Nacional Records at SXSW

"Nacional Records at SXSW"

Nacional Records at SXSW

Must See Shows and DJ Sets with Kinky, Centavrvs, El Mató a Un Policia Motorizado and MIS

It’s the same dilemma this time of year in Austin – so many great shows, parties and events in a small amount of time! If you’re at SXSW this week, we’ve got four Nacional Records artists you should be hanging with.

Days after their MTV Unplugged album was released, Kinky closed the first leg of their U.S. tour with a sold-out show in Los Angeles. Kinky is back with coast-to-coast U.S. concert dates, starting with the Panamerica Festival on March 21.

Catch the artfully sweet lo-fi sound of El Mató a un Policía Motorizado, a band whose music conjures melodic noise rock reminiscent of Pavement and Guided by Voices – but so much their own sound. The Argentine band’s recent release “La Dinastía Scorpio” is full of intricately crafted melodies and profound-yet-simple lyrics that range from confrontational politics to the perils of love. It came out in cool vinyl as well.

Be sure to check out Centavrvs, a band named for the mythical creature, and watch them create equally mythical melodies as they play tracks off their first full-length LP, “Sombras de Oro.” Centavrvs originally started as a tribute to the Mexican Revolution, and now the group is sparking  their own musical revolution —  incorporating hypnotic sounds with dulcet vocals and the occasional nod to cumbia and corridos.

And stop by and say hi to Camilo Lara, aka Mexican Institute of Sound (M.I.S) who is bringing his explosive club bangers to SXSW with DJ sets  with Toy Selectah and also some shows with their latest project, Compass (not on Nacional but we still love both MIS and Toy).
Nacional Records at SXSW

March 21 – Panmericana Festival – Mexican American Cultural Center – 9:45PM

Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado
March 18  – The North Door – 9:00PM
March 20 – Red Eyed Fly – 1:00AM

March 15 – Spotify House – 4:00PM
March 18 – Icenhauer’s – 12:00PM
March 18 – International Day Stage  – Austin Convention Center 4:00PM
March 19 – Palm Door on Sixth Patio 1:00AM

We have our eyes on some great acts playing this year and look forward to having more
SX alumni joining the family soon.


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