Tonight Austin-based salsa fusion group La Vida Buena are sending off trombone player Tate Hearn to work on cruise lines with big “bon voyage” party at Empire Control Room & Garage. The event will be sort of a Li Vida Buena takeover as different members of the group will also be handling DJ duty before and after the group performs. Frontwoman and KOOP Radio personality Vanessa Burden spins at 10:30 and percussionist Dario Aravena finishes the night with a moombahton set.
La Vida Buena is lead by member Louie “Luison” Alarcon. The La Vida group performs original tracks from their debut EP ¡Checkpoint Alpha! as well as salsa-fied covers of popular hip-hop and R&B tracks. You read that right. Be ready for “Gin & Juice” like you’ve never heard before. La Vida Buena perform at 11 p.m.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located 606 E. 7th Street. Door open at 10 p.m. 21+ welcome. No cover. Visit the Facebook event page here.