Filmmaker Hector Galán has devoted much of his career to exploring the roots and development of indigenous Chicano musical forms in Texas, and with his latest project, Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields & Crossroads, he’s found the ultimate crossover manifestation of that story.
Like the brothers Garza, Galán is a native of San Angelo, and he hitched his wagon to LLB when the band was just beginning to build a Lone Star base at small clubs. As a result, he’s able to offer a first-hand, close-up look at the road to stardom, rather than its messier, more complicated aftermath.
Cottonfields & Crossroads will screen in San Antonio Friday, September 8, at Santikos’s Mayan Palace, Silverado, and Rialto. Call theaters for showtimes.
FIVE YEARS LATER
Local singer-songwriter Jason Gerard has organized a concert commemorating the fifth anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. Rock For Freedom: A 9/11 Tribute, will feature Gerard playing solo, acoustic versions of material from his CD, Shattered, and a band lineup that includes RWI, Jobber, IRD, and James Perez & Karnaval. The show is set for Sunday, September 10, at Patsy’s Ice House (2402 N. Flores). Showtime is 6 p.m.
It’s hard to believe, but nearly a year has passed since Bombasta introduced the Barrio Massive concept along with Sexto Sol, and since then, Bombasta has extended the concept of a free-form, collaborative Latino throwdown to include a host of other like-minded performers.
On Saturday, September 9, the bi-monthly extravaganza will, for the first time, feature Bombasta trading licks with jazzy hip-hop group Gonsemble. Houston/NYC collective Rebel Crew will also turn up. As usual, this edition of Barrio Massive (the sixth in the series) will also showcase poets, vendors, and activists. It’ll be held at Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E. Grayson), and run from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m. Call 223-2830 for more info.