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Las Robertas‘ roots have always kept the band honest and grounded while still allowing each new musical venture to sound distinct and just as catchy as the last. Comprised of Mercedes Oller (guitarist/vocalist), Sonya Carmona (bassist/vocalist) and Fabrizio Durán (drummer), this San José garage rock & psych trio came as a major inspiration to the indie scene in Costa Rica, paving a DIY path and encouraging other budding musicians that they too don’t have to be an expert to start a band. From making your own merch to putting together creative and innovate shows, the trio forged a larger community in their hometown and beyond, establishing connections locally and internationally. Despite coming from a culture of machismo, Las Robertas’ feminine energy appeals to a younger generation, one that grew up with access to blogs, online community forums and trickles of North American culture that have led to questioning and resisting the norms of their Catholic-based and traditional ways. Drawing familiarity from early garage and psych-rock sounds as well as fresh lo-fi and surf-pop sensibilities, Las Robertas appeal to a vast and mixed audience in festival settings like Levitation, SXSW, All My Friends and NRMAL and have shared the stage with Echo and the Bunnymen, Warpaint, and Primal Scream.

 

 

Recorded in San Diego last year, their album Waves of the New (off Buen Dia Records) encapsulates a positive state of mind, mixing a 60’s retro aesthetic with modern psychedelia sounds throughout the course of their album. Las Robertas are currently touring through Europe and will be taking over our Instagram account during their adventures in Vienna, Austria today! Be sure to follow us for their latest snaps and you can catch them live for the rest of their tour at the dates below:

 

February 9th – Vienna, AU – Arena
February 10th – Berlin, DE – Quasimodo
February 11th – Rotterdam, NL – Roodkapje
February 12th – Groningen, NL – Vera
February 13th – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
February 14th – Angers, FR – Jokers
February 15th – Paris, FR – Olympic Cafe
February 16th – Lyon, FR – Le Sonic
February 17th – Barcelona, ES – TBA
February 18th – Zaragoza, ES – La Lata de Bombillas
February 19th – Pamplona, ES – Nebula
February 20th – Madrid, ES – Siroco
February 21st – Granada, ES – Planta Baja
February 22nd – Alicante, ES – Stereo

 

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Trish Connelly is the Austin-based guru who does booking & promoting at Cheer Up Charlies under The Nothing Song. She’s always down to collaborate and plan an event in town. You can follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.