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Contemporary Hispanic Legend Coming to New Zealand

The Herald Australia/Jim Kellar /December 28, 2018 In the music world, landing on the cover of Rolling Stone has always meant you’ve arrived. But hey, being the subject of a major feature in the New Yorker is pretty close if you’re serious about your music. The renowned literary magazine carried a six-page feature on Escovedo in October. Alejandro Escovedo, who turns 68 in January, has been making music for 40 years. Born… Read More

Mother Jones: The Crossing Is A Relentlessly Inventive Album

Jon Young/Mother Jones/September 17, 2018 – Over the course of a four-decade career, Alejandro Escovedo has ranged from scorching, punk-inflected rock to dusty-roots grooves, but his wonderfully expressive voice has been a constant. Tough yet tender, capable of conveying defiance and vulnerability in the same breath, Escovedo has a plainspoken charisma that brings familiar accounts of daily striving and fleeting grace to vivid life, touching on greater truths along the way. Featuring… Read More

NPR Music: A Latino Punk Pioneer

NPR Music/Felix Contreras/September 13,  2018 – Alejandro Escovedo has carved out a very special place for himself in the music world. He established unimpeachable punk cred when his 1970’s punk band The Nuns opened for the Sex Pistols at its infamous last stand at San Francisco’s Winterland Ballroom. I grew up in an era when we bought into the idea that books, films and music could really change the world. Escovedo’s move… Read More
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