Tag: Alejandro Escovedo

  • Alejandro Escovedo

    Roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo hits the City Winery with a three nights of alt-country magic. On Wednesday, he shares the bill with Texas legend Joe Ely; on Friday, he’s set to highlight the romanticism and lyrical atmosphere of his best work via an acoustic set that will feature a string quartet; on Saturday, he invites […]


    He may share his name with other cult icons (his niece, Prince sidewoman Sheila E.) and his manager with the Boss (Jon Landau), but punk vet turned roots rocker Alejandro Escovedo is definitely in a class of his own, sound-wise. It’s not so much his fusion of hardscrabble lyrics with elements of chamber pop that’s […]

  • Texan Troubadour Turns Near-Death Into New Life

    When he started coughing up blood, Alejandro Escovedo realized another drink might do him in. Three (presumably sober) years later, Austin’s prodigal son delivers The Boxing Mirror, a hallucinatory account of his near-fatal battle with abstinence and Hep C. What better for his underappreciated career as the Great Brown Hope of alt-country/rock/punk than a brush […]

  • Grandpa’s Hands

    Sheila E.’s uncle and Pete the Santana percussionist’s half brother was born in San Antonio, and in Austin he might as well be pope. Locals receive his closing, after-the-industry-weasels-have-gone-home “orchestra” shows at the “South by Southwest” music conference like a cleansing sacrament. Alejandro Escovedo’s alt-country credentials are in order: He wore a bolo tie with […]