Wednesday, 15 September 2010 00:01

One quick blink and here we are in mid-September. Labor Day blew up and we're in the midst of the weeks-long Deis y Seis de Seoptiembere.

More details on ths festival below.

Big guns still on desk: Lady Gaga, Shakira, Vicente Fernandez, Los Lobos and more.

Tom Petty Classic rocker joined on stage by other longtimers - ZZ Top. Sept. 24.

 $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

La Fuerza Versatile outfit unloads with dancing rhythms. Sept. 17. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Jesse D & Variety Mix, Sept. 24; Five Star Band, Oct. 1; Soulstruck Movement, Oct. 8; Roger Velasquez, Oct. 15; Lobo IV, Oct. 22; Jesse D y Variety, Oct. 29

Frank Gomez Band Rock guitars, Tex-Mex grooves and more. Band performs in Austin shows: Baby Acapulco, Sept. 17; Hilton Hotel, Sept. 21; Baby Acapulco, Sept. 24; Ghost Room, Sept. 25.

Emilio Y Grupo Rio Show billed as "The Return of.” Angleton Fairgrounds, Saturday, Nov. 6. VIP Tickets $60/ GA $20 on sale Sept. 10.

Diez y Seis Festivities A ton of activities, parties, festival.s make up the Diez y Seis celebration this month. See below for schedule of activities.

STCA Concert The South Texas Conjunto Association features Gerardo Mejia Y Su Clica, Edgar Vasquez Y Sus Muchachos, and Los 2 Gilbertos. Sunday, Sept. 26. Full Court Dance Hall, Elsa, TX.  Doors will open at 4 p.m.

Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz Veteran Tejano band stops by to mix new tunes and old faves. Sept. 25. Hallabaloos, 716 Highway 3, S. Houston. $5 9 p.m./$10 after (713) 943-1400

Los Desperadoz Tejano/conjunto foursome shake it up.  Grahams Central Station, Fredericksburg Rd. Also Sept. 17, Los Desperadoz; Sept. 24, Eddie Gonzalez; Oct. 1, Bobby Pulido; Oct. 8, La Tropa F; Oct. 15, Michael Salgado; Oct. 22, Ruben Ramos; Oct. 29, Vida Hallween Bash

Tejano Six Pack Featuring Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz, Los Desperadoz, Marcos Orozco, La Fuerza,
Bangers Bros, Northern Express. Floresviles convention Center, floresville. Saturday, Oct. 9. $15 in advance.

Ernie Awards Gala Avenida Guadalupe Association 16 de Septiembre 6 p.m. Reception, 7 p.m. Dinner Program Elegant dinner and Ernie Awards presentation to recognize outstanding service and commitment to the Avenida Guadalupe Neighborhood in the categories of Community, Commerce and Culture. Tickets at El Progreso Hall, 1306 Guadalupe. Sept. 9. (210) 223-3151.

Lone Star Bash Massive gathering of top names including Bob Schneider, Band of Heathens, Hacienda, f Dale Watson, The Bluebonnets, Texas Tornados. 3-10 p.m. Free, but tickets required. Sept. 25. Register at Brewery Lone Star Brewery, 600 Lone Star Blvd.

Cactus Country Solid country group takes stage. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. Sept. 17. Also Oct. 8, Kevin Fowler; Oct. 2, Roger Creager; Nov. 12, Bart Crow Band; Nov. 6, La Mafia; Nov. 26, Randy Rogers Band.

Narciso Martinez Conjunto festival Annual event features top groups. Oct. 22-24. Narciso Martinez Cultural Arts Center, Stenger St., San Benito, Tx.

Legendary Tribute Band Solid group led by Henry Parilla, and made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band in continuing TGIF Friday series. At the elegant, SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall ballroom, 3315 Northwestern. Also Buffet starts at 7 p.m. $7 admission. Bookings/private parties, contact Mary Jane Parrilla.  (210) 520-7400

Vicente Fernandez Ranchera king is still riveting. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 23. $45-$1,000 at 1510 Polk St., Houston. (713) 758-7200.

Kiss Classic rock band still kicking it. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $37-$123 8 p.m. Sept. 19.

Fiestas Patrias Artistic Program and Official “El Grito” Ceremony. Fiestas Patrias presents Azucena La de Jalisco, Ballet Folklorico de la Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, Mariachi Sangre Mexicana, and Tamara Rodriguez. “El Grito” 200th Anniversary of the Mexican Independence will be led by the Consul General of Mexico. Free. Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle.  Doors open at 6pm, Program begins at 6:30pm, Official Ceremony 8 p.m. (210) 227-0123. Sept. 15

BRAVO! Folklorico! Dance In performance celebrating Diez y Seis and Hispanic Heritage Month. Celebrating 75 years of dance that began in 1934 by Berta Almaguer, the founder of the Parks and Recreation Department’s dance program. Also students of the program as well as FANDANGO pre-professional dance troupe. $5. 7:30 p.m., Sept. 16, 17 and 18. Dance Performances each night. Arneson River Theatre

Fiestas Patrias Civic Ceremony Civic ceremony of 200th Anniversary of the Mexican Independence will be led by the Consul General of Mexico. Free. 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 16.  Plaza México, Hemisfair Park

1910 - A Revolution Across Borders The Witte Museum’s exhibition commemorates the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution, the pivotal political conflict that shaped our understanding of Mexico as a nation, and the cultural history of South Texas. Witte Museum, 3801 Broadway. Opened Thursday, Sept. 16. (210) 357-1910

16 de Septiembre Parade & Festival 29th Annual Avenida Guadalupe Association’s All -ay free family celebration begins with Drill Team competition and Parade at 10am. Festival continues after parade with food booths and LIVE entertainment.  Free kid’s area, with games, face painting, rides, and moonwalk. 8 am-5 pm, Sept. 18. Plaza Guadalupe, S. Brazos and Guadalupe. or call (210) 223-3151.

Slayer Heavy metal party also features Megadeth and Anthrax. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $8-$57 8 p.m. Sept. 25

Viva Mi Cultura Lecture demonstration featuring the Guadalupe Dance Company presenting traditional dances, costumes and music of Mexico. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center. (210) 271-3151 ext. 225 to get free tickets. 3 p.m., Sept. 18. Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center, 1300 Guadalupe St.

International Youth Basketball Tournament and Festival del los Ninos Family event features basketball tournament with youth ages 7 to 15, as well as a Health Fair and rides. Free food, free admission Activities for family outdfoorsd and indoors. Basketball team from local youth organizations from the community. 10 a.m, Sept. 19, SAISD Convocation Center, 110 Tuleta (Behind Alamo Stadium)

Sonus Quartet Concert A Journey through Mexican Classical and Contemporary Music Based in Querétaro, México, Sonus was founded in 1998 by Luis Obregon, Claudia Ramirez, Guillermo Villalobos and Valery Sekretov.  Sonus members come from great music schools in London, Russia, the United States and Mexico. The program will include Mexican music by composers Maria Grever, Juventino Rosas, Manuel Ponce, Belisario García, Salvador Morlet, Macedonio Alcala and Ruben Fuentes. 7 p.m., Sept 25. Mexican Cultural Institute Auditorium, 600 Hemisfair Park

RAZA ROCKS the Vote Voter Registration Drive also features Tropa F, Mariachi Los Azlanes, Northern Express, Final Cut Also games, food, silent auction, flea market, loteria, kids games. Mystic Knights Car Club. Rodriguez Park, 6098 Jerome Road., between E. Gena Rd & Jerome and Gena Rd. 1-9 p.m. Sept. 26. (210) 735-5550

Mariachi Festival and Fashion Show. Families can enjoy a free concert featuring middle and high school mariachi groups from local schools and a fashion show with regional costumes. 5 p.m,  Sept 25. Arneson River Theater

Kings of Leon New rock group scroed big with their first hit. Sept. 22. $17.50-$37.50. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston. (281) 363-3300.

Revolucion into the Third Century Erison Dancers will perform the world premiere of Erica Wilson-Perkins production of "Revolucion into the Third Century." Modern dance work examines the Mexican Revolution of 1910 with live music of Azul and costumes of Martin Sanchez. Also Parks and Recreation Department Alamotion and Fandango dance troupes. Free tickets (210) 207-6968. 7:30 p.m, Oct. 14 & 15 Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry

Edwin Colon Zayas Puero Rican cuatro artist in gala fundrasier for Estudio Cuatro.  7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2. 3530 Dove Park Lane. $100 per person. Catering by Giovanni's. Formal attire. Tickets at or (210) 391-4124

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio Also Juventud Sinfonica de Monterrey Concert With Juventud Sinfonica de Monterrey and Youth Orchestras of San Antonio present an extraordinary collaborative concert commemorating the Centennial of the Mexican Revolution. 7 p.m, Nov. 20 Municipal Auditorium, 100 Auditorium Circle (210) 737-0097

George Jones Country pioneer demonstrates why he is considered a legend. $40-$60. Nov. 19. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Annual shindig features holiday music with some rock energy. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. 8 p.m. Dec. 4.

Friday Night Live Concert Series New music series at Wonderland of the Americas features variety. Series runs 7 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 24. Free admission. Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 785-3500. Schedule: Los De La Cumbia, Super Sueño, Sept. 17; Raymond y Grupo Rayo, Shelly Lares, Sept. 24

Andrea Bocelli Italian romantic traditionalist mixes pop, Latin andmore. Dec. 8. $45-$1,000 at 1510 Polk St., Houston. (713) 758-7200.

Roger Waters Former Pink Floyd musician in showcase. 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20. $45-$1,000 at 1510 Polk St., Houston. (713) 758-7200.

Gaslight Band Variety mix with classics thrown in. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Gaslight club, McAllen Inn, 1401 S. 10th. (956) 572-8158 Also Tejano artists coming up.

Los Lobos L.A. Chicano band performs as part of the Guadalupe's 30th anniversary celebration. $15 advance; $20 door. 8 p.m. Sept. 25 Guadalupe Plaza, 1327 Guadalupe St., (210) 271-3151.

Shakira Colombian superstar brings her sensuos hips and Latin-tuinged rock on her latest CD "She Wolf." $9.50-$149.50. AT&T Center, East Houston

Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 2. Also Toyota Center, Houston, Oct. 8.

Justin Bieber new pop singer showcases talents and creativity on latest CD "My World 2.0" $34-$54. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway. 7 p.m. Nov. 5

Salsa Brava Featured in Salsa Sundays with Salsafix. Salsa & Bachata class 8:30 p.m. Kocktails bar, 2818 NE loop 410 at Perrin Beitel.

Escape Top variety band plays salsa, cumbia, Tex-Mex and more. Led by singer/keyboardist Oscar Cruz. 9 p.m. Saturdays. Also Brava Salsa Band plays hot Latin rhythms Thursdays. Restaurante Antiigua Grill, 13323 Nacogdoches Rd,.  (210) 587-7470.

Main Plaza Lunchtime and afternoon concerts. (210) 225-9800 Music Festival includes various events. Foxy, accordion & Chucho Perales, bajo sexto, Sundays. (210) 225-9800  

Carrie Underwood Country superstar recent ACM winner. Also Billy Currington and Sons of Sylvia. $35.50-$55.50. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway. 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7

The Raulito Show Debut show for Raul Navaira begins filming which next week at Sam's Burger Joint. Fans and supporters encouraged to attend as part of the audience. Guests on show include Little Joe, Araceli and Aniceto Molina. Tapings being scheduled. 30-minute show airs 12:30 p.m. Saturdays KABB, Ch. 11 Fans can be part of the audience free - details

Rush Canadian supergroup back on tour. AT&T Center, Sept. 23.

Gorillaz Virtual hip-hop band in showcase. Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River, Austin. (512) 477-6060. Oct. 22

VFW Post 76 Live music series at scenic historic post by SA River continues. 

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

Lady Gaga Controversial pop singer stops in. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $49.50-$175 8 p.m. March 15.

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

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Wayne Harper Pop singer extraordinaire plays a mix of oldies, rock, pop, jazz and more Martini Club, Rector/McCullough 210-344-4747.

Additional reporting by Trina Guevara, Robert Rivas