Mexican rock giants, Molotov, will perform on Dec. 20 at the Mohawk in Austin as part of its Agua Maldita Navidad Tour. The Latin Grammy winning band with a career that spans almost two decades has been on tour this month in support of its latest album “Agua Maldita.” Their last stop on the tour ends in Dallas on Dec. 21.
Mexico City’s Molotov rose to fame in the mid-1990s with its edgy blend of punk rock and hip hop with risqué lyrics that often got them banned from the airwaves. During a time when rock en español was on the rise, Molotov differentiated themselves by incorporating bilingual rap rhymes and shaking up the status quo. The band’s debut album title “¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas?” poked fun at the popular rock group Maná, setting the tone for a fiery career.
Several of Molotov’s songs such as “Gimme Tha Power” and “Frijolero” served as anthems for a new generation of bicultural rock listeners.
In Molotov’s latest album, which recently received the 2014 Latin Grammy Award for Best Rock Album, the single “La Raza” features DMC from iconic hip-hop group RUN-DMC. Tickets for the Austin show, which is presented by Transmission Events and Pachanga Fest, can be purchased online for $30 (plus processing fees) or at the event for $35 (plus processing fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.