Punk and alt-country statesman Alejandro Escovedo is back in Athens in support of 2016’s Burn Something Beautiful, a vivid, guitar-centric record that features some of Escovedo’s best songwriting work in years, plus contributions from R.E.M.’s Peter Buck and the Minus 5’s Scott McCaughey. The Minus 5—which also features Buck—joins Escovedo on the 40 Watt bill, so look for the Jan. 10 show to be a collaborative affair throughout. McCaughey and company’s latest studio effort is a sprawling, original tribute to the Monkees—yes, those Monkees—first released as a Record Store Day exclusive in 2015 and reissued by Yep Roc the following year.
ALEJANDRO ESCOVEDO Legendary and influential alternative country statesman.
THE MINUS 5 Long-running pop-rock band led by songwriter Scott McCaughey and featuring R.E.M.'s Peter Buck.