Austin Ticket Giveaway: George Lopez at Bass Concert Hall

Comedian George Lopez is bringing his new “Listen to My Face Tour” to Austin for one night at the… [more]

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Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

If Dengue Dengue Dengue’s unique take on Peruvian cumbia filtered through psychedelic techno and dancehall… [more]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys at ACL Live

On Friday, Apr. 10, East L.A. legends Los Lobos and Texas' own Los Lonely Boys will be performing a co-headlining… [more]

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Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Monterrey, Mexico music icon and producer Toy Selectah and Camilo Lara, more popularly known as Mexican… [more]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Interview: QUITAPENAS made SXSW a little more tro-pi-cal

The music of tropical Afro-Latin band QUITAPENAS is here to take all your worries away, which is exactly… [more]

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Manu Chao gives rare TV appearance with Austin City Limits

Photo by Scott Newton/KLRU Manu Chao is a man of many messages. His multi-lingual lyrics are packed with potent messages ranging from love to politics. So, needless to say, the internationally known performer, bandleader and political activist doesn’t say much off stage, rarely giving television appearances. That is, until now. Come January 28th and 30th […]

Review: ‘La Novedad’ album by Kalua

Rock en Espanol in Austin has a new voice and youthful energy with Kalua’s debut album, La Novedad. What’s hidden in that youthful energy is an old spirit that summons the old Mariachi classics of our abuelos. Every song is passionately sung in Spanish, the native tongue of all four Kalua members.The title track, “La […]

Interview: Nick “The Ghost” Gonzalez

Coming out of the Guy Mezger’s Combat Sports Club & Vasquez Academy training camp, Nick Gonzalez specializes in kickboxing, boxing, and jiu-jitsu. Gonzalez has fought in K-1 World Max, Elite XC, WCL and many others. Nick is currently signed with NCFC fight management and will be part of a new fight series airing in early […]

Preview: The Serie Project Quinceañera at Mexic-Arte

As a special focus of current exhibit Creando Fuerza, The Serie Project’s Quinceañera exhibition features the 15th annual series of prints. The exhibition includes Coming of Age, a mixed media installation dress created by Austin artist Sandra Fernández. Mexic-Arte Museum is the official archive of the Serie Print Collection, containing over 200 prints. Serie Quinceañera […]

Dining: Maria Maria a fresh, elegant entry into Mexican cuisine scene

Photo by Mari Hernandez Among all the Mexican restaurants in Austin, you come to expect the standards: chips and salsa, rice, beans, enchiladas, fajitas and frosty margaritas. So when Carlos Santana opens up a Mexican restaurant, what can you expect? Austinites have been tasting the results since his Maria Maria restaurant opened in the Warehouse […]

Interview: Ozomatli plays Travis High School

For people into the Latin music scene, you mention the band Ozomatli and you can stop there. The group has been packing venues for years, and their most recent visit to Austin in November was no different, well almost. This time around the Grammy Award winning band set up stage in the gym of south […]

Interview: Meet Kalua, Austin’s young rock en español band

Kalua has been playing music in Austin since Austin Vida’s first show in 2007. I got the chance to sit down with drummer Andres Delgado and lead singer/guitarist Juan Diaz to talk about their new album, a new video, Led Zeppelin, Latin music in Austin, The World Cup and heavy metal. What’s the meaning behind […]

Books: ‘Edgar Hernandez: An American Hero’ by Jose Martinez and Megan Rellahan

It’s an experience a growing number of men and women enlisted today share. The deployment to Iraq. But not all share the experience Edgar Hernandez had. Hernandez enlisted into the U.S. Army in 2003 and one month later found himself held captive for 21 days at one of Saddam Hussein’s  secret prisons. His personal account […]

Books: ‘Mexican WhiteBoy’ by Matt de la Peña

It could be said that we spend most of our lives running away from the memories of our awkward teen years only to wake up one day and realize we’ve completely forgotten how it is to live life as a teen. Throw in life in a poor neighborhood in San Diego, divorced parents and a […]

Column: Whataburger heartbreak, an open letter

Dear Whataburger, I’ve always thought of you as part of the family. I mean you’ve been around since 1950. My parents were mere teenagers when your first stand came up in Corpus Christi. So, what happened? Now you’re leaving, closing the doors of your nondescript headquarters on Staples Street. As reported by the Corpus Christi […]