[2/20] Preview: Bombasta + Afrofreque at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, Feb. 20, popular East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge is playing host to a great night of live music that is being billed as an “Eastside Soul Rebel Throwdown.” The showcase pairs together Bombasta, the San Antonio-based “barrio big band,” with Austin-based soul/hip-hop hybrid Afrofreque. These two will be “battling” it out with alternating […]

[11/22] Preview: Sonidero Travesura, Bombasta and Como Las Movies at Flamingo Cantina

Tonight’s show at Flamingo Cantina on 6th will be one of the best Latin Alternative concerts to take place this year in Austin. For one night only, Austin heepsters will feel a little like they are at a neighborhood cumbia party in Tijuana thanks to the electro-cumbia stylings of headliners Sonidero Travesura. Composed of members […]

[8/16] Preview: Bombasta, El Tule and Gina Chavez at Flamingo Cantina

On Friday, Aug. 16, popular 6th Street live music venue Flamingo Cantina will host the “Plethora of Sounds” Latin music showcase featuring the “barrio big band” from San Antonio, Bombasta. Rounding out the bill will be Austin-based singer-songwriter Gina Chavez and reggae-cumbia specialists El Tule. Bombasta is no stranger to Austin. The Alamo City’s answer […]

[3/22] Preview: Bombasta and Afrofreque at The Sahara Lounge

East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge has given a new home to bands from Latin, World and other eclectic genres that the city very much needed. Formerly TC’s Lounge, the venue not only has real history but a neighborhood bar vibe that is inviting to all.  This Friday the venue will play host to alternating […]

[3/2] Preview: “Invasion Latino” showcase at Flamingo Cantina

The evolution of Latin music from Texas will be on display on Saturday, Mar. 2, at Flamingo Cantina. All three bands, headliners in their own right, take the stage to show you what Texas-based music has become; a fusion of sounds inspired by both our cultural roots and American upbringing. While the event poster says […]

[9/14] Preview: Bombasta & Afrofreque at The Sahara Lounge

The Sahara Lounge, formerly TC’s Lounge,  will play host to a great night of live music on Friday, September 14. Two of the region’s best fusion bands, Afrofreque and Bombasta,  will have attendees on their feet as they bring the best of funk, cumbia, hip hop and soul with conscious lyrics in two languages. In […]

[8/23] Preview: Suns of Orpheus CD release at Antone’s

Thursday will be a big day for Austin-based psychedelic world music band Suns of Orpheus. Austin’s Brazilian answer to Steely Dan, the group will be honored by The City of Austin declaring August 23 as “Suns of Orpheus Day” on the same day as their CD release show at Antone’s. Not bad for a band […]

Photos: Los Rakas at Flamingo Cantina

On Saturday, August 11, Oakland-based hip hop duo Los Rakas performed a headlining show at Flamingo Cantina in Austin, Texas. It was the group’s first appearance in Austin since South By Southwest. Their “Pana-bay” style of hip hop was quite the crowd pleaser as attendees were dancing throughout their entire set. San Antonio-based Bombasta opened […]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Los Rakas at Flamingo Cantina

Oakland-based hip hop duo Los Rakas are coming back to Austin this Saturday, August 11, to perform at headlining show at Flamingo Cantina. The “pana-baynian” cousins were in Austin for South By Southwest in March, winning over critics and new fans alike. Their music is a  Spanish language mix of grimey street style rap, club […]