“Austin's Grupo Fantasma remains not only unique in the American music landscape, but uniquely Americano.” So opined this pub pre-pandemic on the occasion of the local Latin orchestra’s most recent long-player, American Music Vol. VII. The Grammy-winning nonet – Gilbert Elorreaga (trumpet), Kino Esparza (singer), Jose Galeano (timbales, vocals), Greg Gonzalez (bass), Mark “Speedy” Gonzales (trombone), Matt Holmes (congas), Josh Levy (baritone sax), Beto Martinez (guitar), and John Speice (drums) – combines here with the nucleus of the state capital’s new Colombian scene: Superfónicos’ thrilling psych Latinate. Homegrown label Trucha Soul (Como Las Movies) spins cumbias. Volume VIII for 2023? ¡Ojalé!
Sat., Dec. 31, 8pm