Friday, Dec. 19, those looking for live Latin Alternative in Austin will want to look east of the highway to The Sahara Lounge. A four band showcase billed as a “Winter Dance Party” will feature four of Austin’s best up-and-comers for less than the cost of a movie. Three of the bands offer their own unique fusion of sounds with traditional Latin rhythms you will want to hear.
Austin-based hip-hop/salsa group La Vida Buena are some of our favorite party starters. Lead by member Louie “Luison” Alarcon, the group performs original tracks from their debut EP ¡Checkpoint Alpha! as well as salsa-fied covers of popular hip-hop and R&B tracks. La Vida Buena perform at 10:30.
Los Federales, formerly known as Ex Machina locally, are fronted Mexican national Blas Moreno. The group describes their music as “a dynamic blend of upbeat reggae and Afro-Cuban rhythms with prog-rock and punk sensibilities.” Throw in a little psychedelic touch with bilingual lyrics and that pretty much sums up their sound. See Los Federales perform at 11:30.
The Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Event will take place from 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. 21+ welcome. $6 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here.
La Vida Buena