Tonight, Nov. 21, popular East Side hotspot The Sahara Lounge is the place to be for those looking for some of the best live Latin Alternative music Austin has to offer. The promotion team that go by the name “Good Good” are presenting their second installment of their ¡Híjole! showcase series featuring Austin-based bands Como Las Movies and La Vida Buena. Los Angeles-based Viento Callejero headlines.
Viento Callejero is a realtively new name in the Latin Alternative scene, forming in 2013. Despite being new, the trio features some familiar names. Guitarist Gloria Estrada was once a member of La Santa Cecilia and also served as the touring guitarist for María Del Pilar when she was performing as Pilar Díaz. Drummer Gabrial Villa is also a member of Chicano Batman. Bassist Federico Zuniga, Has collaborated or played with various bands including Sistema Bomb and Tokeson, rounds out the trio.
Their sound is a fusion of traditional cumbia music with merengue, reggae, dance hall, funk and rock. They released their self-titled debut album in July and features original songs along with classic cumbias interpreted with a modern twist.
Vanessa Burden of La Vida Buena and KOOP FM, aka DJ Vanessa la Bestia, opens the night.
The Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. $7 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here for more details and set times.
Como Las Movies
La Vida Buena