Cafe Tacvba at Auditorium Shores

Written by Stacey Wilhelm | February 19, 2013
<span class="caption"><img src="/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/news/image/cafetacuba_photobyrafapaz.jpg" width="480" height="320" alt="" class="image-large" />2013 Showcasing Band Cafe Tacvba. Photo by Rafa Paz.</span> SXSW Music is proud to announce this year’s Thursday [Auditorium Shores](http://www.sxsw.com/music/shows/auditorium-shores) show, presented by [NPR Music](http://www.npr.org/music/), featuring some of Latin America’s genre-defining artists. **Cafe Tacvba** makes their SXSW debut on Thursday, March 14 at Auditorium Shores, sharing the stage with [Molotov](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS22958) and [Bajofondo](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_MS23087). Molotov, best known for their politically charged lyricism, is continually refining their art and crafting new ways to communicate their message. Four Latin-Grammys, five studio albums and one documentary, [Gimme The Power](http://schedule.sxsw.com/2013/events/event_FS14294), into their career, we still find the group powering through various festival and events around the world. Also taking the stage is tango-fusion collective Bajofondo. Co-founded by two-time Academy Award winning, multi-Grammy producer Gustavo Santaolalla, Bajofondo has now successfully forged themselves as a bridge between centuries. Fatefully formed in 2002, the group pieces together classic 20th century Tangero instrumentation with intelligent 21st century electronic-production design to form a synergy of danceable proportions. Headlining the show will be none other than Latin-rock sensation Cafe Tacvba. There is no way to downplay the importance Tacvba has had to their genre or even Latin music as a whole. From the early success in the 90s to their latest album *El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco* (2012) the group’s founding mission has always been to provide the Mexican zeitgeist a voice. Come out Thursday (gates at 4:00pm) to this free and open event and take part of it all! <span class="caption"><em>Contributed by Ivan Brave</em></span>