Once upon a time there was a little record called Cuba by a little band known as The Silos, that completely changed the way I thought about music. Almost quarter of a century later, I still listen to that record, and we’re still lucky enough to have The Silos, or at the very least, Walter Salas-Humara’s latest re-invention of the legendary unit.
You’d be hard pressed to find a lesser known band with as many great songs as The Silos, but I reckon that’s just the way life is. And it’s not as if Salas-Humara is throwing in the towel any time soon. According to the man himself, their newest, Florizona, is their best to date. Two long years in the making, it will finally fall to earth on April 20th, bringing with it ten songs of peerless Americana-flavored rock in the vein of Alejandro Escovedo or Los Lobos. And if you’re SXSW-bound, you’ll have the opportunity to witness new tracks like White Vinyl (check out the awesome Richard Linklater/Dazed And Confused-inspired video below) rub elbows with classics like Tennessee Fire and She Lives Up The Street.
The Silos at SXSW
3/15 @ The ND at 501 Studios
3/16 @ The Dogwood (former Mother Egan’s Location) – The Guitartown/Conqueroo Party
3/19 @ Rainey Manor – The Baltimore House Party