In the same spirit, you might expect Grupo Mojado to be mildly political. You might anticipate songs about the homeland or of creating community in a new, sometimes hostile, surrounding (à la Los Tigres del Norte and the corridos exhibit at the Witte Museum). Instead, Grupo Mojado excels at música romantica, along the same lines as Los Temerarios: love songs in the form of syrupy ballads and danceable cumbias.

I remember their songs "Caldo de Pollo" and "Piensa en Mi" from a few years back as catchy tunes that still receive some airplay. Grupo Mojado is currently touring to

Saturday, March 1
Randy's Ballroom
1534 Bandera Road
promote its new album, Un Montón de Estrellas, playing at Randy's Ballroom on Saturday, March 1.

Perhaps best known to readers as a stop on the Sex Pistols' legendary 1978 tour, the current bingo hall/ballroom still has a reputation for bringing in big-name acts on a weekly basis. But expect to shell out the cash - tickets at Randy's usually run anywhere from $20-35 for an evening billed with four or five different bands. Unfortunately, at press time, the Current was unable to confirm the supporting line-up or ticket price. Call 434-6366 for more details.

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