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May 11, 2022

Orquesta Akokán at Antone’s

By: Laurie Gallardo

Photography by Adrien H. Tillman.

Es la banda gigante, in every sense of the word. Recent KUTX Studio 1A guests Orquesta Akokán released 16 Rayos last year on Daptone Records, the sensational follow-up to their Grammy-nominated 2018 self-titled debut. These talented musicians from Havana and New York, numbering 12 in all (a cozy Studio 1A fit) and led by Cuban vocalist José “Pepito” Gómez, bring an extra fire to the big band stylings of the 1940’s and ’50s.

And now, they’re on another world-wide tour, which includes a show in Austin tonight, Wednesday May 11, at Antone’s, with Austin’s own Money Chicha opening. Doors at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8 p.m.


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.