Just when we were excited to have Maneja Beto return to Austin and have them scheduled for a summer residency, we got the unfortunate news that The Ghost Room was closing on June 5. With the bitter we get the sweet and we continue on, but not before throwing an epic Latin music showcase. So, Austin Vida is happy to bring you our June showcase on Friday, June 3.
Doors open at 9:00pm with a Nacional Records listening party for La Vida Bohème’s new album, Nuestra. This Caracas, Venezuela alt-rock quartet is one of Nacional’s newest and most exciting signees. La Vida Bohème was formed by Rafael Perez, Daniel De Sousa, Sebastian Ayala, and Henry D’Arthenay in late 2006 and mid 2007. The band takesfuses together sounds of late ’70s punk, disco, funk, electronic music, jazz, salsa, reggae and dance music. We’ll be playing tracks from Nuestra and raffling away copies for those in attendance, so be sure to come out early.
At 10:15pm the music starts with Austin’s La Guerrilla. Austin Vida readers should already be familiar with La Guerrilla as they have been a staff favorite and showcase performer on many occasions. Their fusion of South American rhythms, gipsy punk, ska and indie are truly unique and completely danceable.
After an appearance once again at this year’s Pachanga Fest, the incredible Maneja Beto return from hiatus once again to headline yet another Austin Vida showcase. The self-proclaimed “indie in Español” group was a regular performer in the Austin Music scene, but with lead singer Alex Chavez living out of state their performances have been limited. It’s a shame too because no other band sounds like them. Maneja Beto perform at 11:30pm.Watch Maneja Beto perform their single “Ofrendas” live at Mohawk last summer below.
The Ghost Room is located at 304 W. 4th Street. 21+ are welcome. $7 cover. Doors at 9:00pm. Check out the official event page on Facebook here and vote for the event on Do512 here.