AUSTIN CHRONICLE (Austin. March 17, 2000)SXSW MUSIC FESTIVAL
Sure as the Virgen de Guadalupe prefers corn tortillas to flour, last SXSW's Rock en Español showcases at Saengerrunde Hall were among the festival's highlights. This year, two showcases in nearly adjacent buildings try and tap the biggest demographic Carlos Santana ever stood for; last year, it was mostly Eastside locals -- without badges! -- who came out y roced. Austin's young Latino Rock Alliance helped put this one together, importing Spain's Distrito 14, whose Live in Chicago comes on like Midnight Oil's Peter Garrett teaching Spanish, and Mexico City's four-letter reply to Rage Against the Machine.