Flamingo Cantina is the place to be for fans of reggae, cumbia and Tejano music this Friday night. A diverse mix of Austin-based bands are sharing the bill for a night Latin music lovers from all walks of life are sure to enjoy. It just goes to show how much diverse talent we have here in Austin.
The shows openers are indie-psych band Ex Machina. The young Austin quartet fuses elements of reggae, pych-rock, prog-rock and Afro-Cuban rhythms. Frontman and Mexican national Blas Moreno is often made up Dia De Los Muertos style, giving the band a memorable look in addition to their unique sound.
El Tule is a Latin fusion band, combining reggae and rock with traditional Latin rhythms. El Tule are fronted by John Dell, a bilingual guero who sings in Spanish with confidence. Their multicultural group of backing musicians bring the party as well as anyone. Currently El Tule are working on their new album, Volumen III.
Headliners Cinco Doce represent the new wave of Tejano, or what many refer to as “Urban Tejano.” Austin’s answer to Kumbia Kings, Cinco Doce have a street style edge to them not found in most Tejano groups. Performing in support of their album Subelo, Cinco Doce bring the party to those who love Tejano.