Tropa Magica with The Breakes

  • June 8, 2024 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Square Cat Vinyl

    1054 Virginia Avenue
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46203
Ticket Price $15.00 Buy Tickets

All Ages

$15 Advance/$18 Doors

7 PM - Doors

8 PM - Opener TBD

9 PM - Tropa Magica

Tropa Magica

“Invigorating”, “brilliant”, and “charismatic” are just a slew of the adjectives used to

describe Tropa Magica. “The East L.A. duo made a name for themselves by combining

alternative, grunge, and psychedelic rock with cumbia” -Spin magazine.

Having toured nationally and on multiple southwest and west coast tours, they have supported

established acts such as Bomba Estereo, Molotov, and comedian Felipe Esparza. The band has

boldly and successfully taken on larger LA stages at venues such as The Microsoft Theater, El

Rey Theater and The Hollywood Palladium.

In 2018 and 2019 Tropa Magica performed at So-Cal festival favorites Desert Daze and

Tropicalia. At the end of 2019 the band self released a limited edition 7inch vinyl EP “Smells

Like Cumbia” featuring Nirvana songs as cumbia renditions.

Despite the pandemic, 2020 has been a fruitful year for the band. They wrote and recorded the

theme song for comedian Felipe Esparza’s new Netflix special and collaborated with the

notorious Foo’s Gone Wild on the “Foo Files Cumbia” track released earlier this year. The band

has partnered up as ambassadors with 805/Firestone Beer and is sponsored by Fender guitars

and Ernie Ball.

Their sophomore LP “Tripiando Al Infinito En Mi Recamara” has garnished appraisal by music


“...the psychedelic cumbia-punk that David and Rene Pacheco have pieced together over a

decade as Tropa Magica has coalesced into something sublime on their sophomore album”

-Grimy Goods

“they’ve spread their wings sonically while losing none of the charisma that made them a hot

item at festivals...Tropa Magica’s new album, while born in East L.A., will truly be a child of the


 -Buzzbands LA

(To learn a bit more) Tropa Magica has a short documentary that introduces the band nationally

on the well known media and news company “BESE”.

The Breakes

The Breakes are a blues rock power trio hailing from the west side of Indianapolis. Spearheaded by founding members Adam Vorndran and Adam Meyers, the group has featured many collaborators and friends over the past decade while releasing three albums of self-produced material. They are a melting pot of the many influences that define them, reaching towards jazz and psychedelia while staying grounded in their 12-bar roots.

The Breakes began between high school jam sessions and late-night bar sets, slowly accumulating hours and secondhand smoke until they found themselves to be “pretty good”. Since those days they’ve released three albums, Free of Defects, Ignacio, and most recently Shift in 2021. The band has shared the stage with international touring acts such as KONGOS, High Fade and Arlie as well as local giants like Cairo Jag and Brother O’ Brother. The Breakes were also featured in the 2022 All-In Festival and have been a staple at festival stages around Indiana. 

The Breakes are currently in studio shaping their fourth release alongside multi-instrumentalists Phil Sloan and Sam Dunipace, longtime friends of the band. 

Date & Time

Sat, Jun 8, 2024 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Venue Details

Square Cat Vinyl

1054 Virginia Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46203 Square Cat Vinyl
Square Cat Vinyl

Square Cat Vinyl is a one of a kind record shop in the Fountain Square Cultural District in Indianapolis. The space is comprised of a record store, performance venue, and a bar serving beer, wine, and coffee drinks. Our mission is to be a music communal space for local and traveling musicians. We serve as a meeting ground for musicians of different types and ages along with music aficionados throughout the region.

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