MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Von Richter

By Cain Hernandez
Music Journalist

Von Richter joins the ranks alongside a growing number of Texas musicians who have a fondness for progressive and psychedelic rock music. Based in San Marcos, Texas, the trio self-describes their sound as “cosmic jungle rock”. While currently playing shows around town, Von Richter aims to embark on a mini-tour this summer, with hopes of playing some of Texas’ bigger cities. Although April looks to be a particularly busy month for the boys, aside from playing this year’s KTSW MR Fest, the group will also play at Kiva for Third Thursday, as well as Buzzmill (San Marcos) and Beerland (Austin) the following two days.

Laredo, Texas, is the basis of Von Richter’s formation. The group’s start can be traced back to the friendship of Nestor Vazquez (drums) and Regino “Reggie” Lopez (guitar), who began playing music together when they were 17. To complete the trio, they adopted another hometown friend, David Cisneros (bass), who was previously playing in the band Summer in Between. Initially, the group was called Terremoto – which means earthquake in Spanish – however, through a random combination of likable words, the group settled on the name Von Richter. “Terremoto” is now the name of the band’s first single, which you can stream via their Bandcamp page.

Don’t miss a live performance from Von Richter at this year’s 10th Annual MR Fest. The trio will play at Kiva Lounge (main stage) on Saturday the 29th at 2:30 p.m., so be sure to come out and show your support!

Featured image courtesy of Nestor Vazquez.

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