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"...Directed by: Hector Galán. San Angelo purveyors of “Texican Rock & Roll,” Los Lonely Boys get a documentary to call their own in Austinite Hector Galán’s reverential look at the band, the culture, and various and sundry pit stops along the way to securing quadruple nominations and a win for Best Pop Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group at the 2005 Grammy Awards..."
"...Los Lonely Boys(Or Music) There are more angles to Los Lonely Boys than a many-sided die: a brother act, a family band backing their father, a Latin rock trio from San Angelo, harmony-laden Tex-Mex soul. Yet if the real gamble is whether their classic grooves will sell, bet heavily in favor of Los Lonely Boys..."
"...1] and felt it necessary to let you know the following. I am probably the newest addition to the Los Lonely Boys fan mania..."
"...Dear Editor, My daughter and I had the privilege of catching Los Lonely Boys in Atlanta opening for Keb Mo. I assure you, Austin, they won't be opening for him long! "Onda" was surreal, the tres hombres reaching such dizzying crescendos that Keb, upon taking the stage, remarked, "I thought y'all were going to have an orgasm..."
"...It's particularly amusing to watch Ringo Garza, youngest of the Los Lonely Boys siblings, work the Antone's anniversary crowd as though he were prom king -- laughing, smiling, glad-handing friends and family...."
"...The Hill Country flattens into the farmlands of West Texas, fields suitable for growing cotton and other crops. To the west sits San Angelo, population 104,000, home to Los Lonely Boys...."
"..."There are not a lot of bands that draw a consistently good audience, but Del Castillo is one that does. There are a lot of bands in town that complement each other -- Del Castillo, Los Lonely Boys, Vallejo -- and Steamboat seems to be the place where it's happening."..."
"...Pay close attention the kicks modeled about just seconds into Los Lonely Boys' SoCo-shot “Fly Away.” That's the signature shoe collection the Garza brothers launched for Stacy Adams, with 10 percent of the proceeds benefiting Padres Contra El Cancer. Get a closer at Stubb's on Saturday, along with Willie's son, Lukas Nelson & the Promise of the Real...."
"...He died in 1911 and was buried next to his mother.” Scoped him out during Ponty Bone & the Squeezetones’ glowing set on Sunday, and plunked down some Hamiltons towards the end of the Texana Dames typically miracle (and annual) Christmas Eve performance. He could be the brother of my Los Lonely Boys gold record hanging a few inches away..."
"...It was as manifest as tearing into the label mailer that fateful day, taking out OK Computer, and giving it a maiden whirl on the office boom box. That's how obvious Los Lonely Boys was..."
"...Los Lonely Boys Los Lonely Boys are the kind of guys that make Mexican mothers coo, "Ay, mi'jito -- I want you to meet my sister's daughter's cousin!" In gringo-speak, that means the brothers -- Henry, Joey (Jojo), and Ringo Garza -- are good boys with jobs, rooted in family...."
"...As the critically acclaimed filmmaker of documentaries such as Songs of the Homeland and Accordion Dreams, Hector Galán has played an important role in documenting Tejano music. But making Los Lonely Boys: Cottonfields and Crossroads is perhaps his most personal work..."
"...Los Lonely Boys, who impressed new pal "Stone Cold" Steve Austin by stomping a mudhole into an Austin Music Hall full of New Year's Eve "reptiles" (at least according to our Music editor), could end up having an even bigger 2004 than their meteoric 2003. After moving 60,000 units of last year's self-titled disc, the trio's label Or Music, which is owned by Sony, has struck a deal with sister label Epic that has the big dog handling all promotion and distribution while the product itself continues bearing the smaller label's stamp..."
"...Twenty-seven locals dot the March 11-16 landscape, including Raina Rose, Penny & Sparrow, Boyfrndz, Grace London, Cinco Doce, Burgess Meredith, and OBN III’s, all of whom will make their first appearance at the music conference. They’re joined by established acts (Los Lonely Boys, Amy Cook), up-and-comers (Wild Child, East Cameron Folkcore), and a few that warrant a wealth of national attention (Shakey Graves, Ume, Whiskey Shivers)...."
"...Ticket information and support acts are TBA, but since the promoter is none other than Austin City Limits Music Festival producers Capital Sports & Entertainment, even money says Lance Armstrong introduces the band. Equally likely is that CSE asks former Stones opener Los Lonely Boys to repeat, but the San Angelo trio made headlines of their own when bassist JoJo Garza was arrested on misdemeanor charges of family disturbance and possession of marijuana before the Boys' Stubb's show last Saturday..."
"...When documentary filmmaker Hector Galán decided to tell the Los Lonely Boys' story, he thought his film would be the first to introduce them to a national audience...."
"...In The Passing Show, directors Rupert Williams and James Mackie paint a portrait of a man so in love with making music that even multiple sclerosis can't get him down. Imagining Lane or any of the aforementioned much less the enthusiasts in Alexandra Lipsitz's Air Guitar Nation, for instance, or Femi Kuti in Dan Ollman's Suffering and Smiling or the Beastie Boys fans in Awesome: I Fuckin' Shot That! or Dale Watson in Zalman King's Crazy Again or Los Lonely Boys in Hector Galán's Los Lonely Boys Cottonfields and Crossroads even uttering the words "quarterly report" is a stretch...."
"...Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double TroubleLive at Montreux 1982 & 1985 (Epic)Los Lonely BoysTexican Style: Live From Austin (Epic)..."
"...The 512 Rooftop on Sixth boasts a strong Texas soul bill Tuesday, with the Peterson Brothers, Bobby Patterson, Kool & Together, and Akina Adderley & the Vintage Playboys leaving the floor sweaty before Jarell Perry and Bridget Kelly...."
"...Amplified HeatOn the Hunt (Gonzolandia) Los Lonely BoysRockpango (Playing in Traffic)..."