To Do Música - El Tule Day in Austin —
July 22, 2018

To Do Música – El Tule Day in Austin

By Liz Lopez

Cecilia + the Broken Hearts
Cecilia + the Broken Hearts

BROWN SOUND NEWS

El Tule
Celebrate El Tule Day April 26th

Mayor Steve Adler and The City of Austin proclaimed April 26, 2018 as El Tule Day in Austin. To enjoy their great musicianship, make plans to listen to them at the Festival De Cumbia En La Capital 2018, now in its fifth year, on May 19. The festival showcases Austin’s diverse version of all things Cumbia with two stages of bands, DJs, Las Ofrendas Market and visual artists. On the schedule is El Tule (ATX); DJ Guatemala (GT); Plan Sonidero (MX); La Frenetika (CO); Organizacion Kumbiambera (MTY, MX); Volcan (SA); Parranderos De La Kumbia (MTY, MX) and DJ Put A Fyah (VE). Barracuda, 611 E. 7th St. $10 entry at door (no pre-sale tickets necessary), but check for updates and specials on the Facebook event page.

Multi-talented Texas artist Patricia Vonne will release her seventh album, “Top of the Mountain,” on Bandolera Records on Friday, May 25. She is known around the world as a musician, songwriter, actress, and filmmaker, just to name a few. After her return from a European tour this month, the Austin album release show will be held on Saturday, May 26 at the Continental Club, 1315 South Congress Ave. Vonne takes the stage at 10 p.m. and Joe King Carrasco follows at midnight.

With the release of “Top of the Mountain,” Vonne reaches new heights in her musical career. Following on the heels of her acclaimed all-Spanish 2015 album “Viva Bandolera” (which made the Top Eight list in the Huffington Post), Vonne’s new effort incorporates all the multi-faceted components that define her unique musical persona: rock, folk, flamenco, bilingual Tex-Mex and Latin strands that, taken together, form a rich and colorful tapestry.

Patricia Vonne
Patricia Vonne

“I am very proud of this new work,” she said. “‘Top of the Mountain’ celebrates the defiant human spirit in the midst of adversity and the Higher Power that lights our path.”

The new album was produced, mixed and engineered by Rick Del Castillo and Michael Ramos, engineered by Joey Benjamin and mastered by Mark Hallman. The album features Vonne on lead vocals, acoustic guitar, castanets and electric guitar as well as several special guest musicians. These include Fort Worth sax virtuoso Johnny Reno; Grammy award winner Max Baca from Los TexManiacs on bajo sexto; Grammy award winners Joe Reyes and David Grissom; longtime performing and songwriting partner Robert LaRoche on guitar; and Scott Plunkett (of Chris Isaak’s band) on keyboard.

The defiant, stand-your-ground title track, “Top of the Mountain,” sets a declamatory tone as the rest of the album winds a sinuous path through the border radio groove of “Lil’ Lobo;” the careening rocker “Graceland Trip;” a flamenco-flavored tribute to Vonne’s mother, “Madre de Perla;” the spaghetti western soundtrack “Western Blood;” and much more. The album track listing also features “Citadel,” “City is Alive,” “Illuminaria,” “Tidal Wave,” “Canción de la Boda (Wedding Song),” “Lekker Ding (Sweet Thing)” and “God’s Hands.” Featuring co-writes with Joe “King” Carrasco, Alejandro Escovedo, Willie Nile, Steven Medina Hufsteter of the Cruzados and longtime performing and songwriting partner Robert LaRoche, Vonne explored new aspects of her multi-cultural creativity.

For ticket information, upcoming tour dates, videos and more, visit patriciavonne.com.

Oscar Ornelas has posted up all of his shows through June on his Facebook page. He has some new music available that is produced by Austin Music Industry Awards’ Producer of the Year Adrian Quesada. Ornelas states on his page, “Download my music! Whatever you pay goes towards recording new music! Thank you!” More at oscarornelas.com.

Mayor Steve Adler and The City of Austin proclaimed April 26, 2018 as El Tule Day in Austin. To enjoy their great musicianship, make plans to listen to them at the Festival De Cumbia En La Capital 2018, now in its fifth year, on May 19. The festival showcases Austin’s diverse version of all things Cumbia with two stages of bands, DJs, Las Ofrendas Market and visual artists. On the schedule is El Tule (ATX); DJ Guatemala (GT); Plan Sonidero (MX); La Frenetika (CO); Organizacion Kumbiambera (MTY, MX); Volcan (SA); Parranderos De La Kumbia (MTY, MX) and DJ Put A Fyah (VE). Barracuda, 611 E. 7th St. $10 entry at door (no pre-sale tickets necessary), but check for updates and specials on the Facebook event page.

Join Tequila Rock Revolution as they celebrate Cinco De Mayo and the release of their first single. Austin’s original rockeros Boca Abajo will be joining the fiesta as well. Saturday, May 5 Tequila Rock Revolution is on at 10:30 p.m. followed by Boca Abajo at midnight. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste 600 Tickets available at holdmyticket.com.

 

RECOMMENDED SHOWS

Metalachi, the world’s first and only heavy metal mariachi band, will be performing with Money Chicha at the historic Scoot Inn, 1308 E 4th St., on Thursday, May 10. Doors at 6:30 p.m. All ages show with GA tickets available ticketweb.com.

Cecilia and the Broken Hearts will have a two set show Saturday, May 12 from 9:30 p.m. – 12:30 a.m. Estrella De Leon on vocals; Jay Bernal on vocals; Melanie Morgan on accordion; Mincho Jacob on bass; Fabian Rincon on drums; Joseph Loney on percussion; Joe Rocha on guitar. Las Perlas Austin, 405 E 7th St.

Heard Presents: Red Sun Rising with Rival Waves on Saturday, May 26. Doors 8 p.m. at the Parish, 214 E 6th St. Ste C. Tickets at bit.ly/RedSunRisingATX. Music by Red Sun Rising and Rival Waves.

Join the celebration of music, dance and art for Cinco de Mayo on Saturday, May 5 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Performances include Trajes Típicos de Latinoamérica at 11 a.m.; Ballet Folklorico Highland Park Elementary at 11:20 a.m.; Mariachi (LAPP) at 11:30 a.m.; Ballet Folklorico (LAPP) at noon; Teatro (LAPP) at 12:10; Plow Boyz (Special Performing Artists) at 12:30 p.m. The event will be at Southwest Key Programs Centro de Familia, 6002 Jain Ln. For more information, contact Melissa Villarreall at mvillarreal@swkey.org.

Cinco de Mayo and the Kentucky Derby is near and the Parlor & Yard Day Party is hosting a party with a live mariachi band, DJ Mahealani7, piñatas, taco specials and more! Saturday, May 5 at 2 – 7 p.m. Parlor & Yard, 601 W 6th St.

Customer Appreciation Day – The 13th annual Link Wray tribute will be held with a cavalcade of guitarists including Denny Freeman, Eve Monsees, Mike Vernon, Rosie Flores, Thierry LeCoz, Homer Henderson, and Rick Broussard. Don Leady and Teisco Del Rey will close things out before 13 guitarists play “Rumble.” Don’t miss it on Tuesday, May 8. Doors at 9 p.m. Free at Antone’s, 305 E. 5th St.

Del Castillo is a cross-cultural power in music. Their original sound blends, rock, Latin, blues, and world music. Celebrate Cinco De Mayo with the internationally known band on Saturday, May 5. Doors at 7 p.m., show at 8 p.m. GA Tickets are available at ticketfly.com.

Celebrate “Cuatro de mayo” with two energetic bands – Bombasta and Los Skarnales. South Texas “barrio-big-band” Bombasta blends horn-driven cumbia rhythms with politically-charged, cerebral flows into an infectious, borderless, Spanglish dance-party for the 21st century. The energy of their spirited live shows vibrantly redefines protest music with inspired, unencumbered compositions, revealing honest, resistance themed vocals that ring true, now more than ever.

Los Skarnales celebrated their 20th anniversary in 2014 with the release of “Vatos Rudos Forever,” a collection of 34 songs spanning the band’s beginnings to the current line-up, demonstrating the band’s diverse sounds. Recently, the band released a new EP entitled “Another Day, Another Borrachera” on Smelvis Records. Once again, the Vatos Rudos from Texas are at it again, mixing global roots music with their Chicano style showing off their Pachuco Boogie sounds. Friday May 4. Doors at 9 p.m., show at 10 p.m. Tickets $12 – $15 available at ticketfly.com. Antone’s, 305 E. 5th St.

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