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Arizona Daily Star: Cool acts for hot days: 3 shows by artists not afraid of Tucson’s summer

“Brothers David and Rene Pacheco — aka Tropa Magica — set out to fuse their love of cumbia and punk under one umbrella, but here’s the thing: by their own admission, they really aren’t savvy enough in either genre. So instead, they came up with what they like to call “Psychedelic Cumbia Punk” — “a sound not Latino enough for the Mexicans nor surf enough for the psych-punks,” according to a definition posted on their website. The formula has been successful enough to land the brothers on the marquees of Coachella, Desert Daze and other regional festivals near their native California. They’re in our corner of the world Friday, June 21, when they play Club Congress, 311 E. Congress St. Their free concert begins at 8 p.m. and it’s open to those 21 and older.”