Four days of free shows this weekend stack some 120 ATX all-stars – including Sabrina Ellis, Dossey, Glasshealer, Jane Leo, J Soulja, Mama Duke, the Tiarras, etc. – across downtown venues: Barbarella, Cheer Up Charlies, Chess Club, Elysium, Empire, Flamingo Cantina, Mala Vida, Mohawk, Stubb’s, Swan Dive, Valhalla, Vaquero Taquero. The Chronicle
’s Black Angels/Black Pumas offshoot show
this Saturday at the 13th Floor sizzles too. Mercury-popping: Money Chicha electrifying Mohawk with cumbias and Latin psychedelia.: “I was born and raised in Laredo,” emails the group’s Grammy-winning sonic architect Beto Martinez. “I grew up in pretty much a constant scorcher. Laredo always seemed way hotter than anywhere else in Texas. Once as a kid, totally obsessed with break dancing and the breaking movies, I went outside in a hoodie in the middle of summer and tried to breakdance on the corner with a boombox. I remember my mom yelling that I was gonna die of heatstroke!”: Warm-up acts here certainly raise temps: Dallas, Texan Jason Bobadilla’s Latinx remix of trad Mexican revelry in Ariel & the Culture and San Antonian-by-way-of-Laredo masked alt-rapper Vermin the Villain.