First Fridays in Austin mean it is time for Body Rock. A monthly dance party that started in February 2o1o at Plush, Body Rock is now a growing movement that is taking over East Austin neighborhood venue, Sahara Lounge. Lead by new Peligrosa member Chorizo Funk, Body Rock will have attendees will dance to old school soul, hip hop, funk, Afro-Latin and disco.
Joining Chorizo Funk tonight at Sahara Lounge will be Body Rock co-founders Jbro and Tiger Lily of the Austin-based hip hop group Riders Against The Storm (RAS). The husband and wife duo’s music falls under the socially conscious or lyrical umbrella of hip hop, inspired by early hip hop movements from collectives like Native Tongues. RAS serve as hosts or hype men, but have been know to freestlye on occasion.
Austin-based musician Kiko Villamizar will also be joining the party tonight performing as Kiko Y La Banda. Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors open at 10 p.m. 21+ welcome. $4 cover. Visit the event page on Facebook here.