To Do Música - Como Las Movies —
August 12, 2020

To Do Música – Como Las Movies

By Liz Lopez

Como Las Movies


Como Las Movies is NuevoWave, indulging in volume, danceable beats, pop, electro-cumbia, good conversation and sweet dissonant sonic waves. Band Members are Nelson Valente, Greñas, Jeff “the Jaguar” and Rene Chavez. Como Las Movies will be having an EP Release party with 7-piece band Chief Perch as guest artists. The group is led by front lady and chief vocalist Ariel Herrera, who captivates audiences with her powerful and tasteful melodies. Guitarist/vocalist Mason Ables, drummer Nick Hamner, and bassist Aaron Lugo fill out a rhythm section that grooves with the best. Their trademark horn section is comprised of saxophonist/keyboardist Jacob Ruegg, trumpeter/percussionist/vocalist Logan Bartlett, and trombonist Brian Daniels. Chief Perch 9 p. m. and Como Las Movies 10:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 25 at the ABGB, 1305 W Oltorf St.

On Aug. 1, 1839, Austin’s first plots of land were auctioned off under what we now call the Auction Oaks in present-day Republic Square. This year, on the 179th anniversary of this occasion, celebrate the past, present, and future of our great city. The public is invited to celebrate the grand re-opening of Republic Square with a free all-day, family-friendly celebration with live music and entertainment. Mariachi Capital, Patricia Vonne, DJ Set by Chulita Vinyl Club, Wesley Bray and the Disciples of Joy, Interrobang, Los Coast and Night Drive. Austin’s Birthday Bash will be held Saturday, Aug. 4 from 9 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Gilbert Alba announced his Super City Band has new music available. The lastest single, “Quisiera Quitarme La Vida” is now available on iTunes and Amazon. Visit his Facebook page for information.

Timberos del Norte have a Thursday weekly residency at Spider House Ballroom. They will be bringing the deep, infectious grooves from Timba to Salsa for your dancing or listening pleasures for two full sets. Doors at 8 p.m. and music starts at 9 p.m. $5 for 21and over, and $8 for 18 and over.

El Tule will be performing at Stubb’s Austin Indoors on Saturday, Aug. 25 after the Badfish – Sublime Tribute show. Tickets $6 or free with wristband to Badfish. Saturday, Aug. 25 10:30 p.m. – 1:30 a.m. 801 Red River St.

Mauricio Callejas

Mauricio Callejas has a new song “Te Volveré a Creer” and he performed it recently at the Alianza Cultural monthly gathering last month. For more information, visit his Facebook page.


Gina Chavez will have an EP release party and be performing at Antone’s on Saturday, Sep. 15, 7-10 p.m. For more information, visit Gina Chavez music Facebook page and website.

Join the Austin Chronicle and Central Texas Food Bank for the 28th Annual Austin Chronicle Hot Sauce Festival on Sunday, Aug. 26. Sample hundreds of Central Texas’ hottest salsas, dine on local foods, have a cold beverage, and enjoy live music. On the bill is music by five-time Grammy winner Little Joe y La Familia, El Tule, Altamesa, Big Wy’s Brass Band, and Chulita Vinyl Club. Admission is free with a $5 cash donation to the Central Texas Food Bank, or three nonperishable food items. Volunteer opportunities and more information at

Luz Elena Valenzuela is a recent graduate of Southwestern University, holds a bachelors degree in Fine Arts, musical performance opera, with plans to attend graduate school in the near future. Aside from English, she sings in several languages, including Spanish, Italian, German, and French. Visit her YouTube channel, luzamora, to learn more about this versatile singer. She’ll be performing  in Scotland as part of the Don Juan Project musical theater at the Fringe Festival in the month of August.


Oscar Ornelas

Oscar Ornelas is a blues and jazz musician from Austin and has several shows scheduled for this month. The multi-instrumentalist from San Angelo has been performing for over 20 years. Catch him Wednesday, Aug. 1 with the Big O Trio at 9:30 p.m. at Speakeasy, 412 Congress Ave; Wednesday, Aug. 8 from 8 – 11 p.m. at The Skylark Lounge, 2039 Airport Blvd.; Saturday, Aug. 11 at 8  – 9:30 p.m., celebrating his wife’s birthday with a super special show also at The Skylark Lounge. Learn more at

Austin-based AJ Castillo and his band will be performing along with Marcos Orozco and Conjunto Romo on Friday, Aug. 3. Cuauhtemoc Hall 1, 100 Patton St. in San Marcos, TX. For more information, visit the artists’ Facebook pages.

Johnny Gonzales “Johnny G” plays every Friday at 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. at Little Mexico Restaurant, 2304 South First (on the Patio). Free shows August 3 – 31. For more information, visit his Facebook page.

The Jonas Alvarez Band has several performances this month: Friday, Aug. 3 at Table 620 in Lakeway, 6-8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 11 at Guero’s, 6:30 – 9:30 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 17 at Central Market Westgate, 6:30 – 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 19 Table 620 in Lakeway, 11a.m. – 2 p.m.; and Friday, Aug. 24 at Central Market North, 6:30 – 9 p.m.

The Austin Latin All Stars consist of Austin’s premier group of musicians from all over the Latin diasporas whose special talents and musical abilities come together to produce a sound that can transport you to a place of passion, rhythm and fun. Members are Isaac Paña (trumpet), Lucas Quintana (Piano) George Walker (Bass), Juan “Lazaro” Sarria (Conga), Alexey Montero (Timbal) and Luis Angel Ibañez (Vocal). Friday, Aug. 10. Intro Salsa Class 9:15 p.m.; live music 10 p.m. $10 for live music only and $15 with Salsa class. Patrons are welcome to take their own beverages. Esquina Tango, 209 Pedernales St.


La Frenetika

La Frenetika plays Colombian cumbia and vallenato, including Son, Paseo, Merengue, Puya, Guapacha and Rumba. Their rich cultural background is reflected in the diversity of rhythms they play sharing the joy of dance with everyone. Members are Andres Junca (Voz – Guitarra – Piano – Gaita); Sahabel Porto (Voz – Coros); Hugo Leija (Guacharaca); Javier “Pancho” Villarreal (Caja); Andres “El Parce” Acevedo (Bajo); Johnatan Jimenez “El Papa de Kaleth” (Timbales); Jose Costilla “Junior” (Congas); Cesar Osorio (Guitarra); Santos Cosme (Acordeon – Teclados). Saturday, Aug. 18, 9 p.m. to 1a.m. More info at

¡Pachanga! Enjoy a party and dance along to salsa, merengue, and cumbia selections from the Latin music CD collection available at the library. The public event is hosted by the Austin Central Library on Friday, Aug. 31 from 6 – 8 p.m. 710 W. Cesar Chavez St.


Austin-based musicians will be heading to the “Fiesta en la Playa” Music Festival, so save the date for September 1. J R Gomez and Conjunto Bandits, Devin Banda, and Agustin Ramirez are among the Austin area musicians headed to Rockport, Texas.

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