For the first time ever, Monterrey’s superstar indie group Sexy Marvin will be playing in Austin, Texas. Sexy Marvin has developed a huge following in Mexico over the past few years thanks to opening for mega-big bands like The Killers, Muse and Coldplay. A large part of the huge indie wave happening in Mexico, Spain and all over Latin America, Sexy Marvin is looking to bring their talent and sound stateside in an attempt win over American audiences. That should be no problem given two simple factors: First, Sexy Marvin’s brand of indie music has universal appeal and sounds similar enough to the bands they opened for that made them famous. Second, Sexy Marvin’s lyrics are in English. Check out their video for their popular hit, “Follow Me Down” and hear for yourself why we are so excited about them.
The local co-headliner is none other than Austin’s Vinyl Dharma. A perfect match for Sexy Marvin, Vinly Dharma is heavily influenced by bands like New Order, Depeche Mode and Doves. These Rio Grande Valley transplants have developed their strong local following thanks to a fantastic live show and an MTV2 Austin Week appearance in 2008. Vinyl Dharma is currently working on recording new material for an upcoming album and will be performing new songs not yet heard by an Austin audience. Check out Vinyl Dharma below on this MTV2 live performance of thier hit, “Sunshine Rave”.
Opening the show is another band from Monterrey, Rubik. No stranger to Austin, Rubik has performed with popular Austin bands Kalua, Los Apples Apples and Arthur Yoria. Their gitty style of rock en Español will surely entertain Austinites from both sides of the border. We’ll be bringing you more from Rubik and all the bands on this bill very soon. Stay tuned to Austin Vida for that.
Sexy Marvin at Stubb’s (801 Red River) is presented by Austin Vida and our good friends at Gohispano.com. The show is produced by Vivo Alternativo. Advance tickets are on sale for $8 and will be $10 at the door. Doors open at 9 p.m. and the show starts at 9:30 p.m.
To purchase advance tickets, visit Front Gate tickets here: Sexy Marvin Tickets