Wednesday, 11 August 2010 00:01

Halfway through a series of 100-degree dog days of August and the end may be in sight. Up ahead we can already see a few activities taking shape for Labor Day and Diez y Sies Festivals.

Big names on deck include Texas Tornados, Los Lobos, Shakira, and others.

Tejunto Fest Major fest on the Medina River featuring Los Desperadoz, Michael Salgado, La Sombra, Los Hermanos DeLeon. Gates open 2 p.m. Saturday Aug 14. Picxnic grounds, 3436 IH 35 S, Von Ormy. Exit 141. $10 presale, $12 gate. (210) 979-2626

Brad Paisley Country singer/songwriter

 continues oin his H2O World Tour with Darius Rucker, Justin Moore, Steel Magnolia, Josh Thompson and Easton Corbin. $29-$59.50 at Ticketmaster outlets. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, The Woodlands, Houston (281) 363-3300. 7:30 p.m. Friday

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

Little Joe Y La Familia Tejano legend headlines major Labor Day weekend event. Sept. 4. Also Elida Y Avante. Hallaballoos, Houston. $10 until 10 p.m. (713) 943-1400.

Chente Barrera Singer brings it on. Also Oscar G. and Juan P. Moreno.  Friday, Aug 27. $12. Michael's Sports Bar, 4021 7th St Bay City. (979) 323-0200 Quarternmon Productions.

Friday Night Live Concert Series New music series at Wonderland of the Americas features variety. Los Tequila Boys, Artie V. y Grupo Suave, this Friday. Series runs 7 p.m. Fridays through Sept. 24. Free admission. Aug. 13. Wonderland of the Americas Amphitheater, 4522 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 785-3500. Also: Nick Lawrence, Grupo Experiencia, Aug. 20; Rocky Hernandez & OBG Band, Henry Lee Parrilla & the Tribute Band, Aug. 27; Shakaré, Ronnie T. Band, Sept. 3; Los Kaballeroz, Johnny Martinez, Sept. 10; Los De La Cumbia, Super Sueño, Sept. 17; Raymond y Grupo Rayo, Shelly Lares, Sept. 24

Hector Aguilar Tex-Mex, oldies and more. Aug. 13. Cadillac Bar, 212 S. Flores. Also 38th 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.

Texas Tornados New version of Tex-Mex all-star band led by original members Augie Meyers and Flaco Jimenez now features Shawn (son of Doug) Sahm. Latest CD "Esta Bueno." Also Patricia Vonne. $20-$60. Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830. 8 p.m. Aug. 13

Spirit of 1945 Features the Spirit of 1945 celebration and honoring World War II veterans on 65th anniversary. Music by Final Cut.  Taps For Vets will play the National Anthem at the start of the event and taps at the end of the event. VFW Post 76, 10 10th St. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Open to public. 

Lamb of God, Five Finger Death Punch Heavy-metal bands take main stage. 5 p.m. Aug. 15. $32.50. Sunken Garden Theater, Brackenridge Park.

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 Aug. 13, Little Henry Lee's Birthday Celebration with numerous guest artists; Aug. 20, Celsius Band & The Legendary Tributes; Aug. 27, Ernie Garibay & Cats Don't Sleep. Buffet starts at 7 p.m. $7 admission. Bookings/private parties, contact Mary Jane Parrilla.  (210) 520-7400

Maravia Solid variety band drops in. Saturday, Aug 21. George Rivas hosts his own bar, George's Place, 5214 Blanco Rd. (210) 340-1275. Also Aug 22, Joe Jama & George Rivas.

Deftones Rockers bring a smooth but urgent rhythm. Also Baroness. AT&T Center, East Houston Street at AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5554. $30 8 p.m. Aug. 21

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

Grupo Maravia Solid Tejano/variety band plays mix of hits and classics. 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug 14, Homeplate Bar (Greg’s Wedding Party); Aug 21, George’s Place; Aug 28, Club Movida

The Toadies Pop rockers back on tour. Also Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Two Tons of Steel, Heartless Bastards, Centro-Matic, Sleepercar, Girl in a Coma, The Bright Light Social Hour, Descender and Here Holy Spain. Whitewater Amphitheater, 15 miles west of I-35 on FM 306, Canyon Lake, (830) 964-3800. $25-$35.
Aug. 27-28

Cancionero Mexicano 2010 Special tribute to Agustin Lara “El Idolo de México.” Hispanic Heritage Society presents "Remembering Agustin Lara." Features some of his most famous and popular songs in two acts: “Veracruz,”  “España,” “La Mujer y El Amor.” Performances by Voces de San Antonio, Cesar de la Cruz, The Chic's, Aldo, Genaro Angel and España Viva. San Pedro Playhouse, 800 W. Ashby St. 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28. $20.  (210) 822-3247.

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; Aug. 21, Marcos Orozco

Hurricane Alex Relief Concert and car show to raise school supplies for hurricane victims featuring Lorenzo of 15 South, Forilla of Truth Records, Locita of Fat Hog Records, Canela, Kueen Krunk, N.X.G KREW and others. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Aug. 15. Advance Auto Parking Lot, 930 S.E. Military Drive by Roosevelt. Also cars and truck show. All types of school supplies accepted. 

Ween Rock duo back on stage. Sold out. Stubb's Bar-B-Q, 801 Red River, Austin. (512) 480-8341. Aug. 28

Gaslight Band Variety mix with classics thrown in. Tuesdays-Wednesdays. Also 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.

Rodrigo y Gabriela Mexican acoustic duo fuses traditional flamenco music with heavy metal and rock. Their sophomore album, "11:11," was released last September. $39-$49 Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333. 7:30 p.m. Sept. 4

Los Lobos L.A. Chicano band performs as part of the Guadalupe's 30th anniversary celebration. 8 p.m. $15 advance; $20 door. 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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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