When twelve Argentineans with an affinity for ska and rockabilly formed a musical group in 1986, their only intention was to have fun and play their friends' parties at el Colegio Nacional San Martín in Buenos Aires.
Late last year, though, Los Auténticos Decadentes found themselves at el Palacio de los Deportes in Mexico City, performing a sold-out show in front of thousands of screaming fans and commemorating their 25th anniversary by recording a live concert DVD.
Next month, Auténticos Decadentes' quarter-century celebration tour will hit Grand Central.
Spanning nearly three decades, Los Auténticos Decadentes' catalog of music makes it easy to forget that the band hasn't released a new album since 2010's Irrompibles.
But this tour isn't about new music. It's about the timeless tunes that have kept the group relevant for so many years.
And as for Grand Central, the Downtown Miami venue is no stranger to Argentine rock. In April, Auténticos Decadentes' fellow countrymen Babasónicos kicked off their A Propósito U.S. mini-tour there, all but solidifying Grand Central as North Miami Avenue's de facto home for rock en Español.
Los Auténticos Decadentes. With No Te Va Gustar. Sunday, July 15. Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $30 plus fees via fal.vor.us. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-377-2277 or visit grandcentralmiami.com.