Tonight popular East Side hotspot The Sahara Lounge is the place to be for those looking for some of the best Latin Alternative Austin has to offer. Austin’s own nu-cumbia collective Como Las Movies and salsa fusion group La Vida Buena perform live before DJ Chorizo Funk and percussionist Rudy Rexx go hard with their signature ¡Clasíco! set.
Como Las Movies is Austin’s answer to new movement happening with electronic based cumbia. The group fuses elements of jazz and rock with traditional Latin Rhythms. While mostly instrumental, the group will incorporate a guest vocalist on occasion. Listen to a sample of their music below. Como Las Movies perform at midnight.
La Vida Buena is an Austin-based salsa group that performs both covers and original songs from their debut EP,¡Checkpoint Alpha!. Fronted by vocalist and KOOP Radio personality Vanessa Burden and Louie “Luison” Alarcon, the group is becoming a staple in the Austin music scene. Attendees will love dancing to salsa-fied covers of popular hip-hop and R&B tracks. La Vida Buena perform at 11 p.m.
DJ Chorizo Funk (Peligrosa, Body Rock) and Rudy Rexx close the night with a live percussion backed DJ set at 12:45 a.m. La Vida Buena members “Vanessa la Bestia” and DVRTH V€NA take the form of their DJ alter egos for opening DJ sets from 10-11 p.m.
The Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors open at 10 p.m. 21+ welcome. $7 cover. Free parking. Visit the Facebook event page here.
Como Las Movies
La Vida Buena