The southern lands—a place often depicted as divine or at least under the influence of supernatural forces that may or may not be friendly to the tribes of humans en el norte—get their due on Friday, Aug. 10 when The Chamanas, a poptastic grupo from El Paso y Juarez that plays fronterizo indie music, land at Launchpad (618 Central Ave. SW) for some daringly delicious desmadre that not only reflects the current state of culture at our border but also serves to signify the many voices seeking significance in a rapidly evolving world. Using folklore, American and Latin popular culture tropes, lush hooks, Brazilian rhythms and electronica to weave their musical shamanism, The Chamanas are part of a rising tide of musicians from the Southwestern US and northwest Mexico that take multi-genre fluency as seriously as the dancing their music evokes with listeners. Da Terra Meiga, an almost indescribably fantastic band I happened to finally see live last weekend, are also on the bill. They play some sort of highly infectious gypsy glam-rock with serious folk and jam band elements thrown in for good measure. The Dirty Shades, Panda Riot and one of my favorite local Americana acts, Port Alice, open this sultry affair with sound and the end of summer. 9pm • $8 to $12 • 21+.