Saturday, 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.