#SXAMERICAS OFFICIAL SHOWCASE: Official SXSW Showcase: 8p - Disco las Palmeras!: Never so few made so much! This sentence suits perfectly to a band wich is able, with only two guitars and drums, to create music environments hard to hear from a three men band. This is due to a modified guitar with a bass string attached to it and also to a complicated framework based on amplifiers and effect pedals., wich makes the audience feel as if there were many more musicians than the three they are actually watching. 9p - Él Mató A Un Policía Motorizado: The band hails from La Plata, a district of Buenos Aires, the capital province/city of Argentina and features Santiago Motorizado on bass/vox, Doctora Muerte on drums, Pantro Puto and Niño Elefante on guitars, and Chatrán Chatrán on keys. Él Mató, who got its name from a line in Die Hard, released its self-titled debut album in 2004 followed by a trilogy of EPs focused on the themes of birth (Navidad De Reserva, 2005), life (Un Millón De Euros, 2006) and death (Dia de los Muertos, 2008). The group’s sound is similar to that of alternative/indie rock groups of the 1980s-1990s such as Pixies, Dinosaur Jr., Yo La Tengo, Guided By Voices, and Sonic Youth. The characteristic lo-fi sound of the genre is more prevalent in the earlier releases probably due to the fact that it was the best they could afford at the time. They started a tour named "El Nuevo Magnetismo" which took the band to tour for entire Argentina, Brazil, Urugua... 10p - La Sabrosura Dura: La Sabrosura Dura is a project that starts in 2010 from the curiosity of the band members to fuse different latin genres with influences such as rock, funk and hip hop, amongst some others. Always maintaining a solid base of salsa they have influences as diverse as Calle 13, La Fania Allstars, Los Amigos Invisibles and even Jamiroquai. In every single one of their compositions they leave an imprint of their modern and young style in a conservative genre ensuring the enjoyment for young and old audiences alike. No latin hips are required to be able to get lost in a frenzy of dancing awakened by La Sabrosura Dura. 11p - Robert Rodriguez's CHINGON: Chingon was formed by film director Robert Rodriguez to record songs for his 2003 film Once Upon a Time in Mexico. They contributed to Mexico and Mariachis, a compilation album to Rodriguez' Mariachi Trilogy, and released their debut album, Mexican Spaghetti Western, in 2004. The band's name comes from a Mexican slang term, chingón, loosely but closely enough meaning "badass" and/or "the shit". Chingon also contributed the song "Malagueña Salerosa" to Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill Volume 2 — which Rodriguez scored — and a live performance by the band was included on the film's DVD release. They also contributed to the soundtrack for his next film, a collaboration with Tarantino, Grindhouse, doing a cover of the film's opening theme, re-titling it "Cherry's Dance of Death". Rodríguez plays guitar in the band. The band has also made an appearance on "George Buys a Vow", an episode of the US sitcom George Lopez. 12a - Enjambre: http://enjambre.mx/ 1a - The Wookies: The Wookies are a Mexican Electronic / Techno / Disco Group formed by Hugo Diaz Barreiro (Calacas) and Andre Fernandez (Andre VII). Successful in their own rights as individual DJ’s, both have roots elsewhere in the Mexico music scene - Diaz Barreiro as one of the founders of Grupo Sicario and Fernandez the Label Manager. Part of the Sicario Music roster, The Wookies presented their first EP titled Discotecno with clear influences of disco and high energy, which managed to position itself on several dance charts worldwide. They have shared the stage with Chemical Brothers, Die Antwoord, DJ Mehdi, Kavinsky, Steve Aoki, Miike Snow, amongst others. They have also had successful international tour, playing in countries such as Japan, Canada, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, United States, England, France and Spain.
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