Friday, September 13, 2013


- Popular Music Series Sponsored by Corona Extra, Gibson, Red Bull Panamerika and Cadillac Featuring Genre-Bending Latin Music

From San Antonio to the Farthest Reaches of Latin America...

August 21, 2013 (San Antonio, TX) ­San Antonio’s popular Latin music series, Échale! Latino Music Estyles, returns this fall with the greatest lineup yet. Sponsored by Corona Extra, Gibson, Red Bull Panamerika and Cadillac, the free concert series is scheduled at Pearl for three dates this fall: Friday, September 13th at 7:00 p.m.; Friday, October 4th at 7:00 p.m.; and Friday, November 8th at 7:00 p.m.

Launched in March 2011, Échale! has featured the musical talents of Ozomatli, Bomba Estereo, Girl in a Coma, Ana Tijoux, Brownout, Antibalas and many more. This celebration of Latin music combines the best of Pearl and its commitment to the preservation of Latin American arts and culture that is so prevalent in the San Antonio community. Original artwork created specifically for Échale by famed San Antonio artist Cruz Ortiz will also be on site and available for purchase.

"We are excited to announce our fall 2013 ÉCHALE! lineup," said Elizabeth Fauerso, Chief Marketing Officer at Pearl. "The Échale! music series is beloved in our community, and Pearl is happy to be home to such an eclectic music series.”

Échale! Latino Music Estyles kicks off with Piñata Protest and Making Movies on Friday, September 13th. Piñata Protest is a four-piece, accordion-fronted punk rock band from San Antonio, Texas. Their Selena-meets-Slayer sound is a fresh mixture of punk rock and Tex-Mex; an intoxicating border mash-up of The Ramones and Ramon Ayala. An American band from Kansas City, Missouri, Making Movies puts a psychedelic twist on the Latin American “son” with rhythms rooted deeply afro-latino traditions like the cumbia, mambo and dembow with lyrics in both English and Spanish.

Carla Morrison and David Garza will take over the Pearl stage on Friday, October 4th. Two-time Latin Grammy winner Carla Morrison, is a singer-songwriter from Tecate, Mexico with a colossal imagination that allows her to weave magical songs that captivate the audience. Another crowd favorite, David Garza, is an Austin-based singer-songwriter who infuses rock and pop with a Latin twist. His vocal style has drawn comparisons to Freddy Mercury and Jeff Buckley. The combination of these two eclectic artists will surely create one memorable Échale! series.

Échale! fall series wraps up with Los Master Plus and Master Blaster Sound System on Friday, November 8th. Self-proclaimed “jefes del vacilon” Los Master Plus are bringing their cumbia-infused and ingenious covers from the great city of Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. With their handlebar mustaches, cowboy hats and cumbia swagger, these guys will make you fired up to dance all night. Master Blaster Sound System is a cumbia electronica band from Austin and Corpus Christi. The five-piece band blends fresh beats from cumbia, hip-hop and Norteño music. Since 2010, the band has been pushing live beats and a full band creating a bridge between DJ culture and a live performance.

The Pearl amphitheater seats roughly 1,000 and Pearl invites latecomers to bring lawn chairs and blankets if seating is scarce. Pearl is located at 200 E. Grayson St. in San Antonio, Texas. Parking will be available onsite, and please make sure to remember the Kohler garage, which has more than 300 parking spaces.

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