Looking at Dome's Beach from El Faro Park

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Live Music In Rincon

The music scene in Rincon is an interesting mix, lots of local and Caribbean influences with the gringo, surfer crowd thrown in makes for a lot of good musicians creating great soundtracks to the sunsets and the full moon parties on the beach. 

Calypso Cafe at Maria's Beach stands out as a great place to hear and see live entertainment.  They have regularly scheduled musicians during the season at least 3 nights per week.  Sundays, Tito and Fito are a duo who play mostly instrumental versions of classic rock, with a bit of a flamenco twist, great musicians who play very well together.  Fernandito is another Calypso regular who plays mostly reggae.  He has a great voice,  his versions of the Marley classics are beautiful and make me wonder how we are so lucky to have such a  talented singer playing at our local bar.

Calypso also has regular Bomba nights with a band called Taller de la Isla.  If you haven't experienced Bomba before, it is not to be missed.  Bongos and drumming with rhythmic dancing and a chanting and yelling, very tribal and down deep, primal.  Add some rum punches and you've got the picture...

Los Hijos de Puntas have been playing locally for the last few months, they have a bongo and loud guitar with Spanish and English songs, I really like them, more than just soundtrack music.

Calypso, Pool Bar and the Rum Shack have live surf music, the Superstereos and other East coast based surf bands come down during the season.  Rincon is also lucky to have Predator Dub Assassins play around town once in awhile, a great reggae band, check out their video, filmed in Rincon,

We have a friend who plays in a band called Trio Experimental, they play jazzy, latin influenced music, with a great singer and sound that suits this town very well.  They play at Das Alpen cafe and have played at some of the galleries and other restaurants around town.

Rincon's most famous band is probably the Disfunction, they play a kind of updated version of 80's post punk pop.  Lots of energy and a big following here in Rincon, they play the east coast of the US and play at Brisas Bar or Pool Bar when here in Rincon.

I've seen some great live music at the Cocktail Club, located near the Edwards Co-op.  They have local bands on Friday and Saturday nights.  Tamboo Tavern, The Black Eagle, Pool Bar, the Uncharted Studio, Kasa Vieja and Casa Verde all have live music occasionally.  The best way to find out where the live music is Upcoming Events Page or El Coqui of Rincon's Events Calendar or Facebook and like the Tourism Association of Rincon.