Best known as the leader of the west coast punk rock pioneers "The Zeros" whose "wild weekend" was named one of the top 50 punk songs of all time. The Zeros also received a lifetime achievement award by the San Diego Music Awards. Javier went on to form EMI's "True Believers" with brother Alejandro, Javier has released a pair of well received solo albums
~ City Lights (2012)
~ Kicked Out Of Eden (2016)
All Music Review, Mark Demming. " Javier Escovedo has been writing,singing,and playing vital, heartfelt music since the late 70s and it's clear he isn't stopping anytime soon.
If you like to say they don't make real rock and roll records anymore, give "Kicked Out Of Eden" a spin and find out just how wrong you are.
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The Division Men
This Texas bred, Husband / Wife, Acoustic Duo originally formed in Berlin, Germany in 2008. They are now based in Austin, TX. The band is made up of founder J. Spencer Portillo (vocals / acoustic guitar) and Caroline Rippy Portillo (vocals / bass guitar).
The Division Men's name was derived from the idea of artists collaborating from all over the world despite their locations. Originally formed in Berlin in 2008, the duo wrote and recorded and eventually returned to Texas.
Caroline was born in San Antonio, Texas. From 2007 until 2012, she played bass guitar for Tito & Tarantula. J. Spencer Portillo was born in Los Angeles, California but was raised in El Paso, Texas. His El Paso roots offer a huge influence on the lyrics which frequently present atmospheric portraits of love, life and death in a border town.
The Division Men are actively touring and promoting their latest album "Niños Del Sol " which was recorded at their in-home studio in Austin, Texas. The Division Men have a distinctive sound that has been described as dark, romantic, ethereal, and haunting. The album features Rafael Gayol (Leonard Cohen), Steven Hufsteter (The Quick | Tito and Tarantula | Del Shannon), Jay Reynolds (Asleep at the Wheel), Javier Escovedo (The Zeros | True Believers) , Mitch Hertz (Bloody Kids), Raiye Rippy and Jake Garcia (The Black Angels).