WestFest | Outdoor Concert
WestFest Concert: 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
(Guadalupe Theater parking lot)
WestFest Concert, featuring the renowned MEXICAN INSTITUTE OF SOUND from Mexico City and Ray Colao will be taking the stage in the new Guadalupe Theater parking lot, with a VIP area featuring food and drink for Gala guests, and a Concessions Area for Concert ticketholders.
WestFest Concert tickets are $15 pre-sale and $20 at the door. Tickets now on sale online (click below on the “Buy Tickets” Button) or by phone at 210.271.3151
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About Mexican Institute of Sound:
Camilo Lara, master mind behind the Mexican Institute of Sound, never set out with the intention of taking his personal musical career seriously. At first, Lara was simply creating holiday mixes for friends, but then his friends convinced him that he should take his songs into the studio. At the beginning of MIS, Lara was working days as the president of a major record label while concocting his debut album at night.
Thanks to the critical and commercial success of his breakthrough albums ‘Pinata’ and ‘Soy Sauce’, the accidental rockstar now tours the world performing at major festivals like Coachella and Lollapalooza. While early M.I.S. songs combined a variety of vintage samples into instrumental tracks, ‘Politico’ features entirely original songs recorded with a live band and vocals.
The latest album, aptly titled ‘Politico’, comes at a precarious time in Mexican politics, with escalating drug violence and a bitterly contested presidential election. Camilo Lara, a grammy award winning producer, explains, “A year ago I woke up and next to my house the police had seized four tons of explosive C-4 ready to be detonated in some kind of violent attack. I found it not only impressive to know that I was sleeping next to 4,000 kilos of destructive material, but that C-4 was in the heart of Mexico City. That same day, I started writing my album, which would later be called Politico. Mexico is the sum of C-4 explosives and hearts.” The result is an album of explosive club bangers that bridge worlds between Mexico City, Tokyo, Barcelona and New York, traversing Lara’s wild musical imagination with a witty sense of humor.
As the M.I.S. recording and songwriting process has evolved, so has the live show. It has developed from simply “pushing buttons” to incorporating a full live band. M.I.S. has brought the band to rock stages from Denmark to Japan, including major shows at Central Park Summer Stage, VIVE Latino, Lollapalooza and Coachella. Mexican Institute of Sound’s music has also had a wide range of high-profile television and videogame uses, including HBO ‘Entourage’ & ‘East Bound & Down,’ as well as ‘Californication’ and videogames like EA Sports’ ‘FIFA’ soccer series and Grand Theft Auto V.