Grupo Fantasma

Release Date: 2009-12-09

For those who aren’t familiar with Austin band Grupo Fantasma’s charming Cinderella story, keep reading. After receiving a copy of Grupo Fantasma Comes Alive, Prince invited the 11-piece Latin funk orchestra to play at his 3121 Las Vegas nightclub. His Purple Majesty was so impressed with GF’s genre-defying sound that he booked them for the rest of the season. Since then, Prince has tapped GF to be his backing band for a number of appearances, including a star-studded Golden Globes party. The band’s fourth album, Sonidos Gold, was nominated for a Grammy in 2008. $12 in advance at, 8pm, Josabi’s, 17200 Bandera Rd., Helotes, (210) 372-9100,

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