Stay Current with the Pick of the Day: Ozomatli
The third edition of the popular Ă‰chale Series starts with a returning powerhouse: Ozomatli, the nationâ€™s ultimate Latin fusion party band. The L.A.-based combo played at the Pearl in 2011 and theyâ€™re back to launch the first of three Ă‰chale events for 2013. It should be a terrific party, but make no mistake: their Latin/hip-hop fusion is danceable and fun, but Ozomatli can also rock (I hope they also play some childrenâ€™s songs from their solid Ozokidz album). The music starts with Tucson, Arizonaâ€™s Sergio Mendoza y La Orkesta and their alternative version of â€™40-â€™50s jazz-flavored mambo-rock. Heads up: get ready for Colombiaâ€™s Bomba EstĂ©reo and M.A.K.U. Soundsystem (April 5) and Morrissey/The Smiths tribute band Sweet & Tender Hooligans and New Mexicoâ€™s ranchera-meets-Beatles Mariachi Mystery Tour (May 10) starring in the next two parties. Free, 5pm Sunday, Pearl Amphitheatre, 100 E Grayson, atpearl.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here:Â calendar.sacurrent.com.