Tonight, Dec. 20, Transmission Events and the folks from Pachanga Latino Music Festival are presenting one of the biggest concerts of the year at Mohawk featuring Mexican alt-rock icons, Molotov. The Mexico City-based, Latin Grammy Award winning rockeros are on tour in support of their seventh album, Agua Maldita.
Agua Maldita (Damned or Cursed Water) was released in June and produced by Jason Perry at East West Studios in Hollywood, CA. The album features 10 tracks, including the singles “Lagunas Metales” and “La Raza” featuring DMC from iconic hip-hop group, RUN-DMC.
For those unfamiliar with Molotov, the band formed in 1995. Far from your stereotypical “Rock en Español” band, Molotov are Mexico’s answer to bands like Rage Against The Machine and Beastie Boys. Their bilingual (but mostly Spanish) lyrics have always explored social and political topics of Mexico’s current state, but often with a macho and humorous edge not often heard from American alt-rock bands. They have inspired all the modern Latin Alternative bands coming out of Mexico today and even Mexicans here stateside.
Be at Mohawk tonight to see why all your Mexican homies go batshit crazy, and mosh even, once Molotov takes the stage. You can see any run-of-the-mill-indie band showcase anytime here in Austin, so be different and take advantage of this rare, cultural opportunity tonight. Who knows if and when they will be granted visas to come tour the U.S. again? En serio.
Mohawk is located at 912 Red River. Doors open at 8 p.m. All ages welcome. Advance tickets are available for purchase online here. Tickets at the door (if available) will be $35 plus fees. Visit the Facebook event page here.
Watch the music video for “Lagunas Metales” from Agua Maldita below.
Check out the Molotov classic “Puto” from their debut album ¿Dónde Jugarán las Niñas? below.
Watch the classic music video for “Frijolero” from Molotov’s 2003 release, Dance and Dense Denso.