Empire Control Room
"...On the Patio stage overlooking Lady Bird Lake, I caught a spirited performance from Oakland hip-hop crew Bang Data before sojourning across the park to see Flaco Jiménez squeeze some history out of the accordion. With the help of sideman Rabbit Garza, the Sancho Panza to Jiménez’s Don Quixote, the 74-year-old Texas Tornado evoked the soul of his all-star band by performing “Who Were You Thinking Of” and prompting a sing-a-long for “(Hey Baby) Que Paso.”..."
"...1995: Kathy McCarty & Daniel Johnston, Ed Hall, Sincola, Storyville, Charlie Sexton Sextet, Toni Price, Robert Earl Keen, Mary Cutrufello, Martin Banks, Hamell on Trial, Flaco Jiménez with Radney Foster..."
"...Even after witnessing accordion legends Celso Piña and Flaco Jiménez earlier this month at Pachanga, I was still impressed by the furious squeeze-box stylings of Pinata Protest’s Alvaro Del Norte. His Latino punk band brought their high energy, road-tested live show to the new Antone’s Thursday night, celebrating sophomore full-length El Valiante, produced locally by Chris “Frenchie” Smith and branded onto Hickoids head-honcho Jeff Smith’s San Antonio imprint Saustex Media...."