Wednesday January 13th: Alejandro Escovedo

11 01 2010

Escovedo, from vastate.wordpress.com

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 Lala.com 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.

EAS

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