Brown Sound News, To Do Musica – December
Peligrosa began in Austin in 2007 as a collective of DJs playing eclectic records from around the world and has grown from three to 13 members. Peligrosa celebrates its 10 year anniversary on Friday, Dec. 15 from 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. at The North Door, 502 Brushy St.
Peligrosa DJ Craze is a Nicaraguan American DJ, record producer, label owner and turntablist world champion who will be blessing the turntables. He is the only solo DJ in history to claim the DMC World DJ Championship trophy three times consecutively. Riobamba is an Ecuadorian-Lithuanian DJ/producer and cultural promoter based in Brooklyn. Drawing inspiration from her hybrid diaspora roots, borderless digital dialogue, and bodega soundtracks, she reconstructs stories of migration and displacement to build out her own club rituals.
There will be a special Chingo Bling Pop-Up Shop and Meet & Greet. Presale tickets are $10 and are available online. More information on Peligrosa’s Facebook page.
The Austin Tejano Music Coalition is host to the annual Toy Drive to benefit the Travis County Brown Santa program. The event will be held on Sunday, Dec. 3 from 1-8 p.m. at Dance Across Texas and the cover is $10 along with an unwrapped toy. This year’s headliner is the Tejano Music Awards Conjunto Album of the Year winner, David Farias. Also featured will be Molly Ferguson, the 2017 Tejano Idol winner, as well as George Mercado, James Rodriguez and Daisy Loren. Children 13 and under are admitted free and food will be available for purchase. 2201 E. Ben White Blvd. For information, call Christina at 512-577-2638 or Aggie at512-912-6925.
The Latin Dukes CD debut, “Tus Miradas” is now available for streaming and purchase on CD Baby. Based in Austin, they play an eclectic blend of Latin music, drawing influences from Madrid to Havana and beyond.
The new Rick Fuentes and the Brown Express “Live in Concert DVD” is now available from the band’s website, brownexpressmusic.com.
El Tule is working on a new album and the link to a free download of “Bailando” is available on Sound Cloud. According to their Facebook page, the CD release will be February 9 at Central Market, followed by a show on February 10 at Hotel Vegas. They perform their “First Saturday” show at Guero’s Taco Bar on South Congress from 6-9 p.m.
“Bidi Bidi Brunch Brunch” is a continuing series held one Sunday each month from 11a.m. – 3 p.m. with “Selena music, all the time, always.” There is a taco-themed photo booth with props and costumes. Dress as “La Reina” if you wish. Artist Federico Archuleta will be in attendance with his art on Dec. 10, Jan. 14 and Feb. 11. El Chilito, 6425 Burnet Rd.
Los Aztex, Sarah Fox and Joel Guzma, celebrate their record release of “Christmas Miracles” with a “Party Jam” on Monday, Dec. 18 at 8 p.m. at the One2One Bar on South Lamar. losaztex.com.
Muniz Independent Insurance Toys for Tots Toy Run will be held on Saturday, Dec. 23 with registration at 9 a.m. Breakfast/lunch will be available, followed by the run at noon. Take an unwrapped toy that day for children from 6 months to 18 years old, but you can donate in advance on Sunday, Dec. 17 from 2-6 p.m. at the venue during a Wrapping Party. This is a free event for the community and for more information to update and confirm, visit the Facebook pages for Millie Ruedas Muniz and Danny Sifuentez (Texas Club). The Chris Castaneda Project and Marcos Orozco will be performing. Texas Club, 4914 Burleson Rd.
Rick Trevino is celebrating the release of his acclaimed new Christmas album, Oh Ven, Emanuel, and will be giving away five autographed CDs. Trevino’s upcoming performance will be at the Austin Trail of Lights on Dec. 5 from 6-10 p.m. along with other performers.
Austin based band Salero will be performing for “Salsa Sundays” at 8 p.m. at the La Cueva Sports Bar. DJ Ulises Jiménez will be spinning from 5 p.m. and Salsa classes at 6 p.m. 15505 IH-35, Pflugerville, TX. Visit the Salero Salsa Facebook page for updates.
Superfonicos ‘ debut of the new track “Suelta” is forthcoming and are set to perform with Grupo Fantasma on New Year’s Eve. Doors at 7 p.m. Empire Control Room and Garage, 606 E. 7th St. Visit eventbrite.com for the tickets.
Continental Drift, a 10-piece band from Austin, recently released “The Tide” that features Alex Maas (The Black Angels) on the first single from this produced by Adrian Quesada at Electric Deluxe Recorders. The band plays “Afro-centric grooves interwoven with Latin and American funk, soul, and psychedelia.” Members are David Dalton, Guitar; Jake Ames, Guitar; Jedidiah Rodriguez, Bass; Casey Clemmons, Keys; Zach Boston, Drums; Fernando Flores, Percussion; Shane Walden, Trumpet; Ricardo Chaves, Bari Sax. continentaldriftmusic.com.
Grounded in Music students from three different Boys and Girls Clubs will showcase their skills followed by a performance from GIM instructor Oscar Ornelas (and friends). Saturday, Dec. 9, 3-5 p.m. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Blvd.
Leti Garza will be performing at the 14th Annual Women & Fair Trade Festival on Friday, Dec. 1 from 8-9 p.m. at St. James’ Episcopal Church, 1941 Webberville Rd. For details, visit atcf.org.
Hear diverse music on Friday, Dec. 1 at One-2-One Bar. Cienfuegos brings a diverse array of Latin genres with a focus on traditional Cuban styles such as Son, Bolero, Guajira, and Cha-Cha (performs from 9-10 p.m). The Art Tigerina Band plays cumbia, ranchera, tejano, country, and rock from 10:30 -11:30 p.m. Plan Sonidero is a big band with a big sound that plays authentic cumbia music from midnight-1 a.m. Nagavalli plays Eastern Soul Rock 7:30-8:30 p.m.
The Brew plays at Guero’s on South Congress Saturday, Dec. 2 from 2:30-5 p.m. Also, every Thursday from 8-11 p.m. with vocalist and percussionist Josseph Durán at Tamale House East, 1707 East 6th St.
Los Texas Wranglers along with “La Reina de Polkas,” who will be making her Austin debut, perform Sunday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. The act will be followed by Timberos del Norte and dance music with DJ El Rio, 8 pm – 11:30 pm. Ladies: no cover, otherwise $7. Sunday, Dec. 3. One-2-One Bar.
Latin Grammy-winning 123 Andrés returns to Austin with an interactive and bilingual concert for families. Tuesday, Dec. 5 5 p.m. Esquina Tango Austin, 209 Pedernales St. Ticket information esquinatangoaustin.com
Oscar Ornelas will be filling in on piano for Margaret Wright from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 7 at The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Blvd.
Atash will be performing and have a special live broadcast Wednesday, Dec. 13. Doors at 7 p.m. and show time 7:30 p.m. Cover is $10 at One-2-One Bar. Ticket information at holdmyticket.com.
Six-time Grammy award winner Flaco Jimenez and Conjunto Los Pinkys will play together for the annual Blue Christmas Tex-Mex Dance Party at Antone’s. Monday, Dec. 25. Doors at 7 p.m. Show at 8 p.m. antonesnightclub.com.
“La ultima parranda del año:” La Frenetika Vallenato, Cumbia y Gozadera will be performing at the Whip In on Saturday, Dec. 9 from 9 p.m.-midnight. No cover. whipin.com.
Pre-New Year’s dance with AJ Castillo, Ruben Ramos and The Mexican Revolution, as well as Live In The Mixx Jesse The Jammer Jesse Cruz. Saturday, Dec. 30 at Cuauhtemoc Hall in San Marcos (7 p.m.-1 a.m.). Contact 512-787-2489 or 512-787-7523.