[9/7] Preview: Grupo Maldad with Juan P. Moreno at Texas Club Bar and Grill

Saturday Sept. 7, Texas Club Bar and Grill continues bringing more variety to the Austin area with Grupo Maldad and special guest Juan P. Moreno. The talented rising stars from San Antonio are riding high with Tejano Music Award nominations and growing fan base, while Beeville-based bajo sexto master Moreno has enjoyed solo success fronting his own band and notable cameos like this all around the state.

Formed in 2006, Grupo Maldad features the second generation of one of Tejano and Conjunto music’s most legendary, respected and beloved bands, Los Aguilares, along with seasoned veterans from Grupo Rodeo and other groups. The band has a strong, accordion-based sound rooted firmly in Conjunto, courtesy of accordion player (and former student of the legendary Valerio Longoria) J.R. Ramos. Their albums Tradicion Humilde and Segundo CapĂ­tulo, have featured original songs as well as fantastic reinterpretations of popular standards.

Juan P. Moreno is one of the best bajo sexto players ever to pick up the instrument, at once able to compliment the bass line and embellish the melody like few others can. The multi-talented musician spent quite a few years with Jaime y Los Chamacos and also some time with David Lee Garza y Los Musicales before embarking on a successful solo career.

Long story short: Another great night in southeast Austin with a solid lineup of skilled musicians at the top of their game. Kudos again to Texas Club Bar and Grill for reaching beyond the regular rotation to the seemingly endless pool of great Tejano talent, most of whom are dying to play in the Live Music Capital of the World.

The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. The show starts at 9 p.m., tickets are $8 before 9 p.m., 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621. Visit the Facebook event page here.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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