Wednesday, 28 July 2010 00:01

August here we come and summer's almost 2/3rds of the way done. Whew. Meanwhile the local concert action scene continues at a steady pace.

Couple of big outdoor shows on the horizon as well as the looming Labor Day and Deiz y Seis fests that always heat up the landscape.

Pete Ybarra Y Fuego Tex-Mex, oldies and more. July 30. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also Hector Garcia Group, Aug 13. 37th All Star Anniversary bash

  set Aug. 26 celebrating owners Jesse Medina / Raul Ledezma with Jesse D & Variety Mix with Nick Villarreal, La Fuerza, Lariza and other special guests. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores.

George Rivas Hosts his own bar. Final Cut July 30; Sound Rave, July 31; Joe Jama & George Rivas, Aug. 1; George Rivas Birthday Bash. George Rivas Band, Groveland Chicano Band, Joe Jama, Jorge Alejandro, Ben Miranda & Special guests. Aug. 5; La Fuerza in R Rivas B-party with Nick Villarreal, Lariza, special guests Aug 7. George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also George Rivas on July 30 at Absolutely Everything Catering, 3915 San Pedro Ave (210) 735-6500.f

Ralph Saenz Benefit Community gathering to help defray medical expenses for musician Ralph Saenz. Featuring Latin Breed, Rocky Hernandez y OBG Band, Anthony Hernandez & Crew, Enmascarados, Ryland Edwards, Bandoleros, Lisa Marie Sharp, Jorge Alejandro y La Paz, Jo Jo & Latin Fever, Ruben Ramos, Rene Garcia and others. Cadillac Bar, 212. S. Flores. 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 5. $5. (210)-778-1444

Grupo Maravia Solid Tejano/variety band plays mix of hits and classics. 9:00 p.m. Saturday 7/31 at  The Bar on Broadway 2411 Broadway, (210) 212-4333. Also Aug 7,, the Bar on Walzem; Aug 14, Homeplate Bar (Greg’s Wedding Party); Aug 21, George’s Place; Aug 28, Club Movida

Ruben Ramos & The Mexican Revolution In Tejano Legends Concert and Dance VII including Jay Perez. Aug. 7. Judson Williams Convention Center- El Paso, TX

Los Desperadoz Solid conjunto outfit takes main stage. Cool Arrows. Friday Aug. 6. Also Jimmy Gonzalez y Mazz, Aug. 13. Grupo Fama, Aug. 20.

Siggno Tex-Mex outfit unloads on stage. Wild Bill's Saloon & Honkytonk, 3811 W. Business 83, Harlingen. 7 p.m. Aug. 6.

Cancionero Mexicano 2010 Special tribute to Agustin Lara “El Idolo de México.” Hispanic Heritage Society presents “Solamente una vez/ You belong to my Heart” Suite with some of his most famous and popular songs in two acts: “Veracruz,”  “España,” “La Mujer y El Amor.” San Pedro Playhouse. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28.

Tejano Legends Concert Featuring Ruben Ramos & Mexican Revolution and Jay Perez. 7:30 p.m. Saturday, August 7. Judson Williams Convention Center, El Paso, TX

Roger Velasquez & Latin Legends Multitalented group on tour  July 24, Raffles Restaurant & Bar. Also Friday, July 30, 2010 Club Movida; Saturday, Harlingen White Wings Baseball Stadium, (7 pm Game)  Little Joe, Bob Gallarza with Jimmy Edward, Gabriel, and Roger Velasquez.Read more:

Trey Wilson Dependable norteno outfit takes stage. Lonestar Saloon, Uvalde. July 30. Also July 31 – Tropa Estrella; Aug. 6, Aaron Watson with special guest Emory Quinn; Aug 7 – Solido; Aug 14 – Terribles del Norte  

Hurricane Alex Relief Concert and car show to raise school supplies for hurricane victims featuring Lorenzo, Locita, Canela Band, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15. Advance Parking Lot, 930 S.E. Military Drive by Roosevelt.

Gaslight Band Variety mix with classics thrown in. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Also Costumbra, July 26; Solido, Aug. 2; Intrusso de Nuevo Leon, Aug 9. Los Cadets de Linares de Lupe Tijerina, Aug. 16. Also Jimmy Gonzalez Y Mazz Birthday Celebration Friday, August 27 Gaslight club, McAllen Inn, 1401 S. 10th. (956) 572-8158 Also Tejano artists coming up.

Cumabiaso 2010 Featuring Chris Perez and Quimikoz del Son. Club Seguin, 3032 S. Main. Ft. Worth. Aug 1.

Salsa Brava Featured in Salsa Sundays with Salsafix. Salsa & Bachata class 8:30 p.m. Koccktails 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.

Legendary Tribute Band Solid group led by Henry Parilla, and made up of former members of legendary Sunliner Band. At the elegant, SMOKE-FREE Pueblo Hall ballroom, 3315 Northwestern. Bookings/private parties, contact Mary Jane Parrilla.  (210) 520-7400

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

Y & T Rock outfits drop in Aug. 14. Backstage Live.

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. 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3

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

Lamb of God Rock/metal group stops in at Sunken Garden Theatre. Aug 15.

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.

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

Little Joe's 2nd Annual 4th of July Picnic Featuring ittle Joe y La Familia, War, Oscar de la Rosa, Latin Breed, Grupo Vida, DaHEBEGEBEES and Gloria Jean Cantu. Originally July 4 - REST Aug 1.. Rosedale Park. $20 in advance.

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

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

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

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

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Additional reporting by Trina Guevara, Robert Rivas