Not since our punk rock showcase during Free Week in January have San Antonio’s punk rock kings Piñata Protest performed for one of our showcases. The good news is the puro pedo punk rockers are coming back on Friday, May 25, to perform a headlining show for us at Hotel Vegas. Have your pointy boots ready as you experience conjunto-punk at its best. Piñata Protest perform at midnight.
The night’s showcase gets started with one of the most intense and original bands we’ve come across, Mariachis Del Infierno (MDI). The San Antonio-based band combines traditional psychobilly sounds with an intense Latino twist. MDI perform at 10 p.m.
Turning down the intensity and bringing a socially conscious party vibe to the night will be Este Vato. The Austin-based Latin fusion band is the “Live Music Capital’s” answer to Ozomatli, incorporating elements of rap, rock, reggae and of course traditional Latin Rhythms into their music. Este Vato perform at 11 p.m.
Hotel Vegas is located at 1500 East 6th Street on the east end of the Salinas Building, next to neighboring sister bar The Volstead Lounge. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. Cover is $7. Visit the official event page on Facebook here and on Do512 here.