Friday, May 1, Austin-based Cilantro Boombox are celebrating the day the City of Austin proclaimed May 1 (2014) as “Cilantro Boombox Day” with a party at The Sahara Lounge. They’ve invited DJ Mahealani and Macaxeira Funk to join them.
Cilantro Boombox are a perfect electronic marriage of Latin and Afrobeat, which translates into an epic live show. The group formed when producer/bassist Felix Pacheco and Joe Willard of saxophonist Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears fame came together in 2010. They’ve been the opening act for Los Amigos Invisibles on multiple occasions in Texas and have even hosted a series of killer boat party concerts. See Cilantro Boombox perform at midnight.
Brazilian-inspired samba funksters Macaxeira Funk kick off the live music segment of the showcase at 10 p.m. The group features frontman Frederico Geib (Suns of Orpheus, Frederico 7) as well as members from other familiar Austin bands.
DJ Mahealani will be spinning from 8:30 – 10 p.m.
The Sahara Lounge is located at 1413 Webberville Rd. Doors open at 8 p.m. 21+ welcome. $8 cover at the door. Free parking. Visit the Facebook event page here.