Subrosa Union Is a Rocking Band

RECEIVED Sun., Aug. 10, 2008

Dear Editor,
    I was out bouncin' around town and dropped into Flamingo Cantina the other night, and I caught a local act by the name of Subrosa Union. They gave a high-energy performance with original sounds inspired and influenced by Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Marley, and Stevie Ray. The frontman, Mike Anaya, can play the hell outta the guitar, and the music they play keeps you rockin', or in their words, rasta rockin'! I bought a couple of their CDs, and in a literal sense they have many varied sounds reminiscent of surf and jam rock, with sporadic shots of reggae and a little Latin hip-hop mix. Nicely done, and hearing their story is another piece that is pretty cool too. They've been playing together since they were 14 in El Paso. I learned that these boys have a patriotic flair as well, spending more than eight weeks touring in the Middle East and Asia entertaining troops. Subrosa Union has a new fan and supporter, Austin-style. So if you are out and about, make sure you catch these hometown boys in their natural habitat … rasta rockin', on stage, playin' to live and livin' to play.
Anthony Michels
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