Friday, May 30, Los Garcia Bros. come back to the Moose Lodge for another conjunto good time at the eastside dancehall. Colorful zoot suits and a retro pachuco style are the hallmark of the Eagle Pass conjunto, along with a similarly-dressed crowd full of fans yelling “Make it Conjunto, Carnal!”
After winning a Tejano Music Award for “Best Conjunto Album,” Los Garcia Bros. were a band on the rise, and were beginning to rival fellow big-time Conjunto, the Hometown Boys, when accordionist and vocalist Jimmy Garcia died in a car accident in 2002 at age 27. Since then, the band has continued to tour, has recorded new albums, and has retained its loyal following. Their big hit was “Cuatro Paredes,” off the album of the same title. The influence of the late Jimmy Garcia is felt in several young bands, most notably with Kyle’s own Conjunto Romo.
Long story short: Another great Conjunto show. No synthesizers, no saxophones or horns. Don’t forget to dress to the nines with a sharp pair of Stacey Adams, a fancy Guayabera shirt, and top it all off with a fedora.
The Moose Lodge is located at 2103 E.M. Franklin Avenue, north of MLK and east of Airport Boulevard in East Austin. Cover charge is $12 before 9 p.m., $15 after 9 p.m. All ages are welcome. View the Facebook event page here, and for more information call 512-926-0043.