Los Number 3 Dinners

Los Number 3 Dinners

BandRock

We're a local band playing rock 'n' roll stripped down to its three, two and sometimes one chord basics. Our repertiore includes covers of 60's favorites and our popular originals which are all about living, loving and eating out in San Antonio, Texas, our home town.

Biography

Los #3 Dinners are a San Antonio legend that have kept the hard partying going for three decades.Their stripped down garage band sound of guitars and drums have entertained street criminals to the mayor and everybody in between on their wild run through the clubs and neighborhoods of San Antonio. The band was formed in 1979 by boyhood friends whose mutual love of rock and roll required a response to the rise of disco. They began playing at parties, art galleries and ice houses combining a mix of party rock classics with originals written to make people dance, laugh and think all at the same time.
In 1980, Texas Monthly named them the Best Local Band in Texas after an editor witnessed some of the mind bending, sweat drenched gigs at the infamous Friendly Spot. After that, Los #3 Dinners began performing nonstop with occasional trips to the studio to record a string of 45s and CDs. The readers of the San Antonio Current Magazine voted them Band of the Year in 1987 earning the Dinners a showcase at SXSW when it was held at a handful of clubs along 6th Street. No strangers to Austin (the guys in the band grew up hanging out at the Vulcan Gas Co. and the Armadillo), they played the Continental Club numerous times. In 2006, Los #3 Dinners won the S. A. Current's award for the Best Rock Band in the Last 20 Years and in 2007 were once again the Reader's Pick for Best Rock Band. If you were ever fortunate enough to experience the late and great Ram Ayala at his bar, the legendary Tacoland; chances are that if a live act was not on stage, Ram's fingers had punched in a #3 Dinners song on his well endowed juke box . . . the ultimate San Antonio musical endorsement. They were the perennial favorites of Ram and played at his club regularly until his untimely death. The sound of Los Number #3 Dinners is a high-energy mix of guitar-driven garage rock, South Texas soul, surf-instrumental, reggae and the blues. Their repertoire includes original songs reflecting on life in San Antonio and covers of rock classics pared down to their two and three cord essence.
"LOUD", the Dinners' latest indie CD, blares out thirteen songs that span blues, rock 'n' roll, psychedelia, and, of all things, folk music. As was the case with their previous CDs, "Quiero Un Camaro" and "Can't Stop...Gotta Rock", most of the tracks on "LOUD" were recorded in one take . . . as for the others, never more than two. We have played the Alamodome and we've played Tacoland...we like the Stones, the Kingsmen and the blues. It's all about having a good time.

Discography

LPs:
Quiero Un Camaro
Can't Stop...Gotta Rock
Live at KSYM
LOUD

Set List

We have over 4 solid hours of material. Sets usually last 50 to 75 minutes, but we have been know to play two and three hour gigs without a break. Like the title of our LP says, "Can't Stop . . . Gotta Rock!"

PARTIAL SONG LIST . . .

ORIGINALS:
Quiero Un Camaro
That's Love
Get It Up
Downtown San Antonio
South Presa Man
My Corvette
Drive Thru Girl
Mean Girl
Maybe I Did

COVERS:
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
We Gotta Get Out Of This Place
Louie, Louie
Brown Eyed Girl
Dear Prudence
Pipeline