Como las Movies

Toda Esta Musica

KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano
Sabrina Ellis and Nelson Valente of Como Las Movies.

Today’s AMM includes a shout out to our colleagues at UT’s student-run station KVRX 91.7. It’s important to note that “None of the hits, all of the time” includes lots of musical discovery at KVRX-hosted live shows, too. There’s one this week at Chess Club in honor of Hispanic/Latine Heritage Month, KVRX Presenta Un Show Hispano, putting the spotlight on Latine artists in Austin.

This is a sick line-up: Como Las Movies (featured on today’s AMM with the new track “La 6” including vocals by Sabrina Ellis), songwriter/vocalist Marylynn Alvarado, rock en Español/rock independente con Jabalí, and cosmic cumbia reggae provided by Roleros Cosmicos, plus a set by KVRX DJ Hierba Malita. It’s all going down tomorrow night, Thursday Oct. 19, at Chess Club on Red River. Doors at 6 p.m.


Como Las Movies: “La Tiendita” (feat. Finessa)

As is tradition here at KUTX, ACL tends to dominate our airwaves the first half of October. But overlapping across both fest coverage and Hispanic Heritage Month is our October 2022 Artist of the Month, Como Las Movies. With the exception of a two-year hiatus, the Spotify-curated, AMA-nominated Austin-based cumbia-indie-pop quartet has been spearheaded by asombroso songwriter Nelson Valente Aguilar for nearly a decade now.

You’ve heard the Studio 1A veterans‘ latest cut “Café” (co-produced and recorded by Beto Martinez) on our airwaves as a heavy rotator these past couple weeks. So ahead of CLM’s ACL appearance 12:45PM this Saturday on the Honda Stage, we’ve got a little something in store for ya courtesy of a collaboration with Finessa, “La Tiendita”.

Como Las Movies: “La Bruja”

Bands with truly badass names rarely live up to the hype, but Austin-via-McAllen/Rio Grande Valley quartet Como Las Movies definitely delivers with their synth-laden brand of cinematic Latin-indie-pop-rock. These Studio 1A veterans formed back in 2013 before becoming a KUTX favorite with their 2018 EP Nuevo Wave, and now, at the tail end of October, Como Las Movies has charmed us once again with a witchy spell on their latest reel.

Adapted from the iconic Mexican folklore legend, Como Las Movies’ slick-but-sinister take on”La Bruja” finds the four-piece in complete control of their searing and spooky psychedelic arsenal, making this almost dystopian-sounding single a must-add for your Dia de los Muertos and Halloween playlist.

What’s Changed for Musicians?

We talk to musicians about what’s changed for them at this stage of the pandemic. You’ll learn what they’re doing differently creatively and with their businesses and how they’re feeling overall about the constantly changing Austin music landscape.

In this episode you’ll hear from

Jay Wile
Sara Houser
Jon Fichter from Sweet Spirit and Hong King Wigs
Caleb de Casper
Rene Chavez
Stephanie Bergara from Bidi Bidi Banda
Tee Double

Hip-hop artist Tee-Double is pictured in his home studio on July 15, 2021, in Austin. Michael Minasi/KUTX

Caleb De Casper is pictured at the Steinway Piano Gallery on July 19, 2021, in Austin. Michael Minasi/KUTX