[6/30] Preview: Austin Vida presents Bombasta, 2Rock & Ex Machina at Frontier Bar

Austin Vida is doing it big this summer with a monthly residency at Frontier Bar, the newest Eastside hot spot. We are presenting three summer showcases at Frontier Bar featuring the “barrio big band” from San Antonio, Bombasta. The first one happens this Saturday, June 30. Co-headlining Saturday’s showcase will be Austin indie-psych band Ex […]

[4/14] Preview: Festival de Cumbia at Flamingo Cantina

Cumbia is at the heart of many of Texas’ Latino bands and musicians. Whether it is South American cumbia or Mexican cumbia heard in popular norteño music, it seems everyone has incorporated the style into their own musical fusions. The simple, beautiful and danceable rhythm is being celebrated tonight in Austin by some of the region’s best Latin bands at Flamingo Cantina.

Download: “Democrazy” mp3 by Congo Sanchez

Producer and multi-instrumentalist Congo Sanchez makes his solo debut with the album ‘Congo Sanchez: Volume 1’ due out April 17. Get a taste of Sanchez’s Afro-Latin dub on this new single, “Democrazy.” Download the mp3 for free.

Watch: Money Chicha live at Mohawk

We filmed Money Chicha last year as they blazed through chicha (Peruvian cumbia) standards, including “A Patricia” and “Cumbia de los pajaritos.” This set featured Maneja Beto frontman Alex Chavez on keys, making the set that much more special.

(2/24) Preview: Este Vato, Money Chicha, Peligrosa at Frontier Bar

Frontier Bar is a new live music bar located in East Austin. Its doors opened in July to a diverse array of musical genres and performers. Tonight, Frontier will feature a Gran Sonido Music Group showcase with local bands Money Chicha and Este Vato, for a great night of Latin music. Money Chicha is Austin’s […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Grupo Fantasma “Live Album Taping” at Beauty Ballroom

The good folks over at Beauty Ballroom, Austin’s latest venue to move and get a facelift on East Riverside, are presenting two nights of Grupo Fantasma this weekend. Two nights of Austin’s biggest and baddest Latin band will surely make for an incredible weekend. The beautiful 700-capacity venue has two levels and a bingo hall […]

Becker Elementary School presents first Pachanga Dance Party

Becker Elementary School presents their first annual Pachanga Dance Party that features music by Adrian Quesada of Grupo Fantasma, dance performances, crafts and much more.

(1/20) Preview: El Tule, Os Alquimistas & Cinco Doce at Frank

On Friday, January 20, Frank will host a great night of Latin music. The popular restaurant is a great live music venue by night and is a great supporter of local Latin music. Friday night’s showcase includes three great bands with different sounds all rooted in Austin. Os Alquimistas open the night at 10:30pm with […]

(1/13) Preview: Money Chicha & Hard Proof Afrobeat at The Sahara

Money Chicha is yet another one of the many side projects of  Grupo Fantasma member Adrian Quesada, whom you may also know from Brownout, Ocote Soul Sounds or The Echocentrics. Money Chicha is Quesada’s Chicha, or Peruvian inspired cumbia, music project. The group incorporates elements of psych-rock, fuzzy guitar riffs, and reverb with heavy percussion […]

(12/31) Preview: NYE with Grupo Fantasma at Club de Ville

Grupo Fantasma is the biggest, baddest and arguably the best live Latin band in Austin. The “super group” have been featured on Austin City Limits, played with Prince at the ALMA Awards and are Grammy award winners. They are hometown favorite and their annual New Year’s Eve (NYE) concert has become a tradition in Austin. […]