Cafe Tacvba

September 24, 2017 - September 25, 2017
Recurring daily
House of Blues Houston
1204 Caroline St | Houston, TX 77002
Times: 7:00 PM
Area of Town: Downtown

This is an All Ages Event. Doors 7PM Show 8PM All general admission tickets are standing room only. 


Café Tacuba is the most important rock band to ever come out of Mexico; if they didn’t initiate the rock in Españole movement by playing rock without using English lyrics, they are undoubtedly the most important band in the genre. They started life as a punk folk band, playing local folkloric styles that were unfamiliar even to many Mexicans, but expanded their sound to include hip-hop, tango, speed metal, banda, Norteño, electronica, mariachi, ranchero, tejano, industrial, ska, funk, and pop. The musicians of Café Tacuba - Ruben Albarran, Joselo Rangel, Enrique Rangel, and Emmanuel del Real – met at the National Autonomous University in Satélite in Mexico City, where they were studying art and design. They started playing together informally in 1989 and after appearing for a while as Alicia Ya No Vive Aquí (Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore) named their group after the El Café de Tacuba, a restaurant known for using Mexican ingredients in recipes from all over the world. They wanted to do the same with Mexican music.

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