Jenny and The Mexicats
Jenny and the Mexicats, cuyo nombre es un guiño a la forma coloquial de llamar a los madrileños (gatos), uniéndola al origen de dos de sus músicos (Mexico), mezclan ritmos de jazz, rockabilly, folk, flamenco, reggae, son veracruzano, country o cumbia… lo que les imprime una personalidad única prácticamente inimitable. Sus temas saltan de uno a otro estilo con una naturalidad en apariencia imposible. Ahora te encuentras en la plaza de Garibaldi, ahora en un tablao flamenco, y de pronto, en una playa de Jamaica. Un viaje musical que nos demuestra que no hay fronteras cuando de música se trata. Tampoco hay etiquetas, ni prejuicios, ni tapujos.
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.
Punk rock like abuela used to make! Piñata Protest is an accordion powered Tex-Mex punk rock band from San Antonio, TX. Piñata Protest combines the lively sounds and traditional rhythms of the Mexican button accordion with the upbeat tempos and attitude of punk rock to produce a unique and wildly eclectic mix of aggressive yet melodic songs that are sung in both Spanish and English. Adding to their sonic performances that ignite crowds to mosh, skank, and twirl their dance partners around is their energetic and impassioned live show.
Piñata Protest was founded by the Mexican-born singer and accordionist Àlvaro Del Norte. The band includes Jose Morales on electric guitar and vocals, Richie Brown on electric bass and vocals, and Chris-Ruptive on drums and vocals.
For over ten years the quartet has maintained a busy schedule of performing and touring throughout the United States, Canada, and Mexico with a wide range of musical acts such as The Reverend Horton Heat, Mariachi El Bronx, Molotov, Guttermouth, Voodoo Glow Skills, Brujeria, The Toadies, Ramon Ayala, The Blasters, Authority Zero, Agent Orange, Molotov, Ozomatli, Mustard Plug, The Blasters, Wayne Hancock, and Girl In A Coma.
Founded in Dallas, TX in 2011, SuperSonic Lips have been nominated as “Best Latin Band” by the Dallas Observer four years in a row (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016). Currently, the band consists of founders Yaya Lion (vocals, synths) and Saulo Ramón (guitars, synths), as well as Jawdat Anguiano (drums) and Miguel Santana (bass).
They are known for their upbeat concerts and flexible sound, which has allowed them to perform with a wide range of artists from different genres (Ishi, Blue The Misfit, Sealion, Mayta, Nite, Crocodiles, AJ Davila, Ken South Rock).
In 2015, SuperSonic Lips released their debut EP, “Grey Space.” Recorded and produced by Jordan Richardson (Son of Stan), the EP has received numerous comparisons to the sounds of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Strokes, and The Kills. SuperSonic Lips recently took part in Ninkasi Brewing Company’s “Last Band Standing” program (also presented by Spune, Untapped Festival, and Do214) and emerged as winners of the competition; they earned free recording time at Ninkasi Studios in Oregon, as well as a spot in Untapped Festival 2016 alongside TV On The Radio and Gogol Bordello.
Closing set featuring
DJ Christy Ray