To Do Música - Patricia Vonne is on “Top of the Mountain" —
April 9, 2020

To Do Música – Patricia Vonne is on “Top of the Mountain”

By Liz Lopez

Patricia Vonne by Mark Guerra


Patricia Vonne has announced that her seventh full-length album, “Top of the Mountain,” will be out on May 25 on Bandolera Records. Her Texas record release parties will be May 26 at the Continental Club in Austin, June 2 at Sam’s Burger Joint in San Antonio, and June 8 at the  Continental Club in Houston. For more information, visit


The Latin/Latino American Studies Center “El Centro” announced a “Save the Date” for April 28, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. as they prepare for the Annual Dia de la Familia event. If interested in being a vendor, sponsor or donating prizes for the raffle, call the Austin Community College office at 512-223-6251. More details on the event are pending at the ACC Riverside Campus.


The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center presents a celebration of women inspired by the first feminist of the New World, Sor Juana Ines De La Cruz with food, art, and performances Saturday, April 14 from 3 – 8 p.m. 600 River St.


SouthPop revisits Austin Aqua Fest with an exhibit through April 28. With humble beginnings as an effort by the Austin Admirals Club to bring awareness to local watershed and boost business in the summer months, it seems odd that Aqua Fest became one of the foremost displays of Austin’s weirdness. The exhibition will continue during regular hours, Thursday – Saturday, 1-6 p.m. Admission to the gallery during regular hours is free. 1516 B South Lamar (limited parking at SouthPop, so please park on Collier St.).



The Jonas Alvarez band has several shows this month. Sunday, April 15 at Cafe Mueller, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursday, April 19 Central Market North Lamar, 6:30 – 9 p.m.; Friday, April 20 Central Market Westgate, 6:30 – 9 p.m.; and Friday, April 27 the “Sunset Block Party,” Fritz Park in Hutto, 6 – 7:30 p.m.

Conjunto Los Pinky’s Tardeadas are back every last Sunday of the month from 3 – 6 p.m. Cover is $5. Sam’s Town Point, 2115 Allred Dr. For more information on all shows, visit the band’s Facebook page.

The monthly Thursday night dance party continues with The Oscar Ornelas Orquestra, featuring Ms. Mack. Thursday, April 19 at 9 p.m. The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Blvd.

Jose Pasco has been performing some solo shows from 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. at the Let Them Talk Bar inside the H Mart, 11301 Lakeline Blvd. For more information on his SoundCloud page.

Felix Pompa and Jorge de Armas will be performing as a duo (easy listening folk, Latin rock, Blues, Country) at the Let Them Talk Bar, inside the H Mart, 11301 Lakeline Blvd. For more information on their show and others to follow this month, visit each of the musicians’ Facebook pages.

Rancho Alegre Radio and Austin Vida’s Tejano-Conjunto Sunday Tardeada Series continues and this month Conjunto Puro Corazon is featured. Sunday, April 15 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the One-2-One Bar, 1509 S Lamar Blvd. $7 cover charge, children under 18 welcome with a parent, free parking. For more information visit the Rancho Alegre Radio website.

A Selena Tribute with Austin Latin Son de Rey returns to the Sahara Lounge. Son de Rey will be playing many of Selena’s top hits and more. 9:15 p.m. 8pmIbrahim and 12 midnight – Zoumountchi -African Night). Cover $8 at the door (includes free parking and African Buffet) Saturday, April 14 Doors at 8pm. 1413 Webberville Rd.

The first “Concerts for A Cause” for the 2018 season will be at Pinballz Kingdom’s Biergarten, (in Kyle) on Saturday, April 7 from 5 – 8 p.m. Bruce Fallgren will open followed by George Mercado Jr. For more information, visit the Facebook page “Concerts for A Cause for U.R Our Hope.”

The sixth annual Music on Main Music Series returns every Wednesday in April through May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. Scheduled bands are subject to change.

Ruben Ramos and the Revolution Band will be performing at the Come And Take It Live venue, 2015 E. Riverside Bldg. 4 on Friday, May 4 8 p.m. – 2 a.m. For more details on this show, visit

Tex-Mex Rock ‘n Roll returns to Austin! Piñata Protest will feature fresh songs from their newest album “Necio Nights” which expands on their innovative and unique musical adventures blending cumbia, huapango, and norteño with punk and rock ‘n roll. “Necio Nights” features several guests musicians from Brujeria, Voodoo Glow Skulls, Tim Time Bomb and Friends, Gogol Bordello, and The Beastie Boys.

Recently, the band has signed to the Spanish label Kasba and a Europe tour is planned for June 2018. Upcoming tours for 2018 also include shows with Flogging Molly, The Offspring, Deftones, The Vandals, Lagwagon, Lil Yachty, The Adolescents, The Virus, The Meat Puppets, Reagan Youth, GBH, and TSOL.

You can now stream the movie “Me Estas Matando Susana” starring the Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal on HBO Now. The movie features three Piñata Protest songs on the soundtrack.

Along with Piñata Protest will be Los Kurados, Hans Gruber and the Diehards and American Dischord. $10 Friday, April 13 Doors at 8 p.m. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E 6th St.

The Chris Castaneda Project performs an electric night of originals in the music capital of the world. Thursday, April 5 from 9:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. at the Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave. For more information on the band and their recent record release, visit

Yoli Romo will be celebrating a milestone birthday on April 6 and many of her friends will be performing that evening. So far it is Stevie D., Ray Ray, George Mercado Jr., Devin Banda, and more are joining in on the fun. The Railhouse in Kyle will host the early show from 7-9 p.m. (but who knows how long it will last.) Visit Yoli Romo’s Facebook page for details.

Groovin’ River invites you to their First Saturday Show, featuring Zoe Mullican, Wild Man Dave, Alice Evans, Norm Ballinger, Jorge de Armas… and maybe more. Saturday, April 7 at 7:27 p.m. – 9:39 p.m. at Patsy’s Café, 5001 E Ben White Blvd. Ticket and band information at

Come and Take It Productions presents Adelitas Way, Sons of Texas, Stone Broken, Taking Dawn and Black Heart Saints on Friday, April 13 . Come and Take It Live. Doors open at 7 p.m., $18 Advance / $20 Day of Show. Advance tickets can be purchased at ** This event is all ages, however, anyone under the age of 21 will be charged an additional ‘minor surcharge’ at the door. Sponsored by Come and Tour It, Hoeks Death Metal Pizza, Jessy Ann Huff Photography, No Control Radio, Ultimate Local Music Worldwide, Wilkinson Image & Design.

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