Friday residency with Bronze Band at Mexitas Restaurant

Chicano music fans, listen up. There’s a new addition to the Friday happy hour scene. Mexitas presents the big brass sounds of Bronze Band, a tribute to Chicano music, every Friday evening from 6 to 9 p.m.

The band is made up of veteran musicians with impressive resumes that include time with such legendary names as Big Lu y Los Muchachos, Little Joe y La Familia, and many, many more. Bronze Band features Richard “Cricket” Quiroz on alto sax, Tony “Foreman” Matamoros on tenor sax and flute, Robert Rivera Ojeda on trumpet and vocals, David Guzman on guitar, Jimmy Martinez on bass and Johnny “Blood” Alba on drums. With a group like this, you can expect to hear a wide variety of styles, including Jazz, Salsa, Tejano, Soul, and more.

Mexitas provides a great atmosphere for this residency as well. With a full bar and restaurant with room to dance, the big pink building is easy to find at 11th Street and I-35, and has plenty of parking.

Long story short: Beans and rice, enchiladas and margaritas, friendship, and great music with no cover charge. What more could you ask for?

Mexitas is located at 1109 N. I-35 at the southeast corner of 11th Street and I-35. Music is scheduled from 6 to 9 p.m. every Friday. There is no cover charge, and all ages are welcome. View the Facebook event 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

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