Concert Review: Café Tacvba at La Zona Rosa

If the steam on the windows was any indicator, Café Tacvba’s show at La Zona Rosa was a hit.

Look around the crowd at a Tacvba show and you’d swear their fans must jump higher, dance harder, singalong louder than any other fans out there.

And why not? The Grammy Award-winning Mexican-quartet has had 20 years to cultivate a fervent following. Rubén Albarrán and the Tacvba crew may have come on stage looking like cool dads, but they rocked the crowd harder than many musicians half their age.

“Toca, Toca, Toca!” The crowd chanted after their set. Of course Café Tacvba obliged, giving the sweaty, charged up masses another 45 minutes. Because what’s another 45 minutes to some veteran rockeros who who seem to have discovered the secret to eternal youth through their music?

Café Tacvba performed at La Zona Rosa in Austin, Texas, on Nov. 29, 2009. All photos by Mari Hernandez.

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Angela Maldonado

Senior Editor - Angela Maldonado hails from Selena Town, aka Corpus Christi, but has made Austin her home since 2002. Her background is in journalism and radio, formerly serving as a producer for NPR’s Latino USA. In her stint with the show, she interviewed some awesome bands and had a nice chat with Joan Jett. In her previous life as a media gypsy, Angela wrangled huge inflatables on radio remotes, ran live broadcasts, promoted books and worked as an editorial assistant at the Austin American-Statesman.

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