Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Cilantro Boombox Album Release Party w/ DJ Chorizo Funk


*Cilantro Boombox


featuring touring and studio members of 
 Ocote Soul Sounds, Black Joe Lewis, Hard Proof Afrobeat

Fueled by a successful Kickstarter Campaign, Cilantro Boombox is releasing its self-titled debut album. The grassroots approach in the production of the album had members of the band and collaborators recording anywhere from apartments to hot storage rooms. But don't let that fool you, the album, produced by Félix Pacheco counts on collaborations from many talented and well known musicians in the Austin scene as well as artists like Frank Orrall Poi Dog Pondering and Thievery Corporation) and Grammy Award Winner, Adrian Quesada (Grupo Fantasma & Brownout) who lent his mixing talents. Cilantro Boombox's melting pot of sounds and influences shape a very original and dynamic collection of tracks. The album contains 11 songs that borrow from Latin and Venezuelan rhythms, rock, disco, funk, hip-hop and even second line jazz; all the while maintaining a common sound and electronic vibe that gives Cilantro Boombox its unique sound. From the socially charged lyrics in songs like “La Batalla” to light hearted ones and a few instrumental tracks, this record aims for one thing, "to make people dance". Poi Dog Pondering's Frank Orrall's distinctive voice surrounds the listener in the deeply grooving "All Around". The band has chosen the disco inspired "Last Call" as the first single of the album. In Cilantro Boombox's short life, the band, lead by Bassist/DJ/Producer, Félix Pacheco, has been able to position itself as strong up and coming act, playing shows with Nickodemus, Ursula 1000, Ocote Soul Sounds and Latin Grammy winner, Los Amigos Invisibles.

Download the first single of the album "Last Call"

Live during ESL Music Showcase - SXSW 2012

Opening Set by: 
*DJ Chorizo Funk

DJ Chorizo Funk Texas born and raised, DJ Chorizo Funk, is fast becoming one of the premiere sound selectors in the lone star state. His deep passion for music and technical skill behind the turntables guarantee a soulful experience on the dancefloor. He's able to seamlessly mix and connect the dots amongst a wide range of genres such as Afro-Latin, Afrobeat, Funk, Soul, Hip Hop, and more. 

1500 East 6th Street
Austin TX 78702

Doors at 9p
9p-12:30a | 21+ | $7 COVER

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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Strange Since 73' w/ Funk Ark (ESL Music/DC)


Featuring Live Performances by

*Funk Ark  

11:15p - 12:30a
(ESL Music/DC)
featuring touring and studio members of Thievery Corporation 

This DC-based band has toured nationally over the past year, sharing bills with Grammy winners Rebirth Brass Band and Grupo Fantasma, as well as Thievery Corporation, Trombone Shorty, Chuck Brown, Keller Williams, Giant Panda Guerilla Dub Squad, STS9, Santigold, and more. The Funk Ark reached #1 at college radio in markets on both coasts and enjoyed significant success at CMJ 200 and CMJ World, in addition to strong showings at KCRW, KALX, and NPR, plus coverage from Relix, Billboard, and major-market media coast to coast.

  10:00- 11:00p
 (Austin TX)

Before & After Live Sets: 
  (9p-10p & 12:30a-2a)

Live Art by 

Happy Bday Strange!

 900 Red River 
Austin TX 78702

9p-2am | 21+ | $10 COVER

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Sat 5/12 - After Pachanga Fiesta @ Frontier Bar

After Pachanga Fiesta! 

Featuring Live Performances by

*Los Bandidos Cosmicos
(DJ Manny & Claude9) 
(Austin TX)

*Huerta Culture 
 (Austin TX)

Opening DJ Set by:
*DJ Manny
 (Red Bull/DJ Dojo)

9 -10p complimentary Corona draft
11-12a complimentary Tequila shot
*while supplies last

2421 Webberville Rd @ 7th
Austin TX 78702

9p-2am | 21+ | FREE

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