DJ Mauro has had a problem with his phone lately: it wonâ€™t stop ringing. People keep calling the DJ/Latin music promoter asking to be put on his VIP list for the show heâ€™s bringing to Oh! Gallagherâ€™s in Lakewood tonight.
But DJ Mauroâ€™s fretting that there may not be enough space in the house for all those wanting tickets; the band is big enough that selling out of tickets seems imminent.
The band heâ€™s bringing is East Coast band Nueva Era, and theyâ€™ll play the traditional Latin sound known as bachata live for the first time in Tacoma. Tradition is mixed with contemporary hip-hop sounds and Latin meringue beats, creating a melodic and rhythmic quality that makes them addictively easy to listen to.
Nueva Era will hit the Oh! Gallagherâ€™s stage at midnight Saturday after DJ Mauro spins reggaeton, merengue, and salsa from 9 to 10 p.m., following which the band Miguelina Miguelina will play their merengue hip-hop blend from 11 p.m. to midnight, with Nueva Era hitting the stage at midnight. Tickets are $15, 9 to 10 p.m., and $20 from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m.
DJ Mauro spins every Saturday night at Oh! Gallagherâ€™s. â€" Jessica Corey-Butler
[Oh! Gallagherâ€™s, Saturday, Sept. 1, 9 p.m., $10-$15, 7304 Lakewood Dr., Lakewood, 253.472.3009]