Interview: Cine Las Americas’ top executive, from volunteer to director

Eugenio del Bosque

The first thing Cine Las Americas’ executive director says is that he speaks fluent Spanish, because he’s Mexican—half chilango (from Mexico City), half regio (from Monterrey). He joined as a volunteer in 2002. “But I really wanted to do more,” says Eugenio del Bosque. He became the festival’s programmer the following year and its executive director in 2006.

Interview: The Shears bring glam-pop swagger to the scene

It’s a cool Saturday night in downtown Austin, and Beauty Bar is packed. Fans know by now—only a year after The Shears’ inception—that a Shears set is always a party, and as soon as the music starts everyone begins to dance. The Shears plays the kind of pop music its members love and never tire from, reminiscent of Depeche Mode and The Ting Tings. The band looks like a bunch of stylish kids having a helluva good time.

Photo Recap: Fashion Freakout Five at Mohawk

If Fashion Freakout has a general style, it’s definitely rock ‘n’ roll. The annual Red River runway event provided looks from Charm School Vintage, Prototype Vintage Design and Buffalo Exchange this year. We had live music from A Giant Dog and The Fleshlights, a host in Seth Cockfield and a passionate audience with a craving […]

Fashion Freakout 5 brings runway back to Mohawk on March 2

It’s that wonderful time of the year—when music, fashion and the irresistible charm of Austin style come together for Fashion Freakout! The event takes place March 2 at The Mohawk. The fifth annual fashion extravaganza brings the coolest looks from Prototype Vintage Design, Buffalo Exchange and newcomers Charm School Vintage to the runway, with models […]

Interview: Band life, through Western Ghost House’s kaleidoscope

I’m talking to a group of boys, and their lives all seem so uncomplicated: Steven García works in an advertising agency he started with two friends; Jesse Pantoja spends his day at an office products company; Adrian Carrillo works at Home Slice Pizza; and Andrew Romero is finishing his MBA at the University of Texas […]

Video Interview: Ximena Sariñana

Last time I spoke to Mexican singer-songwriter Ximena Sariñana, it was during South by Southwest 2011. Since then, she’s released her second album, Ximena Sariñana—her first done entirely in English. I had the pleasure of speaking to her again before her show at The Parish, when she stopped in Austin during her first U.S. tour. […]

Interview: Enrique Rumiche on La Guerrilla and ‘Lala Land’

La Guerrilla’s lead singer talks about the band’s new members, new CD and constantly evolving sound.

Concert Review: Zoé at Antone’s

My head was bleeding after running into a metal gate as I raced to catch the bus. I could hear my mom’s worried voice on the phone, pressed against my ear, telling me to put some alcohol on it, then rest some ice on it. “I don’t have time for that,” I told her. “I […]

Interview: Polock is Spanish for indie-pop

From the growing indie world comes Polock, Nacional Records’ acquisition from Valencia, Spain. Their first album, Getting Down From the Trees, is a collection of evolution and playful love stories. They’ve played with the likes of Franz Ferdinand and The xx, have just begun their first U.S. tour, and they all seem to have a […]

Concert Review: Bomba Estéreo & Nortec Collective at Club de Ville

The line at Club de Ville Thursday was a testament to the growth of Latin music in Austin. People patiently waited for their ID to be checked, their hand to be stamped, and then walked into the club to wait around some more. When Colombian band Bomba Estéreo took the stage, people cheered and the […]