The Scoop: Kallidad at Beach Burrito Co. West End

To celebrate the launch of taking over West End, Beach Burrito Co imported Sydney amigos Kallidad to Brisbane for a night thick with face painting, street art, tequila and burritos.

This article was first published on our original site MyCityLife way back on the 29th Jan 2014. Unfortunately, the Brisbane Beach Burrito restaurants have since closed down. They have a Coolangatta store – which is currently hibernating during COVID… If you have any information about this restaurant and want to help us to update our info – get in touch at [email protected]

La visión: three faces styled in the vein of dia de Los Muertos. Raw sounds of dos guitarras and a modified cajón madly careening across the evening air amidst the tinkling of Don Esquis Lagers and shots of tequila. It is Kiss fused with Mexicano flamenco – but lacking in exposed tongues. It is fiery acoustic guitarra and inflamed box drumming. Behold incredibly nimble fingers roaming freely across the neck and heavy gauge nylon strings with all the rawness and ferocity of Eddie Van HalenJimi Hendrix or James Hetfield. Combine this with the agile dexterity of Alan Banks or Slava Grigoryan whilst surrounded by rough-hewn rich textures of the modified cajón, and it is a sound quite unlike any other. Certainly, the sonority of this instrumental música is refreshing and new, and I am #fascinated. 

To celebrate the launch of taking over West End, Beach Burrito Co imported Sydney amigos Kallidad to Brisbane for a night thick with face painting, street art, tequila and burritos. A trio light on the instruments but heavy on the intensity, Kallidad proved an invigorating tonic for such an #illustrious opening.

True to its nature, BBCo in West End has continued with the #arbitrary countercultures of surfing, skating and street art, keeping to the gay tinctures and earthy tones synonymous to Mexicano cultura. BBCo sustains the chipper attitude and cheery inflections successfully established in Fortitude Valley, but keeps in touch with the bohemian culture of West End. It’s like a lean-to on Boundary Street, the gay colours a brilliant standout day and night, with palm trees swaying and the décor #nostalgic but nowhere near passé. 

Add the self-proclaimed heavy metal Mexican #mariachi trio styled as fast, furious flamenco fire, and the opening of Beach Burrito Company West End is a truly #singular occasion. It’s an occasion that one can take away with them, whether leaving the doors with a takeaway burrito or a copy of Kallidad’s independently produced and distrbuted album ‘Whack‘. The uniqueness of BBCo’s vibe and buzz and the penchant in finding such #exclusive entertainment is an indication of the thought BBCo has put into their brand, not to mention, a sign of good times on the horizon to come. So here’s to the Sol and Patron: #Salud!

Click here to check out all the pics from the West End launch

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