On Saturday, July 27, it’s a Tejano double bill at the Texas Club Bar and Grill. The south Austin Tejano hotspot will welcome Austin’s own cumbia masters Cinco Doce and San Antonio Tejano star Shelly Lares to the stage.
Lares is one of the few veteran female performers in Tejano music, and just celebrated her 30th year as an artist. “Little Miss Dynamite,” as she is known throughout the industry, has been nominated for countless Tejano Music Awards, has recorded numerous albums, and was inducted into the Tejano Music Hall of Fame in 2008. The singer/songwriter/guitarist/percussionist also participated as a celebrity judge in the CANTA Tejano Idol competition, presented by the Austin Tejano Music Coalition. Her most recent album, Renacer, was released in 2012 and she also appears on Divamania, the new album from Houston brass powerhouse, Avizo.
Cinco Doce will also be taking the stage. The group has made its mark in recent years with a trademark sound heavily influenced by Tejano and rock, as well as other rhythmic genres like bachata, reggaeton, and hip-hop. Their great stage show, unique sound, and hip, urban-inspired image, have gained them a loyal following, particularly among younger listeners. Recently, the group was featured on MTV Tr3s, winning “El Headliner” for September 2012.
Long story short: A good mix of different types of Tejano, from the singer-songwriter brand to the urban ensemble. Lots of energy from both groups.
The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. $12 all night long, the show starts at 9 p.m., and 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621. Keep up with the Facebook event page here.