Tag: Punk

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

Master storyteller Escovedo finds the right setting at Old Town – Chicago Tribune 1.15.12 By Joshua Klein, Special to the Tribune

Some careers start in an obvious spot then continue to grow from there. Alejandro Escovedo, on the other hand, took a few decades to find a sound that fit him just right. First, in the late ’70s, came a flirtation with punk. Next came formative forays, more heralded than heard, into what eventually became alt-country. Finally, Escovedo stumbled on an expansive approach to rock and roll that somehow seamlessly made room for… Read More

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