Photos: Carnaval Brasileiro 2013 attendees and costumes

Carnaval Brasileiro is one of Austin’s biggest gems. In addition to elaborate costumed dance numbers performed by the Austin Samba School (see those photos here), the fans and attendees themselves get in on the act, dressing up in costumes that range from quirky to kinky. Many attendees dress simply in spirited Brazilian Carnaval attire—feathers, body […]

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Recap: At The Drive-In reunion concert at Red 7

Cedric Bixler of At The Drive-In

The opening minutes of At The Drive-In’s first show in a decade delivered everything you’d expect: a crowded room of sweaty bodies jumping and swaying and fist-pumping in unison. Tallboy cans launching through the muggy air and beer showering an exuberant crowd that screamed along to every word.

Watch: Lila Downs talks music and Mexico at charity event

Lila Downs was in town during the week of South By Southwest for a charity fundraiser. She participated in a Q&A and answered questions about her music, her inspirations and she even serenaded the audience, if ever so briefly.

Photos: ESL Music showcase at Ruta Maya

ESL Music hosted a night of Latin, electronic and world music at Ruta Maya. The night was a showcase of ESL’s artists, including Austin’s own world/funk band Ocote Soul Sounds.

Photos: Charanga Cakewalk, Beatriz Luengo at Revolucionario Awards

View our photos from the SXSWi 2012 Revolucionario Awards ceremony, which featured live music by Austin music veteran Davíd Garza, Spanish pop singer Beatriz Luengo and world-fusion cumbia band Charanga Cakewalk.

Photos: Manzanas Malas, Master Blaster at Austin Vida showcase

Latin pop group Manzanas Malas and electro/hip-hop band Master Blaster Sound System rocked our Jovita’s showcase. Enjoy photos from the event.

Photo Recap: Ximena Sariñana at the Parish

Mexican songstress Ximena Sariñana graced the Parish stage on Monday to a large and enthusiastic crowd composed of fans from both sides of the border.

Watch: Hydra Melody loves everyone they know

In our latest video, Hydra Melody tells us about San Antonio’s music scene and being compared to Cursive and Minus the Bear.

Watch: Vinyl Dharma wants you (to dance and have a good time)

Local indie band Vinyl Dharma tells us about their influences, approach and style in this Austin Vida video interview.