Long-revered abroad and stateside, Cafe Tacuba are pioneers in the early '90s wave of Mexican alternative rock for their combination of folk, hip hop, punk, ska and Norteño music that paved the way for later acts in the years to come. But local fans can get a dose of their live show experience with Cafe Tacuba tribute band La Chilanga Banda playing tonight at Harvelle's. Taking their name from the title of a Cafe Tacuba song, La Chilanga Banda perform their avalanche of hits with a heavy ska sound that espouses a playful energy and upbeat dance feel, and sometimes even a lead singer who dresses in a Chapulin Colorado costume (Mexico's parodic answer to Superman, look him up). La Chilanga Banda will get you skanking and grooving in no time flat— so sing along if you know the words.
Sun., March 8, 8 p.m., 2015
Aimee Murillo is calendar editor and frequently covers film and previously contributed to the OCW’s long-running fashion column, Trendzilla. Don’t ask her what her favorite movie is unless you want to hear her lengthy defense of Showgirls.