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Tricky Falls celebrates five years

Photo courtesy of Tricky Falls Facebook page

Tricky Falls is heading into their fifth year of bringing live music to El Paso street. This Friday and Saturday, Aug. 19 and 20 Tricky Falls will team up with Electric Social Records for an anniversary show. With close to 30 local artists, the lineup ranges from patron saints of local music Gabriel Gonzalez, Jim Ward and Mike Duncan to newer bands like If We Were Turtles and Sorrytown, serving as a crash course in the city’s music scene in the form of a small concert series.

Although the bulk of the lineup is slotted under the rock and punk rock genre, bands like Chuco Soul Project, a jazz and reggae fusion, and Stan Z, an alternative hip hop artist, add another dimension to the weekend. Bringing in this range of genre seems to be exactly how Tricky Falls has benefited the El Paso music scene.

Since its opening in 2011, Tricky Falls has hosted big name rock and punk rock bands like Green Day and Taking Back Sunday, and dipping into heavier stuff like Suicide Silence and Marilyn Manson. While the venue has been home to the headbangers, it cannot be ignored that Schoolboy Q, Kevin Gates and Tyler, the Creator all performed sold out shows, while Reel Big Fish came through in the middle of the week and packed the house with their courteous moshers and skankers.

The two-day anniversary show will begin at four in the afternoon and continue on throughout the night Friday and Saturday.

For a sample of any of the artists in the lineup for their online content.

Tickets are available at

Eric Vasquez may be reached at [email protected].

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Tricky Falls celebrates five years