Austin Vida’s Free Week showcases continue tonight at one of the most welcoming venues to Latin music in Austin, Flamingo Cantina. Once again we will be presenting four of the best bands our scene has to offer, and some of the most rudo. The best part? Well like the name “Free Week” indicates, there is no cover charge.
Tonight’s headliner is the leader in the vato rudo movement in Latin Alternative, Los Skarnales. There isn’t much more we can say about the band that hasn’t been said already. For those that don’t know, you’re missing out on Houston’s answer to bands like Maldita Vecindad, Panteón Rococó or Los Rabanes. Unlike the fore mentioned Latin rock icons, Los Skarnales adopt a little more swing and boogaloo with their brand of Latin ska. Be ready to make it a late night. Los Skarnales perform at 12:30 a.m.
Co-headlining is Austin-based Latin fusion band, Este Vato. Often compared to East L.A.’s Ozomatli, Este Vato’s music blends traditional Latin rhythms with elements of rock, reggae and hip hop. Este Vato perform at 11:15 p.m.
The early performers for tonight’s show will be the prolific electro-fusion band, Los Bandidos Cosmicos and urban Tejano collective Cinco Doce. Be ready to party early and dance all night. More details and set times available on the official Facebook event page here.
Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 East 6th Street. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m. 21+ are welcome. No cover. Visit the event post on Do512 here.