Am I the only person in the planet who thinks Los Lonely Boys’ terrific Rockpango (2011) is their best album since their smashing 2004 eponymous debut? The album got lukewarm reviews and was largely ignored, perhaps as punishment for the trio’s reliance on skill rather than artistry. LLB are all about chops and synchronicity (the brothers Garza have been playing together since
well, fucking forever), and recording anything of Sgt. Pepper caliber is not in their immediate plans. But good luck finding a better band. Alejandro Escovedo, on the other hand, can play, can write, and is a true artist in the full sense of the word. His latest, Big Station, is one of the year’s best, and this show pairing him with the San Angelo boys is the place to be on Friday. $22-$30; 9pm Fri, Dec 14; John T. Floore Country Store. 14492 Old Bandera Rd (Helotes), (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.