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Concerts Calendar 2/4

Heading toward the end of January and into the 2009 Rodeo season, there's a lot of choices to consider in shows and concerts.

Jesse D y Variety Band Solid, sharp, talented groups bring hear. Friday, Feb. 6 Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Artie V, Feb. 13; Topshelf, Feb. 20, Jorge Alejandro y Paz, Feb, 27. Feb 19 CD release for Pochimex nd Elio Quintanilla, with special guests Elizabeth, Marcos Orozco, Mark Ledesma. 7 p.m.

RumouR will be at Main St. Bar. Friday, Feb. 6

Rocky Hernandez & OBG band Veteran outfit with singer Danny Esquivel playing Jings, 3935 Eisenhaur Road. Feb 13

ASCAPCHAT: Prolific songwriter Rick Garcia presents talk on Hollywood success, Rick Garcia, a native of San Diego,Texas, has enjoyed notable success as a songwriter on several major movies, including "Glory Road" and "The Interpeter." Garcia will be the main speaker in the ASCAP event "ASCAP Latino Chat 101," 4:30 p.m. Feb. 11, Longworth Bldg Auditorium 101, San Antonio College. Free

Ricky Naranjo Y Los Gamblers Conjunto group play tight. Tejano Country Ballroom 16300 Highwy 123, San Marcos. Feb. 14. $10

Pre Valentine's Day Dance Featuring Johnny "El Brujo" Cruz & Texas Chain Gang. Feb. 13. Pan American Ballroom. El Campo, TX

H-Town Throwdown Featuring Invicto, Los Hermanos Cortez, Grupo Vizion. Jam Session Finale includes scheduled duets with Promesa Mortal & JoAnna Gonzales y Los Lowriders, Tina Vega - Bajo & JoAnna Gonzales - Accordion “Las Mujeres Tambien Pueden”; Invicto & Promesa Mortal - Jose Ancira & Tina Vega; “Dueling Bajos”; Grupo Vizion & Jennifer Marie - Los Hermanos Cortez & Jennifer Marie; Linda Escobar & Los Hermanos Cortez “Puro Pinche Conjunto”; Invicto & Los Hermanos Cortez “Mano a Mano.” Saturday, March 21. Cool Arrows, 1025 Nogalitos. $7

Rodeo Roundup Big show featuring Desperadoz, Elida Reyna, Michael Salgado, Chente Barrera, Los Texmaniacs. Also food boths and novelties. Rosedale Park. Doors open 3 p.m.; music 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15. $10.

Ray Valadez Party with Final Cut, Larry Garcia, Anthony Hernandez. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Sunday, Feb. 8

Ricky Naranjo y Los Gamblers Solid conjunto group takes stage. Saturday, Feb. 14. Tejano Country Ballroom, 16300 Hwy 123 N., San Marcos. $5. 665-0263 or 665-9210

Michael Salgado Talented artist plays a mix of Tex-Mex. Also Grupo Presizzo and Grupo Sizzmo. Escapade 2001, 11903 Eastex Fwy (59 N) Houston. Friday, Feb. 13 281-372-1100 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Bolero: Sabado de Tanda Celebracion Featuring Voces de San Antonio, Emmanuel Zapata, Rosalinda Risso, Hector Hernandez, Cesar De La Cruz, Jack & Veronica, and Artistic Director Christina Ortega. Instituto Cultural de Mexico Auditoirum. 4 and 7p.m. Saturday, March 7. Presented by Instituto Cultural de Mexico and Hispanic Heritage Society. Tickets at: Medlar Jewelry, Fiesta on Main popualr Art. $10.  More details: Bolero: Sabado de Tanda Celebracion

Austin Chronicle /SXSW 2009 Ballot Music poll now in its 27th year includes various categories including a few Latino categories. Group include Ruben Ramos, Frank Gomez Band, Texas Wranglers

H-Town Throwdown Invicto and Los Hermanos Cortez with special guests. Saturday, March 21. $7. Cool Arrows.

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

Bandango Top Tex-Mex band headlines major party for LULAC Dist 15th's 80th Anniversary. $30 tix per person for dinner and dance. Feb. 15. Villita Assembly Hall. For tix call 210-534-9551 Connie Rodriguez

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

Chon Arauza Red-hot cumbia master back in town. Friday. Feb. 14. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. Also, Randy Rogers, Feb. 20; Yahari, Feb. 28.

George Rivas Band Band plays a versatile mix. 9 p.m. Friday. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Roger Velasquez & The Latin Legands Saturday; Danny Acosta y QVO Band, Sunday.

Memories Dinner Dance Featuring Jimmy Edward in Valentine Days Dance. 7 p.m. Saturday. Pueblo Hall, 3315 Northwestern. Benefit for LULAC #648. $15-$25

Lush Pop/rock group featuring Stefani and Labios Venenosos unloads music mix. Feb 7. Graham Central Station, 4902 Fredericksberg. Also Elizabeth, Feb. 14; Oscar Cruz & Escape, Feb. 28.

Bob Gallarza In big show with Ram Herrera, Jay Perez, David Marez, David Lee,  Jimmy Edward & Roger Velasquez. Jan. 30. Graham Central Station, 4902 Fredericksburg Rd www.grahamcentralstationsanantonio.com/ (210) 979-9303

Premios a La Music Fanfair Perfomances include a country - Tex-Mex segment with Rick Trevino, Johnny Rodriguez, and Flaco Jimenez, and Tejano segment with Little Joe, Ruben and Michael Salgado. Also performing Liberacion, Ingrid from LMT and Voces de Tejas with Shelly Lares, Rebecca Valdez, Leslie Lugo. Sunset Station. Feb.22. Free. Premiosa La Music 2009 scheduled March 12, Majestic Theater. PMAM Hall Of Fame inductrees: Ruben Vela, Ruben Ramos, Los Dos Gilbertos

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. 

Jaime y Los Chamacos Conjunto group lights up. Hallabaloo's www.hallabaloos.com, Houston. Also Feb. 14, Valentines Day Dance w/ Marcos Orozco.

Johnny "El Brujo" Cruz and The Texas Chain Gang Group teams up with and Grupo La Soledad. Feb 13, Pan American Ballroom, El Campo, TX. Also Johnny "El Brujo" Cruz and The Texas Chain Gang plays Valentines Dance, Feb. 14 at BB Wolf's.

Tierra Legendary R&B band in concert. Also Tejas Band. Judson Williams Convention Center One Civic Center Plaza, El Paso. (915) 204-5473 or (559) 842-3636 or (702) 234-9606 http://www.elpasocvb.com/

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. On Sunday it's Conjunto Tocadita at lunch with Foxy Garcia, accordion & Chucho Perales, bajo sexto. (210) 225-9800 www.mainplaza.org  

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

SA Rodeo 2009 Top stars include Pat Green, 7 p.m. Feb. 5; Gary Allan, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6; Alan Jackson, 1 and 7:30 p.m. Feb. 7; Push Play, 1 p.m. Feb. 8; Reba McEntire, 7 p.m. Feb. 9; Taylor Swift, 7 p.m. Feb. 10; Switchfoot, 7 p.m. Feb. 11; Stars of Texas, 7 p.m. Feb. 12; Goo Goo Dolls, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 13; Lady Antebellum, 1 p.m. Feb. 14; Billy Ray Cyrus, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 14; Luke Bryan, 1 p.m. Feb. 15; Duelo, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 15; Brooks and Dunn, 7 p.m. Feb. 16; Josh Turner, 7 p.m. Feb. 17; Darius Rucker, 7 p.m. Feb. 18; Jack Ingram, 7 p.m. Feb. 19; Jason Aldean, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 20; Cross Canadian Ragweed, 1 p.m. Feb. 21; Montgomery Gentry, 7:30 p.m. Feb. 21. San Antonio Stock Show & Rodeo AT&T Center, AT&T Center, Parkway at East Houston Street. $10-$35, Ticketmaster.

Gordon Lightfoot I just saw another special on the wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald on A&E last week. And now it turns out Canadian singer/songwriter Lightfoot, who made a major hit out of that trajic story, is in town March 5. Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333. $30-$50, Ticketmaster.

Billy Joel/Elton John Solid tagteam brings out more than the sum of their parts. AT&T Center. March 21. Ticketmaster.

Slipknot Rock/metal group touring with new CD "All Hope Is Gone." Also Coheed and Cambria and Trivium. Ticketmaster for tix. March 1. Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St.

2009 Tejano Music Awards Annual awards show unfolds in vew venue - Municipal Auditorium. April 11. TMA Fanfair March 20-22, Market Square. TMA Kickoff Party Jan. 22, Graham Central Station.

Queensryche Rock/metal band on tour stops in SA. May 23. Hemisfair Park, San Antonio

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