Carrie Rodriguez - To Do Música —
July 2, 2020

Carrie Rodriguez – To Do Música

By Liz Lopez

Carrie Rodriguez
See Carrie Rodriguez this month at the Cactus Cafe


Singer-songwriter/violinist Carrie Rodriguez and Grammy award winning multi-instrumentalist/producer Michael Ramos are inviting you into their own musical Laboratorio. With the help of Grammy Award winning bassist/producer Roscoe Beck and drummer Rafael Bernardo Gayol (who made up the acclaimed rhythm section of Leonard Cohen’s touring band for many years), and guitar virtuoso David Pulkingham, they’ll be pushing the boundaries of Latin music, creating culturally blended music for a culturally blended world, with a different special guest each month. Wednesday, June 6 Laboratorio featuring Miles Zuniga of Fastball at 8 – 11 p.m. Cactus Café, 2247 Guadalupe St. Tickets at

Mobley is celebrating the release of his new record “Fresh Lies, Vol. I” with a Homegrown Live show. Alesia Lani and Mamahawk will open up the show. Mobley will be giving away the guitar he used to make the record at the show. To enter the giveaway, buy advance tickets through Doors at 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 2 at Mohawk, 912 Red River St.

The Puerto Rican Cultural Center is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance in Austin at Celebrando 2018 – Festival de Salsa y Bomba de Loiza. Live music by Raul Ayala and Marcos Penaloza Pica of Los Hermanos Ayala and Orquesta Trabuko and performances by Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance and Guayili de Boriken (Killeen) and PRFDance students. Doors 6 p.m., show 6:30 p.m. Saturday, June 9 at The Ballroom at JCC Austin, 7300 Hart Ln.

Esquina Tango offers weekly classes on Salsa, Argentine Tango, Samba, Rumba and more. No partner, experience or pre-registration needed and there are discounts for students, seniors, neighbors and members. Weekday classes begin at 5:30 p.m. and Saturday at 10:30 a.m. 209 Pedernales St.

The WEPA Cumbia Roots Festival returns after a new tradition was started in 2017. The aim is to facilitate an international platform to the elders and youth of the different Colombian traditions tied to Cumbia. This year’s lineup: Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto ft. Yeison Landero; Trapiche de Colomboy; Fabuloso Sexteto Caracha; La Rueda de Madrid; Son de la Provincia; Superfónicos; and Kiko Villamizar. Saturday, June 9 at 2 p.m. (doors) – 11:30 p.m. Kenny Dorham’s Backyard – Diverse Arts, 1106 E. 11th St. For more information, visit Wepa Festival on Facebook or

Fairbanks and the Lonesome Light

Fairbanks & the Lonesome Light are Erik Flores and Amelia Rose Logan, writing songs dressed in two-part harmony with the kind of spark that could light your day…or your cigarette. The band is a backyard duo that grew into a sweeping five-piece outfit with musical temperaments veering between Indie Rock and Classic Americana. Guitars, mandolin, drums, bass and pedal steel create the space where their stories play out. They are playing local shows at Stay Gold and Sam’s Town Point, but follow them on Facebook to catch their upcoming shows this month.



Flamingo Cantina presents Cecilia + The Broken Hearts (9:30 p.m.); Ex Romantika (10:45 p.m.) and Chief Perch (12 a.m.) in concert. Enjoy these three amazing bands as they bring you a mixture of Cumbia, Afro, Funk, and R&B inspired music. Get ready to move to the groove!  $10 at the door (no pre-sale tickets). Friday, June 1. Doors open at 9 p.m. Flamingo Cantina, 515 E. 6th St.

Galeano Band has a residency at Antone’s (305 E. 5th St.), every Tuesday in June. Come on out and dance starting at 9:30 p.m. No Cover.

Pedro’s Place presents La Moña Loca Wednesdays in June. Joined by DJ Jose Santoyo, they will keep the dance floor moving until 2 a.m. Doors at 9 p.m. and cover is $8. One-2-One Bar, 1509 S. Lamar Blvd. Ste 600.

The Austin Traditional Jazz Society (ATJS) presents their final performance for the year with their All-Star Jazz Band. The band is made up of some of the most talented musicians of the season, featuring Ben Saffer (clarinet); Larmon Maddox (cornet); Kris Vargas (cornet); Dave Stoddard (trombone); Mark Hess (piano); Bobby Black (banjo); Bill Troiano (tuba); Ed Torres  (drums). Admission is free for ATJS members and $5 for Austin Swing Syndicate and Austin Jazz Society members. $10 General Admission, $5 Students with ID.

Party for Chica Power is the follow up to last year’s Latinitas’ anniversary Quinceañera, and will be an evening of signature cocktails, dinner, music from the Chulita Vinyl Club DJ collective and a kermés-themed celebration. Latinitas will present its 1st Chica Power Award, sponsored by Bumble, to a Latinitas’ alum who is applying a “super chica power” she gained through Latinitas media and technology education programs in her everyday life. Saturday, June 16 at 6:30 – 10:30 p.m. Austin Central Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.

Groovin’ River is a cross-genre music performance that bridges many types of Americana into one unique groovin’ sound. With Zoe Mullican, Wild Man Dave, Norm Ballinger, Jorge A. de Armas and, on saxophone, special guest Mike Stinnett. Saturday, June 2 at 7:17 – 9:31 p.m. Patsy’s Café, 5001 E. Ben White Blvd.

Sonideros Ecléticos is a showcase of musicians (Huerta Culture, Los Timberos del Norte, Como las Movies and Ex Romantica) that will provide a Latin-style dance party in the backyard. Take in some cultural sounds that you can’t help but dance to. Beer, Via 313 Pizza, and Cumbia is a great way to spend Saturday, June 16 from 3:30 p.m. – 12 a.m. at Craft Pride, 61 Rainey St.

Dúo Sentimiento Latino in concert, brought to you by Trajes Típicos de Latinoamérica, will be performing on June 3rd at Esquina Tango. Doors 2 p.m. and concert 3 p.m. GA $25 (no presale tickets); includes refreshments.

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Merideth is a music writer who has covered bands from her hometown in Colorado to London to Bangkok to Shanghai and finally back to Austin. Led Zeppelin changed her life. So did Dolly Parton. You can read her music reviews at

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