Back in the day when I was growing up, you couldn’t go anywhere in Austin without some teen or young 20-something Latino bumping the latest freestlye (Latin hip hop) cassette in their ride or walkman. If it wasn’t the latest from Viper Records or MicMac, it was a local mixtape from DJ 2DQ that you bought from him at Yo Yo’s or at Turntable Records.
While trends may have changed since then, your love for freestyle music didn’t go away. Thank goodness for you because on Sunday night, June 17, old school freestyle is coming back to Austin. Angel Clivillés from The Cover Girls and Lisette Melendez will be performing at Republic Live.
Angel Clivillés was born Louise Angel Sabater in The Bronx, New York. Clivillés is one of the original members of the legendary all female group The Cover Girls. She left the group in 1990 to pursue a career as a solo artist. Angel Clivillés released Angel, her solo debut, in 2000.
Lisette Melendez is best known for her 1991 mega-hit, “Together Forever”. While that song was her claim to fame in the dance or freestyle world, she did also have a successful Spanish language salsa album in the late ’90s, Un Poco De Mi. More recently Melendez has made her rounds in the club tours with other popular freestyle artists such as Cynthia.
The best part? We have two pair of tickets to giveaway to a couple of our lucky Austin Vida readers. We will be giving one pair away this Friday, June 15, on our Facebook page. To qualify to win, just click LIKE whenever you see the link to this post on our Facebook Wall. Yes, that means you can enter your name more than once. We will draw the winning name on Friday, the day of the show, and notify the winner via Facebook email.
We will be giving the second pairs away this Friday, June 15, on our Austin Vida Twitter account. All you have to do is click the “Retweet” button when you see the following tweet in your Twitter feed: “Retweet now for your chance to win free tix to see Lisette Melendez and Angel Clivillés this Sunday in Austin.” We will tweet this message multiple times throughout the week, so yes, that means you can enter your name more than once. However, we will only count one retweet per person on each given day of the contest. The winner will be notified via Twitter direct message and we will announce through a tweet of our own the winner’s name and/or profile pic. Just to be safe, be sure and check our Twitter page to see if your name was pulled. Good luck!
Republic Live is located at 301 West 5th Street. Doors open at 10 p.m. 18+ are welcome. DJ 2DQ and DJ Lil Mondo will be spinning throughout the night. Presale tickets are available through Eventbrite here. This concert is presented by Big Dirty.