Saturday, Feb. 28, conjunto reigns supreme at the Texas Club Bar and Grill! Two of the genre’s biggest acts, Corpus Christi’s own Boni Mauricio and Elsa’s Los Badd Boyz Del Valle will roll into town dressed to the 9’s ready to take over the southeast Austin hotspot for a night of hardcore accordion-driven conjunto.
Boni Mauricio, affectionately referred to as “El Mero Chingon,” is known for his pachuco style, unique voice, and commanding stage presence. With roughly 40 years in the music business in the Coastal Bend area, Boni has been around and played with many of the legends including his padrino, the late, great Tony De La Rosa. He formed his own conjunto, Los Maximos, in the early ’90s and developed a style firmly rooted in the no-nonsense, old-school De La Rosa tradition. He and the Maximos played at last year’s Austin Conjunto Festival (organized by Johnny Degollado) and their latest album, Mis Polkas Favoritas, is available now.
Los Badd Boyz Del Valle have enjoyed immense popularity in the past few years with a couple of hit singles and albums, earning them a growing fan base that reaches from their home turf to Houston, where hardcore conjunto has exploded amongst a younger crowd. In 2011, the guys won the award for Best New Artist-Group at the Tejano Music Awards and scored a big hit with “Eres Clicka.”
Long story short: Boni and the Badd Boyz put on some great shows. Colorful suits, Stacy Adams, acordéon y bajo sexto, polkas, cumbias, the works. If you dig Sundays with Conjunto Los Pinkys at the White Horse, you’ll enjoy this too. Puro South Texas style!
The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. The doors open at 7 p.m., cover is $10 all night. 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621.
Los Badd Boyz Del Valle