[5/1] Preview: Cilantro Boombox Day Celebration at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, May 1, Austin-based Cilantro Boombox are celebrating the day the City of Austin proclaimed May 1 (2014) as “Cilantro Boombox Day” with a party at The Sahara Lounge. They’ve invited DJ Mahealani and Macaxeira Funk to join them. Cilantro Boombox are a perfect electronic marriage of Latin and Afrobeat, which translates into an epic […]

[4/10] Preview: La Frenetika + Morena Soul at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, Apr. 10, popular East Austin venue The Sahara Lounge will be the best place in town to hear live South American-inspired music provided by Austin-based bands La Frenetika and Morena Soul. While each band’s musical stylings have roots in different countries, both compliment each other well enough to keep attendees dancing and happy all […]

[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 […]

[1/16] Preview: Como Las Movies + Bamako Airlines at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, Jan. 16, those who live or choose to party east of the highway will want to turn their attention to The Sahara Lounge. Austin-based electro-cumbia collective Como Las Movies will be sharing the bill with Austin-based Afropop band, Bamako Airlines. Attendees will discover the pairing of African-based music with Latin music is a complimentary […]

[12/19] Preview: Los Kurados, La Vida Buena and more at The Sahara Lounge

Friday, Dec. 19, those looking for live Latin Alternative in Austin will want to look east of the highway to The Sahara Lounge. A four band showcase billed as a “Winter Dance Party” will feature four of Austin’s best up-and-comers for less than the cost of a movie. Three of the bands offer their own […]

Q&A Interview: Los Rakas Speak On Why Oakland and Panama Are Central To Everything They Do

It’s impossible to know Los Rakas and not respect, or at the very least appreciate, their hustle. Behind what many fans see as glitz, glamour, and the rockstar lifestyle lies a work ethic that’s taken them from the youth centers of Oakland to festivals worldwide in just eight years. Los Rakas signed to Universal Latino […]

[11/21] Preview: ¡Híjole Otra Vez! at The Sahara Lounge

Tonight, Nov. 21, popular East Side hotspot The Sahara Lounge is the place to be for those looking for some of the best live Latin Alternative music Austin has to offer. The promotion team that go by the name “Good Good” are presenting their second installment of their ¡Híjole! showcase series featuring Austin-based bands Como […]

[10/24] Preview: Como Las Movies, La Vida Buena, Chorizo Funk at The Sahara Lounge

Tonight popular East Side hotspot The Sahara Lounge is the place to be for those looking for some of the best Latin Alternative Austin has to offer. Austin’s own nu-cumbia collective Como Las Movies and salsa fusion group La Vida Buena perform live before DJ Chorizo Funk and percussionist Rudy Rexx go hard with their […]

[10/18] Preview: Chicano Batman at The Sahara Lounge

Tonight and every Saturday night at popular East Side hot spot The Sahara Lounge plays host to the weekly Africa night residency with house band Zoumountchi. Before each set from Zoumountchi, which usually takes place at midnight, there is always one or two special guest bands from the world or Latin music genres. Tonight’s special […]

The Sahara Lounge presents Salsa Mondays starting July 7

Austin salseros of all levels and interest will want to make The Sahara Lounge their spot on Mondays nights.