Young Guns is red-hot as they head to the KLAQ Balloonfest this Memorial Day weekend. The British rockers have the top song in rock with "Bones" as they made a successful visit to Austin for SXSW. The Morning Show had a chance to visit with them at our suite in the Four Seasons.
Lisa Sanchez saw them first, and we're happy she did. At a record party in Austin, Lisa spotted The Virginmarys performing and invited them to drop by. The band performed unique acoustic versions of their hits "Dead Man's Shoes" and "Just A Ride". You also ought to hear them plugged in because they are electrifying. Their official video for "Just A Ride" is at bottom.
In one of the most hilarious interviews we've done at SXSW, we find out a lot more about The Unlikely Candidates than we bargained for. All in their early 20's, every one of them has been in jail for everything from jacking cars to possession to shoplifting a pizza from Walmart. And they sing, too!
Kelly Ogden and Luis Cabezas return to our suite at the Four Seasons to catch us up on their lives, play a few rounds of "Signed or Unsigned" (of which they've been both) and play some rockin' acoustic versions of their hits, including "I'm Awesome".
Gabe and Dameon Aranda have become known for their vocal pyrotechnics, and they didn't disappoint in their visit to the Morning Show's suite during SXSW. They'll be doing much the same when they visit El Paso for an acoustic set at Balloonfest this year!
Congratulations to Hector Salazar! For being maybe the one Hispanic who has NEVER had salsa or hot sauce of any kind with his food (!), he successfully sang "American Idiot" while drinking FIVE DIFFERENT kinds of hot sauces, including one rated at nearly 400,000 Scovil!
A North American throwdown that doesn't involve the United States? Just call it Sheriff Joe Arpaio's dream investigation -- Mexicans and Canadians fighting in his jurisdiction! At the World Baseball Classic being held in Phoenix, Mexico threw at Canadian batters leading to a bench-clearing brawl. Talk about easy pickin's for a busybody local lawman who takes his immigration status seriously. They're even wearing team colors!
Dennis Rodman's new BFF Kim-Jong Un may be a murderous tyrant bordering on insanity in saying he'll nuke the United States, but The Worm says he's still a nice guy open to some basketball diplomacy with fellow hoops nut, President Barack Obama. For Kim-Jong Un, it would probably look something like this...in his dreams.
Miners head coach Tim Floyd talked about UTEP's 56-54 loss to the No. 252 Memphis Tigers for awhile, then offered a brief statement on the LA Times story in which he stated he talked with USC athletic director Pat Haden about the Trojans' head coaching job.
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