The A–T Boyz released a new CD in late June through Hacienda Records, titled “Este Es Mi Barrio.” The CD contains 10 tracks, eight of which Raphael Rodriguez wrote. Cacy Savala also sings some duets with the singer/songwriter. Raphael posted a live video on Facebook on June 27 thanking Rick Fuentes, Mario Vigil, J. R. Gomez, among others, for their varied contributions in the making of the CD. For more information about the group, call Martha Rodriguez at 512-929-0538.
The rock band, The Krypteia Collective, is now known as Rival Waves. The multitalented members are Joel De La Garza, Marc Schulz, Erik Salinas, Frank Ramirez and Jim Shields. Listen to their first single, “Amputee,” soundcloud.com/rivalwaves/amputee to hear their brand of “guitar-driven rock and roll fused with a modern and relentlessly disruptive post-punk aesthetic.” They will be performing on Saturday, July 9, at 7:30 p.m., with Steamroller at 9 p.m., followed by MC Overlord at 11:30 p.m. at One-2-One Bar.
Ten-piece Austin soul band, The Nightowls, will celebrate the release of their new EP, “Royal Sessions,” on Friday, July 15, at the Historic Scoot Inn with Magna Carda and Cari Q.
Dança Coração are a group of Kizomba & Semba (Afro dance) instructors in Austin. They’re hosting a big Kizomba Social the First Friday of every month starting at 10:30 p.m. To learn more about the Kizomba, two instructors will be presenting new material at a workshop from 9-10:30 p.m. There is a $10 fee for each event at Esquina Tango.
“The Home of the Blues,” Antone’s, will be hosting a celebration of their 41st anniversary from July 1-16 with a variety of music and musicians daily. Most days are ticketed events ($5 and up), but there are also “Customer Appreciation” days with no cover. On Saturday, July 16, “A Tex-Mex Conjunto Dance,” tribute to legendary bassist Keith Ferguson with Conjunto Los Pinkys, featuring Isidro Samilpa, and some special guests is 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colombian Independence Day will be celebrated with music, food, art and more with a family friendly event including artists Kiko Villamizar, Salero, La Frenetika, Favian Bustos’ Salsa Show, Ensamble Gaiteros, Ensamble musica Colombiana and DJs on Saturday, July 23, 1-7 p.m. at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard. Pre-Sale: $10 and door $13.
Jose A. Velasquez will celebrate his birthday this month with a benefit for the non–profit, Latinitas. Bidi Bidi Banda performs at the Hard Luck Lounge, Saturday, July 23 from 8 p.m.–midnight. Door $10.
Tejano Sundays are held every third Sunday and holidays, with July 3 the next scheduled date to hear DJ music at Maverick’s in Pflugerville. Doors open at 9 p.m., $5 cover.
Alejandro Escovedo stated on his Facebook page that he is looking forward to being “home for two nights” and so be sure to catch his show on Friday, July 1, 10 p.m. at The Continental Club.
Robert Johnson’s Soul, an Austin Rock/Blues band composed of members: Robert Johnson on guitar, vocals, Silas Parker on bass, vocals, and Andre’ Avelar on drums, will be performing for the First Fridays at Giddy Ups starting Friday, July 1 at 8:30 p.m.
Nagavalli, Atash and Huerta Culture will be providing high energy performances at the One2One Bar on Saturday, July 2. Cover $10
The “Salsa Explosion” features two great Austin bands, Timberos Del Norte and La Vida Buena, plus DJ Grafyto spinning the tunes (8:30-10 p.m.), as well as dance instruction by Austin Casino Salsa at Kenny Dorham’s Backyard on Saturday July 2, 7 p.m. Cover: $10; kKids under 12 free.
Yayo Castillo y Grupo Rumores will feature accordion player, Alejandro, and Bad Boy Pulido in the Mix, on July 9, 8 p.m. at KC Hall in Taylor. For more info call 512-352-5911.
Trio Musical, composed of Joe Ramos, Art Martinez and Jorge Tamayo, are performing every other Thursday at Casa Arandinas, 9001 Brodie Lane.
Buzz Guerra is performing a solo acoustic guitar set at The Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa (dining/bar area) every Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.
Leticia Rodriguez performs Pan American music, celebrating both new and old traditions with a world inclusive sensibility. Rodriguez has been featured on PRI, The World, and has played on taste maker radio stations, KEXP, as well national and world syndicated radio programs. Catch her Friday, July 15 at 9:30 p.m. at Iron Cactus, 10001 Stonelake Blvd.
Locos Por Juana performed this past March at SXSW, and will return this month to Flamingo Cantina, along with Kiko Villamizar and DJ Vanessa La Bestia, Saturday, July 23 at 9 p.m.
Devin Banda and Angel Gonzalez Y Grupo Vimana will be performing on Sunday, July 31 from 6 p.m. at the Tropicana Bar and Grill, 1141 Airport Blvd.