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Krayolas at SXSW

Jana Birchum, Austin Chronicle

The Krayolas electrifying, high-energy performance at the Paramount Theatre on one of the most magical nights in rock ‘n’ roll history at South By Southwest’s closing-night tribute to Doug Sahm in 2015 was the cherry on top for the acclaimed San Antonio rockers.

“It was our proudest moment to represent our hometown and Sir Doug’s,” said singer-songwriter Hector Saldana.

Accolades for the Chicano garage rockers ranged from “stunning,” “standout” and “a complete revelation” to “a highlight,” “aerobic,” “gleeful” and “pumpin'” in Billboard, the Austin Chronicle, Austin-American Statesman, Lincoln Journal Star, American Songwriter, Colorado Springs Independent and San Antonio Express-News.”

The Krayolas return to SXSW with a new EP, “The Legend Cholly Wayne.”

Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the band has garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon. The Krayolas have been featured in Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, Paste, Pollstar, the Village Voice, NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Alt-Latino” and MTV, and are regulars on SIRIUS XM “Little Steven’s Underground Garage,” Dave Marsh’s “Kick Out the Jams,” KUTX and Ray Wylie Hubbard’s “Roots and Branches of Americana.”

In 2014, the Krayolas were inducted into the Texas Music Office’s South Texas Music Walk of Fame.

Krayolas make Top 20
The Krayolas bilingual remake of the Ramones "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" named among the best cover versions of 2013 by DJ Rich Russo, a nationally syndicated rock radio host. Rich_Russo