Thursday, May 7, kicks off a big monthly residency at Empire Control Room & Garage for Austin’s Afrobeat funksters Hard Proof. Each Thursday night in May the group will headline with a variety of local supporting acts that are headline worthy in their own right. Thursday’s support includes multicultural garage band Gloves, all black electro-punk band BLXPLTN and electro-cumbia collective Como Las Movies.
Hardproof is Austin’s best known purveyor of Afrobeat. You might recognize some of the members from Black Joe Lewis & The Honeybears, Ocote Soul Sounds, Echocentrics, The Calm Blue Sea and Cougar, but these guys hold their own now versus being just a side project. The group takes heavy horns and blends them with funky polyrhythms, tropical and mystical undertones.
Empire Control Room & Garage is located at 606 E. 7th Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. 21+ welcome. $5 pre-sale tickets are available here. $8 cover at the door on the day of the show. Visit the Facebook event page here.
Como Las Movies