The Cinco de Mayo weekend starts off with a bang on Friday night, May 3 at Tejano Ranch. Austin powerhouses Los A-T Boyz, Cinco Doce, and special guest ATM (A Toda Maquina) will heat things up at the north Austin Tejano club with hot cumbias, spicy charangas and much more.
Los A-T Boyz, driven by la familia Rodriguez, began a couple of decades ago as Alma Tejana. Later adopting the A-T Boyz moniker, brothers Raphael (saxophone) and Paquito Rodriguez (accordion) masterfully work the stage along with their father Paco Rodriguez on bajo sexto and brother Fernando on drums and percussion. Rounding out the lineup are Raymond Garza (keys and accordion), Adam Garza (bass), Omar Acuna (congas), and Chris Rivera (harmony vocals). Their sound draws from almost every genre, allowing their creative spirit and radiant energy to shine through during every performance and on every recording. Almost everyone sings, and they all love to perform.
Cinco Doce will also be taking the stage. The group has made its mark in recent years with a trademark sound heavily influenced by Tejano and rock, as well as other rhythmic genres like Bachata, Reggaeton, and hip-hop. Their great stage show, unique sound, and hip, urban-inspired image, have gained them a loyal following, particularly among younger listeners. Recently, the group was featured on MTV Tr3s, winning “El Headliner” for September 2012.
Last but not least, Austin-based ATM (A Toda Maquina) will be making an appearance as well. After having a hit with “Nadie” nearly a decade ago, the group is looking to make a comeback.
Long story short: A great way to kick off a music-filled weekend.
Tejano Ranch is located at 7601 North Lamar, just south of Highway 183 in north Austin. The doors open at 8 p.m. Cover is $10 all night. 18+ are welcome. View the Facebook event here