Live Music, DJs

María y José

When: Sun., July 26, 9 p.m.-2 a.m. 2015

A powerful presence in the wild Mexican hybrid genre called Ruidoson (literally “noise song”), María y José, the stage moniker of Jalisco, Mexico-born Tony Gallardo, brings a unique combination of reggaeton, tribal and electro-cumbia to Hi-Tones this Sunday. Surprisingly organic for electronic music, Gallardo’s sound is kinetic and raw, his aural collages expressive of tropical settings, traditional Jalisco music, sweaty all-night clubs and, on a darker note, the dystopian labyrinth of drug-war violence. Gallardo is joined on the rad bill by fellow sonic/cultural-collagist Chico Ye and local outré cumbia duo Nag Champa.

Price: $3