Tonight popular 6th Street live music venue Flamingo Cantina hosts the Austin tour stop for East Los Angeles’ alt-roots band Las Cafeteras. Local support comes from the South American-inspired La Frenetika. Between the two, there is every reason to go in late tomorrow or make it an early weekend.
Las Cafeteras come to Austin on tour in support of their newly released remix and music video for their single “Mujer Soy.” According to the band, the project was a special collaboration with Los Angeles DJ crew La Junta Sound System who remixed some of their previous recordings into upbeat dance tracks. Their live set is brought to life by the eclectic instrumentation used, which include jarana’s, requinto, a donkey jawbone, a West African bass instrument called the Marimbol, cajón, and a wooden platform called the Tarima used to dance Zapateado.
Local favorites La Frenetika offer an array of covers and original music that fuses elements of Colombian style cumbia, vallenato, gozadera and other traditional Latin rhythms. Expect lots of dancing, great crowd of regulars and big sound.
Austin’s DJ Chorizo Funk (Peligrosa, Body Rock) spins before and in-between sets.
Flamingo Cantina is located at 515 E. 6th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. $10 cover. Visit the Facebook event page here.
DJ Chorizo Funk