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 Regino Lopez 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. The band has had official appearances at SXSW, Dia De Los Toadies, the 2015 Latin BMI Awards, and National Public Radio. Notably, the band released their album 'El Valiente' at #7 on the Latin Billboard Top 100 charts.
Bang Data is like California itself - built on Latin traditions, but deeply hybrid in expression. This beloved SF Bay Area based band - led by singer/emcee Deuce Eclipse who’s well known by hip-hop fans as an accompanying voice to the legendary Zion I, and producer/instrumentalist Caipo who has become a sought out name producing & mixing in the San Francisco music scene and abroad - they spin cumbia, hip-hop and rock into a new language of sound for the people. The ensemble is releasing their third studio album LOCO this Fall. Most known for their song placement of the self-titled track “Bang Data” from their album La Sopa” on AMC’s hit TV Drama ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 4, Episode titled ‘Salud’. But since the 2016 release of the Quiero Creedence - a Latin tribute album to legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival - Bang Data has received a growing wave of attention, including from the legends CCR themselves! On stage, Bang Data take the songs to a whole other level when performing live. The energy and power of the bands thumping and contagious grooves pushes Deuce Eclipse singing and flow even further, including the occasional freestyle. Bang Data has performed with Chicano Batman, Calle 13, Bomba Estereo, Cafe Tacvba, Ozomatli, Nortec Collective, A Band Of Bitches, Enanitos Verdes, among others."
Pan-American rocker, born and raised in Brazil; Frederico also lived in Mexico and Argentina prior to setting roots in the "Live Music Capital of the World" Austin, Texas; his bands have been a constant presence amongst the best worldbeat groups from Austin (5X @ the ‘Best of Austin Chronicle Poll’). An ambassador of Pan American Soul music who has performed with artists such as Grupo Fantasma, Jair de Oliveira, Los Amigos Invisibles, Lee Scratch Perry, Cafe Tacvba, Damian Marley and many others. Festivals appearances include SXSW , Austin City Limits (ACL), Houston International Fest, Saturnalia 2018 & tours in Colombia, Mexico and the USA.
Formed in 2019, Austin-based trio Easy Compadre! brings together guitarist Tednoir Martinez (Sister Fuzz), keyboardist Oscar Botello (Sister Fuzz), and percussionist Juan Alfredo Rios Rodriguez aka Chido Machine (Como Las Movies). The latin-based World Beat Fusion group features smooth guitar-driven instrumentals accompanied by synthesizer sounds and percussion lead dance grooves. Gózalo!
Producer and DJ from Monterrey, Nuevo León, Hugo de León better known as "Nurrydog" brings his globalized urban sound to the dance floor. Member of the crew of Peligrosa as well as a veteran of his parties in Austin, Texas. Main part of the scene of perreo and global bass in Monterrey and Founder of Estudio 1070. Its sound can be explained as an eclectic mix between electronic and Latin genres that make everyone dance. He worked with the NBA in his NBA3X campaign with several theme songs and made the anthem of the MX / LA 2017 campaign