To Do Música - Women in Austin Music Fest —
July 2, 2020

To Do Música – Women in Austin Music Fest

By Liz Lopez

Artists from the 1st Women in Austin Music Fest


The 1st Women in Austin Music Fest presented by Yellow House Records and One 2 One Bar is an inspiring, eclectic, inclusive and fun night of music while empowering women in the music business and great live music in Austin. The festival will feature three well known bands from Austin featuring five accomplished women musicians, songwriters and singers and their male supporters. All together fifteen world class musicians on stage, connecting different communities by bringing together Jazz, R&B, Pop and Brazilian music. Jitterbug Vipers (6:30-7:30 p.m.); Candace Bellamy (7:45-8:45 p.m.); Paula Maya ( 9-10 p.m.). Thursday, Oct. 11 at One-2-One Bar, 1509 S Lamar Blvd, Ste 600. Advance tickets available online.

Alejandro Escovedo released new music recently and “The Crossing” is now available on Yep Roc Records. Alejandro is currently on tour. For dates, cities and venues, visit

Devin Banda has a new “Unstoppable Reality vlog.” Episode #1 filmed in Rockport, Texas and is now available on YouTube.

Every Monday HueRTa CuLTuRe plays its crazy Latin-infused South Austin dance party to the Whip In. The venue is a staple of old Austin culture– independent and locally-owned since 1986. HueRTaCuLTuRe plays dance music for parties mixing cumbia, ska, reggae, hip-hop, blues, rock, and Balkan influences to create its sound. It is an early show from 8-10 p.m. No cover and free parking.


Mark your calendars for the 8th Annual “Tejano Idol” finale musical showcase, created and hosted by the Austin Tejano Music Coalition. Show your support and catch a glimpse of the future voices of Tejano Music. The top finalists will showcase their talent in front of celebrity judges, with Shelly Lares as emcee and a room full of Tejano music fans. There will be a special performance by the 2017 Tejano Idol, Molly Ferguson Rodriguez, and the amazing Texas Soul Beats. Sunday, Oct. 7 at OK CORRAL, 629 W. Ben White Blvd. Doors open at 2 p.m. For details and more information about cover charge, contact Aggie Saldana Sanchez,

“El Disco Es Cultura: Performing and Preserving Cultural Identity Through Musical Archives” is the title of the panel and performance that will be on Thursday, Oct. 18 from 6 – 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Chulita Vinyl Club performers and scholars Ana Cecilia Calle, Erin Gentry and Xochi Solis, and Texas State graduate student Evaliza Fuentes gather to discuss musical histories and collections as the framework for preserving and perpetuating cultural narratives, as well as the broader impact of archiving outside of the institution and how the methods of chronicling experiences and objects is attached to power. Preceding and following the panel discussion, join CVC Austin for a live set. While there is no music genre policy in CVC, you can expect anything from your favorite Tejano éxitos, Chicano soul-dies, and cumbia jammers to sixties girl-group tunes and disco and funk gems. The panel will occur in tandem and in collaboration with BossBabes ATX’s and Chulita Vinyl Club’s exhibition, VOLUME hosted by The Center for the Study of the Southwest and the Center for Texas Music History at Texas State University through Dec. 7, 2018. Learn more about the exhibit at

Austin and Austin area based music artists, AJ Castillo, Devin Banda, JR Gomez and many other Texas acts take the stage in the “Fall Classic – Conjunto vs Cumbia” in Gulf Greyhound Park, Corpus Christi. Gates at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov, 3.  .

Austin-based young artist Mia Garcia has released a single “Baila Mi Ritmo” and it’s available on all digital platforms. In September, Mia was on the Tejano Music Awards ballot for the “Best New Artist – Female” category and voting ended the same month. The news will be available soon as to who has made the Top 5 in this category and receive the award at the show Saturday, Nov. 17 at the San Antonio Events Center. For updates, visit

Wine Down Wednesday is a favorite happy hour for many! It is a night of food and wine pairings, giveaways, live music and more. And it’s all free! In partnership with Susan G. Komen Austin, you are encouraged to wear pink for breast cancer awareness month. Red and Rose drinks will be served and a  special limited edition glasses will be for sale. Wine Down Wednesday takes place at four different stations. Check-in area in front of Amy’s Ice Creams is where you receive your tasting wristband. Don’t forget to sign up for our grand prize too, check back later for details! Must be 21 and over to attend. Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 6 – 8 p.m. at The Arboretum, 10000 Research Blvd.

Patricia Vonne is featured in a Billboard Magazine interview for her new music video, “Top of the Mountain.” Read it here.


Join the Peligrosa crew Oct. 19, 10 p.m. – 2 a.m. at The North Door, to celebrate the next Discos Peligrosa release featuring Los Angeles’ Bianca Oblivion and Austin’s own Mamis. As co-founder of Los Angeles’ Club Aerobics—a label, DJ crew, and NTS Radio show—Bianca Oblivion is one of the most talented DJs the city has to offer. A near constant presence in clubs and warehouses, her sound plays with musical stylings across the house spectrum, East Coast club forms, UK bass, Caribbean anthems and Afro-Brazilian rhythms. Her mixes for Diplo & Friends, Beats1, NTS and international radio programs have showcased Oblivion’s talents behind the decks, while her edits and remixes have mixed together ballroom, baile funk, club, and dembow with remarkable ease.

Mamis is a four-piece psych surf punk rock band consisting of Naomi Caballero (lead vocals), Nicole Licea (bass), Lisa Hernandez (drums), and Ash Hicks (guitar). Formed in 2015, Mamis have been steadily garnering attention locally and nationally for their consciously thrilling song compositions and raucous high-spirited performances. Their bilingual lyrics (English and Spanish) heavily focus on empowering women and people of color, resisting oppression and opening a fearless dialogue. Mamis deliver their invigorating debut record, Espíritu, on Discos Peligrosa


Trio Musical performs weekly each Wednesday at DK Maria’s from 7-9 p.m. DK Maria’s Legendary Tex Mex, 1807 W. Slaughter Lane.

Southpark Meadows LIVE Concert Series will be featuring Joe King Carrasco on Saturday, Oct. 6 and Galleano on Saturday, Oct. 20, both at 7 p.m. at The Grove at Southpark Meadows Shopping Center.

Heard Presents: ¡Si, Se Puede! featuring El Dusty (Universal Records), Superfónicos, DJ Chorizo Funk (Peligrosa) and more. Heard Presents is teaming up with non-profit organizations and current political candidates in efforts to encourage the Austin community, especially minority communities, to get out the vote. All ages. Doors: 7 p.m.

Brownout presents: Brown Sabbath – Dia De Los Muertos with Henry + The Invisibles and Chulita Vinyl Club on Thursday, Nov. 1 at Mohawk Austin, 912 Red River St.

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