[1/31] Preview: “Cumbiamba” at Flamingo Cantina

Once again tonight the place to be for cumbia lovers in Austin is 6th street live music venue Flamingo Cantina. Three of Austin’s best Latin bands are coming together for night dedicated to celebrating the popular Colombian-based genre with a live music showcase aptly titled “Cumbiamba.” Long story short, cumbia and more cumbia all night […]

Money Chicha “A Patricia” [live]

[3/27-3/30] Preview: Peligrosa takes over The Belmont

Peligrosa at Belmont

This week, the boys from Peligrosa continue to spread the Peligrosa movement by spinning at the newly renovated Belmont. On March 27, Manolo Black will be spinning along with Iz-real. Wednesday night, Orion takes over the patio, while King Louie spins Thursday. On Friday, the whole Peligrosa crew close the week out.

(11/18) Preview: Peligrosa at The Scoot Inn

Peligrosa is a Latin music DJ collective based here in Austin, Texas. Lead by the multi-talented DJ Orion, Peligrosa’s Latin themed parties and events have become a downtown staple over the past few years. Hipsters, Latinos, hip hop heads and everyone in between flock to their parties every third Friday at Scoot Inn. Peligrosa is: […]

Download: “Constelacion” mp3 by Los Destellos

Four decades ago, Los Destellos, a band that started out playing new wave and rock, transformed into one of the leading chicha bands in Peru. Founded by Enrique Delgado, the band fuses cumbia Colombiana, funk, rock and guaracha to create the psychedelic Peruvian cumbia known as chicha. Although the band was formed in 1966, their […]

(9/29) Preview: Los Bad Apples, Bombasta & Kiko Y La Banda at Frank

Frank is Austin’s newest live music hot spot that serves gourmet hot dogs and more. On Thursday, September 29, the popular new venue will be serving up Latin rhythms and cumbias to go with those salchichas. Three of the region’s best Latin bands will be performing, including Los Bad Apples. After a short hiatus and lineup […]

(9/13) Preview: Sergent Garcia & Bombasta at Flamingo Cantina

Sergent Garcia is an original figure in the Latin Alternative and European mestizo music scenes and is currently in North America for a long tour with a new album titled Una y Otra Vez (Time and Time Again). The pioneer in blending the Caribbean sounds of salsa, reggae, ska and dancehall with a punk attitude […]

(8/11) Preview: Gran Sonido Music Group showcase at Flamingo Cantina

Gran Sonido Music Group (GSMG) is an Austin based music collective that aims to help musicians and bands promote, book and connect with other entities that  may be of assistance with other musical services. Although GSMG’s initial focus was to help the local Latin music scene, the collective is open to all genres of music […]

Listen: Master Blaster Sound System (self-titled)

Master Blaster Sound System’s self-titled EP is the first installment of an extensive body of work that has come together since the summer of 2010. Recorded over several long recording sessions, some lasting as long as 72 hours, the new EP is a step up from their previous release,  Cumbia Krunk. Get familiar with DJ […]

Download: “Blame It Remix” mp3 by AJ Castillo

Local Austinite, AJ Castillo, is taking the Tejano music scene to another level with his unique blend of urban accordion beats. After only seven months into his solo career, he was asked to perform at the 2009 Tejano Music Awards and a year later he returned to accept the award as Best New Artist. With […]