[7/26] Preview: Los Desperadoz at Tejano Ranch

Friday, July 26, Totally Tejano Fridays continue at Tejano Ranch with Los Desperadoz. The north Austin club will welcome back the popular veteran San Antonio group for another night of classic accordion-driven Tejano with a strong conjunto flavor.

After bursting onto the scene in the late ’80s as Los Test Tube Babes and renaming the group Los Desperadoz, Mike, Lee, and P.J. Villarreal have carried on their family musical legacy with numerous hits, strong fan base, and a prolific discography. Anyone who has spent any amount of time at a Tejano club will likely recognize one of their biggest hits, “El Amor Que Soñe,” often referred to as “the coughing song,” because the group included a cough at various places throughout the song.

Long story short: If you loved the ’90s era of Tejano, with the Wranglers, cowboy hats and boots, and a sound firmly rooted in Conjunto, this show is for you.

Tejano Ranch is located at 7601 North Lamar, just south of Highway 183 in north Austin. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge is $10 before 9 p.m, and $12 after 9 p.m. 18+ are welcome. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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