Actor:Los Lonely Boys Genres:Music Video & Concerts Sub-Genres:Pop, Rock & Roll Studio:Sony Format:DVD - Color,Widescreen DVD Release Date: 09/14/2004 Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2004 Release Year: 2004 Run Time: 1hr 36min Screens: Color,Widescreen Number of Discs: 1 SwapaDVD Credits: 1 Total Copies: 1 Members Wishing: 0 MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated) Languages:English
SXSW free show captured plus extras: Equal a good fun time
Larry Diamond | Austin, TX USA | 10/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"South by SW is an annual happening in Austin Texas. The concluding Saturday of every SXSW festival has a free concert lakeside in downtown Austin. This year the headliners were Los Lonely boys from nearby San Angelo, Texas.
I actually had no idea they had national renown until I turned on the Latin Grammy's and saw them with Santana. This has most of their songs from the debut album and some excellent muscianship. Fans of the album will not be disappointed at all.
I especially like Hollywood, Nobody Else, and Heaven is great. There are a number of extended guitar solos, drumming, jamming, and a few drum solos. Even some harmonica and gazoo playing.
The extras are nice if not that long. The best by far is the look at their hometown of San Angelo and going back to their old schools and homes. Anyone who likes their music will be pleased to have this in their collection. And unlike movie videos this can be viewed and enjoyed over and over and over with no lose of enjoyment. Those of you elsewhere go and see them if you get a chance. I was out of town for this concert so it is nice that I get to see what I missed that night."
political idiot | california | 11/20/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Drop it into E flat and bang that wood hard brother; there is nothing more beautiful then the sound of a well played Stratocaster. This is a fine performance in front of a home crowd featuring three talented brothers calling themselves Los Lonely Boys. Not a weak tune in the bunch, this is a nice set of varied music ranging from hard Texas blues to Mexican rockers to playful ditties spanning about 90 minutes or so. Oh, and ya, the pop-blues rocker "Heaven" is included. While there is really no standout solo vocalist, the Garza brothers blend their Texas and Mexican heritage in fine order and offer up some great harmonies in the process. Comparisons to SRV are not surprising as Henry has clearly spent more then a few hours with an SRV CD or two. However, unlike myriad of SRV wannabes out there, Henry is a talented guitar player with a style and tone all his own. All three brothers are fine musicians and play off each other as if they have been playing together their whole life ;-) Excellent sound and picture quality.
Since SRVs premature passing, Texas blues has been in wanting of some new blood. Henry, Jojo, and Ringo are the real deal. "
If Texas could sing, it would be the sound of LosLonelyBoys
Shalli Ann | Shreveport, LA USA | 10/24/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The above quote is from a music critic who attended LLB's concert at the 2004 SXSW annual MusicFest, where the band swept the awards given. The quote has become the unofficial anthem of Texans, who've known about LLB for a long time and are now thrilled to share this unique sound with the world. This sound is from 3 brothes in their 20's. They seem much older and more mature than their ages, undoubtedly from being on the road doing gigs with their family since they were 8 yrs. old. You will be convinced that you are hearing 10+ musicians! They aptly proclaim their sound as "Texican Rock 'n Roll."
Several CD's of their music are out now, all available at Amazon, which showcases this Band's talents. The DVD is icing on the cake, because it's like a viewer is right there on the front row of an LLB concert. In fact, I have been on the front row of their live concerts. Once you are there, you will want to attend again and again! The crowds are massive, always, so be sure to get there very early for good viewing. It is well worth the wait!
Los Lonely Boys have the combined sound of the really great ones we've heard and bought records by for many years: Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, Santana, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, ZZ Top, War, the Beatles, Elvis, the Stones, Waylon and Willie, plus some soul, R&B, Texas blues, hard rock, new country, and old-fashioned rock and roll mixed in--all the sounds which made musical history because there was simply no one else that good at the time. And of course, LLB adds the Latino sound just so we know they'll never forget their roots and original fan base. LLB has named this delicious salad of sounds "the Musical Burrito Theory." So accurate! In their own words, they've taken the sounds of the greats they were raised on all their lives, mixed those sounds together with their own style, and have created a Musical Burrito. One they hope the world will hear, enjoy and want more of.
If you can attend a concert anywhere in the US, do it! You will never regret or forget it. Until then, buy this DVD and their other CD's to learn about and know their sound whenever you hear it, even if you can't see their faces. Like Elvis, Buddy, Richie, Stevie Ray, Hendrix, the Beatles, and all the other greats, LLB has the "IT" factor. You know they're the music of the Melinnium we've been waiting for, and there is no one else that good."
A Great Performence Live In Austin Texas.......
guitar19 | GuitarWorld19 | 09/19/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is a great performence done by the Los Lonely Boys live from Austin Texas-texican style. Their are a collection of songs from The Los Lonely Boy's debut album including Senorita, Crazy Dream, Dime Mi Amor, Nobody Else, and many more. The Los Lonely Boys also perform some songs that where not included on their album like Supper Time, and End Of A New Begginning with a excellent performence. This whole DVD runs 96 mins and includes some bonus features as well. The bonus features include Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Sound, Photo Gallery, and a Behind The Scences Bonus Documentaries. Yes...they do perform their hit single Heaven as well as Onda, Hollywood, and Velvet Sky. I recomend this to all of the Los Lonely Boy fans, as well as the early listener's. Enjoy!!!!"
Keep Your Eye on this Band
T. B. Vick | The Lone Star State | 07/04/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is the first concert DVD from LLB, one that will probably be the first among many to come. Keep your eye on this band 'cause I think these west Texas boys are going to go a long way.
The concert, as concert DVDs are concerned, was a good solid rock/blues concert. Yes, as others have said there are some editing problems, but I do not think the poor editing takes away from the overall quality of the show.
All their songs from their first debut album are present, and there are a few jams sessions between certain songs, and some different arrangements on several tunes. The sound quality is not the best compared to other concert DVDs I've reviewed or seen, but the show was fantastic. These guys have a great quality about their song writing, and these songs are their first real big efforts. I can't even imagine how much better their skills will be after two or three albums from now.
If you have never heard Los Lonely Boys but you like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Carlos Santana, or Ritchie Valens/Buddy Holly type music, then you will really like LLB. In many of their tunes they pay tribute to their musical heroes.
This DVD contains extra footage of the band, their families, where they grew up (San Angelo Texas - just south of where I grew up) and a few fun home videos and pics of the band. While this is not the best quality DVD, it is still well worth the money paid. I proudly recommend this DVD, and their debut CD as well."