Los Lonely Boys

A trio consisting of three Mexican-American brothers from San Antonio, Los Lonely Boys aren’t being cute when they refer to their music as “Texican.” On the contrary, the band’s feet are planted just as firmly – if not more so – in rock and roll and country traditions as they are in their father Ringo Garza, Sr.’s conjunto roots. And, like so many other Texas natives, the band identifies with being Texan as if Texas were a country, a world, a universe unto itself whose citizenship trumps a person’s Mexican and American origins. And it’s a good thing they do, because the Garza brothers blend rock, soul, country, blues, and Latin styles as if barriers never existed between them, and they were all ingredients in a big stew. Lyrically, where other groups might sound sugary and trite, the Garzas’ point-blank earnestness brings an endearingly tender and introspective dynamic to their otherwise hot sound. With Alejandro Escovedo, Carrie Rodriguez. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Avenue, 682-1414. SABY REYES-KULKARNI

Wed., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., 2010

 
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