Rolling Stone/Jeff Gage/September 12, 2018 – Alejandro Escovedo (Thursday, 11:00 p.m.; 12th & Porter)
Forty-odd years into his musical career, Alejandro Escovedo remains a wellspring of creativity, endlessly capable of reinvention. After a turbulent few years that saw him get married, nearly die in a hurricane, and grapple with a subsequent case of PTSD, the Texas roots-rocker is back with a bold new set of music. The Crossing not only confronts the current political landscape, but also embraces his own musical upbringing, from the Stooges to Chicano punk, all told through the lens of two immigrants in the ambitious narrative arc of a concept album. J.G.