A week on the scene – Funny valentines
Riding high from the growing popularity of their bi-monthly jams with Sexto Sol (who, by the way, tasted mass adulation when they filled in for Lenny Kravitz to open Aerosmith’s recent show at the AT&T Center), Bombasta will headline their own gig at Saluté International Bar on Saturday, February 11. The show will be a pre-Valentine’s Day celebration of love and rebellion dubbed “La Revolución Del Corazón.”
In another special event related to Valentine’s Day, Robert Earl Keen will perform a concert at the Carver Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry, on Sunday, February 12, to benefit the Ballet Conservatory of South Texas. The performance will include an unusual collaboration between the Conservatory Company and Keen on the title song of his latest CD, What I Really Mean. Showtime is 8 p.m. Available tickets range from $50 to $65 and can be purchased by calling 820-3400.
Lafayette, Lousiana’s Bluerunners can best be thought of as a bayou Los Lobos, a band that dedicated itself to studying its cultural roots and combining them with the energy of punk and gutbucket rock. The band’s records are solid, commendable efforts, but their Cajun assault needs to be experienced in a club setting to achieve maximum impact. They’ll be at Casbeers, 1719 Blanco, on Friday, February 10. Showtime is 8:30 p.m. Those who can’t make it to the show can catch the Bluerunners that same day on KSYM 90.1 FM at 4:45 p.m. for an in-studio performance.
If the Bluerunners are a Lousiana answer to Los Lobos, Tommy Emmanuel is unquestionably Australia’s Chet Atkins. In fact, Emmanuel and Atkins were close friends, and the Nashville legend has frequently sung the praises of his finger-picking protege. Emmanuel will bring his considerable guitar virtuosity to San Antonio for a Saturday, February 11 concert at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 7150 I-10 W, at 8 p.m., and a workshop the following day from 2-5 p.m at Guitar Tex, 4330 McCollough. Call 842-2545 for ticket info.
Compiled by Gilbert Garcia