Austin Vida and Bemba Entertainment have teamed up to bring you Austin’s first Nacional Records listening party of 2010. On Feb. 2, Mi Casa at 503 E. Sixth Street will be the place to be. The first of many dates to come, Feb. 2 marks the release of two great albums from arguably the best Latin alternative label in the world. The listening party is from 8 p.m. to midnight, with DJ Chorizo Funk spinning all night for your listening pleasure. We will have giveaways, including copies of each album. Besides great music, Mi Casa offers tamales and cervezas. What more do you need? Here are some details and helpful links for the two albums being released.
Banda de Turistas on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/bandadeturistas
Argentine garage-rockers Banda de Turistas were recipients of the LAMC Artist Discovery Award at last year’s 10th annual Latin Alternative Music Conference in New York City. Forming at the young age of 18, the retro-rock group soon caught the ear of local rock icon Babasonicos frontman Adrian Dargelos, and the vocalist praised them as one of his favorite new acts. Pulp’s legendary vocalist, Jarvis Cocker, even expressed his support for the band before they released their debut EP, asking them to open several shows in Buenos Aires. Rolling Stone Argentina hailed the group as 2008’s Best New Artist and MTV Latin America named Banda de Turistas as one of South America’s Best Artists of the year.
Misterio on MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/misteriorock
Consisting of Señor Flavio (founding member of platinum-selling Latin rock icons Los Fabulosos Cadillacs), Astor Boy (Señor Flavio’s underage drum-prodigy son) and Nico Valle on bass, Misterio creates a carnival ride of rambunctious garage rock, punk and psychobilly.
Remeber to mark your calendars for Feb. 16 and March 2 as we celebrate the release of more new albums from Nacional Records, more DJ Chorizo Funk and more tamales.
For more information on Nacional Records, visit them online at www.nacionalrecords.com