It has been a long time since we’ve been able to help curate a Latin Alternative bill like the one happening at Spider House Ballroom on Friday night, Aug.8. Headliners Master Blaster Sound System will be performing for the first time in Austin since South by Southwest. Former bilingual indie-rock frontman Kinksi Gallo joins the show while on his current national tour. Local party starters Este Vato open. Órale.
Not since March has Austin seen cumbia-fusion band Master Blaster Sound System. The South Texas band, which features former Grupo Fantasma frontman Brian Ramos, fuses elements of traditional Mexican Norteño with electronic-based club music and rock. Their debut self-titled EP is one of the best examples of where the creative minds of the modern Latino can take things musically. See Master Blaster Sound System live at midnight.
The night’s co-headliner is a familiar face, if not yet a familiar name to many. Kinski Gallo is the former frontman of Los Angeles-based bilingual indie rockers, Monte Negro. Now that Monte Negro is no longer, Gallo is ready to release his new music to the world after a two year hiatus. Self-branded as “Paisatronica Tropicalica Mysticalica,” Gallo’s music is a bilingual fusion of electronica with traditional Latin rhythms like cumbia, salsa and reggaeton. See Kinksi Gallo perform at 11 p.m.
Austin-based Este Vato kick things off with their own brand of Latin-fusion. Their musical style consists of rock, reggae, hip-hop and cumbia. Este Vato is performing in support of their new EP, Jalapeño Business. See them perform live at 10 p.m.
Spider House Ballroom is located at 2906 Fruth Street at the cross section of Guadalupe and 29th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. All ages welcome. Music at 10 p.m. RSVP online at Do512 for reduced cover here. Visit the Facebook event page here.
Master Blaster Sound System