Quite the co-headlining bill tomorrow at the Great American. Austin’s ten-piece, Latin fusion outfit Grupo Fantasma and Portland’s experimental-folk, Mexican-tinged Y La Bamba will share the stage for a night of incredible, original musicianship. Intense harmonies, dozens of instruments, Spanish lyrics – it’s all front and center and we’ve got a pair of tickets to give away. If you’re the third person to email email@example.com, they’re all yours.
Grupo Fantasma has played countless major international music festivals, had their live performances lauded by the likes of NPR, and in 2011 they won a Grammy for their self-produced album El Existential. Saturday’s show is just the second of a 22-date world tour that continues through mid-August.
Led by vocalist Luz Elena Mendoza’s haunting and captivating voice, Y La Bamba recently released their second album, Court The Storm, which you can stream in full and purchase over on their label Tender Loving Empire’s website. They arrive in the city fresh off two performances up at Quincy, CA’s intimate High Sierra Music Festival.
Groupo Fantasma, Y La Bamba
Great American Music Hall
July 7, 2012