Tonight popular 6th Street live music venue Flamingo Cantina is hosting a great night of Latin music featuring three Austin-based faves. All the night’s performers offer music en Español with a different estyle that all can enjoy for an affordable cost. Trust us, we ought to know.
Headliner’s Cinco Doce have made a 6th Street home away from home at Flamingo Cantina over the last few years and it has become sort of a new right of passage to see them perform there. The Urban Tejano is Austin’s answer to Kumbia Kings, Kumbia All Starz, etc., Cinco Doce is emblematic of the young, bi-cultural Latino who loves mainstream urban music but is more than proud of their Tejano roots. They intertwine R&B, pop and hip-hop with traditional, often-synthed, cumbia beats.
For those looking for some South American sounds, Austin’s La Frenetika offers an array of covers and original music that fuses elements of Colombian style cumbia, vallenato, gozadera and other traditional Latin rhythms. Long story short; lots of dancing, great crowd of regulars and big sound.
The night’s openers are Austin rock en Español vetarans Kalua. Inspired by their American, Mexican, Colombian and Venezuelan backgrounds, Kalua fuses elements of ’80s and early ’90s Rock en Español (Maná, Caifanes, etc) with the vocal stylings of experienced mariachi singer for a frontman.
Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 E. 6th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. $5 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here for more updates and set times.