These days, many people know El Torreon -- formerly the Cowtown Ballroom -- as the Cowtown Mallroom, a gathering of vintage oddities that's hosted every Sunday afternoon. But it looks like El Torreon is still hosting concerts. In fact, there's one this Thursday. We caught up with R.L. Brooks of Maps for Travelers about the show.
The Pitch: Hasn't it been quite a while since people played there?
R.L. Brooks: Yeah, we middle-aged rockers know it as the El Torreon -- where I got my head kicked in for seven years in a row going to hardcore shows as a kid.
Brooks: A lot of our newer fans have no clue what the El Torreon is. And our older fans don't think it exists anymore. So I have to kind of clarify for new underage fans that don't often get to see us locally 'cause most of the shows we play are the Westport circuit of bars!
Go see Emery, with To Speak of Wolves, Hawkboy (ex-As Cities Burn), Maps for Travelers, A Sequence of Ghosts and Coronado Left for Dead at El Torreon tomorrow, $12 adv / $14 door.
Door open at 6. (For those of you who aren't familiar: El Torreon is at 3101 Gillham.)