[3/7] Preview: Movimiento Rockero showcase at Antone’s

Movimiento Rockero is a group of Austin-based Latin rock and alternative rock bands uniting to raise awareness and support for the genre in Austin and beyond. The collective debuted in 2011 with Thursday night showcases at Ruta Maya on South Congress. This year, the showcases moved to Wednesday nights at the legendary Austin music venue, Antone’s. The third Movimiento Rockero showcase of 2012 will be Wednesday, March 7.

Headlining this month’s showcase will be Austin-based Rock en Español purists and Movimiento Rockero regulars, Kalua. Their  music fuses American modern rock with Spanish lyrics, creating a classic ’80s Rock en Español sound with a modern edge. After a brief hiatus in 2010, the band has since regrouped with frontman Juan Díaz’s younger brother Sam Díaz on guitar. Recently the band has been adding strings to their live sets. Kalua perform at 11:00pm.

The guest on Wednesday’s showcase is Austin-based YAYO. Lead by and named after guitarist/vocalist Yayo Sanchez, the band is an old-school style throwback to when rock bands partied on the Sunset Strip, had long hair and shredded on guitar. Sanchez is backed by James Pagliuco, Gavin “T-rex” Zapata, and Aaron Altounian. In January, the band went into the studio with producer Brian Virtue (30 seconds to Mars, Jane’s Addiction) to record their first professional EP entitled Who We Are. YAYO perform at 10:00pm.

Listen to music from headliner Kalua below.


Haydn Vitera. will be opening the night’s showcase at 9:00pm with a rare solo set. Antone’s is located at 213 West 5th Street. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 8:00pm. Show at 9:00pm. Advance tickets are available for $5 here. Cover will be $7 at the door. Visit the event page on Facebook here and on  Do512 here.

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