[3/22] Preview: Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs at Primo’s in Round Rock

TexmaniacsSaturday, Mar. 22, conjunto comes to Round Rock with Max Baca and Los Texmaniacs. The high-powered San Antonio group never disappoints and the Round Rock crowd at Primo’s is sure to love their trademark twist on the traditional Texas sound.

Founded by bajo sexto master Max Baca, Los Texmaniacs are known for playing hardcore conjunto, while adding a little something from other genres as well. Their albums with Smithsonian Folkways have not only been extraordinarily successful, but have also helped illuminate conjunto’s place on the map of uniquely American roots music. Borders and Bailes, an album full of traditional conjunto favorites, took home the 2009 Grammy Award for Best Tejano Album. Josh Baca has done a fantastic job taking over squeezebox duties from accordion master David Farias, and joined his uncle Max for a special segment in Alejandro Escovedo’s critically-acclaimed United Sounds of Austin presentation back in January.

Long story short: High-quality music from one of the hardest-working and most talented groups out there today. If you’re in the area, definitely check it out.

Primo’s is located at 1826 North Mays Streetin Round Rock, just east of I-35 and south of Old Settlers Boulevard. The doors open at 5 p.m. There is NO cover charge before 8 p.m., and $8 after 8 p.m. 21+ are welcome. Visit the event page on Facebook 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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