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The Best Music You've Never Heard: Vallejo

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Join us as we welcome the Austin based band Vallejo. Vallejo’s striking blend of modern rock grooves, potent guitar work, Latin percussion and soulful lyrics has made Vallejo one of the most popular bands to hail from Austin, Texas. Their music immediately hooks listeners right in, taking them on a roller-coaster ride of musical beats and expressions. Raised in the small town of El Campo, Texas, the band was first formed by the three Vallejo brothers A.J. (Vocals, Guitar), Alejandro (Drums), and Omar (Bass). Growing up in their household of Mexican and Guatemalan descent, the boys were introduced to the music of their parent’s record collection which included the Latin sounds of Herb Alpert & The Tijuana Brass, Tito Puente, and Santana, to name a few. “Our band name came easy since all of our friends would tell each other, ‘Let’s go see the Vallejos, or the Vallejo Brothers.’ No matter how hard we tried to come up with other band names, our friend’s flyers and posters would say The Vallejos, so we just went with it and decided to call the band VALLEJO.” Vallejo has gone on to win numerous awards including "Best Rock Band" two years in a row at the Austin Music Awards, Austin’s Aguila Award (which recognizes achievement in the Latin Community), awarded their own "Vallejo Day" by the mayor of Austin, Texas, and was nominated for Univision’s “Best Latin Rock Band in Austin”. Vallejo has also had their songs featured in several TV shows such as WB’s Roswell, MTV’s Road Rules and UPN’s America’s Next Top Model.