With over 20 years in the Texas music scene, Los Skarnales was started in 1994. The band rose out of the ashes of local punk rock band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, cumbia, and danzones, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico and has shared the stage with such artists as Flaco Jimenez, Ozomatli, Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, the Aggrolites, Maldita Vecindad, the Slackers, the Specials, Fishbone, Agent Orange and many more.
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EL DUSTY is the latest project from Corpus Christi based producer, Dusty Oliveira. Operating behind the mixer and console, Dusty is considered by some to be the inventor of Cumbia Electronica, as he was feeding cumbia into his sound processor and synthesizer before the turn of the millennium. What Lee Scratch Perry is to Reggae, Dus is to cumbia: the Father of Dub. Composer, arranger and ringmaster, Oliveira reinterprets the principals of the Jamaican sound systems of the 1970s, mashes the grimey, electro bass sounds, and always brings together, in his live performances, a panoply of MC’s, Singers, as well as musicians and other dj’s.
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Clarissa Serna is a singer/songwriter from Corpus Christi, TX. Her singing career started early on in her youth singing for her family and friends. She sang as a soloist at her church and was also a featured singer for a contemporary Christian rock band at the age of 14. By the age of 16 she attracted solicitations from major recording labels, such as Zomba/Jive. She recorded her first EP of original songs at the age of 17, although it was never released. By 19, she began singing at restaurants and other venues around Corpus Christi. Her big break for exposure came when she was handpicked as the female lead for Texas powerhouse band The Jollyranchers, with whom she toured relentlessly for 3 years. She has since continued to perform with her own band and released her self-titled debut EP in 2011.
Clarissa’s music attracts a variety of audiences, particularly with the youth. She has become a creative ambassador for many programs and non-profits in the South Texas area. She visits many schools in Corpus Christi, San Antonio, and Austin to talk to students about music, making goals, and following your dreams. She continues to volunteer for programs such as Chicas Rock Music Camp, which she has done since 2011.
Clarissa has most recently attracted nation-wide attention as a contestant on season 6 of NBC’s The Voice. Her blind audition of the Cranberries’ song “Zombie” was a smash hit, prompting a 4-chair turnaround from judges Adam Levine of Maroon 5, Shakira, Usher, and Blake Shelton. Her studio version of the song broke the Top 100 on the iTunes Charts, topping at number 81 and number 13 on the alternative charts.