3rd Annual Perro de Mayo Celebration
Los Skarnales, Grupo Fantasma, Joe "King" Carrasco, Zenteno Spirit
2706 White Oak Dr.
Houston, TX, 77007
Doors 7:00 PM (event ends at 1:00 AM)
This event is all ages
Watch & Listen
Los Skarnales celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2014 with the release of “Vatos Rudos Forever”, a collection of 34 songs spanning the band’s beginnings to the current line-up, demonstrating the band’s diverse sounds.
Recently, the band released a new EP entitled “Another Day, Another Borrachera” on Smelvis Records. Once again, the Vatos Rudos from Texas are at it again, mixing global roots music with their Chicano style showing off their Pachuco Boogie sounds
Grupo Fantasma has been praised as one of the most important independent acts in the Latin genre and has continually defied expectations to create one of the most unique musical voices to come out of the United States in the last decade. In 2011, they garnered further acclaim by winning a Grammy (their second such nomination) for their self–produced release El Existential on Nat Geo Music which the Wall Street Journal called "Latin music both new and traditional…vibrant fusions that transcend easy classification."
The band's incendiary live show, declared by NPR as "seamless whenever and wherever they're on stage" has brought the band to major festivals and venues internationally including Bonnaroo, North Sea Jazz Festival and Lowlands in the Netherlands, Kennedy Center, London's O2 Arena, Montreal Jazz Festival, WOMEX, Tempo Latino (France) as well as two tours to Kuwait and Iraq to entertain US troops. Their diverse spectrum of devoted fans speaks to the ensemble's universal appeal beyond just Latin or world music fans.In addition, they have worked or recorded with Maceo Parker, Sheila–E, Curt Kirkwood of the Meat Puppets, Ruben Ramos, GZA of the Wu–Tang Clan, cult–hero Daniel Johnston and many others.
Grupo Fantasma has also seen a wide array of film and TV placements including AMC's Breaking Bad, the John Sayles' film Casa de los Babys, Showtime's hit series Weeds, ABC's Ugly Betty, NBC's Law & Order and many others. They have served as the backing band on several occasions for the legendary Prince (ALMA Awards on ABC, Golden Globes, CBS Super Bowl Bash), Fania All–Stars pianist Larry Harlow, Sheila–E, GZA of Wu–Tang Clan and indie rock standouts Spoon. In 2012 and 2013 they continued to tour the globe with club and festival dates in anticipation of their next studio release, a full–length album produced by Multi–Grammy award winner Steve Berlin of Los Lobos.
Grupo Fantasma is a nine piece musical collective formed in 2000 in Austin, Texas consisting of Jose Galeano (timbales, vocals), Kino Esparza (vocals, hand percussion), Beto Martinez (guitar), Greg Gonzalez (bass), John Speice (drums), Matthew "Sweet Lou" Holmes (congas), Gilbert Elorreaga (trumpet), Josh Levy (baritone saxophone) and Mark "Speedy" Gonzales (trombone).
Joe "King" Carrasco
Known as the King of Tex-Mex rock and roll, Joe King Carrasco, creates a stylistic borderland of pop rock and Latin rhythms. His cross-cultural stew blends cumbias, vamp, salsa, surf, reggae, blues, and Latin-tinged polkas.
The Zenteno Spirit consists of the Zenteno brothers and long time band members who have performed with Roberto & Norma throughout the years. The Zenteno Spirit will continue performing Norma’s compositions and arrangements as well as showcasing their father’s influence in their music.