Yes, it’s happening. A Latin Alternative showcase at Auditorium Shores. The line-up features some widely known artists from Mexico all the way to South America. South by Southwest has announced that the legendary Café Tacvba will be headlining the Thursday, March 16, showcase. Presented by NPR, Molotov, known for their satirical and scathing rhymes, and the electro tango fusion collective Bajofondo will also be performing alongside the Tacubos.
As one of the leading bands to rise from the Rock en Español movement of the ‘90s, Café Tacvba continues to cause anticipation and excitement. After a five-year haitus, fans patiently waited to hear new music from the Tacubos. Their wait was finally over with “El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco,” released late last year. With more than 20 years into their career, the band remains as fresh as when they first started. Always mixing the most unexpected genres.
Sharing the stage with them will be Molotov, the alternative rap rock band from Mexico City known for their political and controversial lyrics. Formed in 1995, the four time Latin Grammy award-winning band mixes English and Spanish lyrics with heavy basslines and guitar riffs.
Joining the Mexican leading bands will be the Latin American collective Bajofondo. Formed in 2002 and led by two-time Academy Award Winner Gustavo Santaolalla, the project brings together Uruguayan and Argentinean musicians that mix the contemporary sounds of the regions including tango and electronica.
If this showcase is anything like the ones from the past, a long line awaits all those waiting for the gates to open at 4 p.m.
Admission to the March 16 showcase at Auditorium Shores is free and open to all ages.
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