[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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

[9/26] Preview: Manzanas Malas and Kalua at The Sahara Lounge

On Thursday, Sept. 26, The Sahara Lounge hosts a great night of Austin-based Latin music. The popular east side venue will feature Latin-pop bands Manzanas Malas and rock en Español band Kalua. While distinctly different in sound, both bands compliment each other well. Showcase opener’s Manzanas Malas (Los Bad Apples) feature lead singer and frontwoman […]

[9/13] Preview: Los Federales, La Frenetika & Guadaloops at The Sahara Lounge

Tonight popular East Side bar and live music venue The Sahara Lounge will play host to one of the most eclectic Alt-Latino showcases in Austin. The three band bill will include traditional vallenato, cumbia, psych-rock, hip-hip, reggae, ska and progressive rock. Each band, a headliner in their own right, is well worth a listen for […]

[8/29] Preview: ESL Jam Session at Sahara Lounge

Tonight is the next installment of the East Side Latin (ESL) Jam session at The Sahara Lounge. Curated by Austin-based musician and Latino singer-songwriter Kiko Villamizar, the biweekly event is an open forum for musicians and artists to “jam” Latino estyle together and express themselves, even through poetry. No Latin-based genre is discriminated against. Austin-based […]

[7/18] Preview: ESL Jam Session at Sahara Lounge

Tonight is the next installment of the East Side Latin (ESL) Jam session at The Sahara Lounge. Curated by Austin-based musician and Latino singer-songwriter Kiko Villamizar, the biweekly event is an open forum for musicians and artists to “jam” Latino estyle together and express themselves, even through poetry. No Latin-based genre is discriminated against. The […]

[3/22] Preview: Bombasta and Afrofreque at The Sahara Lounge

East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge has given a new home to bands from Latin, World and other eclectic genres that the city very much needed. Formerly TC’s Lounge, the venue not only has real history but a neighborhood bar vibe that is inviting to all.  This Friday the venue will play host to alternating […]

[11/29] Preview: Money Chicha & Hard Proof Afrobeat at Sahara Lounge

Thursdays are the unofficial start to the weekend in Austin. With everything going tonight, we wanted to spotlight a great local showcase happening at The Sahara Lounge with two of Austin’s best local bands. The popular east Austin neighborhood lounge will feature an eclectic live music showcase consisting of some of the funkiest world rhythms […]

[8/3] Preview: El Tule & Bachaco at The Sahara Lounge

The Sahara Lounge, formerly TC’s Lounge, will be host to a great night of Latin music tonight. Two bands whose sounds compliment each other take the stage for your dancing pleasure. In addition to the live music offerings, attendees will have the opportunity to enjoy food from The Smokehouse BBQ trailer. Austin-based El Tule opens […]