[1/3] Preview: Austin Vida Free Week showcase at Swan Dive

Free Week is in full effect and we continue to party, Latino estlye, tonight at Swan Dive. We have four of Austin’s best and most diverse Latino acts, all headliners in their own right, ready to make you dance all night long. And yes, as the name indicates, there is no cover for attendees.

Arrive early to start the party with Latin-fusion band La Guerrilla. With a new lineup and new tunes, La Guerrilla is back after a brief hiatus and member changes. Their sound is as diverse as always, blending elements of ska, reggae, funk rock and gypsy-punk. La Guerrilla perform at 9 p.m.

Austin-based Brazilian soulsters Suns of Orpheus resurrect the spirit of Steely Dan. Brazilian-born frontman Frederico Geib leads the way as the ‘Suns bring a unique psychedelic-soul to the Austin scene. Very groovy, very spacey and cross cultural. Suns of Orpheus perform at 10 p.m.

The party continues with one of Austin’s most prolific hip hop bands, Afrofreque. A world music inspired hip hop and soul influenced fusion band, they bring together elements of soul, reggae, funk and Afrobeat. Their lyrics and message aim to be conscious while creative. Afrofreque is fronted by by MC Tigre Liu and features Claude McCann from Charanga Cakewalk and Los Bandidos Cosmicos. Afrofreque rock the party at 11 p.m.

Closing the night out is Austin’s first Chicha band, Money Chicha. Another dynamic side project of Grupo Fantasma, Money Chicha’s music brings psychedelic elements reverb and heavy percussion to the traditional South American sound. Money Chicha perform at midnight.

Swan Dive is located at 615 Red River next to Plush and Barbarella. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Austin Vida Staff

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