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Friday, March 15 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Red Menace: Cuba's Heavy Metal Underground

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Being a young metal band can be a struggle anywhere, but imagine doing it in a country where simply getting guitar strings can take six months, internet access is largely forbidden, the average monthly salary is about $40, and putting on a show or releasing music requires the approval of an authoritarian government. Hear from members of several leading metal bands about the unique challenges of trying to simply be a metal band in Cuba.
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Friday March 15, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Austin Convention Center, Room 11AB 500 E Cesar Chavez St