Leave it to the kids to let you know when the cool shows are happening. Had it not been for Facebook, I would've missed Café Tacuba's upcoming gig on the 29th. The show's being billed as a "Festival de Rock," featuring a handful of local Spanish rock groups with the legendary Mexican rockers capping the night. Having been to a few of these Festivales myself, I can tell you that Cafe Tacuba's draw will multiply the audience by the hundreds.
According to the Facebook invite, the show will take place at the Far West Rodeo in Doraville see update below, with doors opening at 9 p.m. Tickets are available at
Last time the Tacubos where in town (promoting their latest release, SiNo), they blew past the two-hour mark with plenty of energy for an extended encore. Their local counterparts don't hold back either. I went to Rompan Rock early last year (one of said Festivales de Rock), and couldn't keep up, heading home at 2:30 a.m. while the last band was still on stage.
With six (possibly more) bands on the bill, not counting the Tacubos, expect a long night of Rock en Español.
UPDATE: My bad for posting this a few hours before the show, but I was just able to confirm that the venue has changed. The concert is now set for the Palladium Arena in Norcross. Don't trust Google maps as it says the place is south of Jimmy Carter, when it's actually about a quarter mile north on Live Oak Parway/Dawson Blvd. If you are on I-85, take Jimmy Carter East. Make a left on the first light.
UPDATE #2, 11:36 pm: I just got home from going both to the Palladium Arena and Far West Rodeo. Both places were shut tight. A few people were parked in front of the Palladium place, looking bewildered, as to why the doors were locked.
There was a huge, empty tour bus parked alongside the building. A woman told me that she heard the concert had been canceled, but there was no official notice; nothing posted on the door. Calls to the above phone number are met with a full voice mail inbox.
UPDATE #3, 12:13 am: Alright, someone is giving information at the Palladium as to why the show was canceled. Something about the venue not being able to secure enough equipment for the band on such short notice. The show was originally scheduled at the Far West Rodeo, but there was a last minute change to the Palladium Arena in Norcross.
Word on the street is that a little while ago, Rubén Albarrán himself, Cafe Tacuba's lead singer pulled up to the place and shook hands with some of the fans that were there. He seemed visibly upset that the show had been canceled.
Bummer that the show was scrapped due to some technical issues. It would've been a big opportunity to showcase some of the local Latin rock talent.
(Photo by Joeff Davis)
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