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The Austin 100: Gato Preto

Gato Preto.

Hometown: Düsseldorf, Germany

Genre: Dance

Why We're Excited: Gato Preto's sound is insistent to the point of relentlessness: The globetrotting band piles on layer upon layer of percussion — traditional and electronic — while brandishing earworms like bazookas. Between the feast of rhythm and the wild Afro-futuristic garb, Gato Preto doesn't just put on a show; it makes a scene.

SXSW Schedule:

  • March 16: Palm Door on Sixth (508 E. 6th St.)
  • March 17: International Day Stage Austin Convention Center (500 E. Cesar Chavez St.)
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