Tonight and every Saturday night at popular East Side hot spot The Sahara Lounge plays host to the weekly Africa night residency with house band Zoumountchi. Before each set from Zoumountchi, which usually takes place at midnight, there is always one or two special guest bands from the world or Latin music genres. Tonight’s special guest is Los Angeles-based tropical soul band, Chicano Batman.
Formed in 2008, Chicano Batman released their self-titld, debut full-length album via Unicornio Records in 2009. The album was a great example of their hybrid sound that fuses elements of The Latin Brothers, Willie Colon, and the Brazillian sounds of Caetano Veloso along with closet-full of influences spanning the world over. The group is currently on a tour they’ve labeled the #OuterCityLimits (#OCL), calls into question the lack of bands of color at festivals such as Austin City Limits. Their latest album Cycles of Existential Rhyme is available now.
The Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors open at 8:30 p.m. 21+ welcome. $10 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here. Chicano Batman performs at 10 p.m. DJ jLa opens at 9 p.m.
Listen to Cycles of Existential Rhyme from Chicano Batman below.