […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Monterrey, Mexico music icon and producer Toy Selectah and Camilo Lara, more popularly known as Mexican Institute of Sound (MIS), came together last year to form a Latin Alternative super duo of sort. Collectively referring to themselves as the music moniker Compass, the two have worked diligently on the upcoming album due out this year. […]

Interview: QUITAPENAS made SXSW a little more tro-pi-cal

The music of tropical Afro-Latin band QUITAPENAS is here to take all your worries away, which is exactly what their name means in Spanish – ‘Quita’ meaning taking away and ‘penas’ meaning embarrassments or worries. “I feel like it’s very appropriate to what we are able to provide to people who come to our shows,” […]

Interview: Buyepongo brought the ruckus from Los Angeles to SXSW

Buyepongo’s aim is pretty simple – to cause a ruckus. Their Latin American roots show in their music, a complex fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with merengue, cumbia and punta. “We started off with a cumbia-flavored sound, and cumbia is still a big part of our foundation, but we evolved to different sounds,” Modesto said. […]

Pachanga Latino Music Festival announces first round of performers

Organizers of the Pachanga Latino Music Festival announced the first round of performers for their eighth annual event happening Saturday, May 16 at Fiesta Gardens. A limited number of discounted tickets for the event will go on sale on Mar. 6 at pachangafest.com. The first wave of artists confirmed for the 2015 Austin festival roster […]

Austin punkeros Sober Daze release new music video and announce unofficial SXSW performances

Earlier today Austin-based punkeros Sober Daze released their new skate/music video for “Live To Shred.” The single is their first from their forthcoming 7” split with San Antonio’s Knockin’ Chucks, scheduled for an April release from the group’s own Dazed Records. The 7″ will be made available in both vinyl and digital download formats. Sober […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Jarabe de Palo + Los Hollywood at The Parish

Fronted by prolific songwriter Pau Donés, Barcelona-based Jarabe de Palo is characterized by a catchy fusion of rock and blues with Latin rhythms. The group originally broke onto the international scene with their timeless smash hit “La Flaca.” Throughout their storied career, Jarabe de Palo has been nominated for 13 Latin Grammy’s and sold more […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Brownout presents Brown Sabbath at ACL Live

Brown Sabbath is the alter ego of Austin-based psych-funk collective Brownout who delve deep into reinterpreting the catalog of metal godfathers, Black Sabbath.  The full-length album, Brownout Presents Brown Sabbath, features special appearances from The Black Angels’ Alex Maas and primary vocals from Alex Marrero. Brown Sabbath remains true to the darkness, bombast and fuzz […]