Wednesday January 13th: Alejandro Escovedo

11 01 2010

Escovedo, from

Don’t tell us you’re going to NOT attend this week’s Alejandro Escovedo show.  If you’re gonna do that, just log off right now.

You mean you’re not going to check out not only one of the Beachland’s favorite artists, but a bona fide rock n’ roll treasure? A master magician whose tunes can take the shape of angrily coiled jams full of punk venom, to sweetly lonesome ballads? A voice that invokes post-boozy pathos, Mexican-American heritage, and by-golly, real transcendent hope and love?

You say you just don’t know? Escovedo’s hometown paper, The Austin Chronicle, has done a pretty extensive biography on him, which you can read right HERE, written by critic Dave Marsh.  If you want to hear some of his considerable and acclaimed discography, here’s a link to Escovedo.  Be forewarned that after a few listenings, you’ll have to sign up. But it’s free, and totally worth it.

Here’s an interview on Q TV with Escovedo:

Alejandro Escovedo “Castanets”, a classic from a few years back.

Here, Escovedo performs “Always A Friend”, from his latest, Real Animal, with some folk singer named Bruce Springsteen:

and a lovely number, entitled “I Wish I Were Your Mother”. Bit of an informal video, but you’ll have that, on Youtube…

Youngsters Lighthouse and The Whaler open. Buy tickets from the Beachland right HERE.


Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to Del.icio.usAdd to StumbleuponAdd to RedditAdd to BlinklistAdd to TwitterAdd to TechnoratiAdd to FurlAdd to Newsvine




One response

25 04 2014

We’re a group of volunteers and opening a new scheme
in our community. Your website provided us with valuable info to work on.
You’ve done a formidable job and our entire community
will be grateful to you.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: