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Alejandro Escovedo

Street Songs of Love

Jun 30, 2010 By Jeff McCord

How do you like your Alejandro Escovedo? One of the reasons this talented Austin rocker has never escaped critical-favorite status is that he’s an encyclopedia of musical genres; it’s hard for fans to reconcile his confessional, string-laden ballads with his riff-heavy punk. Yet those two styles have always been…

Real Animal

May 31, 2008 By Jeff McCord

Can the Alejandro Escovedo who couched his earlier songs in a fog of romantic imagery be the same one spelling things out on the autobiographical Real Animal (Back Porch/Manhattan)? The San Antonio–born singer, an inveterate rocker who writes tender ballads like “Slow Down,” has always been a study…

Road Warrior

Apr 1, 2004 By John Spong

"There were a lot of wild nights, people taking us in and offering us whatever they had. There were a lot of those 'offerings.'"

CD and Book Reviews

Apr 30, 1999 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Texas honky-tonker Floyd Tillman is best known for heartbreak lyrics like “Slipping Around” and “It Makes No Difference Now.” But on Herb Remington Instrumentally Salutes Floyd Tillman (Glad), the chiming steel guitarist for Bob Wills’s post-war Texas Playboys demonstrates that Tillman’s poppish material is equally strong on melody…

CD and Book Reviews

Nov 1, 1998 By Texas Monthly

Hot CDs Distancing themselves further still from their earlier banjo-punk novelties, Austin’s Bad Livers go with what they know on Industry and Thrift (Sugar Hill). There is too much attitude and eclecticism at work to call this traditional bluegrass, yet despite a couple of electric interludes, the musical leanings of…

True Believer

Feb 1, 1997 By Jason Cohen

Few Austin musicians have been as close to stardom, and unable to reach it, as Alejandro Escovedo. But for him, fame has never really been the point.