[5/5] Preview: Cinco de Mayo Fieston ft. Peligrosa at Holy Mountain

Tuesday, May 5, Austin-based management and publicity company The Loyalty Firm is producing one of our Cinco de Mayo staff picks at Holy Mountain. DJ Chorizo Funk, Manolo Black and founder DJ Orión from Latin DJ collective Peligrosa will be spinning for your listening pleasure while you honor El Día de la Batalla de Puebla with […]

[5/1] Preview: Cilantro Boombox Day Celebration at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, May 1, Austin-based Cilantro Boombox are celebrating the day the City of Austin proclaimed May 1 (2014) as “Cilantro Boombox Day” with a party at The Sahara Lounge. They’ve invited DJ Mahealani and Macaxeira Funk to join them. Cilantro Boombox are a perfect electronic marriage of Latin and Afrobeat, which translates into an epic […]

[4/25] Preview: El Tule, La Frenetika at Empire Control Room & Garage

Saturday, Apr. 25, those looking for live Latin music  downtown need to look no further than Empire Control Room & Garage. Local Latin fusion bands El Tule and La Frenetika provide rhythms with guest DJ Vanessa La Bestia on the Empire patio stage. The best part is that there is no cover, leaving no excuse […]

[4/23] Preview: Making Movies, Migrant Kids at Lambert’s

Thursday, Apr. 23, Austin atmospheric-indie rockeros Migrant Kids will be celebrating the release of their new single at 2nd Street hotspot Lambert’s. They will be joined by fellow Austin indie band O Conqueror and Kansas City Latin Alternative favorite Making Movies. Formed in 2011 in Detroit, Migrant Kids began their musical journey together in Michigan […]

[4/17] Preview: Peligrosa ft. Happy Colors at Empire Control Room & Garage

Friday, Apr. 17, marks the third Friday of the month and that means it is time for Austin-based Latin DJ collective Peligrosa to take over Empire Control Room & Garage. Austin’s longest running Latin dance party will welcome special guest Miami-based DJ and producer Happy Colors to Friday’s event as it will serve as the […]

[4/10] Preview: La Frenetika + Morena Soul at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, Apr. 10, popular East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge will be the best place in town to hear live South American-inspired music provided by Austin-based bands La Frenetika and Morena Soul. While each band’s musical stylings have roots in different countries, both compliment each other well enough to keep attendees dancing and happy all […]

[4/5] Preview: Making Movies, Como Las Movies at Holy Mountain

Sunday, Apr. 5, Latin Alternative fans in Austin will want to be at Holy Mountain for a “double feature” showcase with Kansas City’s bilingual rockeros Making Movies and our own Como Las Movies. Both bands are a great representation of the present and future of Latin music while keeping traditional elements engrained in their musical […]

Austin punkeros Sober Daze release new music video and announce unofficial SXSW performances

Earlier today Austin-based punkeros Sober Daze released their new skate/music video for “Live To Shred.” The single is their first from their forthcoming 7” split with San Antonio’s Knockin’ Chucks, scheduled for an April release from the group’s own Dazed Records. The 7″ will be made available in both vinyl and digital download formats. Sober […]

[2/21] Preview: Vinyl Dharma at Vulcan Gas Company

Saturday, Feb. 21, Austin-based indie-electro band Vinyl Dharma is performing a headlining showcase at popular new(ish) venue Vulcan Gas Company. The show may come as a surprise to some as the venue is known primarily for hosting electronic dance music (EDM) or DJ sets. If you are familiar with Vinyl Dharma, it should make complete […]

[2/20] Preview: Bombasta + Afrofreque at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, Feb. 20, popular East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge is playing host to a great night of live music that is being billed as an “Eastside Soul Rebel Throwdown.” The showcase pairs together Bombasta, the San Antonio-based “barrio big band,” with Austin-based soul/hip-hop hybrid Afrofreque. These two will be “battling” it out with alternating […]