[11/10] Preview: Austin Music Map Launch Party featuring Susan Torres & The Squeezebox Mafia

On Saturday, November 10, the Austin Music Map project of KUT‘s Texas Music Matters invites all Austin music lovers to celebrate at the ND in East Austin. The collaborative audio documentary project will launch an interactive website showing the hidden gems of Austin’s world-famous live music scene. Various genres are represented, including Conjunto music at the Austin Moose Lodge.

Live music will be provided by Nick Nack, Susan Torres & The Squeezebox Mafia, the Minor Mishap Marching Band, and the White Ghost Shivers. Torres, who normally performs with Conjunto Clemencia and is a frequent guest of Los Pinkys at the White Horse on Sundays, will be bringing some hardcore Conjunto to the music-loving crowd. Noted for her ever-present smile, passion for the music, and undeniable talent, Susan is a rising star in the Conjunto world. She comes by it honestly, too. Her mother and aunt were Conjunto performers back in the 1960’s as Las Hermanitas Garzas, and were recently interviewed as part of a collaboration of the Austin Music Map with with a team of youth reporters at Texas Folklife’s summer radio workshop called “Stories from Deep in the Heart.”

The ND is located at 501 North I-35, one block east of I-35 on the corner of Brushy and East 5th Streets. The show starts at 6:30 p.m. The cover charge is $5, all ages are welcome. Enjoy Austin Beerworks from 7 to 8 p.m. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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  1. Alejandro Diaz Jr. says:

    Squeezebox Mafia here. My bajo comes from Gabbanelli. My history of Tejano comes from the days my parents were cotton pickers and my grandfather owned the land just south of Victoria Texas. A place called DaCosta is now a toxic dump site.