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October 30, 2014 at 12:04 PM

No masks, no monkey business, just great music: Flaco Jimenez, Los Texmaniacs | Concert preview

Never mind Halloween. Friday, Oct. 31, Town Hall’s Global Rhythms series hosts an act that requires no masks or monkey business, when the great Tex-Mex accordion master Flaco Jimenez joins San Antonio conjunto Los Texmaniacs in a concert of traditional as well as rocked up Tejano fare that should be an unqualified treat.

Jimenez, a Grammy award winner and National Heritage Fellow who popularized the button accordion beyond its traditional cultural borders, is still going strong at 75. The electric bass- and traps-driven Los Texamaniacs, also Grammy winners, feature dazzling jazz- and classic rock-influenced licks for accordion as well as the 12-string guitar called the bajo sexto. One minute they are crooning over a two-beat bounce in thirds harmony about lonely charros, the next minute they’re tearing up the place as a power quartet.

Not to be missed.

Los Texmaniacs, with Flaco Jimenez

8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31 at Town Hall, 1119 Eighth Ave., Seattle; $5-$25 (206-652-4255 or townhallseattle.org).

 

 

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