Cultura en Austin readers, download Chicano Batman’s “She Lives on My Block” for FREE here.
Chicano Batman, a bilingual quartet, draws influences from 1960s Brazilian tropicália music, psychedelic rock and old-school Latin soul. It’s a nod to the past, but with a fresh take for a new generation of listeners. The LA-based band is performing on Saturday at Sahara Lounge (1413 Webberville Road) at 10 p.m.
We had a chance to chat with vocalist and guitarist Bardo Martinez about the music and awesome band name. Here’s what he had to say: shar.es/1mAE6t
Jarabe de Palo
It’s a great weekend for Latin grooves in Austin. Over at the Flamingo Cantina on Sixth Street, tickets for the Jarabe de Palo Saturday night show were so popular that it’s now sold out. A second show has been added starting at 5 p.m. Buy your tickets here. Spain’s Jarabe de Palo, which has nine studio albums under its belt, has been a major force in the alternative rock en español scene since the 1990s.