El Combo Oscuro @midnight, Money Chicha @10:30pm – $15 cover at 10:00pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its offshoot funk outfit Brownout which performs a fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched and percussion-heavy style of music inspired by the sounds of Peru and Colombia in the 60s and 70s. This style of music, sometimes called “chicha” music, is known for its infectious Latin beat, its psychedelic, surf guitar pyrotechnics and its melodies influenced by the indigenous culture of the Andes mountains.
What happens when alumni of Austin’s Latin music scene institutions El Tule and Del Toros mix it up with a veteran bass player from the Big Easy? You get the completely original yet familiar sounds of Austin’s latest Latin musical force, El Combo Oscuro. The appeal is universal and 100% dancefloor ready. If these rhythms don’t get you moving, your nalgas are busted! This is music that speaks to the listener. The El Combo Oscuro sound truly brings something for everyone. They provide retro cumbia dance hall feels with a touch of psychedelia — a modern approach. Any self-respecting Sonidero could spin it all night and keep folks on the dance floor. There’s no doubt- this music sounds like Austin, Texas.