Part three of our build up to Xemumba Festival features local Austin band Los Bad Apples. Los Bad Apples plays a high-energy fusion of Hip Hop with Reggaeton, Cumbia, Flamenco, Samba & Salsa. Band members include the sweet songstress, Anita Benner, critically acclaimed MC Zeale who was a finalist in the World Rap Championships of 2007, as well as former members of Kumbia Kings, Menudo & Grupo Fantasma. Los Bad Apples will take stage on the Friday evening of Xemumba. Don’t forget to read our original post on Xemumba or check out a few Los Bad Apples songs from the band’s myspace page.
Austin Town Hall recently sat down with Matt Pace of Oxford Collapse before their Wednesday night show at Mohawk. Matt tells us about the band’s unique name, the state of music in NYC and what the band eats on the road. Full interview and pictures from the show after the jump
This week we spotlight Austin band Mariachi Revolución as part of our Xemumba festival features. Mariachi is another Xemumba alum performing on both nights of the latin music festival. The band specializes in collaborations with acts like Grupo Fantasma and Ocote Soul Sounds. Have a listen to the song “Levantate” below featuring the sure to be crowd favorite Mariachi Revolución. Don’t forget to get those tickets before they sell out.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/02-levantate.mp3]
Download: Mariachi Revolución – Levantate [MP3]
Austin Town Hall caught up with Matt Pryor before his solo show at Stubb’s on Saturday night to talk about The Get Up Kids, Reggie and the Full Effect, family and the current state of music. Interview after the jump.
Matt Pryor has evolved quite a bit to get to where he is now. Would you have believed me 10 years ago if I told you he’d be playing shows armed only with an acoustic guitar? Most of the vagrant punk followers would accuse you of mistaken identity and slap you around a bit. Believe it or not you old Get Up Kids die hards, that’s what Matt Pryor is all about nowadays. He went to being a pioneer in the pop-punk world to now being an extremely solid singer song writer who still inspires the young and old.
Show review and pictures after the jump
For those of you lucky enough to have tickets to tonights SOLD OUT MMJ show at Stubb’s, here is a little taste of what’s to come via ATH’s Dallas TX correspondent.
The band played the Palladium Theater in south Dallas Saturday night to a packed and enthusiastic crowd. This venue is similar to Austin Music Hall in size and presentation, but even with a line stretching around the block waiting on the doors, there were tickets still available (for a time) at the box office.
Show review and pictures after the jump
Wednesday night Austin Town Hall was blessed to catch a very intimate show at The Mohawk featuring Seattle’s The Dutchess and the Duke. Due to recent highlights of their debut album, we expected to find more people in attendance at the show, but luckily, the small crowd played into the overall experience. (Show review and pics after the jump)
Each week, we here at Austin Town Hall will be featuring one of the many great artists playing the late September Xemumba Latin Music Festival. This week, we cast the spotlight on Academicos da Opera. Academicos, a return act from last years Xemumba festival, are a group of about two or three dozen performers who will bring the pulse of Brazil, Samba, to Xemumba. The group will be playing that Brazilian Samba both nights at the Festival. Be sure to read our original post about Xemumba and buy your tickets. You can also check out an excerpt of that famous Samba music below which should get you jacked up for the show.[audio:http://austintownhall.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/08/academicos-da-opera-samba_clip.mp3]
Download: Academicos Da Opera – Samba Clip [MP3]
Our friends at Bemba Entertainment have finalized the lineup and are now selling passes to the second annual Xemumba festival going down at The Mohawk in Austin. If you weren’t in attendance last year, the event highlights the best artists currently tearing things up in Latin and South America (artist list can be seen on the fancy flier). This year, Xemumba has been expanded to a two day event on Sep. 12th and 13th with two day passes a mere $30 & single day passes $20. Don’t fret if you’re one of those people holding down a nine to fiver, doors for the festival don’t open on Friday until 5pm! You can also help promote this sure to be stellar event by adding Xemumba as a friend on facebook or myspace & liking the event on do512. Purchase your tickets now! Be on the lookout for exclusive mp3s, photos, and bios of artists performing at this year’s festival. Contact Brandon with Bemba Entertainment if your interested in street teaming it.