Concerts Calendar 10/28: salsa, Latin alt, Halloween and more

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Coming up:
Luis Miguel talks about new "maturity" on CD
Crooked Stilo to play LA's Knitting Factory in Hollywood 
Top Latin Producers Valenzuela Twiins joined Ozomatli

Latin rock, Tex-Mex, new salsa club, Halloween bashes and more on the main menu for the next week and beyond.

The weather is also turning absolutely beautiful so be sure to enjoy it outdoors.

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Los Lonely Boys Rock trio tagteams with Austin singer/songwriter Alejandro Escovedo Must see show. Both artists have new CDs - Escobedo is out with "Real Animal" while LLB has "Forgiven." Oct. 29. Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333.


Pete Ybarra y Grupo Fuego Accordionist is top notch and he leads a top notch band  in Halloween party with costume contest. Friday, 10/31. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Groups here tend to play a little on the uncomfortable, high end of the volume scale. Between sets DJs Saint and Hobby unload. Also, singer Elizabeth hosts her own CD releaseparty for her CD "Siempre," produced by Grammy-Award winning producer Gilbert Velasquez. 7p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5. Cadillac Bar

Oldies But Goodies Night featuring Five Star Band. The Coast, Vance Jackson at Loop 410. 8 p.m. Wednesdays. Free

PrimeTime Tejano Halloween Party TV show celebrates 18 year anniversary. The 2009 series kicks off in October and Producer/Director Jerry Avila wants to kickoff the 2009 series with a big Halloween party. Featuring Sunny Ozuna, JR & The Starlites, DJ Music. Halloween costume contest worth $100. Monarch Event Center, 6406 N. IH 35 Ste 3100, Austin. 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31. 512-845-3136 $10-$15  UlloaJunaitaMark-Cuernavaca, MX 078 300.JPG.

Faculty Hispanic Voice Recital Classical and Hispanic music combined featuring Juanita Ulloavoice; Faith de Bow, piano; Mariachi Tamazula, led by Bobby López; and "España Viva" Flamenco dancers, Beatriz Aguilar & Jessica Ahr. UPAC Hall, Texas State University, San Marcos. Free. 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 29. (512) 245-2651 or email:

Rene Devia Smooth sounds of Latin American harpist 6-9 Thursdays, Los Cucos. Also 6-9 Saturdays, Cachito de Mexico

Monte Negro Latin alternative band hails from LA and brings a fresh sound. Joe's Patio Bar, 2950 Thousand Oaks. Friday, Oct. 31.

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Old San Juan New tropical club/restaurant opens up with lots of dance space and a big music /grand opening weekend. Featuring Mi Rumba Thursday, Oct. 30; Son Cache Fri-Sat (Oct.31, Nov. 1) and Orquesta Tropicante Sunday, Nov. 2. Also DJ Papote and DJ 2Leo. 4427 Walzem. Also Happy Hour, dress code, party reservations and more.(210) 599-9990. Details:

SATFimg341593875 285.JPG SA Tardeada Festival. Featuring Mitch Web, Rick Trevino, Patricia Vonne, Tex-Mex Experience, Flaco Jimenez, Dog Men Poets,  Pride and Joy, Drugstore Cowboys, DC3, Flamin' Hellcats. Sunday, Nov. 16. $22-$26. Ruben's Place, Selma. 

Blue Bubble Ballroom Swing time with groups 6 p.m. Sundays in "Swing Factory" dance/concert series at Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway. $5. All ages. 7-8 p.m. free lessons by SASDS.


Treat Street Celebration Major family festival features trick-or-treating activities for children, talent showcase, as well as performances by singers Jennifer and Jessica Espinoza, rapper Da Brat, rock group Insergo and country artist Ally Brooke Hernandez. Market Square. Free. Noon-6 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31.

Danny Acosta y QVO Band plays mix of oldies, funk, R&B. Sundays. Club Movida, 306  E. Mitchell. (210) 534-4477. Owner Rick Robles runs a tight ship.

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Top group shines with its repertoire and virtuosity. Thursdays, Bar On Broadway. Also Luckey Road Saloon, 10/31 (Halloween Party) 


Daniel Monserrat Singer plays Fridays/ Wednesdays.  La Marginal, 2447 Nacogdoches Rd, (210) 804-2242

Liliana Arriaga "La Chupitos" Mexican comedian puts on big show. Also music and dance. Club Rio Nightclub, 13307-A San Pedro Highway 281 at Bitters. (210) 403-2582. $25 advance; $35, $45.Doors open 9 p.m.; show 11 p.m. Wednesday, 10/29.
Kudai Chilean pop/rock group headlines Sesion Exclusiva, apre-Latin Gramy event. Also performing Vanaz. Grooves, 2300 Pierce St. Houston. 9 p.m. Monday, Nov.10. 

Enanitos Verdes Latin alternative band takes the stage. 10/30 Club Rio Nightclub, 13307-A San Pedro Highway 281 at Bitters. (210) 403-2582. Also El Tri 11/16.

Centro Cultural Aztlán Dia de los Muertos Exhibition includes 70 artists and community members creating altars associated with Dia de los Muertos. Featuring Liza Ybarra, Urban 15 dancers and drummers. 6-9 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. Also free Dia de los Muertos Workshop by Luis Valderas, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Oct. 25, (210) 432-1896. Centro Cultural Aztlan, 1800 Fredericksburg Rd., Ste 103

La Sombra de Tony Guerrero Back in town. Randy's Ballroom, 1534 Bandera Rd. Saturday Nov 15.

ATAM FestiBALL 2nd Annual Tejano Academy softball tournament, car exhibit and live music. Missions County Park,6030 Padre Drive. 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9. (210) 227-2826

Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, specializing in international ballads, boleros, cumbias and polkas. 9 p.m. Thursdays. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. George Rivas Band Friday; Elizabeth & Latin Crew, Saturday; All Star Band 9 p.m. Sunday

PenaNataly7-24-2006-6 292.JPGNataly Peña Young singer plays a mix. Luciano at the Strand. Fridays.

Los Desperadoz Conjunto/Tejano fusion band. Friday, Oct. 31. Graham Central Station, Fredericksberg at Loop 410.

Jorge Alejandro y La Paz Versatile singer/songwriter wrapping up new CD due for release late October. Tuesdays, Hot Tin Roof, IH 10/Callaghan.

Tejano Heritage Dance Showcasing Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends and Latin Funk DeeJay Richard Martinez
Saturday, Nov. 1. Pueblo Hall, 3315 Northwestern Drive. (210) 520-7400. $7.

Oscar Rodriguez Virtuoso guitarist plays a hot mix of rock, blues, Tex-Mex and more. Grant St. Pizza, 8 p.m. Fridays; Pat O'Briens, 3 p.m. Saturdays.

Los Tigres del Norte Venerable norteño outfit back on the road in the U.S. for some 16 dates. Los Tigres set to play Laredo Entertainment Center, Nov. 1, McAllen's Dodge Arena, Nov. 2.

Main Plaza Music Festival includes various events such as: Latin Lunes, a lunch-time series on Mondays through December. The lunch-time series runs through the week such as Ben King, Rebecca Valadez, Max Baca, Joe Posada, Claude "Butch" Morgan, Hot Sauce, Terry Cavanaugh. Raza en la Plaza is a 7 p.m. series with George Morin and Jazz Suave Friday; More: SAS! continues through December. On Sunday it's Conjunto Tocadita at lunch with Foxy Garcia, accordion & Chucho Perales, bajo sexto. (210) 225-9800  

POSTPONED - 2008 Showcase of Hispanic Ad Agencies  Annual event to showcase the cutting edge Spanish-language advertising for national clients created by local Hispanic Ad Agencies 

AMAShowcase_2008_logo_best 344.JPG Creative expo and cocktail reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by banquet at 7 p.m. Coronado Ballroom, El Tropicano Hotel, 110 Lexington Ave. Thursday, Nov. 6. $25-$45.,

El Veterano Conjunto 10th Annual Festival. Lineup includes Flaco Jimenez, Los Texmaniacs de Max Baca, Sunny Sauceda, Cha Cha Jiménez, Chano Cadena y Su Conjunto, Jimmy Lee y Tentación, Los Tremendos Alacranes de David Flores, Los Arroyos Del Rio, La Kreazion (with special performance by Linda Escobar), Robert Casillas & Ramon "Jack Rabbit" Sanchez, Lazaro Perez y Su Conjunto, and Letty y Conjunto Central. Presented by singer/promoter Linda Escobar. High Chaparral in Robstown,Texas. Noon-11 p.m. Nov. 9.  $10. Carne guisada plates will be sold for $5 with proceeds benefit the Eligio Escobar Scholarship Fund. (361) 442-3962 Related story: Veterano Festival honors late Escobar, showcases conjunto bands

Latin Grammy Awards Annual awards show recognizes best artists and recordings of the year. Nov. 13. Pop singer Gloria Estefan will be honored as the 2008 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year in tribute dinner Nov.12. Toyota Center. Houston. Broadcast live on Univision Network. 


George Lopez Top comedian back on another tour. AT&T Center. Nov. 15. Tix on sale Saturday for $69.75, $59.75, $49.75 & $39.75.

Louis Shati & SonSabor Solid Latin, salsa, Tex-Mex band whips up an alluring mixture of dance music. 9:30 p.m. Thursday-Sunday. Arjon's International Club. Shati says his next CD due by mid-December.

Dancing Under the Stars Weekly Thursday night jam session on the patio hosted by Los Hermanos De Leon with special guests who drop in. Regulars include Andy Saenz of the Homies, Salvador "El Pavo" Garcia of Los Pavo Reales, Bene Medina, Coy Serna, Mambo Ibarra, Henry Galvan, Flavio Longoria. Thursdays, Bosmans, 672 Elks @ Zarzamora myspace. com/bosmanshbk1, (210) 924-1016


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