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Preview: La Tropa F and Los Desperadoz at OK Corral

By Piper LeMoine  Contributor
By Piper LeMoine

Tropa F and Desperadoz at OK Corral
(AustinVida) – Tonight will be another doubleheader at OK Corral with La Tropa F and Los Desperadoz. The veteran family bands will bring some squeezebox-driven Tejano to the south Austin club to the delight of their longtime fans.

La Tropa F, now based in San Antonio, began as a family conjunto way back when as Los Hermanos Farias, with David Farias on accordion. After changing the name, La Tropa F went on to great success during the 1990s and was at the top of the Tejano charts along with other acts like David Lee Garza y Los Musicales, Ram Herrera, and Selena. After scoring with hits like “Juan Sabor” and “Tocando Puertas,” the group later broke up, with David moving on to Los Texmaniacs with Max Baca, and ultimately re-forming Los Hermanos Farias with brothers Joe and Juan. The current lineup is led by Jesse Farias, and their newest album, Reedifica Su Musica, is now available on Freddie Records.

After bursting onto the scene in the late 1980s as Los Test Tube Babes and renaming the group Los Desperadoz, Mike, Lee, and P.J. Villarreal have carried on their family musical legacy with numerous hits, strong fan base, and a prolific discography. Anyone who has spent any amount of time at a Tejano club will likely recognize one of their biggest hits, “El Amor Que Soñe,” often referred to as “the coughing song,” because the group included a cough at various places throughout the song.

Long story short: If you loved 90s Tejano firmly rooted in Conjunto, this show is for you. Lots of cowboy hats, belt buckles, Wranglers, and boots tonight at OK Corral.

OK Corral is located at 629 W Ben White Blvd, at the southeast corner of Ben White and South 1st. The doors open at 8 p.m. The cover charge isn’t listed, but its probably $15 or $20 all night. 18+ are welcome. For more information, contact OK Corral on Facebook.

I manage all things technical, administrative, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Conjunto music. Our projects include digitizing recordings, interviewing legendary and up-and-coming artists, maintaining and constructing a historical record of Tejano and Conjunto music, connecting artists with professional and business services, and presenting the annual Rancho Alegre Conjunto Festival and various events throughout the year. I am a Professional Member of the Recording Academy.

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