[6/19] Preview: La Tropa F and Los Desperadoz at OK Corral

Tropa FTonight will be another doubleheader at OK Corral with La Tropa F and Los Desperadoz. The veteran family bands will bring some squeezebox-driven Tejano to the south Austin club to the delight of their longtime fans.

La Tropa F, now based in San Antonio, began as a family conjunto way back when as Los Hermanos Farias, with David Farias on accordion. After changing the name, La Tropa F went on to great success during the 1990s and was at the top of the Tejano charts along with other acts like David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Ram Herrera, and Selena. After scoring with hits like “Juan Sabor” and “Tocando Puertas,” the group later broke up, with David moving on to Los Texmaniacs with Max Baca, and ultimately re-forming Los Hermanos Farias with brothers Joe and Juan. The current lineup is led by Jesse Farias, and their newest album, Reedifica Su Musica, is now available on Freddie Records.

After bursting onto the scene in the late 1980s as Los Test Tube Babes and renaming the group Los Desperadoz, Mike, Lee, and P.J. Villarreal have carried on their family musical legacy with numerous hits, strong fan base and a prolific discography. Anyone who has spent any amount of time at a Tejano club will likely recognize one of their biggest hits, “El Amor Que Soñe,” often referred to as “the coughing song,” because the group included a cough at various places throughout the song.

Long story short: If you loved 90s Tejano firmly rooted in Conjunto, this show is for you. Lots of cowboy hats, belt buckles, Wranglers, and boots tonight at OK Corral.

OK Corral is located at 629 W Ben White Blvd, at the southeast corner of Ben White and South 1st. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge isn’t listed, but its probably $15 or $20 all night. 18+ are welcome. For more information, contact OK Corral on Facebook.

La Tropa F

Los Deperadoz

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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