The fusion of rock and Latin American music may be popular these days, especially in Texas, but it wasn’t until the 1960s that a certain Mexican-American came about blending the two sounds. Carlos Santana, commonly known as just Santana, drew from his Mexican roots and his American rock ’n’ roll upbringing in California to create his unique style of melodic, blues-based guitar lines set against Latin rhythms. His songs usually feature percussion instruments not typically heard in other rock bands.
His self-titled band was formed in the late ’60s and has continued to garner a strong following over the decades. In 2003, Rolling Stone listed the 10-time Grammy Award winner No. 20 on a list of the 100 greatest guitarists. Santana will play at ACL Live on Sept. 27, with tickets going on sale at 10 a.m. Friday.
Those nostalgic for the 1980s and ’90s grunge and metal music scene will find the Melvins to be more up their alley. The band formed in the early ’80s as a trio, but in recent years have added an extra drummer to make them a foursome. Their music is influenced by a mix of punk and metal bands, and they influenced big names in the grunge scene including Nirvana and Tool. Their latest album, "Tres Cabrones," was released last November, and saw the return of their original drummer. Melvins will be stopping by the Mohawk on Oct. 29; tickets also go on sale at 10 a.m. this Friday.
More tickets on sale:
• Shabazz Palaces at Red 7 (Sept. 16)
• Tears for Fears at Austin Music Hall (Sept. 17)
• David Gray at ACL Live (Sept. 24)
• Jeff the Brotherhood at Stubb’s (Oct. 1)
• Wade Bowen at the Belmont (Oct. 3)
• Drowners at Stubb’s (Oct. 13)
• Carolina Chocolate Drops at the Belmont (Oct. 14)
• David Bazan + Passenger String Quartet at Central Presbyterian Church (Oct. 17)
• JD McPherson at the Belmont (Oct. 23)
• American Authors at Mohawk (Oct. 19)
• Baauer and Boys Noize at Emo’s (Oct. 28)
• Dads at Red 7 (Nov. 4)
• Patty Griffin at ACL Live (Nov. 14)
• Savoy at Emo’s (Nov. 14)
• Primus & the Chocolate Factory at ACL Live (Nov. 15)
• Relient K at Emo’s (Nov. 20)
• Alvvaays at Red 7 (Nov. 21)
Artists have wrapped up work on some cool new murals inside the Texas Running Company store.
Now store owners want to celebrate.
An art show and happy hour is scheduled for 6-8 p.m. Friday at the shop, 1011 W. Fifth St., No. 110. Admission to the Where Urban Meets the Run event is free, but you must reserve a ticket to get in. To do that go to tinyurl.com/mq9bevp.
— Pam LeBlanc
Next week in Austin 360
Ari Auber will have the latest on draft cocktails, we’ll talk to Ted Leo and Aimee Mann, who are touring as the Both, and we’ll have reviews of the new "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie and all the latest releases.