We’d like to welcome our newest member to The Juantanamos (drum roll please)…the amazingly talented Dale Vincent is taking Mike’s place as our new drummer.
Mike recently made the tough decision to leave the band to pursue one of his lifelong dreams and we’re excited to see where his new adventure will take him. He will always play an important role in Juantanamos history. Love you brotha!
Luckily, Dale comes to us recommended by Mike himself. We’ve already started rehearsals with Dale and things are sounding great. He’ll make his live debut with us at our CD Release Party this coming April in Austin.
We can’t wait for you to hear the new lineup and see what we have planned for 2018. Stay tuned for more updates…
Are you ready Reno? We’re heading your way to rock this year’s Reno Championship Air Races on Saturday, September 17th starting at 5:30pm – right after the last race of the day!
“We love playing together and sharing what we do with the world, so we’re all extremely excited and honored to be able to perform for the beautiful people of Reno at this year’s Reno Air Races”, says guitarist Ryan Chadek.
The show promises to be another event not to miss as the band presents over 2 hours of live music including some of rock’s biggest hits, songs from their debut “Ghost Tracks”, a sneak peek at a few songs from their upcoming second album, and a surprise special guest appearance sure to bring down the hangar!
We were proud to be asked to be one of the bands to represent the sounds of San Antonio in Councilman Roberto Treviño (D1) virtual tour of San Antonio’s urban core at the recent fourth State of the Center City address hosted by Centro San Antonio and the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.
In the video below, Treviño travels through downtown San Antonio interviewing key city figures to discuss the progress and economic impact the urban core has on local residential and business communities.
If you listen close, you’ll hear a couple tracks off our debut album “Ghost Tracks”. We’re blessed and honored to be part of our beautiful city’s history and legacy. San Antonio proud!
Road trip!!! Catch The Juantanamos live as we help TexPop bring the Sound of San Antonio to Austin on Saturday March 19th at ABGB along with SA favorites Rudy Tee Gonzales Y Los Pelicanos del Rey, The Krayolas, and more! ALL AGES. FREE ADMISSION.
This Halloween, The Juantanamos are paying tribute to one of rock’s most iconic albums – Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” with their Halloween Pachanga on Thursday, October 29th at Sam’s Burger Joint. The show promises to be a unique visual and sonic experience you don’t want to miss.
But what would make the band want to tackle such an ambitious goal?
“I think a better question is, ‘why wouldn’t we want to play this album?” says guitarist Ryan Chadek. “We’re very lucky in this band to have such a talented group of players and vocalists, so we thought ‘What can we do that’s going to force us to really step it up, but also just be a hell of a lot of fun for us to play and for people to watch?’”
The band is also bringing in a few special guests to help them re-create the album as faithfully as possible.
So what made them choose this album specifically?
“I think ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ is a pretty monumental album in a lot of peoples’ lives. It’s almost a rite of passage. Lyrically, it addresses topics that anyone can relate to – youth, greed, aging, war, loneliness. Musically, it’s as solid as any album in rock history and has a broad appeal, no matter what age you are.”
Immediately following their performance of “Dark Side of the Moon”, the Halloween Pachanga kicks into high gear as the band launches into a raucous hour of music meant to get the crowd on their feet and moving; featuring more special guest appearances. The Juantanamos wide array of influences will be on display, from classic rock to Motown, as well as a selection of songs from their debut CD “Ghost Tracks”…so be sure to bring your dancing shoes!
There is no dark side of the moon, really. Matter of fact, it’s all dark. The only thing that makes it look light is the sun.Gerry O'Driscoll, Abbey Road Studios doorman