The New York Times once called Café Tacvba “Mexico’s most visionary rock band,” and it would be difficult to argue otherwise. The band formed way back in 1989, and the Grammy-winning group has staked their lengthy career in constantly reinventing themselves; notably, Café Tacvba frontman Rubén Isaac Albarrán Ortega often changes his name and identity from tour to tour. The band’s music runs the gamut of post-punk soundscapes, incorporating elements of folk, electronica and new wave. Opening will be The Marias, a dreamy pop rock outfit from Los Angeles featuring the swoon-worthy vocals of Maria Zardoya. For a taste of what they have to offer, check out the sumptuously romantic clip for their song “I Don’t Know You” on YouTube. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for this Sunday performance at the Crest (1017 K St., Sacramento). Tickets can be purchased through Crestsacramento.com.
**This write-up first appeared in print on page 8 of issue #273 (Aug. 29 – Sept. 12, 2018)**