Free Week comes to a close this weekend. While we at Austin Vida are done with our own Free Week showcases, there is one more “must see” showcase for Latin music lovers on Saturday, January 12, at Holy Mountain. Rest up and arrange for your baby sitters now as you don’t want to miss this one.
Headliner Money Chicha is one of the many side projects of Grupo Fantasma. Their specialty is based on traditional Peruvian chicha music, but blended with elements of psych-rock that is very danceable. In case you missed them at our Swan Dive showcase last week, take advantage of your last chance to see Money Chicha during Free Week.
Co-headliners Roxy Roca are an Austin-based southern style soul band, a throwback to when bands wore ties and horns were a must. Although they are not a Latin band, Roxy Roca fit well with this particular bill as they certainly keep the party going. The danceable soulsters are more proof that soul is alive and well here in Austin. Roxy Roca is a must hear for fans of bands like Brownout, T-Bird and The Breaks and Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears.
Despite the excellent headliners, the real attraction for many will be the new project from former Maneja Beto members, Como Las Movies. The group is composed of Maneja Beto almuni Bobby Garza (vocals/keys), Patrick Estrada (drums) and Nelson Valiente (guitar). Joining them are musicians Joe Rocha (guitar), Gerardo Arellano (accordion/guiro), Dario Aravena (percussion) and Mincho Jacob (bass). Expect a fusion of multiple sounds mixed with traditional Latin rhythms as Como Las Movies make their debut.
Peligrosa member Manolo Black will be spinning throughout the night. Holy Mountain is located where the old Beauty Bar once was next to Red 7 at 617 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. Visit the event page on Do512 here.