For those that don’t know, Austin Vida is our sister site that focuses on entertainment and culture for edgy, internet savvy Latinos with musical tastes across the board. Many of us here at Red River Noise also contribute to Austin Vida. If you’re not Latino, don’t worry. The website is written in English and covers many of your favorite bands we’ve featured here on Red River Noise.
Like with Red River Noise, Austin Vida produces live music showcases featuring some of the best local, regional and national touring acts. Tonight Austin Vida will be presenting an indie showcase at Frank featuring some of Texas’ best young talent.
Showcase headliners Hydra Melody are San Antonio’s answer to bands like Cursive or Minus The Bear. The young sextet features the melodic vocal stylings of frontman Jordan Berlanga with progressive edge back by Latin percussion. What adds to their incredible live show is their traveling pack of fans who sing along, word for word, with arms around each other and beer in hand.
Co-headlining is Houston-based Disfrutalo!. We had the young experimental indie band on our radar for a while ever since we learned producer Ikey Owens, of Mars Volta fame and currently of Free Moral Agents, worked with them. They’ve been one of the hottest bands to come out of Houston and have opened for big names like Zech’s Marquise. Welcome them to Austin as this is the band’s first Austin Vida showcase.
Opening Friday night will be new Austinites Friday Avenue. The band recently relocated from Brownsville, Texas. We first got a look at Friday Avenue in January for the Austin Vida Free Week indie showcase. The band is currently performing in support of their latest release, Sounds of Home.
Frank is located at 4th and Colorado. All ages are welcome. Cover is $6. Doors open at 9:30 p.m. Music at 10 p.m. RSVP on the official Facebook event page here for reduced cover and a chance to win a $20 Frank gift card to use the night of the show. Deadline for RSVPs on Facebook is 7:30 p.m. Those in attendance who paid cover will receive a raffle ticket at the door for their chance to win one of two $20 Frank gift cards after Friday Avenue and Disfrutalo! finish their sets. Must be present to win.