Thanks to Mike Cortez for this cool write-up of the Free Week 2013 show at Holy Mountain with ROXY ROCA, Money Chicha, and Como Las Movies (ex-Maneja Beto).
Holy Mountain almost seemed like a religious experience as front man Taye Cannon sounded like he was channeling the spirit of James Brown.
As Free Week came to a close no place was rocking more than Holy Mountain. Como Las Movies, Roxy Roca, Money Chicha and Manolo Black kept the crowd moving all night long. Words and photos by Mike Cortez.
Como Las Movies is the new project from Austin’s own Maneja Beto, and with electronic layering over traditional Latin cumbia beats, the crowd couldn’t help but sway their hips. When Roxy Roca took the stage everyone was already loose, and with the power and force of the horns, the building lit up with excitement. The Holy Mountain almost seemed like a religious experience as front man Taye Cannon sounded like he was channeling the spirit of James Brown. Between sets DJ Manolo Black kept the crowd dancing while mixing hip-hop with cumbia and reggaeton. By the time Money Chicha took the stage the venue was so packed you could barely move, but that didn’t stop the audience from dancing. Money Chicha is the side project from members of the famed Grupo Fantasma. With a much smaller band, Money Chicha plays a style of Peruvian psychedelic cumbia blended with a hip moving rhythm of funky intoxicating percussion beats. While there were great shows going on all over town on Saturday night, Holy Mountain was without a doubt the place to be. -Mike Cortez
Read the original article and see more photos here: PHOTOS: Free Week Saturday at Holy Mountain.