The next nationally known musical act after Girl In A Coma to emerge from San Antonio was a group of four young vatos who love punk rock and Flaco Jimenez. In fact, the group learned to merge the two and create a new genre of punk coined as “puro pedo punk rock.” Not since Boston’s Dropkick Murphys has a punk rock band merged punk with music of their cultural heritage to such mainstream success. That group is the prolific Piñata Protest.
After a few years of Latino tastemaker buzz online and small tours to support their debut album Plethora, the quartet’s life as a band has changed exponentially. The group recently came off a co-headlining tour with Reverend Horton Heat and garnered national media attention from NPR. Currently Piñata Protest is set to release their second album on Saustex Records on May 21, El Valiente.
Before Piñata Protest releases El Valiente releases nationally, fans in Austin will be treated to a special Austin CD release show at Antone’s on Thursday night. They will be supported by their label mates Hickoids and also Black Eyed Vermillion. Copies of El Valiente will be available for purchase at the band’s merch table.