The people at Gran Sonido have put together a great Latin showcase tonight at Red River hotspot Holy Mountain for Cinco de Mayo. A free showcase made up of some of Austin’s best home-grown talent serves as the perfect after-party for today’s La Condessa Block party or Pecan Street Festival happenings. The theme of the night is “cumbia” ladies and gentleman.
Headliners Como Las Movies feature members from popular Latin indie band Maneja Beto. Their music incorporates elements of R&B, electro-funk, Caribbean music, and Tejano. Lots of keyboards, couple of laptops, traditional Latin percussion as well as electronic percussion. Some accordion too. Lots of jams; minimal vocals. Como Las Movies perform at 11:00 p.m.
Getting the party started are Austin’s own Latin-pop fusion group Manzanas Malas at 9 p.m. and Este Vato at 10 p.m. Holy Mountain is located at 617 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. 21+ are welcome No cover. Visit the Facebook event page here.