On a lazy Sunday afternoon, nothing beats a cold beer and good Conjunto music. But where can you find the folkloric squeezebox-heavy music? Austin doesn’t have a full-time designated venue for this, so if there’s an Austin-area Conjunto band you like, it’s best to follow the band instead of the venue.
But for a regular Conjunto show, stop by for a Sunday tardeada (afternoon party) at the White Horse on Comal Street in East Austin. The show brings hipsters, longtime Conjunto fans and everyone in between together for a uniquely Austin experience.
If you’ve never checked out a live Conjunto music show, this is a good one to catch. The popular Sunday White Horse happy hours feature the music of veteran musicians Conjunto Los Pinkys, and start at 5 p.m.
Conjunto Los Pinkys is the subject of a PBS documentary called “Tardeadas,” which documents a week in the life of the band and shows how their music is helping bridge the gap between old East Austin and its new residents. “Tardeadas” is part of KLRU’s Arts in Context documentary series.
Chicano Batman joins Jack White Tour
Chicano Batman exudes coolness. The bilingual quartet draws influences from 1960s Brazilian tropicália music, psychedelic rock and old-school Latin soul. They performed in Austin at the Sahara Lounge in October, and now the LA-based band returns with the sold-out Jack White tour on Jan. 24 and 25.