[8/16] Preview: Los A-T Boyz and Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos at Texas Club Bar and Grill

cumbia conjuntoSaturday, Aug. 16, will be quite a night at the Texas Club Bar and Grill. There will be a little something for everyone when Austin’s own Tejano powerhouse, Los A-T Boyz, shares the evening with big-time Corpus Christi Conjunto Boni Mauricio y Los Maximos at the southeast Austin Tejano hotspot.

Los A-T Boyz, formerly known as Alma Tejana, are known for their high energy live show, with la familia Rodriguez masterfully working the stage through each cumbia, ranchera, and charanga. Their sound draws from almost every genre, allowing their creative spirit and radiant energy to shine through during every performance and on every recording. The guys just released a new single, “Mundo de Promesa,” featuring Cacy Savala.

Boni Mauricio, affectionately referred to as “El Mero Chingon,” is known for his pachuco style, unique voice, and commanding stage presence. With roughly 40 years in the music business in the Coastal Bend, Boni has been around and played with many of the legends, including his padrino, the late, great Tony De La Rosa. He formed his own conjunto, Los Maximos, in the early ’90s and developed a style firmly rooted in the no-nonsense, old-school De La Rosa tradition. He and the Maximos played at this year’s Austin Conjunto Festival (organized by Johnny Degollado) and their latest album, Mis Polkas Favoritas, is available now.

Long story short: Billed as a “Cumbia – Conjunto Blowout,” this show will definitely live up to that title. Their styles couldn’t be more different: the A-T Boyz bring the Tejano flavors of saxophone, congas, cumbias, and choreography to a younger audience, while Boni brings the hardcore Conjunto polkas and more to a sharp-dressed crowd who favors tradition. Well worth the cover!

The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. The show starts at 9 p.m., cover is $8 before 9 p.m. $10 after 9 p.m., and 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621 or view the Facebook event here.

Los A-T Boyz

Boni Mauricio Y Los Maximos

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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