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 what their name means in Spanish – ‘Quita’ meaning taking away and ‘penas’ meaning embarrassments or worries. “I feel like it’s very appropriate to what we are able to provide to people who come to our shows,” […]

Interview: Buyepongo brought the ruckus from Los Angeles to SXSW

Buyepongo’s aim is pretty simple – to cause a ruckus. Their Latin American roots show in their music, a complex fusion of Afro-Cuban rhythms mixed with merengue, cumbia and punta. “We started off with a cumbia-flavored sound, and cumbia is still a big part of our foundation, but we evolved to different sounds,” Modesto said. […]

Austin Vida presents Barrio Bash – Day 2 – at The Sahara Lounge

This year we are presenting a two day Barrio Bash at popular East Austin venue, The Sahara Lounge. On our second day, Mar. 15, we turn up the amps and just freakin’ rock. We have two of our Austin-based faves playing with some national heavyweights. The best part? It is absolutely free. Austin’s Los Federales […]

[3/14 – 3/15] Preview: Pan Americana Fest 2014

On Friday, March 14, the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (ESB-MACC) and Bellas Artes Alliance will present the fourth annual Pan Americana Fest. The free two-day event will feature some of the world’s best Latin Alternative along with local and regional acts for all to see during South by Southwest (SXSW). With a […]

[3/13] Preview: Nacional Records & Friends official SXSW showcase

Thursday, Mar. 13, U.S.- based Latin Alternative record label Nacional Records will present their official South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase at The Palm Door on 6th. The (almost) annual showcase will include four of the label’s official SXSW artists along with two “friends” in the Latin Alternative scene. Two of their artists are household names […]

[3/13] Preview: Saustex + Cosmica official SXSW showcase

The Cosmica + Saustex official South by Southwest (SXSW) showcase returns on Thursday night, Mar. 13. This year the showcase is taking place at Rainey Street hotspot, Javelina Bar. One of the most interesting live music showcases during SXSW, the two brands come together to give attendees a sample of the world’s best Latin Alternative […]

[3/12 – 3/13] Preview: Mexican American Experience at the MACC

Wednesday and Thursday, Mar. 12 and 13, music fans are invited to something different from the usual South by Southwest fare at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican-American Cultural Center. The third annual Mexican American Experience, presented by Crossroads Events, is a family-friendly event that will feature performances from Grammy Award-winning legendary, veteran, and up-and-coming artists. […]

SXSW Spotlight: División Minúscula

Mexican pop-punk band, División Minúscula, makes its fourth comeback at SXSW with three performances next week.

[3/7] Preview: A Tribute to César Chávez 2014

The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center recognizes the civil rights and farm workers’ labor leader, César E. Chávez, with “A Tribute to Cesar Chavez: 2014.

Austin Vida presents Barrio Bash Vol. V at The Sahara Lounge

After a brief hiatus from publishing and a very successful Free Week in January, Austin Vida is back. What better time to come back than during South by Southwest than with our annual Barrio Bash (unofficial) day party at The Sahara Lounge? With so many Latin bands in town from all over the United States […]