Ready Revolution is a pop rock band from San Antonio, TX and is made up of five members: Emilio (Guitar, Vox) Diego (Lead Singer) Stephen Leija (Bass, Vox) Shane (Guitar, Vox) & Kevin Diaz De Leon (Drums) The band has played together for most of their adolescent years, though those years were played mostly as a cover band. Von Army experienced a great deal of success as they were the youngest band in the world at the time to hold the title of a Gibson endorsement. As their fan base grew so did their performances, from the Super Bowl grounds at Reliant Stadium in Houston Tx. To A Show Case in Austin for a Pre- Grammy Awards Party, The Bob Marley festival in Austin, The Fan Fair in Nashville Tn. and the News Years Eve Hemisfair Plaza Festival in San Antonio. As well as opening up for Lover Boy at SunSet Station in San Antonio and George Lynch of “Dokken” in San Antonio all before the oldest member was 16, and youngest member was 10 yrs old.
The Aztec Theatre and Lone Star Beers Present: The Fiesta Music Series
SKYROCKET! is perhaps the most wickedly original party band to emerge from any music scene, let alone a city like Austin where original music rules. Two things make SKYROCKET! stand out: 1) The players. All of them are recording artists in their own right. Maybe you've seen them before, on tour, on TV, or performing around Austin. 2) The songs. It all started when this handful of the city's most successful and well-loved songwriters discovered a common passion for '70s "solid-gold" music: Disco, glam rock, soft rock and soul one-hit wonders. One forgotten hit led to another, then the '70s led to the '80s, and the song list grew, cherry-picked for the ones most likely to get screams of sudden recognition from the audience. Calling themselves The K-TEL Hit Machine, They caught on quickly as one of the freshest, funnest dance bands around. By the end of 2005, they had even charmed city's impossible-to-charm music critics at the Austin Chronicle's holiday bash, and the band's popularity SKYROCKETed from there, hence the name change.
Comedy show with Pierre, Cocoa Brown and Huan Villareal at the Aztec Theatre.
English Oceans, the 12th release by Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers, is an elegantly balanced and deeply engaged new effort that finds the group refreshed and firing on all cylinders.
All but one of the collection's 13 new songs, written by singer-guitarists and co-founding members Patterson Hood and Mike Cooley, were recorded during 13 days of sessions in August 2013 with longtime producer David Barbe.
Six of the songs were the result of a burst of writing activity by Cooley.
"I had time to write," Cooley says. "After we came off the road last time, we decided we were going to let it rest for a while. So I had time to really focus. I kind of had to re-learn how to write, because I didn't write as many songs as I'd wanted on the last couple of records. I was happy with these songs, and thrilled to go in and record so many that I felt real strongly about."
Hood notes, "I don't think we've ever had a record where Cooley was as deeply involved in every aspect of the making of it as he was this time. With Cooley's writing, there's almost no precedent for it in our catalog. He came in with this stunning bunch of songs, full of this beautiful imagery."
n October 2012 Thin Lizzy announced that they would not be recording new material under the Thin Lizzy monicker. The last incarnation of the band - Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Darren Wharton, Ricky Warwick, Damon Johnson and Marco Mendoza – would be looking to form a new project.
Step forward Black Star Riders…
Today sees the announcement of the new band formed by Thin Lizzy alumni Ricky Warwick (vocals), Scott Gorham (guitar), Damon Johnson (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso on drums (Alice Cooper, Megadeth, David Lee Roth, Suicidal Tendencies). The change in personnel came about as Brian Downey didn’t want to commit to the touring cycle a new album would entail and Darren Wharton wanted to concentrate on Dare and other music and film projects.
Black Star Riders is set to enter the studio in Los Angeles in January 2013 to start recording their debut album with the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush). The album will feature material the band wrote whilst touring as Thin Lizzy and the sound retains that classic feel but is very much its own as well. The Black Star Riders record is the next step in the evolution of the Thin Lizzy story.
"We are all very excited about the music that we have created for Black Star Riders. The synergy between the five of us has been phenomenal and I can't wait for the world to hear these songs." Ricky Warwick
The new, as yet untitled, album will be released in May 2013 through Nuclear Blast – the label behind acts such as Anthrax, Nightwish and Meshuggah. Black Star Riders are one of the first bands signed by Monte Conner – the former Roadrunner A&R guru who has signed acts such as Slipknot, Machine Head, Sepultura and Rush. Conner recently joined Nuclear Blast as the president of Nuclear Blast Entertainment, a new U.S. partnership he co-founded with Nuclear Blast owner Markus Staiger.
Says Conner: “As a lifelong Thin Lizzy fan, I was floored by this line-up’s new material. Not only do the new songs sound like Thin Lizzy but they sound like CLASSIC Thin Lizzy. Black Star Riders totally captures the essence of what was great about the original band while at the same time adding something totally fresh and modern. Even when I heard the band decided to change their name, my interest in signing them did not waver for one second.”
Mariachi Brunch at The Aztec Theatre will feature Las Alteñas, 10 remarkably talented women who have been brought together by their passion to perform and to promote the majesty of mariachi music. Considered Texas’ finest all female mariachi they are known for their exceptional stage presence and strong harmonious vocals that appeal to audiences of all generations and heritages.
Mariachi Brunch Buffet at The Aztec Theatre will feature the southwest cuisine of Iron Cactus and will include favorites such as Migas, Huevos Rancheros and Chicken Fajitas, as well as Action Stations, including a Carving Station, Made to Order Omelets and Waffles, along with a scrumptious Dessert Display. Full Cash Bar Selection will be available featuring $12 Bottomless Mimosas or Bloody Marys.
Adults $39.95 ++ per person plus tax and service charge.
Kids 6-12 years of age $19.95++
Kids 5 and under are free
Brunch Buffet will be served from 11:30am to 2:00pm with Mariachi performance at 12:30pm
Please note - Seating is first come, first serve
For reservations contact David Martinez at 210-224-9846 or firstname.lastname@example.org