Photos: Austin Vida Free Week – “Futuro De Indie” at Stubb’s

Saturday, Jan. 3, we presented our annual signature Free Week showcase at Stubb’s. This year we focused on young Latinos doing big things in indie rock, a genre more and more young bi-cultural  Latino musicians will play in the future. To prove this theory, we curated a lineup that included young bands from not only […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: NYE with Grupo Fantasma and Gina Chavez at The Belmont

Grupo Fantasma is a Grammy Award winning Latin fusion collective that formed in 2000 here in Austin. The biggest and baddest Latin band in the land, the group has worked or recorded with Maceo Parker, Sheila-E, Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, Ruben Ramos, GZA of the Wu-Tang Clan and indie-singer songwriter icon Daniel Johnston. […]

Q&A Interview: Los Rakas Speak On Why Oakland and Panama Are Central To Everything They Do

It’s impossible to know Los Rakas and not respect, or at the very least appreciate, their hustle. Behind what many fans see as glitz, glamour, and the rockstar lifestyle lies a work ethic that’s taken them from the youth centers of Oakland to festivals worldwide in just eight years. Los Rakas signed to Universal Latino […]

Q&A Interview: Roberto Lange aka Helado Negro

Roberto Carlos Lange is one busy guy. Years ago, Lange moved from his home in south Florida to New York where he turned the dial up on his artistic endeavors. However, it wasn’t until about four years ago when he put much of the painting and sculpture to the side and focused solely on his […]

Recap: Rodrigo y Gabriela at ACL Live

“We don’t have a fucking set list tonight.” Rodrigo of Rodrigo y Gabriela said this over the audience’s cheers and yells at Thursday’s show at ACL Live. The Mexico City duo kept their performance intimate and passionate…exactly like their latest album 9 Dead Alive. The fourth studio album is stripped down to the duo’s furious […]

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance to present ‘Esperanza Rising’

The University of Texas at Austin Department of Theatre and Dance is performing a play based on the beloved children’s story Esperanza Rising at the B. Iden Payne Theatre. Performances are running until Oct. 12. After tragedy strikes, Esperanza, a young, privileged girl in Mexico, is forced to flee to California where she works in […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: AJ Vallejo’s Perfect Nation at The Belmont (Prince tribute!)

On Saturday, Sept. 20, Vallejo frontman AJ Vallejo’s Perfect Nation are celebrating the 30th anniversary of Prince’s iconic Purple Rain album performing it in its entirety at The Belmont. Austin’s own Dead Love Club and DJ Whiplash open the show. The best part? We have two tickets to giveaway to one of our lucky Austin […]

Profile: Monterrey’s Newest Urban Music Wonder MC Davo

I have no idea what so-called Hip-Hop purists have to say about MC Davo’s work but they shouldn’t scoff at his work ethic and hustle. The phrase “started from the bottom, now we here” may be a cliché nowadays but it still holds true for guys like Davo. Davo, with longtime producer Meny Mendez by […]

[8/9] Preview: Son De Rey, El Tule, Los Nahuatlatos at Flamingo Cantina

Saturday, Aug. 9, Flamingo Cantina on 6th will be where Austin Vida presents our next Latin music showcase with Son De Rey, El Tule and Los Los Nahuatlatos from San Antonio.

[8/8] Preview: Master Blaster Sound System, Kinski Gallo, Este Vato at Spider House Ballroom

Three of Latin Alternative’s best lead by Master Blaster Sound System take of over Spider House Ballroom on August 8.