Music Last call

Carlos and Gene Centeno formed Gonsemble in 1999 as a way to fuse their musical influences. "We're all jazz musicians but we grew up on hip-hop, so we decided to make a band with a heavy jazz influence but still raw hip-hop," explains Carlos, who plays trumpet and emcees. "We're all theoretically trained but we don't just play like that. We're just trying to do something else with hip-hop."

Official CAM closing party

Sat, July 30

Studio 794
@ Sunset Station
1174 E. Commerce
$3 (21 & over)
The brothers were heavily influenced by their father, an accomplished musician who exposed them to such legends as Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, and Lee Morgan in addition to other musical styles. Gene was even involved in a heavy-metal band before moving on to saxophone.

After moving to Denton, several lineup changes, and a brief stint as The Bridge, Gonsemble has returned to San Antonio poised to deliver its blend of beats, skills, and horns. The current incarnation of the band includes members of Mojoe and Grupo Fantasma, and will no doubt keep bodies moving late into the night at Permission Walls: The Official CAM Closing Party.

Sets are also scheduled for DJs Donnie-D and C-Plus & the House of Bad Knives. Also featured will be works by artists Alex Rubio, Vincent Valdez, Ed Saavedra, Robert Tatum, Shek, Supher, Supa, Prae, and Enks.

- M. Solis


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