Alejandro Escovedo & The Sensitive Boys
Tuesday, Mar 26, 2013 8:00 PM EDT
(7:00 PM Doors)
Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland, OH
This Just In: Cheetah Chrome (Ex Dead Boys) will be making a guest appearance for the encore set
Alejandro Escovedo is what they call a “Texas Troubadour”, which we think means guys and gals who make their folk/country tunes sound like something you’d hear at the end of a flick like No Country For Old Men. His delivery, however, shows a glimmer of punk rock’s slithering scaliness and attitude. Whether he’s leading his band through a tender acoustic number or a T-Rex styled rocker, Escovedo infuses all his tunes with canny cynicism and desperate romance. Maybe it’s really all in his voice, which bring to mind Los Lobos’ Dave Hidalgo and Cesar Rosas sharpened with a late 70s Midwestern /Lower East Side punk rock shiv. Or perhaps it’s Alejandro’s punk-rock cowboy gunslinger attitude, delivered effortlessly, that has made him a Beachland favorite for years. This distinctive artist and his band, the Sensitive Boys, will play songs from his most release, Big Station, but will also play the tunes that have made his catalog the stuff of legend. Alejandro wears his boots and plays his rock n’ roll as no one else can.