Alejandro Escovedo returns to Bimbo’s 365 Club- Aug. 16

Did you know that Alejandro Escovedo is an integral part of San Francisco’s punk rock history?  Though the talented Escovedo Family was raised in San Antonio (Coke Escovedo and Pete Escovedo are his brothers, Sheila E is Alejandro’s niece), Alejandro rooted his rock career here in San Francisco. He co-founded the first-wave punk rock group The Nuns, with Jennifer Miro and Jeff Olener.   The trio met as film students at the College of Marin and soon began performing in 1975, becoming a mainstay on the S.F. punk scene performing regularly at Mabuhay Gardens.  Along with the Avengers, another important S.F. band of the time, the Nuns opened for the Sex Pistols at Winterland on January 14, 1978 — the final show of the Sex Pistols’ original career.  In the 1980s, Alejandro Escovedo reconnected with his Texan roots and moved to Austin, where he adapted a roots rock/alternative country sound with bands Rank and File and the True Believers (with his brother Javier).  Escovedo’s solo recording career began in 1992 with ‘Gravity,’ hailed in its very first review by the Austin Chronicle as “a near perfect album of stunning originality… some of the greatest music to be found anywhere and anytime.” Such consistent praise has marked every release that followed and resulted in a formidable musical legacy. On August 16th, welcome Alejandro back to San Francisco and purchase your tickets here.

Alejandro Escovedo - Search & Destroy #6, 1978