Photos: Grupo Fantasma and Como Las Movies at The Belmont

On Saturday, June 29, Grupo Fantasma performed a headlining concert at The Belmont. Austin-based Latin fusion band Como Las Movies, which features former members of Maneja Beto, opened the show. Both bands utilized the visual projector behind the stage while performing. Both groups commissioned  VJ 4th Wall to project psychedelic and vintage Latin-inspired images to […]

Photos: Los Lobos at ACL Live

ACL Live and the Pachanga Latino Music Festival, the Latin-themed music, cultural arts and food festival, have created a co-branded Latin music series to be held at ACL Live throughout 2013. The series started on Friday, January 18,  with East Los Angeles legends Los Lobos supported by Los Texmaniacs. The concert was a rare “Acoustic […]

Photos: Latin acts at Austin City Limits Festival 2012

Once again this year’s ACL Fest was light on Latino presence, but heavy on quality when it came to the three Latin bands the festival promoters did book. All three bands were bands that rarely perform in Austin, and two were internationally based. The Latin bands that performed Saturday included Costa Rican tropical funk band […]

Photos: Enanitos Verdes at Beauty Ballroom

On Thursday, September 6, Argentinian alt-rock icons Los Enanitos Verdes played a headlining show at Beauty Ballroom in Austin, Texas. The “Little Green Men” were touring in support of their latest album, Inéditos. Austin-based Latin fusion group Este Vato opened the sold out show. Austin Vida photographer Mari Hernandez was in attendance to capture the […]

Photos: Ozomatli at Stubb’s

Los Angeles-based Ozomatli have made Austin their home away from home over the past ten years. From headlining shows to festivals, the Latin fusion collective are well loved in Austin. Their last headlining gig here was Pachanga Fest in May 2011 at Fiesta Gardens. On Sunday, May 27, Ozomatli performed a headlining show at Stubb’s […]

Photo Recap: Los Amigos Invisibles at La Zona Rosa

Venezuelan disco-funk rockers Los Amigos Invisibles have been an Austin favorite for many years. From ACL Fest to their own headlining shows at Antone’s and Mohawk, the Grammy award winners give the love back to Austinites with their unforgettable live shows. This year the band celebrates 20 years together and is touring  in support of […]

Photo Recap: Molotov at Emo’s East

Mexico City Alt-rock icons Molotov made a rare Austin appearance at the new Emo’s East on Riverside Drive Thursday night. This was the first time Emo’s East played host to a Latin Alternative touring act. With an epic new sound system and an odd House of Blues type of vibe typically not associated with the […]