During much of the 1990s, Los Amigos Invisibles navigated the underground music scene in Caracas, Venezuela, playing a distinctive sound heavily influenced by London’s acid jazz movement. Their small but loyal following suddenly exploded into an international fanbase after a life-changing stroke of luck.
The band’s debut 1995 album got into the hands of David Byrne of the Talking Heads. The group’s fusion of Latin rhythms with funk, disco grooves and lounge music was enough to perk Byrne’s ears. He set out to find out more about the obscure South American band, which will perform at Waterloo Records on Tuesday and the Belmont on Thursday.
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Los Amigos Invisibles
Tuesday: 5 p.m. at Waterloo Records, 500 N. Lamar Blvd. Free. www.waterloorecords.com.
Thursday:7:30 p.m. at the Belmont, 305 W. Sixth St. $21 in advance, $25 at the doors. $60 for VIP. www.thebelmontaustin.com.