Trans-Texas Express 5/27/11
Every week we hop in the old minivan to visit our relatives in San Antonio and Dallas for their local music recommendations. Keeping us plugged into the music scenes on either side of I-35 are our brothers from other mothers, San Antonio Express-News music critic Hector Saldana, and KXT 91.7 music host Paul Slavens.
With a fresh coat of paint drying on our restored Custom Van we decided to call up our man in Alamo City for a music recommendation to get us through the long weekend. To our surprise Hector Saldana sent us a quintet from S.A. that hasn’t even graduated from high school yet. With a quality debut EP released this January the San Antonio five piece Not So Lucky is poised to have a breakout year. Hector says he knew these guys were the real deal when he saw one of their press photos. The image shows a group young guys with no lack of confidence and a look tailor made for the Billboard charts. But it won’t be their picture that gets them there. Listen to Hector tell us why he thinks Not So Lucky is one of the hottest bands to watch in San Antonio.
Hector Saldana’s Pick of the Week
Eager to test out the new state of the art sound system in our van we asked Dallas’s premiere music critic, Paul Slavens, to give us a recommendation that would allow us to turn it up. Boy did he hit the nail on the head. RTB2 is a power rock duo out of Denton that took home several awards at last year’s Dallas Observer Music Awards. Where some groups might struggle to fill a stage with just two people, RTB2 consistently tears down the house with crunchy guitars and drums so loud they keep your ears echoing for days. Paul can say it better than we can. Listen to Paul Slavens tell us why the White Stripes and the Black Keys may have some new competition.
Paul Slavens’ Pick of the Week