Pachanga Fest 2011 lineup to feature Ozomatli, Chingo Bling

This year’s Pachanga Latino Music Festival will feature the Los Angeles multicultural rockers Ozomatli as its headliner, along with Houston rapper Chingo Bling and the nascent yet buzzed about Echocentrics—the newest project from Grammy-winning hometown hero Adrian Quesada (Grupo Fantasma, Ocote Soul Sounds). The lineup, announced today, is Austin-heavy and includes Vida favorites like Maneja Beto, Gina Chavez […]

Preview: Austin Vida & Bemba Entertainment April 2011 Showcase

Austin Vida and Bemba Entertainment are collaborating once again after a year hiatus to bring you a spring Latin Alternative Series. We wanted to feature new local artists, international artists and great national touring acts. For our first show we presented three different bands with eclectic sounds, everything from hip hop to rock to traditional […]

Rose Reyes, a Latino music ally

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Hovering around five feet tall, Rose Reyes may be hard to spot in a crowd, but, if it is a significant music function in Austin, she is sure to be there somewhere. As director of the Austin Music Office in the Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Reyes is responsible for promoting Austin music within the […]

Preview: La Guerrilla, Os Alquimistas & Frederico 7 at Flamingo Cantina

On Friday, Feb. 11, fans of Latin rhythms and Brazilian funk should be at Flamingo Cantina for one of the best local Latin music showcases put together this far north of South America. Austin’s own Os Alquimistas open the night at 10:00pm with their traditional Brazilian rhythms mixed with good ole’ funk. A regular performer at Momo’s […]

Watch: “Montañozo” music video by Grupo Fantasma

If you attended Grupo Fantasma’s 10th anniversary party, you saw the world premiere of their music video for the song “Montañozo” off their latest album, El Existential. The video, presented by Onion Creek Productions, went live on YouTube recently. Watch it below. Also, be sure to catch the Austin 10-piece Latin band at Momo’s on Feb. […]

Preview: Grupo Fantasma’s 10th anniversary show

What an incredible year and career for Austin’s funkiest, hardest working and biggest Latin band, Grupo Fantasma. From the minute they began 2010 at their annual New Year’s Eve concert, held this past January at Mohawk, their wave of accomplishments and milestones kept on coming. Having released what should be in every record of the […]

Win free stuff: Brownout concert tickets

Brownout, the funkier alter-ego of the Grammy-nominated Grupo Fantasma, hasn’t played many shows in Austin this year. Luckily, the Latin funk orchestra is performing this Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Parish and we have a pair of tickets to give away to one lucky fan. To qualify to win, just be our fan on Facebook […]

Preview: Grupo Fantasma at Bar 141

Austin’s biggest Latin band, Grupo Fantasma, is back in Texas after touring out of state for bit, and it’s good to have them back. After a stellar show last week at Mohawk, Grupo Fantasma is set to perform at Bar 141 (formerly Lucy’s) in San Marcos on Sept. 11. If you are in San Marcos, […]

Preview: Grupo Fantasma at Mohawk

The biggest Latin band in Austin, Grupo Fantasma, is back in town after a brief stint on the road supporting the relase of their latest album El Existential. Not only is it their first show in Austin proper in months, but it is their only Austin show for while before hitting the road again next […]

Video: Ocote Soul Sounds live at Antone’s

This spring, our friends at Blastro from right here in Austin captured the amazing Ocote Soul Sounds at Antone’s when they were opening for Los Amigos Invisibles. Ocote Soul Sounds is lead by Adrian Quesada (Brownout, Grupo Fantasma) and Martin Perna (Antibalas). Their latest release, Coconut Rock, is available locally at Waterloo Records and digitally […]