Saturday, May 15, 2010

Pacha Massive & Bomba Estereo perform at Austin record stores

Bomba Estereo live at Fader Fort during SXSW

Two great Nacional Records recording artists and Pachanga Fest performers will be making the most of their trip to Austin next weekend. Both Pacha Massive and Bomba Estereo will be performing at indie record stores here in Austin. It is a rare opportunity to see some of the world's best Latin Alternative artists in such an intimate atmosphere. I'd also like to add that I think it is very cool that indie record stores are being supported.

On Friday, Pacha Massive will performing at Waterloo Records at 5:00pm. They are a soulful, jazzy, funk collective fronted by DJ Nova. With lyrics in both English and Spanish, it is easy to hear why the group gained popularity in 2007 with their debut album, All Good Things. Their music video, "Don't Let Go" got regular airplay on MTV3 and was all over iTunes Latino at that time. In the summer of 2008, Pacha Massive performed at Antone's for a Pacifico (beer) event and it was a lot of fun. They were very approachable and laid back people. Now they are touring to support their second album, If You Want It.
Here's their debut music video for "Don't Let Go" that gave Pacha Massive their early and well deserved  buzz.

Bomba Estereo, the Pachanga Fest headliner, will pick their instruments and turn tables up again for a Sunday in-store performance at End Of An Ear in South Austin. I first saw this band at SXSW 2009 at the Colombian showcase at Speakeasy. They were really impressive, but it wasn't until I saw them at Antone's on St Patrick's Day that I was really blown away. They played with a full band and some serious energy as their set was longer than I remembered or expected. It seemed everyone else took notice of the Colombian natives for the first time this year at South By as they rocked the Fader Fort and every other show they played.

Catch Bomba Estereo at Pachanga Fest on Saturday night and see why my friends and I at Austin Vida are super excited to see them live again. As for End of an Ear on Sunday, they will be performing at 5:00pm. End of an Ear is located at 2209 South First Street. Get there early to get your last bit of this Bomba goodness right here:

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