F E A T U R I N G
Tex-Mex meets Honky Tonk, the accordion is joined by the steel guitar, and everyone wins! “Mama loves George Jones and daddy loves Freddy Fender”, says Dave Perez, accordionist for the band. With influences from all different styles of music, the audience might find it difficult to describe a live show. Most of them say, “I don’t know what to call it; I just know it’s GOOD!” The band calls it “Tex-Mex Honky Tonk”. A typical Tejas Brothers medley might start out as a jumpin’ tejano polka, hop into a steam-engine country train song, and then drop you off in a twisting blues rocker! If you are one of those people who has all but given up on the music of today, don’t worry… there are still some bands putting out the good stuff! If you come to a show, just make sure you can see the stage! -Holiday Bailey (San Angelo Live)
Bidi Bidi Banda
Bidi Bidi Banda is Austin’s first all-star Selena Tribute. Comprised of members of some of Austin’s premier Latin bands, Bidi Bidi Banda is the refried dream of Stephanie Bergara, a native Austinite who grew up listening to Tejano radio and singing in to a hair brush while wearing her mother’s red lipstick. The band’s interpretation of Selena’s greatest hits will leave you belting lyrics, doing the washing machine and reliving greatness of the Queen of Tejano Music.
With over 20 years in the Texas music scene, Los Skarnales was started in 1994. The band rose out of the ashes of local punk rock band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico and has shared the stage with such artists as Flaco Jimenez, Ozomatli, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Aggrolites, Maldita Vecindad, the Slackers, the Specials, Fishbone, Agent Orange and many more.
Los Skarnales celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014 with the release of “Vatos Rudos Forever”, a collection of 34 songs spanning the band’s beginnings to the current line-up, demonstrating the band’s diverse sounds.
Recently, the band released a new EP entitled “Another Day, Another Borrachera” on Smelvis Records. Once again, the Vatos Rudos from Texas are at it again, mixing global roots music with their Chicano style showing off their Pachuco Boogie sounds.
MAYTA is a natural and complicated relationship among brothers. Different perspectives, musical influences and projections blend into a sometimes-beautiful harmony and dramatic distorted effects. No fear of experimentation with sounds, grooves and emotions, the band is constantly evolving and developing their real sound.