Money Chicha is an Austin, Texas based group featuring members of the Grammy-award winning Latin orchestra Grupo Fantasma and its offshoot funk outfit Brownout which performs a fuzzed-out, reverb-drenched and percussion-heavy style of music inspired by the sounds of Peru and Colombia in the 60s and 70s. This style of music, sometimes called “chichaÃÂÂÂ¢ÃÂÂÂÂÂÃÂÂÂÂÂ music, is known for its infectious Latin beat, its psychedelic, surf guitar pyrotechnics and its melodies influenced by the indigenous culture of the Andes mountains.
The Point is a duo of multi-instrumentalists from Austin, Texas. They began playing music together when they were in 7th grade, and started making beats when they went to high school. They both play virtually every instrument. Joe Roddy, 18, covers trumpet, keys, guitar and vocals, while Jack Montesinos, 19, covers upright and electric bass, guitar, vocals, percussion and both handle all of the production. They have gone through genres that span jazz fusion, hip hop, trap, country, and polka, all inspired by our southern roots. They’ve opened up for Jimmie Vaughan, Kamasi Washington, Gary Clark, Jr. and Barbara Lynn and have been featured on “CBS This Morning”.