Saturday, May 16, the big Latin music festival will not be the only place in town to see great Latin Alternative as San Antonio punkeros Piñata Protest headline a great three band bill at iconic South Congress venue, The Continental Club. They’ll be joined by fellow San Antonio punk band Fea, a side-project of members from Girl In A Coma. Mexican blues-rockers The Copper Gamins open the show.
After another touring stint opening for Reverend Horton Heat, the fellas from Piñata Protest are back on the road. This time around fans will get a look at new guitarist Jose Morales, a California transplant and formerly of punk band No Way Jose. After seeing them with their new lineup at Mohawk recently, fans will be happy to know the group is as rudo as they always were. Be ready for punk covers of your favorite mariachi classics and songs from their most recent album, El Valiente.
Fea is yet another newish Chicano(a) punk rock band from San Antonio that came together in 2014, but with two very familiar faces. Bassist Jenn Alva and drummer Phanie Diaz of Girl In A Coma started this band after frontwoman (and Phanie’s sister) Nina Diaz started working on her solo music. After adding their other two members, including vocalist Letty Martinez (Angela and the X’s), the quartet seems on point as they recently signed with Blackheart Records, Joan Jett ‘s label and label for Girl In A Coma. Fea are currently working on new material, but their first single is available for download here.
Early arrival is suggested as The Copper Gamins kick things off. Composed of singer, guitarist and songwriter José Carmen and drummer Claus Lafania, the duo sound louder than just a duo. Their blues infused, lo-fi garage rock will wake up your eardrums.
The Continental Club is located at 1315 S Congress Ave. Doors open at 9 p.m. $10 cover. 21+ welcome. Visit the Facebook event page here.
The Copper Gamins