Weekly Concert Update 5/1 -5/8

Every week, this post will be your once stop shop for music happenings in the Sun City. From up and coming indie bands to Latin American superstars, we will detail who they are and when and where they’re showing up in El Paso.

This week, one of the biggest names in Mexican rock comes through, as well as beloved Texas country musicians and one huge local band party.


Fighting Hunger Food Bank Benefit – Tricky Falls – The benefit will feature some of the best local bands in the city, including A Mainstreet Marvel, Bitchface, Ralphene, Collisions, Miijas, and Our Friend the Mountain.

Cashmere Cat – Lowbrow Palace – One of the most popular indie DJ/producers, Cashmere Cat, hails from Norway and has been flooding the internet with some of the best downtempo trap out today. He has remixed everyone from Lana Del Ray to Jeremih, and was awarded high praise for his rework of 2 Chianz’s “No Lie.”


La Parada - 501 Bistro & Bar - A music and art collective happening every first Friday of each month, La Parada will feature local and national music, food and drink specials, and live art. This month, check out Luck & Lana, Rob Bass & System A, and many more at 501.

Sorry About Your Sister – Alfresco Fridays – The popular series of concerts in the Arts Festival Plaza downtown returns for the summer months, and begins with Sorry About Your Sister, a local Rockabilly group, and a great kickoff to the series of Friday concerts.

Electric Social Live – The Lowbrow Palace – The Electric Social crew is in the rise here in El Paso, with the record label’s lineup playing shows every week all over the city. On Friday, label vets The Other Half join The Summit and The Algorhythms for a showcase at the Lowbrow.


Robinson Street Block Party – Robinson Street between Mesa and Oregon Sts. – A celebration of music, art and food in the city, this mini festival is sure to be the biggest and best party of the weekend. The party lasts all day, and you can check out the lineup here.

El Tri – Socorro Entertainment Center – Simply put, El Tri are one of if not the biggest name in Mexican rock. The free show is sure to be one of the biggest to hit Socorro, and will be a great celebration of such an important band, whose work spans over 30 years and almost 20 albums.


The Old 97’s – Tricky Falls – One of two country bills for El Paso this week, the Old 97’s more than 20 year career is seminal to the alternative country scene today. Their latest effort, Most Messed Up, was released earlier this week and has received critical acclaim.

Acid Mothers Temple – The Lowbrow Palace – Sometimes this strangely awesome universe gives us strangely awesome things, and Monday’s show at the Lowbrow is quite the example. Acid Mothers Temple is a collective of Japanese psychedelic rock artists, whose various incarnations are each as colorful as the last.


Grieves – Tricky Falls – Underground Seattle hip hop artist Grieves comes to El Paso on the heels of his new album, Winter & the Wolves, which hit #57 on the Billboard 200.


Cory Morrow  – The State Line – Among the most loved Texas country artists active today is Mr. Morrow, who makes his yearly stop at The State Line’s summer concert series this week. With such a fan favorite coming into town, be prepared for a big crowd on the patio Wednesday night.