Event details

Event details

Moe's Alley Presents: LA MISA NEGRA w/ ¿Qiensave?
Fri Oct | 27 2023 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm
Moe's Alley , 1535 Commercial Way, Santa Cruz, CA
$20 advance / $25 day of show

About This Event

Moe's Alley kicks off the Halloween weekend with a big ol' Latin music dance party with La Misa Negra and special guests ¿Qiensave?!

Friday, October 27th
Doors: 8pm / Show: 9pm
$20 in advance / $25 day of the show

La Misa Negra
La Misa Negra is a 7-piece band from Oakland, California, known for their unique blend of cumbia and high-energy, Afro-Latin music. On stage, they deliver an electrifying performance that explodes with infectious dance grooves and punk rock energy, powered by horn and accordion-driven riffs, a fierce rhythm section, and a vintage-inspired sound. Since their live debut in the fall of 2011, La Misa Negra has toured the country, sharing stages and festival bills with the likes of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stevie Wonder, Lenny Kravitz, Thievery Corporation, SZA, Mon Laferte, Julieta Venegas, Ana Tijoux, Bomba Estereo, George Clinton, Antibalas, Budos Band, and Ozomatli. On the strength of their wild and one-of-akind shows, they have gained a reputation as one of the most exciting live bands to emerge from the Bay Area in recent years, garnering a diverse fan base that transcends musical, cultural, and generational divides.


¿Qiensave? (Quien-Sa-Be) is a Cumbia Urbana group from Salinas California with roots stretching back to Michoacán, Mexico.  ¿Qiensave? creates high energy dance music that has fortunately blessed the band with the opportunity to perform throughout Californian, Arizona, Mexico, Colombia, and Virtually. While ¿Qiensave? has existed as a musical entity since 2009. Within the last few years, the band has picked up steam through touring, releasing their album “Como Ver Te” in 2016 and “Mujer” in 2019. 

In 2020 ¿Qiensave? released two singles. The first being a cover  of Chico Che’s cult classic “Mata De Mota'', which features Los Angeles based Psychedelic Cumbia band Tropa Magica, and the second single released is a retro sounding quebradita produced by Eduardo Arenas of Chicano Batman called “El DUI”. Most recently ¿Qiensave? released their latest single “La Poderosa'' on International Women’s Day, as the song is a celebration of la poderosa women who have supported the band along their journey. ¿Qiensave? Is currently promoting their latest single “La Poderosa'', which was released on international Women’s Day.

¿Qiensave? Consist of six members who are, Carlos L Cortez (Rhythm Guitar/Vox), Alejandro Gomez (Lead Guitar/Vox), Mario Cortez (Guida/Keyboard/Vox), Ricardo Cortez (Drums/Vox), William Cortez (Bass), and Matty Segura (Procussion). ¿Qiensave? has shared the stage with acts like Grupo Kual, La Misa Negra, Celso Piña, La Santa Cecilia, Las Cafeteras, Little Jesus, Fuerza de Tijuana, É. Arenas, Tropa Magica, La Ronda Bogotá, Bang Data, and La Septima Banda among others.

Please Note: This event is 21 and over. Any Ticket holder unable to present valid identification indicating that they are at least 21 years of age will not be admitted to this event, and will not be eligible for a refund.