Tijuana, Mexico, is home to Mexico’s fastest growing music scenes. Some of the most recognized indie and alternative artists have come out of the northern border town: Julieta Venegas, Nortec Collective and Ceci Bastida. In recent years the scene has expanded and become even more eclectic with artists like Maria Y Jose, Los Macunos and Shantelle leading the way. The growth of the Tijuana scene is comparable to the one Monterrey went though in the mid 2000’s. But where there is a burgeoning scene, there is a hip new festival needed to accompany it. This year Tijuana has that festival: All My Friends (AMF).
AMF takes place on Saturday, September 17, and brings together all the talents Baja California has to offer while adding some of Mexico’s most promising young bands. Monterrey psych-rockers Bam Bam will be headlining the festival.
So, as a Latino entertainment site based in Austin, were are often left missing out on the action in Mexico and always marking our calenders for South by Southwest (SXSW). This year yours truly, Winston Rivas, will be attending the festival and covering all the excitement and hipsterdom this festival is sure to offer. I felt is was only fair as every year hundreds of Mexicans come to Austin for SXSW and ACL Fest. Why not return the favor and attend one of their festivals? The Austin Vida editors were extremely excited to have me attend the festival and encourage any readers from the Southern California area to make their way down to Tijuana. For those adventurous Austinites, it is only a 3 hour flight or 22 hour bus ride. Check out the line-up and stay tuned for our full coverage of AMF coming soon.
Watch the music video for “Ragatrón” from AMF festival headliner Bam Bam below.