Leti Garza (formerly known as Leticia Rodriguez Garza) has announced a new album, “El Unico Para Mi” and will be celebrating the release joined by Austin world music favorites, Atash, Maracatu Texas and other surprise guests. The album and event seeks to build bridges in a time when others are calling for walls.” The CD release party is Thursday, Sept. 14, 7 p.m. at One-2-One Bar. Ticket information at holdmyticket.com.
“The Legends of Tejano Music: Highlights from the Ramón Hernández Archives” is currently on exhibit at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University. Legends of Tejano Music takes visitors on a musical journey of nearly a century, using historic photographs, one-of-a-kind stage outfits, vintage concert posters, rare recordings, artifacts and instruments from legendary stars like Lydia Mendoza, Laura Canales, Freddy Fender, Little Joe Hernández, Sunny Ozuna, Selena, and many more. Through Dec. 20 2017.
Ady Hernandez has been living and working in the Nashville area recently and according to his Facebook posts, the 80Hproject starts tracking for a new CD on Sept 4-7 at the famous Blackbird Studio. He’ll be back to perform in Austin Sept. 9 at 10 p.m. at the One-2-One Bar
Flamingo Cantina is hosting free Latin music showcases every Thursday evening. The ongoing Latin Vibes Night series with doors open at 9 p.m., no cover, 21+ only with a valid ID.
Following the Chicha Summit 2017 tour with Dos Santos Antibeat Orquesta, Money Chicha will have a BIG homecoming show in Austin. They will be joined by Superfónicos and Third Root who will be celebrating their “Libertad” physical CD release. Friday, Sept. 15, 9 p.m. at Antone’s.
Devin Banda released her debut CD “Unstoppable” earlier this year and has released three singles, and the fourth one, “Tu Me Facinas,” also has a music video filmed in Corpus Christi this summer. The music video has a “Fun Fact Pop Up” with an 80’s retro feel. Devin Banda & the band will perform Sept. 2 in Round Rock; 9th – Buda; 16th – Austin and the 23rd in Taylor.
Luna Llena events, a collaboration between Las Ofrendas, Cool Beans and Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, celebrates all aspects of Austin’s diverse culturas. Sept. 3 sees DJ Chorizo Funk of Peligrosa and Chulita Vinyl Club. The event with an on-site silent auction benefits Casa Marianella, JOLT Texas and Cool Beans Eatery. There will be an afterparty. Upcoming shows are Nov. 3 (DDLM pachanga) and Dec. 2-3 (special Holiday 2-day Mercado.)
Javier Jara announced via Facebook that he is offering individual private music lessons (guitar and/or voice) for students age 7 and up for in the ATX area. If requested, both the subject matter and the instruction can be in Spanish exclusively/partially. He will use Latin American folk songs in order to further enhance the bilingual/bicultural learning experience. For details, contact him via Inbox on Facebook.
Hondo Presents is Austin’s Live Music Competition with cash prizes for the Open Mic Night Winner and Runner Up. This is for musicians 21 and up only. Winners will be determined by the guest judges and will be judged in four categories. Sunday, Sept. 17, sign up at 6:45 p.m.
The fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières has an amazing lineup including Atash and Omar Souleyman, Sept. 4, 6 p.m. at the Empire Control Room & Garage.
Mia Garcia, a 10-year-old Austin based artist, performed recently in the “Caminito a la escuela” back to school program and for some Harvey evacuees in late August. She will have more performances coming soon as well as receive an honorary day from the City of Austin in early October.