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Some of our favorite guys are coming back to town.

J&B Productions is bringing Ill Niño back to the Hub City on Sunday, July 11th, 2021.

The members of the band have changed many times over the years, but the guys always find a way to bring a solid rock show to town.

I have been salty about the band's situation since I'm Facebook friends with former lead singer Cristian Machado. This has led me to not dig in with the new lineup. I'm going to admit that I made a mistake.

The track in the video above, "Mascara," is absolute FIRE. Maybe this will be one of those situations where everybody wins. Machado is doing his own thing (with some other former band members), and the remaining Ill Nino guys are rebuilding and rocking like a freight train. This is decidedly more metal, but it sounds authentic and it really fits.

Some of you may even be familiar with Ill Niño's new lead vocalist, Marcos Leal. He's from the band Shattered Sun out of Alice, Texas (and may or may not be doing both bands).

If you'd like to pick up tickets online a day early, use the passcode NINO2021. Otherwise, tickets will go on sale this Friday, April 30th. There's no word from the promoter on who the opening act(s) will be as of yet.

J&B has also hooked us up with some freebies. Download the 94.5 FMX app and turn on the 'contests' notification to receive an alert about our giveaway of a four-pack of tickets to the show. We'll draw a winner on July 7th.

Here's the full lineup for the show:

  • Fluid Frequency (These guys rule and deserve every single gig they get, so arrive early)
  • Born In Blood
  • Evolution Empire
  • Incite
  • King 810
  • Ill Nino

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