For those looking for great Latin music in Austin this weekend, Flamingo Cantina is the place. On Friday, November 4, the music begins with a great three band showcase that features bands from San Antonio, Laredo and of course Austin.
Umano Aché formed in Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas, México in late 2004. Their music is a fusion of cumbia, hip hop, salsa, merengue and rock. The group is currently in studio recording their debut album and will be available at the end of 2011. Umano Aché perform at 10:45pm.
Austin’s El Tule combine a multitude of sounds to create an original sound that is their won. Their musical influences stem from cumbia, Afro-Cuban, rock, merengue, salsa and reggae. Their lyrics are influenced by art, history and culture that often focuses on legends and tales of the mystical. The have have been active for over seven years in the Austin music scene. Simply put, El Tule is for those who love to dance, feel good and enjoy the positive expression of music. El Tule perform at 12:00am.
Watch El Tule’s music video for “Working Man’s Cumbia” below.
Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 E. 6th Street. 21+ are welcome. Doors open at 9:00pm. $7 cover. Visit the event page on Do512 here and on Facebook here. San Antonio based reggae group Dub Gideon open the show at 9:30pm.