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]

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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]

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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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[6/5] Preview: Los Palominos at OK Corral

Tonight, OK Corral breaks in their live Tejano lineup with Los Palominos. The popular Uvalde-based family band known for their vocal harmonies and fusion of various south Texas styles will make their debut at the South Side Tejano night spot, much to the delight of their die-hard fans. Since forming in the mid-1980s, the Arreola […]

Chico Trujillo to release ‘Reina de Todas las Fiestas’ in June

Chilean cumbia group Chico Trujillo is set to release their new album, Reina de Todas Las Fiestas on June 23. This follows up their 2012 album El gran pecador. The album was recorded in Colombia, Mexico, Argentina and Chile and aims at creating a pan Latin-American sound. Their past music included a lot of cumbia-based […]

[5/23] Preview: Freedom Fest in Round Rock

On May 23, El Amistad Club of Round Rock continues their Memorial Day weekend tradition with this year’s event at Old Settler’s Park. Now in its 46th year, Freedom Fest (formerly known as Fiesta Amistad) is an event full of family-friendly food, music, and entertainment with an emphasis on Hispanic culture. Tejano music is and […]

[5/22] Preview: Elida y Avante and Solido at Tejano Ranch

Tonight will be the last Friday night at Tejano Ranch (more on that in a few). Tejano superstar Elida Reyna y Avante will bring her “A” game (as she always does), as will the super-popular Texas Norteño, Sólido. About the groups… In the past few years, Reyna has dominated Tejano music, consistently taking home honors […]

[5/22] Preview: Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers at Desperados in Kyle

Tonight, it’s chanclaso time at Desperados in Kyle with Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers. The conjunto powerhouse from Alice, Texas will without a doubt pack the dance floor at the new club, which continues to bring some of the biggest acts in Tejano music. Ricky’s father, Ruben Naranjo, was and continues to be one of […]

[5/17] Preview: Big Band Tejano at the Onion Creek Ballroom

Sunday, May 17, Big Band Tejano continues its Sunday tardeadas at the Onion Creek Ballroom. The Austin band will fill the southside event center with the sweet sounds of big brass section, Texas-sized vocals, and shuffling feet on the hardwood floor. Big Band Tejano is a horn-driven band in the tradition of the great orquestas […]

[5/17] Preview: Tejano Idol Auditions at Don Dario’s Restaurant

Can you sing? Do you sing Tejano? Sunday, May 17, the Austin Tejano Music Coalition will be holding more auditions for its Tejano Idol talent competition at Don Dario’s Restaurant in South Austin. Every year, the contest looks for new and up and coming talent in various locations around the Austin area and beyond in […]

[5/16] Preview: Piñata Protest at The Continental Club

Saturday, May 16, the big Latin music festival will not be the only place in town to see great Latin Alternative as San Antonio punkeros Piñata Protest headline a great three band bill at iconic South Congress venue, The Continental Club. They’ll be joined by fellow San Antonio punk band Fea, a side-project of members […]

[5/16] El Mercadito Pachanga Brunch at The Hightower

Saturday, May 16th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., The Hightower on East Seventh will host El Mercadito, the official brunch of the eighth annual Pachanga Latino Music Festival at Fiesta Gardens. El Mercadito pays homage to the neighborhood markets that are popular in the Hispanic community, and will feature a variety of handmade goods […]

[5/16] Preview: Official Pachanga After Party at Hotel Vegas & The Volstead

Saturday, May 16, is the big day for Latin Alternative fans as the Pachanga Latino Music Festival goes down at Fiesta Gardens. In true festival, or “pachanga estyle,” the organizers commissioned Red Bull Music Academy to present the official after party at sister venues Hotel Vegas and The Volstead Lounge. The event (free to wristband […]