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Texas Tour A Success

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                        May, 2007


Schuyler Hupp (L), Jonie Hell (C) and Mike Alvarez warm up their Texas tour at Austin's Hole in the Wall

Mike Alvarez Texas Tour Continued with 3 shows in Austin and San Antonio  

Former Texan, music and filmmaker Mike Alvarez continued his Texas music tour promoting his new album “2324” with three dates in April.   The album (see ) was written and tracked in 2 days on April 23 th and 24 th in 2005.   A 3D documentary by Tom Koester titled “2324: The Making of an Underground Rock Album” will premiere on at the Pig N Whistle on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood California on May 26th.


Alvarez started his tour in December with a 3D sneak preview of the documentary and a solo acoustic performance at Rudyard's in Houston.   On March 31 st , Alvarez performed with friends at The Whiskey A-Go-Go in West Hollywood to an enthusiastic audience (see for pictures and video footage).   Alvarez plays Portland Oregon in June and is planning shows in Chicago and New York before it gets too damn cold.


Alvarez was a member of the popular 80s Austin group Max and the Makeups.   As a producer in Texas, he recorded some of Austin's greatest including Roky Erickson, The True Believers, Daniel Johnston and dozens of others.    Alvarez has resided in Hollywood California since 1988.  The recent Texas shows included:


Friday April 27, 9PM CT, Austin Texas

The Hole in the Wall

2538 Guadalupe

(512) 477-4747

With special guests Jonie Hell (Max and the Makeups, Strappados, Junkyard) on drums, Schuyler Hupp (Alvarez's Austin producer) on bass and a guest appearance by Texacala Jones.   Also on the bill:   The Black, Pink Nasty


Saturday April 28, 7:30PM CT, San Antonio Texas

KSYM FM 90.1 click here to listen to podcast

Mike Alvarez guests on Brian Parish's radio show Casbah, playing cuts from his LP 2324 and obscure and unavailable cuts he's produced for Roky Erickson, The True Believers, Daniel Johnston, Texacala Jones and other indy giants.   


Saturday April 28, 10PM CT, San Antonio Texas

The Limelight

2718 N. Saint Mary's

(210) 735-7775

Cover: $5 over age 21, $8 ages 18-21

With special guests Jonie Hell (Max and the Makeups, Strappados, Junkyard) on drums, Schuyler Hupp on bass.   Poet Ken Jones will open Alvarez's set with readings from his recently published book of poems “Unutterable Blunders and Palace Disasters, available on ).   Also on the bill:   Afrika, You Make Engine

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