[5/23] Preview: Cinco Doce, La Vida Buena at Sahara Lounge

Friday, May 23, East Austin live music venue The Sahara Lounge plays host to a great and diverse Latin music showcase from four of Austin’s best. Friday’s showcase marks the first time these four bands, headlined by salsa-fusion group La Vida Buena and Urban Tejano group Cinco Doce, have played together on one bill. Everything […]

Pachanga Festival: I came, I saw, I cumbia-ed

Young staff writer Natalie Del Castillo attended Pachanga Latino Music Festival for the first time and got a crash course of Latin Alternative 101.

Pachanga partners with Whataburger for fundraising event to benefit HAAM

Today the folks at Pachanga Latino Music Festival (Pachanga) will partner with Whataburger to host a fundraising event to benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM) at the burger chain’s 2305 Burleson Road location on the corner of Oltorf & Burleson from 5 p.m. – 7p.m.

Austin “V.I.T.” Ticket Giveaway: Pachanga Latino Music Festival

At this year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival, “VIT” means “Very Important Taco. Those are VIP tickets to the fest with complimentary taco tastings and we’re hooking someone up with a pair for free.

[5/4] Preview: La Condesa 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Block Party

Today is the the 6th Annual Cinco de Mayo Downtown Block Party. The annual event takes place on the entire block of West 2nd Street between Guadalupe and San Antonio Street. The free, family oriented event will feature live music, face painting, balloon makers and popular Mexican street food available for purchase. Known for great […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Pachanga Latino Music Festival at Fiesta Gardens

Pachanga Latino Music Festival is a Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival dedicated to showcasing the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact it has on American culture today. The festival will be held on Saturday, May 10 at Fiesta Gardens in Austin. This year’s roster includes headliner and five-time Latin […]

The City of Austin proclaims May 1, 2014 as Cilantro Boombox Day

Austin-based Afro-Latin fusionists Cilantro Boombox have a lot to celebrate these days. The big news for the group is that The City of Austin has declared May 1, 2014, as “Cilantro Boombox Day.” It is at City Hall that day that the group will perform a song for Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell and council members in […]

[4/27] Preview: Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution at Midnight Rodeo

Tonight the legendary Ruben Ramos comes to The Midnight Rodeo with his big-time band, the Mexican Revolution.

[4/26] Preview: Big Squeeze Finals at Bob Bullock Museum

On Saturday Apr. 26, the Bob Bullock Museum hosts 8th Annual Big Squeeze Accordion Contest Statewide Finals and Concert, presented by Texas Folklife. The event will feature performances by some of the state’s most talented young accordion players, as well as performances by other groups, and last year’s winner. Kicking things off will be Austin’s […]

Pachanga Fest announces H-E-B Niños Rock Pachanga event schedule

This week Pachanga Latino Music Festival (Pachanga) organizers announced the event schedule for their Niños Rock Pachanga Festival portion of the festival. Presented by H-E-B, Niños Rock Pachanga Festival will offer younger audience members a day of dynamic music performances from artists including internet darlings DMK, the Depeche Mode cover band consisting of a Dad […]