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Ticket Giveaway - Alejandro Escovedo @ Lincoln Hall, 10/12


Alejandro Escovedo
just doesn't get enough mainstream recognition. Not that success is necessarily measured in popularity, but when you consider that Escovedo was defining rockabilly punk far before it was even dubbed a genre, you start to feel the plight of his lovingly-devoted fans.

Escovedo got his start in the mid-70s with punk band The Nuns, then moved on to Texas to play with Rank and File and eventually transitioned to solo work. It seems alone is where he belongs, creating one-man albums that are as rich and textured as the experience and history he pulls from.

His latest album "Street Songs of Love" feels entirely different than the past sixteen he's cranked out. On it, he produces full-on rock beats and amped-up albums, with special guests like Bruce Springsteen that lend a couple extra watts.

Alejandro Escovedo takes the stage tomorrow night (Tuesday) at Lincoln Hall, 2424 N Lincoln Ave, starting at 8pm, and tickets are $20 ($25 at the door).

Lucky for you, we have a pair of tickets to give away to Tuesday night's show at Lincoln Hall. Just email us at with the subject line "Alejandro Escovedo" and you and a friend just might get to check out the punk/alt-country/pure rock veteran for free. [Update! We have our winner! Congrats to Liz!]

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By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

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