Concerts Calendar 2/26: Musical reviews, TMA FanFair, SXSW

Saturday, 27 February 2010 00:01

Antonio Playhouse. $20. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Details: Bolero 2010: classic music, romantic tradition, timeless allure

Legendary Tribute Band Group teams up with Nick Villarreal. Tribute Band is made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band. Feb. 26. Tribute Band also plays Friday, March 5 and March 26 with TBA special guest. SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall, 3315 Northwestern. Contact Mary Jane Parrilla (210) 520-7400

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

TODO Austin Presents: SXSW Tejano Music Showcase 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:,,,

Nancy Silva Project Pop-rock trio on tour behind debut CD and features Nancy Silva on vocals/guitar, Jesse Avila on drums and Joel (Diablo) Martinez on bass. Also Until We Erase and Morning Becomes from Houston. $5. 10 p.m. Saturday, March 6. Jiggers, 1639 Babcock Road

La Sombra Top Tex Mex group is back on tour. Plays  Border Fest Sunday, March 7. Dodge Arena, 2600 N. State Hwy 336, Hidalgo, Texas

SALEG Espana Salsa Night Music and dance for Salsa/ Latin Night. Saturday nights. Espana Bar de Tapas, 5638 Hausman Rd. Ste 105

El Sol Y La Luna 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 17-20. Four nights of hot and spicy, music. 600 E. 6TH ST. Downtown Austin. Free.

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

Marco Reyna teams up with Jorge Alcala at Pandroas nightclub. 9 p.m. Saturday, March 13. Pandora, 1815 Washington Ave, Houston. No cover.

M.O.G. 1st Friday Music Cafe and Jam Session Featuring Reverend Blues and special guest Adonijah. 7 p.m. March 5. 402 Bynum Ave. San Antonio

Tejas Records Showcase Every year during the Tejano Music Awards Fanfair Tejas Records hossts the biggest and the best showcase party in music. This year the artists include Eddie Gonzalez, Grupo Maldad, La Connxcion, Jonny Martinez and others. Multiple stages. 7 p.m. March 19. $10. Industry people can get on the VIP List by emailing This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Fiesta Primavera Showcase features Soundrave, Grupo Maravia, Top Shelf, Banger Bros, Jesse DeLeon, Henry Rivas and Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Sleep. Food, music arts & crafts. Market Square. March 12-14.

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 it. Featuring Marc Martinez, Anthony Hernandez, & JJ Posada.7 p.m. March 2. Chachos, I-10 & Callaghan

Fernando Herrera Leads entertainment, Also Flamenco Dancers. Contemporary Art Month Opening Reception for Armando Sanchez. 1-9 p.m. March 6. Historic Jackson Ranch, 8910 Callaghan Road.

Los Humildes de Jose Luis Ayala Top reg Mexican band. Also playing Los Subditos del Rey. Friday, March 5.  Escapade 2001, 11903 Eastex Frwy, Houston. Also La Arrolladora Banda El Limon de Rene Camacho, Friday, March 12

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

Erick y Grupo Massore Redhot cumbia band takes mains stage. Opening is La Figura de Guerrero. Friday, March 5. Escapade 2010, 11925 Eastex Fwy, Houston.

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

Jennifer Espinoza Leads her group on the Theatro Fiesta Stage at opening Day at Six Flags Fiesta Texas. Noon Saturday, March 6.

Mickey Y Sus Carnalez Top band brings it on. 7 p.m. Friday, March 5. Ruben's Place, 15069 I-35, Selma. $7, Presented by Slick Entertainment Production

M&S Austin Music Showcase Features Mark and Sarah. Also showcases US Art Authority Stage (Inside) Mother Truckers - 9pm ; Del Castillo - 7pm ; Suzanna Choffel - 5pm; Austin Collins - 3pm; East End Ink Stage (Outside; Shurman - 8pm; Little Elmore Reed - 6pm; Vitera (w/ special guest Ruben V) - 4pm; Stonehoney - 2pm M&S Production. Free (with 4 canned good donation) event to benefit the Capital Area Food Bank. or $5 2-10 p.m. Sunday, March 14. United States Art Authority, Street: 2908 Fruth St. Austin.

Latin Lust Thursdays Big show features music and dance. 9 p.m. Thursday, March 4. Timeline, 2831 NW LOOP 410 (210) 409-1108

Grupo Vida Energetic group takes the stage. Friday. Tejano Ranch, Austin. Also Sunday, Corpus Christi Festival... Sunday, Jack's Patio in San Antonio, Don't forget to check out our at.

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.

Ruben Ramos Grammy award winner and his Mexican Revoflution will perform for the Grand Opening. Club Laredo, 704 Edwards Dr #B, Harker Heights. 7 p.m. Sat. Feb. 27. $15. (512) 760-0037

Step Aside Variety band brings music mix. Palms Lounge, 6162 FM 725, New Braunfels. 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27.

Salsa Timing Workshop This 4-hour workshop includes timing workbook, companion CD to the workbook, complimentary CD's to practice your timing. Salsafix Dance Studios, 2569 Jackson Keller Rd. 1-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28. or call Melissa 210-367-6282

Tex-Maniacs Host Grammy Celebration. Also Grupo Maldad and Impozzible. Beas Island Club, 2719 S. Richey Rd. Houston. Friday, Feb. 26

J.R. Ramos y Grupo Maldad Plays at Tejano Rodeo Round-Up. Also Ruben Ramos, Jay Perez, Chente Barrera, Oscar G, Hometown Boys, Los Aguilares, and many more. Rosedale Park. 2-11 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 28.

Grupo Maldad Solid conjunto band showcases it's varied style. Maldad is performing ateas Island Club w/ Tex-Maniacs and Impozzible, Houston, Feb. 26

Los Atboyz Tex-Mex outfit unloads this musical fireworks. $12. Feb. 27. St. Mary’s Catholic Church Parish Hall, 402 W. 1st, Hearne, Texas. Produced by Crazy Entertainment Productions. Also, March 27, Elida Reyna; 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.

Asleep at the Wheel Bigtime Americana band brings it on. LoneStar Saloon. Feb. 26. Special guest Emerson Biggins Band. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. Also Mardi Gras Party, Feb 16; No Justice/Joey Green Band, March 5; Catus Country, March 12; Tropa Estrella, March 13; Kyle Park, March 19; Massore, March 27; April 9, Mike Mcclure Band; May 21, randy Rogers..

Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlan World's best shows off in concert. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27. American Bank Center Selena Auditorium, 1901 N. Shoreline Blvd. Corpus Christi

Pete Ybarra Top accordionist leads his group. Friday, Feb. 26. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also in March 5, Jesse D Variety Mix; March 12 Top Shelf; March 19 Tejas VIP Records party with top artists; March 20 JH Productions First Spring Bash - Artie V, Jesse D, Lobo IV, Pete Ybarra, Los Bandoleros; March 26, Final Cut

Celsuis Band Variety band blends oldies. funk,. Tex-Mex and more. Sked: 9:30 p.m. Feb. 27, Ring Side Bar

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 (210) 778-1918. Presented by Barracuda Entertainment.

Flaco Jimenez Accordionist takes the main stage for "Amor en el Corazón con Flaco Jimenez." 6 p.m. Saturday, March 13, Also Conjunto Heritage Taller. Main Plaza

Dance Therapy 7th Anniversary Gala Fundraiser Big celebration of San Antonio Mayors’ Dance  Challenge. Dance Therapy has had phenomenal success in the community with its uniquely positive approach of using dance to effectively intervene against depression and promote healthy living. El Tropicano Riverwalk Hotel - Coronado Ballroom, 110 Lexington Ave. Saturday, March 13

Little Joe y La Famila Tex-Mex legend pairs up with Raulito Navaira. Saturday, March 13. El Paso County Coliseum, El Paso.

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

John Mayer Rock guitarist/songwriter showcases songs on new CD, "Battle Studies." Frank Erwin Center, 1701 Red River St., (512) 477-6060. Also Michael Franti & Spearhead. $46-$66 at Texas Box Office outlets. 7 p.m. March 8

Night of Mayhem Special

Latin Fridays night. Also free salsa lessons by Lee Rios. Coco Chocolate Lounge, Fridays.

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

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.

19th Annual Mariachi Invitational Featuring six professional mariachi groups in competition. Also juvenil mariachis, infantil mariachis, as well as other artists. March 13-14, 2010. Verizon Wireless Theater, downtown Houston. $20-$30. Also March 14 at Reliant Park.

Academy Awards Movie star time in 82nd annual Academy Awards - the most coveted awards for big screen acting. March 7

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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

Jose De Leo, Artist in showcase. May 29. Zamora's Bar, 10878 FM 1987, Maxwell. Presented by Slick Entertainment Production. Also . Invicto, June 12; Chano Cadena, July 10; Los Astronantas, Saturday, June 26; Tony Tiger Saenz, July 24.

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.

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

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Additional reporting by Trina Guevara, Robert Rivas