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Watch What Happens When a Mexican-American Act is Backed by an Italian Band

Crossing borders, jumping barriers, taking risks, and betting it all. That is the path Alejandro Escovedo has been taking in his lifelong search for the heart of rock and roll. Alejandro’s new album, The Crossing, is about that journey: searching, but not necessarily finding, eyes and ears open all the way. Watch as he performs selections from his newest musical venture at The Heights on Sunday, January 6th.

Forever the curious explorer, Escovedo has been a punk of the rebel kind in The Nuns, a cowpunk of the non-Western variety in Rank and File, commander of a guitar army in The True Believers, an orchestral conductor in his solo work, and a sensitive boy who has outrun death, demons, lust, and lost love in his songs. He has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen, John Cale, Los Lobos, Peter Buck & Scott McCaughey, Los Texmaniacs, and Chuck Prophet. No Depression magazine declared him the Artist of the Decade.

His latest effort, The Crossing, tells the tale of two boys, one from Mexico, one from Italy, who meet in Texas to chase their American rock and roll dreams. They discover a not-so-welcoming, very different place from the Promised Land they imagined, with cameos from the likes of Wayne Kramer of the MC5, Joe Ely and James Williamson of the Stooges to show the boys the way.

The album was recorded in an Italian farmhouse near Mogdliana and features his collaborator and co-songwriter Don Antonio with his band, who will be backing and opening for Alejandro at this event on January 6th. Don Antonio has backed numerous American acts in Europe but this will be their first ever tour of the United States.

This all-ages show will be a sonic treat on January 6th! Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the kitchen opens at 6:00 p.m. Tickets begin at 24 dollars and may be purchased online. VIP packages are also available for purchase.

At Barringer Square Apartments in Webster, Texas, we pride ourselves on informing our residents about all the upcoming events our beautiful community has to offer. Don’t hesitate to join this event on Sunday!

Event Time/Date:
Sunday, January 6, 2019—8:00 PM

Event Venue Location:
The Heights
339 West 19th Street
Houston, Texas 77008

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