“Don’t mess with Tex-Mex” is the theme at Antone’s on Saturday night as two of the genre’s giants perform at the iconic Austin venue’s new Riverside location. The current incarnation of Tex-Mex legends The Texas Tornados will be performing after popular “nuevo wavo” fave, Joe King Carrasco. Tex-Mex fans will not want to be anywhere else Saturday night.
The Texas Tornados are currently lead by original members Augie Meyers and Flaco Jiménez with Shawn Sahm, son of the late original member Doug Sahm. In 2010 the group made a “comeback” of sorts after the passing of Doug Sahm and Freddy Fender with their latest album Está Bueno!. The album was released via Asleep At The Wheel frontman Ray Benson’s record label, Bismeaux Records. In addition to the featured members, the recordings include Tornado original musicians Louie Ortega, Speedy Sparks and Ernie Durawa.
Co-headliner Joe King Carrasco, born born Joseph Charles Teutsch, is currently based in Puerto Vallarta in the Mexican state of Jalisco. He’s been making Tex-Mex music since the late ’70s and is a a Texas Hall of Fame inductee. His music incorporates cumbias with elements of calypso, salsa, surf, reggae, and Latin-tinged polkas. Carrasco is performing in support of this latest album, Tlaquepaque.
Antone’s is located at 2015 East Riverside Dr. Doors at 8 p.m. Music starts at 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. Advance tickets are available for purchase online here.