What’s better than a Saturday night full of live funk and Latin music? There answer is a night of funk and Latin music that benefits the Austin Music Foundation. Austin-based bands Brownout and El Tule will bring the party to Flamingo Cantina this Saturday, May 25.
Brownout is the funky little brother or permanent side project of Grupo Fantasma. Their sound is a throwback to the simpler times when funk was king in the ’70s. Their latest album Oozy (NatoGeo Records) is worth picking up for those who love hardcore Latin funk. By the end of the night, you’ll be singing “con El Brownout no se juega.” Brownout perform early at 10 p.m.
Following Brownout is Latin fusion band, El Tule. Their music blends elements of salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggae set to Spanish lyrics. What catches most by surprise is that the Latin band you are hearing either live or recorded is fronted by musician John Dell, the gringo brother from another mother. Barrio pass in hand, El Tule is Latin music staple on Austin and always provide a good time. Be ready to stay late and party all night as El Tule take the stage at 12:30 p.m.
Special guest DJ Jeff Strange will be spinning when doors open at 9 p.m and throughout the night. Flamingo Cantina is located 515 East 6th Street. 21+ welcome. $10 cover. Visit the Facebook event post here.