Beto y Los Fairlanes @ KUT 9/5/12
Depending on who you ask, it’s either “Beto and the Fairlanes” or “Beto y Los Fairlanes.” Both are correct – and that sort of speaks to the type of band that they are. Beto y/and Los/the Fairlanes aren’t a group to get bogged down by details of whether their conjunctions and articles are in Spanish or English, they’re a group to play raucous jazz and Latin jam music until they can’t anymore. And that’s exactly what they’ve been doing since the band was formed in the 70s. The band’s leader, Robert “Beto” Skiles, was raised on classical music and studied music at the University of Texas and the University of North Texas. So while the band has good humor in spades, it is never short on talent and skill. On Thursday, the band will play a show at the South Austin Museum of Popular Culture. Or just listen here for their live performance in Studio 1a for host Jay Trachtenberg.