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December 2, 2021

Cumbia Ninja

By: Laurie Gallardo

You need to understand that this is not your mama’s cumbia. Not by a long shot. Es diferente pero lo mismo…pero no lo es. ¿Entiendes?

Houston-based duo Gio Chamba, featuring guitarist and vocalist Giovanny Alejandro and percussionist Coffeeleaf, honor and celebrate the tradition, but with this spectacularly unique and over-the-top energy that always hits the crowds like an explosion. Cumbia is at the heart of their electrifying sound, but layered with multiple cultural and musical influences that makes it pulsate: Electronic, rap, Houston hip-hop, and something undeniably punk. (Actually, there is something so punk rock about the way Coffeeleaf beats those congas, like…damn.)

Gio Chamba will be in Austin for a show tomorrow night, Friday Dec. 3, at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, 8504 S. Congress Ave. Tiarra Girls and Los Alcos round out the bill perfectly. Doors open at 8 p.m., and the music starts at 9 p.m. And don’t be shy. Dance your butt off.


October 30, 2023


Genesis Owusu returns to Austin to perform tomorrow night at Empire Garage.


October 28, 2023

LEVITATION: Saturday and Sunday

AMM picks for LEVITATION weekend, including Amyl & The Sniffers, Durand Jones, Altin Gün and more.


October 27, 2023

LEVITATION: Friday & Saturday

The AMM’s LEVITATION 2023 picks for Fri/Sat, including Alan Palomo, Allah-Las, Queen Serene and more.


October 26, 2023

So Very Curious, Indeed

A Curious Mix of People book launch reunion show, Saturday at The Parlor on Guadalupe.


October 25, 2023

Friday at Radio East

Black Live Music Fund & Radio East present a DAWA benefit with Latasha Lee and Blakchyl.


October 24, 2023

The Returner

Allison Russell brings The Returner Tour to 3Ten tomorrow night.


October 23, 2023

Haunt Me and Dark Shadows

Cover your neck. Or don’t. It’s the Goth Gala tonight at Sagebrush, with Haunt Me, and a screening of the original ‘House of Dark Shadows.’


October 21, 2023

Bienvenido al Laboratorio

Carrie Rodriguez’ LABORATORIO at Stateside on Sunday, with Angélica Garcia & Cat Cardenas.