Catch Your Favorite Local Bands at This Year’s Chalk It Up
With the 10th annual Chalk It Up fast approaching this Saturday, October 26th, it’s time to talk about our entertainment for the day. We will be featuring four bands and two DJs, providing back to back jams from 10am-4pm. Up first is Heavy Clay, whom Artpace Members had the privilege of hearing during that last Summer Concert Series with KRTU. Formerly known as The Marco Cholo Jazz Quintet, Heavy Clay features members of San Antonio’s “barrio big band” Bombasta. Heavy Clay draws inspiration from musicians as diverse as jazz masters Miles Davis and John Coltrane to The Meters and Jimi Hendrix.
Up next is Villela lead by Sexto Sols own Sam Villela. Villela, singer/keyboardist, is firmly supported by Bombasta Alums J.P. Leal on bass and Travis Vela on guitar. Ed Mendoza rounds it out on the drums. They offer a minimalist approach to soul, funk, rock, R&B and blues.
Third in the lineup is Artpace Alum Ken Little and Rodeo Ho Ho. Not only is Ken Little a past Artpace resident and UTSA Sculpture professor, he sings and plays acoustic guitar alongside fiddler and mandolinist Hank Harrison and guitarist George Gonzales.
And to end the day we will have the In & Outlaws regaling us with their honky-tonk, rockablilly vibe. Their facebook page says it best, “From the great city of San Antonio, Texas The In & Outlaws banded together on one sultry night–eyes bloodshot and breath reeking of whiskey to harmonize–a tune so good they say, that Davy Crockett rolled out his grave, and cried.” They have Gordon C. Waid as lead vocals, Lariatin’ Lloyd Walsh with the big ole bass, Gentleman Brad Turner on the drums, In Ernst Ernest Hernandez III lead guitarist, and Chris Borchers squeezin’ the accordion and giving his vocals.
In between these fine bands we will have DJ Celeste LeSneak in the morning and DJ Shabbytiger in the afternoon to keep cranking out the tunes.