Nightlife | Singles
LIMITED SEATED SHOW WITHOUT RESERVED BOOTH EXPECT TO STAND. --
DEL CASTILLO began as a CD project for family back in the winter of 2000 and has become a symbol of the cross-cultural power of music with their eclectic blend of Flamenco, Rock, Latin, Blues, and World music.
Between the release of their first CD, Brothers of the Castle back in 2001, to their 2006 release, Brotherhood, Del Castillo has received an astonishing 18 awards including SXSW/Austin Music â€œAlbum of the Yearâ€ Awards for Vida (2002) and Brotherhood (2006), â€œBand of the Year (2003)â€, ASCAPâ€™S â€œBest Independent Group of the Year (2005)â€, and Austin Music Pundits â€œBest Live Act (2004)â€.
Rolling Stone calls Del Castillo â€œtumbling brilliance on nylon-string classical guitarsâ€ with â€œeruptions of technique and taste (that) conjure images of Eddie Van Halen fronting early Santana (with an assist from the Gipsy Kings).â€œ
Film Director Robert Rodriguez attended a Del Castillo concert in 2002 and a great friendship developed between the two. Rodriguez then enlisted the group to contribute music to the soundtracks of his movies, such as â€œSpy Kids 3Dâ€, â€œOnce Upon a Time in Mexicoâ€,â€œSin Cityâ€, and â€œGRINDHOUSEâ€, and perform with him at the premieres. Rodriguez was so impressed with Del Castillo that he wanted to record with them, so together, they formed CHINGON and recorded an amazing electric rendition of the Mexican classic song, â€œMalaguena Salerosaâ€. Quentin Tarantino loved it so much that he re-did the ending sequence of â€œKill Bill Vol. IIâ€ to fit the song into his movie.
By 2004, Del Castillo was touring nationwide across the country playing with such diverse acts as Styx, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, Don Henley, Los Lobos, and Willie Nelson and continued tour non-stop through 2006. They have performed at three of Willie Nelsonâ€™s 4th Of July Picnics, and at Eric Claptonâ€™s Crossroads Guitar Festival, and they have made numerous national and local TV appearances. $15.00 advance / $20.00 door