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Sunday, May 2, 2010
(5/4/10) Cuatro De Mayo at Momo's
Before this Tuesday's Cinco de Mayo partying begins, there's a pretty damn good show happening at Momo's on Tuesday you need to catch. Two of Austin's best young bands, La Guerrilla and Este Vato, will be performing for a special edition of their regular World Music Nights. Both bands released their debut CDs this year and are great party bands. La Guerrilla is a ska influenced, South American style band that includes percussion, violin, guitars and even a megaphone at times. They were someone I have been impressed with ever since I first saw them last year. Other bloggers who don't usually cover Latin Music are even taking notice.If you haven't seen them before, they take the stage at 10:00pm. Check them out here when I caught them at Mohawk last year.
The other band I wanted to spotlight for this Tuesday's upcoming performance is Este Vato, that's Spanish slang for "this dude" in case you were wondering. These are also still a very new band in terms of how long they have been on the Austin scene, but are getting better as time goes on. They are a cool Latino fusion band that incorporates rock, hip hop, cumbia and turn tables. I can't say enough about Este Vato. They brought a fresh, needed sound when they came on in late 2008 and I hope they keep it up for a while. Check them out here live from Red 7. If you dig what you hear, they go on at 11:30pm Tuesday night. Oh, they also play Wednesday night at Beauty Bar.
Everything gets started Tuesday at 8:00pm with singer songwriter Mauricio Callejas. There is a $5 cover, $3 with a student ID. 18+ are welcome. Momo's is a good spot, especially on a nice night when they have the back patio open. Momo's is located at 618 W. 6th street above Katz's Deli. You should definitely try and make it out.
Ian is a graduate of Round Rock High School and attended St Edward’s University in Austin, Texas. In 2008 he joined the team at Double Stereo (formerly CD Fuse) as their Blog editor where he reviewed concerts, albums, and did interviews for the popular music site.In January 2009, he became the Editor in Chief for Austin Vida. In 2010, with the help of some of his most talented friends, he launched Red River Noise. "Ian's Music Blog" is also one of the few blogs selected to be a Do512 All-Star.
On any given night of the week he can be found in downtown Austin on 6th Street and the Red River live music district.