Jon Black, Awaiting the Flood

The Krayolas, more than anything else, make fun music -- the essence of the garage aesthetic . . . but a few Krayolas songs do defy convention. The song ('Tony Tormenta') pulls no punches."

The Krayolas have pulled off a tough balancing act: being known as a “classic” or “iconic” band while continuing to release new material that is high quality both musically and in its content. I suspect the secret may be that, unlike many bands in that position, they don’t seem to worry too much about it. They love to play, the audience loves to listen. What else really matters? - See more at John Black, Awaiting the Flood


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    Known as the Tex-Mex Beatles, the Chicano garage rockers have garnered flattering comparisons to the Fab Four, Bob Dylan, the Who, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe and Warren Zevon. The Krayolas have been profiled in Texas Monthly, The Washington Post, New York Times, The New Yorker, Paste, Pollstar, Rolling Stone, 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.

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