Movimiento Rockero is a group of Austin-based Latin rock and alternative bands uniting to raise awareness and support for the genre in Austin and beyond. The collective debuted in 2011 with Thursday night showcases at Ruta Maya on South Congress. This year, the showcases moved to Wednesday nights at the legendary Austin music venue Antone’s. The next Movimiento Rockero showcase of 2012 will be Wednesday, June 6.
Austin-based Vitera headlines the showcases. Vitera’s blend of modern rock and Latin rhythms have made them an Austin favorite amongst rockeros. The Spanglish lyrics sung by frontman and rock violinist Haydn Vitera create a sound that is reminiscent of the ’80s Rock en Español era with a modern rock twist. Vitera is performing in support of their latest album, ¡Súbete!.
Joining the showcase for the first time this year will be the Austin-based Latin fusion collective, Este Vato. The vatos blend hip hop, rock, funk with traditional Latin rhythms to create a unique sound of their own, although the group most often gets compared to Ozomatli. Este Vato is currently performing in support of their latest release, The Morningside EP.
Coming in from Houston for the Movimiento Rockero showcase will be the Dani Vargas Group. The instrumental rock-fusion trio formed in the summer of 2010. Founded by Chilean guitarist Danilo Vargas, the group also consists of musicians Moises Zapata (drums) and Carlos Soriano (bass).
Victoria, Texas-based 24/7 opens the show. Antone’s is located at 213 West 5th St. All ages are welcome. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9. Advance tickets are available for $5 here. Cover will be $7 at the door. Visit the event page on Facebook here and on Do512 here.