The Krayolas Play Tonight at The Continental Club
San Antonio garage rock band The Krayolas was formed in the mid-70s by brothers Hector and David Saldaña. They were churning out some heavy duty power-pop/Brit Invasion rock ‘n’ roll, and were dubbed as “the Tex-Mex Beatles.” Which made sense. They even had the suits and ties. So very cool.
They took an extended break of sorts – really extended, but the music never really went away. After releasing a collection of rare Krayolas tracks, Best Riffs Only, in 2007, they brought out the new guns with La Conquistadora (2008), more great rock pop combined with the distinctive folkloric sounds of their hometown. The fans -both inside and outside Texas – loved it. Their latest release, Long Leaf Pine (No Smack Gum), goes even further with a blend of pop and traditional sounds, and everything inbetween.
The Krayolas’ current tour brings them to Austin for a show tonight at The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress. The evening begins with performances by Scary Mary and De Los Muertos. The show starts at 10 p.m. Don’t miss out. Recommended.