[12/15] Preview: A-T Boyz and Lobo IV at Texas Club Bar and Grill

Tonight the Texas Club Bar and Grill welcomes Austin powerhouse Los A-T Boyz and San Antonio’s own Lobo IV to the southeast Austin nightspot. There’s a little something for everyone with the spicy Tejano of the A-T Boyz and the Conjunto-inspired flavor of “The Wolfpack.”

Los A-T Boyz is essentially a family band that began a couple of decades ago as Alma Tejana. Later adopting the A-T Boyz moniker, brothers Raphael (saxophone) and Paquito Rodriguez (accordion) masterfully work the stage along with their father Paco Rodriguez on bajo sexto and brother Fernando on drums and percussion. Rounding out the lineup are Raymond Garza (keys and accordion), Adam Garza (bass), Omar Acuna (congas), and Chris Rivera (harmony vocals). Their sound draws from almost every genre, allowing their creative spirit and radiant energy shine through during every performance and on every recording. Almost everyone sings, and they all love to perform.

Much like The Hometown Boys, Lobo IV has a sound and lineup firmly rooted in Conjunto: accordion, bajo sexto, bass and drums. After enjoying some success in the 90s, they took a seven year break, coming back strong in 2007. They remain true to their original sound, which can be described as Conjunto with a twist, and have worked hard to break into the Austin Tejano scene, which is not easy to do.

Long story short: Expect a great high-energy stage show and sound from Los A-T Boyz, and some tuned-up Conjunto from Lobo IV. A great combo.

The Texas Club Bar and Grill is located on Burleson Road just south of Ben White Boulevard in southeast Austin. The cover charge is $8 all night long, and the doors open at 7 p.m. 21+ are welcome. For more information call (512) 541-7621.

Piper LeMoine

Piper LeMoine manages all things technical, promotional, and creative at Austin's own Rancho Alegre Radio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and promoting Tejano and Conjunto music. She also co-hosts Rancho Alegre, playing Tejano and Conjunto music every Monday from 9-10 a.m. on KOOP 91.7 FM in Austin and online at koop.org.

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