Theo Lawrence is a young, independent French-Canadian songwriter, musician & singer based out of Bordeaux, France, and more recently, Austin, Texas. His music is rooted in the country music songs of the 1950's and 1960's, borrowing elements from Soul, Pop, and Rock 'n' Roll of the same era. LISTEN | WATCH
Free Concert, 21+ Rain Or Shine / Arrive Early and Stay Late! Presented by Wonky Power. Special guests Nick Gaitan will kick off this concert.
A new special upstairs party at Axelrad. Free for all, 21+ only. Doors 9pm. Better get those dancing shoes ready, because SOUL RAVE’s back again at Axelrad on March 2nd. Guest DJs AMAJAYEYS, MLE, and ERA will be on the decks dishing out nothing but the choicest grooves, keeping you moving all night long. Upstairs is where it’s at - catch you there. Presented by Wonky Power x Odd Zoo
Free Concert, 21+ Rain or Shine, Presented by Wonky Power.
Los Cogelones from Mexico City will be in Houston for the first time on Friday, Sept 1st! This band of five brothers continues to create strong waves throughout Latin America and they've garnered strong support from Queens of the Stone Age, The Mars Volta, Cafe Tacvba, Zoe, Caifanes among others.
Don't miss out on this special concert happening at Axelrad! It's entirely free to attend!
Los Cogelones fuses cultural sounds with experimental psych rock. Born in Ciudad Neza, the five brothers fuse their indigenous roots and tradition with rock. They released Hijos del Sol in 2020, and in their words, "we fight for the empowerment of an identity that has remained invisible in Mexico for the last 500 years."
The biggest Cumbia party in Houston brings you one of the greatest cumbia groups in the world! Join us on Friday, March 8th on 2 stages! Free entry, 21+ presented by Wonky Power. Arrive early and stay late! 7pm-1:30am. SPECIAL GUESTS: RONDA MACHETERA - Ronda Bogotá y Pato Machete tocan en vivo los éxitos de Celso Piña y Control Machete! Free Concert / VIP Sections available.
Ticketed Concert Upstairs Stage with CALMA CARMONA
Presented by Wonky Power
The product of a nomadic existence, Calma Carmona's musical background is as varied as the different cities where she lived and grew up in. After seeing the world, she absorbed the aspects that appealed to her sensibilities and took the road that led her to open for Beyoncé (Mrs. Carter World Tour in San Juan PR). With the musical maturity she has gained in the last few years, Calma Carmona now aims to break with traditional patterns and explore, create, and continuously find her own way. Calma Carmona has a display of influences ranging from Sade, Santana, Ismael Rivera, Al Green, even Portishead, La Lupe and Tina Turner. Her sound is painted with subtlety and passion, seeking to attract listeners with every verse and chorus. In all the cities she has walked on, Calma has had the opportunity to digest local and musical vibrations. As a gypsy moving from place to place, the artist she is today is now looking to share everything with her audience. It is with this desire in mind that Calma climbs on stage each night, seeking to turn spectators into believers with magic and intensity of her Soul. "I give myself on stage. It is where I belong" said the artist.
Free Outdoor Concert, 21+ only. Music will start at 8:30pm. Presented by Wonky Power.
An exclusive evening filled with jazzy, upbeat, and chaotic sounds led by the significant composer and musician, Woody Witt. Houston’s own Woody Witt Big Band is an 18-piece group that will perform original songs from the Cowboy Bebop anime action series including iconic songs like “Tank”,”Rush,”, and “Car 24”. Live video animations and exclusive Cowboy Bebop episodes will accompany the musical performances on the big screen.
Woody Witt has been an increasingly significant musical force during the past decade as a saxophonist, a composer and as an educator. Born and raised in Omaha, Nebraska, Woody started on the clarinet in fourth grade, switching his focus to saxophone the following year. A professional musician from the age of 16, he studied at the University of Houston, earned a Master’s degree in Jazz Studies from the University of North Texas, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. He has taught at Houston Community College since 2000, is an Affiliate Artist at the University of Houston, and has conducted a countless number of workshops and master classes throughout the United States, Europe, Brazil and Asia.
For his latest sonic transmission Switched-On, musician Pachy García, aka Pachyman, challenged himself to steer his dub-drenched dispatches towards another dimension. Switched-On is an homage to the generative artistic era when musicians first began manipulating synthesizers to emit gloriously off-kilter bleeps, bloops, and whooshes. His ear for expansiveness comes through the winking “Trago Coqueto,” a cheeky love song crooned through the prism of a cocktail that’s named after a flirty lemon-ginger drink. In a uniquely Pachyman twist, it acts as a poignant ode to his life growing up in Puerto Rico. It couldn’t be a more fitting testament to Switched- On’s ethos, which meditates on García’s conviction to move his art forward while simultaneously honoring his roots.
Described by NPR’s Alt.Latino as an “otherworldly presence,” Combo Chimbita is the creative unity of Carolina Oliveros (vocals, guacharaca), Niño Lento es Fuego (guitar), Prince of Queens (bass, synthesizers) and Dilemastronauta (drums), who together transcend common concepts of time and nationality.
Afro-Caribbean transcendance, bewildering chants, booming drums and psychedelic distortion lay the rhythmic foundation for IRÉ; a testament to the ever expanding scope of Combo Chimbita’s sonic palette and their modes of resistance in realms both spiritual and terrestrial.
Like the jaguar before them, Combo Chimbita carries on; delicate, resilient and roaring.
PREVIOUS PERFORMERS INCLUDE
Ruben Albarran de Cafe Tacvba, Thee Sacred Souls, Lower Dens, Adan Jodorowsky, Washed Out, Neon Indian, Twin Shadow, Nite Jewel, Paul Banks, The Octopus Project, Black Pumas, The Chamanas, Chancha Via Circuito, The Red Pears, Kermit Ruffins, Midnight Generation, and more.