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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

Billboard – Alejandro Escovedo: Teaming With an Italian Rock Band to Explore Immigration & the American Dream

    Billboard/Kenneth Partridge/September 2018  – As the son of a Mexican immigrant father growing up in Southern California, where his family moved from San Antonio in 1957, Alejandro Escovedo hated the school roll call. Teachers would butcher his name to the point where it became “Alex,” an Anglicization he was kind of stuck with. “In a culture like California, you either have to adapt and integrate, or you go to the… Read More

”You know, it all started with a really large record collection”

State Ireland /Cara Gigney /April 3, 2017 – Alejandro Escovedo – punk–alt country-roots rocker, writer, legend – started out in the worst band in the world. Way back in his teens, he and his friends made a film. “The Worst Band in the World was like the way Spinal Tap was made I guess; a mockumentary.” He was laughing at the memory as he cast his mind back to his teenage self.… Read More
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