Kevin Curtin/Austin Chronicle/January 22, 2019 – Punk icons, big name scions, viral rappers and more top the talent for this years’ AMAs.
Proclaiming “Many sounds, one city,” Austin’s big, busy, boundless music scene comes together at the Austin Music Awards on Feb. 27 at ACL Live at the Moody Theater to celebrate winners of the Austin Music Poll. Breakout MC Abhi the Nomad, Black Pumas, now-local punk legend John Doe, and topline… Read More
James Sullivan /Boston Globe/January 17, 2019
Diego is a Mexican-American attending a San Antonio wedding in the 1980s. A retired Texas Ranger sits down and asks him to introduce himself.
“What kind of wetback name is that?” the lawman asks.
This imaginary scene of casual racism, which appears in a spoken-word interlude on Alejandro Escovedo’s latest album, “The Crossing,” is based on actual events, the singer says. “The Crossing” tells the story… Read More
Ed Condran/The News & Observer/January 11, 2019
NANCY RANKIN ESCOVEDO
Alejandro Escovedo’s latest album, “The Crossing,” tells the story of Diego from Mexico and Salvo from Italy, two men who arrive in the United States to live out a dream.
The immigrants long to live in the country that inspired them, courtesy of visceral punk rock, quirky film and deep literature. While the story may sound timely, the seeds for “The Crossing”… Read More