MP3: Download Alejandro Escovedo’s 7/29/16 Concert

Show is pure Al, including a Mott the Hoople cover… By Uncle Blurt Since it’s no secret we here at BLURT are massive Alejandro Escovedo fans, let’s just cut to the chase: a couple of weeks ago he and his latest combo (he calls it The Alejandro Escovedo Experience, fittingly enough) played a small venue […]

Track Premiere: Painted Redstarts do Alejandro Escovedo

Very special tune with a very special pedigree… By Blurt Staff We’ve gone on record as being fans of Austin Americana indie outfit the Painted Redstarts – the band’s video for “Curtains Wide” video (directed by Geoff Marslett) debuted right here at Blurt last summer. The group’s musical pedigree is noteworthy too: Alejandro Escovedo’s old […]

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO 5/18/14, Raleigh NC (PHOTO GALLERY)

PHOTOS BY FRED MILLS Ye olde editor will never be a concert photographer (although at one particularly odd point in time, long before Instagram, I placed photos taken with my battered Nikon in both Billboard and Creative Loafing), but it was a no-brainer to take the point-and-click down to Raleigh’s Moore Square on May 18 […]

Photo Gallery: Alejandro Escovedo & Peter Buck 2/26/14, Cincinnati

“A good night for a sonic rendezous….” BY MARTY PEREZ Live at Cincinnati’s Taft Theater/The Ballroom on Feb. 26: Alejandro Escoveo and Susan Voelz, plus opening act Peter Buck and his band. This was not the tour to reminence over “South Central Rain”; instead it was one to Dust the Broom and get The House […]

SHOWDOWN IN CINCY: Alejandro Escovedo & Peter Buck Live 2/26/14, Cincinnati OH

“A good night for a sonic rendezous….” BY MARTY PEREZ  Live at Cincinnati’s Taft Theater/The Ballroom on Feb. 26: Alejandro Escoveo and Susan Voelz, plus opening act Peter Buck and his band. This was not the tour to reminence over “South Central Rain”; instead it was one to Dust the Broom and get The House […]

ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO + AMY COOK, 11/22/13 Denver, CO

BY TIM HINELY / PHOTO BY JD BAMFORD Not having seen Alejandro Escovedo live prior to this evening—although I’d definitely heard Nuns, Rank & File and True Believers back in the day—I was not disappointed by his show at Denver’s Soiled Dove on November 22. He picked a perfect opener on the tour, California-bred/ Austin, […]

Alejandro Escovedo – Big Station

(Fantasy)   www.concordmusicgroup.com   If there was any doubt that Alejandro Escovedo could sustain his creative arc since his alliance with producer Tony Visconti and co-writer Chuck Prophet in 2008, Big Station will easily dispel it. For this record, the trio has dispensed with the thick, full-throttle rock & roll of his last two LPs […]

Alejandro Escovedo – Street Songs of Love

(Fantasy)   www.concordmusicgroup.com   As visceral and uncompromising as his early solo outings were cerebral and widescreen, Street Songs of Love makes a strong case for Alejandro Escovedo being one of our pre-eminent rock ‘n’ roll artists now operating well outside the parameters of the so-called Americana realm. That the man voted No Depression magazine’s […]