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Spring break is almost history, SXSW is in full swing and the 2010 TMA Fanfair unfolds this weekend. So many  music options, so little time.

Big schedule below, review carefully and make your plan to get out there.

TMA Kickoff Party Official TMA kickoff dance features La Calma, La Fuerza, AT Boyz, Lobo IV, and other bands to be announced. 9 p.m Thursday. Grahams Central Station,

 4902 Fredericksburg Rd. Also Jay Perez, March 19; Hometown Boys, March 26. (210) 979-9303

Tejas Records Showcase Every year during the Tejano Music Awards Fanfair Tejas Records hosts the biggest and the best showcase party. This year the artists include Eddie Gonzalez, Grupo Maldad, La Connxcion, Jonny Martinez and others. Multiple stages. Tejas recording concerts for a live CD. Free for industry professionals with RSVP with John Whipple -  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . GA $10. Friday, March 19. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores.

Premios a la Musica Latina Annual awards show features Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, El Güero y Su Banda Centenario, Michael Salgado, Mariachi Campanas de América. March 25. Sunset Station.

La Sombra Grupo led by Tony Guerrero takes the stage. Opening is Grupo Vision. Michael's Sports Bar, 4021 7th St. Bay City, texas. Saturday, March 27. Quartermoon Production. (979) 323-0200

Cosmica Artists Presents Welcome To Roqlandia La Santa Cecilia, Charanga Cakewalk, David Garza, Girl In A Coma.  Roqlandia, Idea City Courtyard,  828 W. 6th Street Austin. 11 a.m. Thursday, March 18.

La Fuerza Upcoming band led by Ben Miranda in a showcase Club Movida, 306 E. Mitchell. 8 p.m. Saturday, March 27.

Hector Tricoche Puerto Rican salsa singer brings it on. Also Salsa Brava Orchestra and DJ Papote. Free buffet. Old San Juan, 4429 Walzem. $15, $20. (210) 599-9990

Conjunto Rosal Soilid group sparks it up. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 20. El Paisano, 300 W Hefferman, Beeville, Texas $8 (361) 354-9113

Hector Acosta El Torito Bachata singer takes the stage. 9 p.m. Friday, March 26. (832) 723-1991 Ayva Center, 9371 Richmond Ave., Houston

Chano Cadena Y su Conjunto Conjunto performs with Ruby Franco. Mafk's Ice House, McKinney @ Cullen, Houston. 5 p.m. Sunday, May 23. (713) 227-5405

Grupo Maravia Tejano/variety band plays mix of hits and classics. 9:30 p.m. Saturday March 27 at  George’s Place 5214 Blanco Road, (210) 340-1275

5th Annual Tejano Music Network Forum Annual gathering takes place against TMA Fanfair backdrop . Panel of experts mulls over the state of Tejano. Free. 9-12 Saturday March 20. Cattleman's Tavern, San Antonio 

Kerrville Comedy Explosion 8 p.m. Saturday, March 20. 2121a Sidney Baker Kerrville, Tx

Gavilanes De La Cumbia Tight group headlines. Also H*town Sounds. Palmers, 7315 Lyons Ave/ I-10 East @ Wayside.(713) 670-7756. Friday, March 20.

TODO Austin Presents: SXSW Tejano Music Showfcase Featuring Los Texas Wranglers, El Tule, Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution, Little Joe y La Familia. 6 p.m. Thursday, March 18. Kenny Dorham's Backyard. $10. Details:,,,

Official Tejano Music Awards Fanfair After Party Showcase features Los Texmaniacs and 'The Reunion' David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales with Jay Perez Saturday. Sunday Texmaniacs with Super Seven alum Rick Trevino. At El Fuerte (formerly T-Town), 7011 San Pedro.

DJ Cat NYC & Ladies Lotto at SXSW The Fire & Reason (D.A.N.R), Bad Rabbits (Karmaloop), The Beatards (Mixtape Riot), The Colourist (Big Picture Media), Emii (Big Picture Media), Endless hallway (Wind-Up Records), Frank and Derol (Big Picture Media), God-des and She (G & S Records), Melissa Bryan (Girls rock camp), Mussels (woxy), Patches (Girls rock camp), Make the Girls Dance (Ultra Records), The New Collisions (Big Picture Media), Toxic Avenger (i-Heart), Automatic Panic (Citrusonic), J Cat NYC (Citrusonic), Ceeplus (Bad Knives), DMNDays (Bloodcompany), Fredster (Girls & Boys), Skrillex (Ultra Records), Trash Yourself (Dance Robots Dance), Johan (Lose Control). The Music Gym, 815 East 6th St., Austin. Thursday, March 18.

Grupo Inpozible Tight group blends Tex-Mex and more. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 20. Zamora's Bar, 1088 FM 1987, Reedville, Texas

Loco Comedy Jam Laugh event features Mike Robles and friends. 8 p.m. Wednesday, June 23. LOL Comedy Club 410 and Blanco Road.

David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales with Jay Perez and Los Texmaniacs in T-Town Throwback weekend. 9 p.m. Saturday March 20. El Fuerte Night Club (T-Town) Nightclub, 7011 San Pedro. TTMA, Janie’s Records, GTO Events. Also Los Texmaniacs and Rick Trevino. Sunday March 21. $20, $35

Los 4 Vatos Locos Band takes it on. Also Los Banger Bros. and Garcia Bros. April 9. Tejano Country, San Marcos.

Conjunto Rozal Dance music and more. El Paisano Ballroom, 300 W. Hefferman, Beeville, Texas $8 9 p.m. March 20. RD & Slick Entertainment

Conjunto Romo Neo-trad and more conjunto. Also Cuatro por Cuatro, Joe Gonzalez "El Gambler." Gold Crown club, 205 W. San Antonio, San Marcos. $8 9 p.m. March 19. RD & Slick Entertainment

Texas Battle of the Bands Barracuda Entertainment sponsors competition for all bands and artists. All genres welcome. Hot Tin Roof Bar & Restaurant, 7710 IH 10. Noon-8 p.m. March 27-28 (210) 778-1918. Presented by Barracuda Entertainment.

Legendary Tribute Band Group is made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band. March 26 with TBA guest. SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall, 3315 Northwestern. Contact Mary Jane Parrilla (210) 520-7400

KEDA Radio Jalapeno 44h Anniversary Festival Big shindig features Mark Weber Y Los Cuernos, Moses Garza Y Los Hermanos Garza, Ariel Johnson Y La Klika, Los Astronautas, Los Chukos de Zaz Y Zaz, Los Monarcas de Pete y Mario, Lazaro Perez Y Su Conjunto, Edgar Vasquez Y Sus Muchachos. 1-11 p.m. Saturday. Also, 1-11 p.m. Sunday Conjunto Sabinal de Lupe Saenz, Gerardo Mejia, Conjunto Kings de Flavo Longoria, Bernardo Y Sus Compadres, Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers, Los Fantasmas Del Valle, Boni Mauricio Y Los Maximos. Comanche Park #2, 2600 Rigsby Ave. KEDARADIO.Com

Eliizabeth La Cantante Solid singer, great horn player and masterful entertainer, Elizabeth has it down. Tex-Mex and classics. Fridays. Los Generales Restaurant, 16216 Nacogdoches Rd. No cover. (210) 63f7-3331.

Salsa Brava Orchestra Salsa outfit uncorks the rhythms Saturdays. Also DJ Papote spinning merengue, salsa, bachata reggaeton and more. Old San Juan Restaurant/Discotex, 4429 Walzem at Austin Highway (210) 599-9990.

Rick Orozco CD Release Orozco's new CD is a mix of pop/rock "Y Sigo Aprendiendo.". CD includes upbeat tunes "Que Llueva Dinero" and "Solo Quiero Bailar." Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club, Park North Mall. March 24

SALEG Espana Salsa Night Music and dance for Salsa/ Latin Night. Saturday nights. Espana Bar de Tapas, 5638 Hausman Rd. Ste 105. Also Saturday, March 20, 27, Flamenco Show featuring Academia de Arte Flamenco; 10 p.m. Friday, March 26, Herb-n-Cafe featuring Jai Roots and Amigos. $5.

Cinemujer Film festival features half dozen indie film screenings with discussions afterwards. Friday, March 26-Sunday, March 28. Esperanza Center, 922 San Pedro Ave. at Evergreen. Film Fest details: CineMujer: Fim festival spotlights indies

El Sol Y La Luna 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17-20. Four nights of hot and spicy, music. Featuring Grupo Vida, Chente Barrera, AT Boys, Son Del Rey, Salaman, Monte Carlo, Sister Sister, Larry Lange, Toertila Factory, Gabe Nieto, Oscar G. Max Rios. Sol y La Luna, 630 E. 6th St. Downtown Austin. Free.

Kerrville Comedy Explosion Another evening of laughs! Performances by DeLeon Roars,James Ponce,Todd Larson, plus special guests. 8 p.m. March 20. Santo Coyote Club, 2124a Sidney Baker, $12 in advance, $15 at the door. 895-3211 or 739-9451

Bar on Walzem New club offers karoake, live music and more. 4422 Walzem at Austin Highway. (210) 599-0908

Gian Marco Singer brings it on. Arena Theater, 7326 Southwest Freeway, Houston. 8 p.m. Sunday, March 21.

Hilda Lamas Singer takes the spotlight. 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 24. The Entourage, 3854 SPID, South Park Plaza, Corpus Christi.

Spring Break Featuiring Banger Bros., Roger Velasquez, Quarto por Quarto, Se Salen, Relente, Los Carnales. Cool Arrows, 1025 Nogalitos. Thursday. Also La Fuerza, Fama, Grupo Sueno, Impozible, Juan P. Moreno, Crisol, Veneno, Vizion, Xelente, Veroncia Y Avante, Los Bandoleros, March 19. $15 per pass.

Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band Solid band plays a mix. Bar on Broadway No cover. Saturday, March 20.

Jazz Market Part of "Celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month" Schedule April 5: Jazz Barber Quartet (Arturo Iglesias); TUESDAY, April 6: Aaron Lack (Steel drummer from Austin); WEDNESDAY, April 7: George Prado & The Regency Jazz Band (Traditional Jazz); THURSDAY, April 8: Bett Butler (Keyboard & Vocals); FRIDAY, April 9: Katchie & Le Monde Cache (World Jazz); MONDAY, April 12: Music Offerings (Jazz meets Classical with a 10 piece collaboration); TUESDAY, April 13: Ron Wilkins 4-Tet (Great Jazz Standards); WEDNESDAY, April 14: Judi De Leon (Jazz Vocalist); THURSDAY, April 15: Julio Dominguez Orchestra (Dynamic 12-piece); FRIDAY, April 16: Richard Oppenheim (Great American Jazz)Monday, 11:30 a.m. April 5. Main Plaza, 115 Main.

Facebook Party On The RoofTop. An evening of fun filled event where you can mix, mingle and make new Facebook friends as we launch our first monthly Facebook Night. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 20. The Rooftop, 2515 Nacogdoches Rd. $10. (210) 764-4120

Plazer Band Tejano Midwest Tejano band, celebrates with CD release party for their new CD "Bien Venido Amor." Also Jesse Serrata, Grupo Sensation, Imagen Nortena and Plazer Band. 7 p.m. Saturday, May 1. Hammond Moose Lodge, 7500 Cline Ave., Hammond, Indiana. $20 advance, $25 door. Supporter -

Memorial Mass A a special mess for beloved and beautiful memories on Rocky Hernandez's wife. 8 a.m. Friday Aprl 16. Our Lady of the Angels Church, 1214 Stonewall St. Rocky''OBG'' Hernandez for more info please call Rocky cell (21) 449-7868.

Memorial Weekend Festival Featuring Bobby Pulido, Elida Reyna, Hometown Boys, Victoria Community Center, Victoria Sunday, May 30. (979) 665-1923

Fiesta on the Patio Turner Club bowling lanes is a new venue for Fiesta. Entertainmet includes Grupo Maravia, Top Shelf featuring Joe Jama & Angela, Banger Bros, Jesse DeLeon, George Rivas, Johnny Hernandez, and Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Slelep. Turner Club. Starting at 11 a.m. April 22-24.

Fab Four Tejano Mega Show Big showcase with Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz, Jay Perez, Jaime Y Los Chamacos and David Lee Garza Y Los Musicales. Angleton Fairgrounds Indoor Auditorium, Angleton, Texas. May 15. (979) 665-1923 Presented by quarterMoon Productions -

The Crew Solid unit cranks it. Featuring Marc Martinez, Anthony Hernandez, & JJ Posada.7 p.m. Tuesdays. Chachos, I-10 & Callaghan

Jerry Rivera Top salsero stops in Houston on tour. Friday, March 19. Theatre/ Box Office, 7326 Southwest Freeway (between Bellaire and Fondren) Houston. (713) 772-5900

Fiesta Houston 2010 Easter Weekend Featuring David Lee Garza y Los Musicales and Los Desperadoz. 8 p.m. Saturday, April 3. Hallabaloos, Houston.

Liberty Band Bobby Esquivel leads his talented group in 33rd anniversary. also George Rivas Band. Saturday, March 27. Fountainbleu Ballroom, 8353 Culebra Rd. $12-$15. (210) 789-2484 or (210) 680-7000.

Elida Reyna Solid Tex-Mex singer tajkes main stage. March 27. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 402 W. 1st, Hearne, Texas. Produced by Crazy Entertainment Productions. Also April 30, Gary Hobbs; May 29, La Diferenzia, June 19, Raulito Navaira.

Tejano Explosion 2010 Big name schedule bristles with top players. Sked: April; 15, Garcia Brothers, Eddie Gonzalez, Ariel Johnson; 16, Jaime Y Los Chamacos, Hometown Boys; 17, Tropas F, Desperadoz; 18, Sunny & Sunliners, Joe Bravo, Agustin Ramirez, Jimmy Edward w Avizo; 19, Enmascarados, Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers; 20, David Lee Garza, Chente Barrerra W David Farias; 21, La Calma, Ramon Ayala; 22, Elida Reyna, Michael Salgado; 23, Ruben Ramos and Little Joe; 24, Joe Posada, Jay Perez.

Cactus Country Country group unloads. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. March 12. Also Tropa Estrella, March 13; Kyle Park, March 19; Massore, March 27; Mike Mcclure Band, April 9, Bellamy Brothers, Fri May 7, $20; May 21, Randy Rogers.

Tejas VIP Records Party Featuring top artists. Friday, March 19. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also March 20 JH Productions First Spring Bash - Artie V, Jesse D, Lobo IV, Pete Ybarra, Los Bandoleros; March 26, Final Cut.

LJT's 22nd Annual Texas Music Festival & Chili Cook-off family festival offers a little bit of everything. Tuesday, April 20-25. Melody Mountain Ranch, Stephenville, TX

VFW Post 76 Live music series at scenic historic post by SA River continues. VFW Post 76, 10 Tenth St (210) 223-4581

DJ Jumpin Jess Teams up with DJ Jota Erre. Djaying the best of old school, hip-hop, dance, Tejano, Latin pop and more. Fridays. 6th Street Bar & Grill, 2701 White Oak Blvd @ Studemont.

SXSW 2010 Massive convention with tons of showcases sprakefls under a national spotlight. Keynote address: Smokey Robinson. Austin Convention Center, various locations Go to March 17-21

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