Since 2003, friends and family of Randy Garibay “The Chicano Bluesman,” have gathered to celebrate his legacy while doing some good for people in need. A first-class singer, guitarist, bandleader and songwriter, Garibay died in 2002 after a bout with cancer.
Sunday from 7 to 11 p.m., Pueblo Hall, 3315 Northwestern, will be the setting for the Randy Garibay Legacy Fund Holiday Dance. Tickets cost $10 at the door. Advance tickets, also $10, are available at Janie's Record Shop and Pueblo Hall. Proceeds will benefit Stand Up to Cancer.
Music and family were at the center of Garibay's life, and music, much of it performed by family, will be at the center of the dance with the sounds of Randy's kids, Randy Garibay Jr. and Michelle Garibay-Carey and her band, PM Soul, and Michelle's daughter Mia; Randy's brother, Ernie Garibay & Cat's Don't Sleep; and Ernie's daughter, Teresa Garibay Ballard.
The bill also will include Randy's longtime music-making compatriots Duke Anthony, Urban Urbano and former Los Blues saxophonist Jim Waller. There'll also be a salute to Richard Garza, the Pharaohs/Dell-Kings/Los Blues drummer, singer and trumpet player who died in August. The tribute will feature Garza's son, drummer Bugz Garza. Real-deal disc jockey Wild Bill Riley will be the master of ceremonies. Rest assured you'll hear “Barbacoa Blues.”
Nightrocker Live is celebrating its fourth anniversary, so this should be quite a party.
KP Tha Profit releases one
Kevin Parker, rapper/producer KP Tha Profit, part of the hard-working Timeless Crew, will stage a doubleheader party Saturday at Limelight to celebrate the release of his solo debut mixtape, “Long Time Coming,” and his 30th birthday.
The bill will include the Timeless Crew and two rap crews from Austin, Loeg'z and LNS Crew. Doors open at 10 p.m. Music starts at 11. Cover charge costs $5, which includes a copy of “Long Time Coming.”
Put together more like an album than a mixtape, “Long Time Coming” features KP working with A-Train, Worldwide, King Danja, Tony Stacks and Clockboy Skrap. Like Timeless collaborators including Worldwide, KP lays out the lyrics stark and bold and backs them with solid beats and atmospheric music that stands in stark contrast to the hard-edged words. It's San Antonio rap all the way.
Singing songwriter Tish Hinojosa is coming back to her hometown, and she's bringing her high-powered collaborators, Marvin Dykhuis (guitar, mandolin) and Chip Dolan (keyboards, accordion). The trio will deliver Hinojosa's bilingual, multigenre San Antonio-meets-the-world songs to Lions Field Activity Center, 2809 Broadway, on Saturday for an Urban Campfires gathering. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Music starts at 7. There'll be a potluck meal between sets. Cover is $15 in advance, $18 at the door. For reservations: 210-824-1068.
At Boneshakers on Saturday there'll be a triple-header for people who dig variety. The bill will feature the power pop/rock of Chrissy Flatt & New Mystery Girl; the rock of Dixie Hammers, the latest project from Milton Robichaux of Big Drag and Happy Dogs; and maximum surf/instro rock from King Pelican. Downbeat is set for 9 p.m.
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