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Tonight: Cordero At Under The Volcano

Brooklyn-based indie rock en-espanol-ers Cordero will be torching Under the Volcano this evening. Owner Pete Mitchell has been working to get Cordero to the club ever since he saw them two years ago at South By Southwest.

Mitchell, who is married to an Argentine and speaks fluent Spanish, says, "I saw a bunch of great bands, but none of them just blew me away like Cordero. They're pretty unique in that they don't really fit the world music niche. They just happen to be a rock band with a nice mix of Spanish influences."

"And this new album of theirs is just so smart. She's a great lyricist and lots of the new songs are so open to interpretation," Mitchell says. "I catch something new every time I listen to it."

Mitchell was able to book Cordero's sister band Pistolera last year (leader Ani Cordero is the drummer in Pistolera), but things just never clicked as far as booking Cordero until recently.

"I wanted to get them for my regular Wednesday night music thing," Mitchell says, "and we thought we had that done, then we had to change it a month or so back to a Friday. But they are such a good band and I've been working to get them here so long, I just decided we'd do a Friday night music special. We'll see if it works."

Cordero has just released its fifth album, De Donde Eres, to rave reviews across the country. They'll be providing a free taste of their music today at Cactus Music at 5:30 p.m.

8 p.m., Under the Volcano, 2349 Bissonnet, 713-526-5282.

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William Michael Smith