[4/25] Preview: El Tule, La Frenetika at Empire Control Room & Garage

El TuleSaturday, Apr. 25, those looking for live Latin music  downtown need to look no further than Empire Control Room & Garage. Local Latin fusion bands El Tule and La Frenetika provide rhythms with guest DJ Vanessa La Bestia on the Empire patio stage. The best part is that there is no cover, leaving no excuse not to enjoy music from two of Austin’s best.

El Tule is a longtime staple in the Latin music community in Austin. Their lyrics are about history, art and culture often focus on legends and tales of the mystical. Their music blends elements of salsa, merengue, cumbia and reggae set to Spanish lyrics.

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, a great crowd of regulars and a big sound.

Vanessa Burden of La Vida Buena and KOOP FM, aka DJ Vanessa La Bestia, spins in-between sets and after the bands perform.

Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 9 p.m. 21+ welcome. Event will be on the patio stage. No cover with RSVP HERE. Visit the Facebook event page here.

El Tule

La Frenetika

Ian Morales

Editor in Chief - Ian is a product of Round Rock High School and St. Edward's University in Austin, Texas. He is an alumnus of the National Hispanic Institute and learned to dance at a young age with the Round Rock Ballet Folklórico. Ian also serves as the Editor-in-Chief for Austin Vida's sister site, Red River Noise.

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