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ESPANTAPAJAROS is a Psychedelic-rock band led By Pablo Espantapajaros. The group was founded by Pablo and his brother Mariano in early 1996 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, when they recorded their first demo. They’re rooted deep in Rock and Roll and psychedelic music, specifically that of the 1960’s and early 1990’s bands. The music is a refreshing and innovative mix; British and American '60s revisited, blues oriented Psychedelic sounds with lyrics in Spanish and English as well.
The band has recorded 3 independent EP's with a variety of genres in their songs. They were released in Argentina. In 2006 Pablo moved to Houston, where he’s put together a new band to play shows like THE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL and HOUSTON PRESS MUSIC AWARDS where the band has been nominated in the Best Latin Contemporary category three years in a row. In 2010 they re-released "Following The Star" in the USA, remixed and remastered.
The band succeeds in driving forward the spirit of true rock n' roll...
The current members are: Diego Fernandez (Guitar), Robert Reffell (Bass) and Antonio Gonzalez (Drums).
This is what Chris Gray from the Houston Press had to say after witnessing the band's set:
"All you gringos out there better listen up: Some, maybe even most, of the best rock and roll in town
right now is en español. This became even clearer a little later on at Havana, thanks to the Hendrix/Zeppelin/Black Crowes onslaught that was ESPANTAPAJAROS. A shaggy-haired wisp of a man, Pablo ESPANTAPAJAROS is an absolute demon on the guitar, and the airtight three-piece band behind him set up a rolling groove that could have been transplanted from the Fillmore in San Francisco or that long-lost dingy London basement where the Yardbirds first started spreading their wings."