Tag: Lou Reed

Grammys – Alejandro On New York, Lou Reed, David Bowie & More

NATE HERTWRECK/GRAMMYS/May 2018 – On the brink of his May residency in NYC’s East Village, Escovedo talks songwriting, future plans, and how “Velvet Underground stole my whole consciousness”  In  New York’s East Village, acclaimed songwriter Alejandro Escovedo begins his May residency with the first of five shows in the neighborhood. The gritty, vibrant streets exploding with character and nuance suit his music perfectly. I tracked him down during rehearsal at the Bowery Read More

GLIDE Review: Nods Toward Punk Beginnings On ‘Burn Something Beautiful’

By Lee Zimmerman/Glide Magazine/November 8, 2016 As one of the chief architects of insurgent Americana, Alejandro Escovedo has continued to further the cause by cutting a swatch across rock and roots with deliberate defiance of the norms. Sometimes strident, always unrepentant, he resides at the upper echelon of Austin’s elite, where he continues to make music that demands full attention and fosters ongoing allegiance. That said, it’s little surprise that Escovedo opts… Read More

Burn Something Beautiful: 2016 Highlight of Real Rock ‘n Roll

By John Buckley/Tulip Frenzy/November 5, 2016 Rock’n’roll is a derivative art form that as a genre of popular music has lasted an unusually long time.  The distance stretching back to when the Beatles hit our shores is longer than the period between World War I and “I Wanna Hold Your Hand.”  Yeah, World War I. So one factor that surely influences our appreciation of artists is which antecedent sensibilities inform their work… Read More

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