A week on the scene
Drumming is an athletic exercise, so it’s hardly uncommon for a lifetime behind the kit to take the kind of physical toll commonly associated with a professional sports career.
Clay Meyers, the veteran TexasTornados timekeeper, has been sidelined for the last several months by an intensifying problem with a bone spur in his rotator cuff. The injury will require surgery, and Meyers’s musical cohorts are helping to defray the medical costs by putting together the Friends of Clay Meyers Fundraising Fiesta at Casbeers on Thursday, April 27.
The fundraiser lineup will include Meyers’s legendary father, Augie, as well as the Westside Horns, Joe “King” Carrasco, Ernie Garibay, Los Texmaniacs, Ruben V, and a host of others. The music runs from 7 p.m. to midnight, and there will also be a silent auction featuring some special autographed memorabilia. Call 732-3511 for more info.
Labkids are alright
Rob G and Donnie D, the weekly hosts of KRTU’s down-tempo, Sunday-night sonic smorgasbord Labkids Radio, have taken the Labkids concept to Ruta Maya Riverwalk (107 E. Martin), where they showcase a free-flowing concept they call Music for Advanced Listeners, every Wednesday from 8 p.m. to midnight. Special guest for the April 26 show is the DJ crew Dirty Crates. Admission is free.
This year’s Tejano Conjunto Festival is still a couple of weeks away, but the lineup has been announced and it looks like a typically stellar group. Running from May 11-14 at Rosedale Park (with a May 10 mixer at the Guadalupe Theater), the festival will include such heavyweights as Los Dos Gilbertos, Ram Herrera, Mingo Saldivar, Joel Guzman y Los Aztecs (featuring Sarah Fox), Ruben Vela, Flaco Jimenez, and his brother Santiago Jr. We’ll have more details on this as the festival approaches.
Big soy sauce
Local underground rockers Big Soy celebrate the release of their new CD with a show at the Sanctuary on Friday, April 28. The band will be supported by Muldoon, The Moriartys, Pop Pistol, Patches Seguin and Sunnydale Ohio. Showtime is 9 p.m., and cover is $5.
- Gilbert Garcia