Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Up-and-coming Indie Outfit Swimming with Bears Playing Alamo City Music Hall

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 9:15 AM

With well-written, soulful and eclectic tracks, and influences such as Kings of Leon and Phoenix, Swimming with Bears is an optimistic outfit that’s brimming with indie ambition. Inching out of Austin’s sprawl, the rock band managed to recruit Blue October’s Matt Noveskey to produce their debut album Paws. Shifting...

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Austin Rapper Abhi The Nomad Comes Down to Paper Tiger

Posted By on Wed, Sep 26, 2018 at 8:34 AM

Austin-based rapper Abhi The Nomad is a refreshing sound in the greater sphere of hip-hop. While he definitely has an indie vibe, the production level combined with his high-caliber lyricism, songwriting and, well, dope-ass beats kinda feel like a new J. Cole in the making. Not that they have...

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Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Christian Metalcore Vets The Devil Wears Prada Return to San Antonio This December

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 3:42 PM

Birthed from the distortion that brought us bands like Norma Jean, Underoath and Zao, The Devil Wears Prada were another early-aughts Christian metalcore band that managed to soar beyond the mediocrity and staleness the genre eventually would dip into. On the heels of a recent signing with Christian...

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Demitasse to Release New Album Powercouple with Show at the Tobin

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:25 PM

Perhaps biased as a fan of songs in minor keys and modes that vibrate with the feelings of longing, loss, despair and tragedy (I know, let’s cry about it already), but the sophomore effort from San Antonio's Demitasse might be the best local album of the year. A...

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Gruene Hall Gets Jazzy with New Orleans' Trombone Shorty Show

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 1:11 PM

Ever since he was a child in New Orleans, Troy Andrews, better known by his stage name Trombone Shorty, has been surrounded by jazz music. Dude began playing trombone at the age of four and has hardly looked back. It’s no wonder, given this long history, that Andrews has...

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Paper Tiger Offers Night of Experimental, Industrial Punk with Uniform, Street Sects and Mutant

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:55 PM

Here’s a tasty dish for local fans of experimental/industrial punk music. New York’s Uniform, at the top of the bill, is a duo that makes post-industrial rock with synths and programmed beats in place of a live rhythm section. The project, from two of Brooklyn’s contemporary punk masters, has...

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Robert Earl Keen Is Headed Back to San Antonio This Christmas

Posted By on Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 12:16 PM

Incorporating elements of various American roots music styles, including country, roots-rock, folk, bluegrass, R&B and blues, Robert Earl Keen’s extensive album catalog is a direct reflection of true Americana, and lucky for us, he’s coming back to San Antone this December. The Houston-native recently announced the Cosmic Cowboy Christmas...

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Monday, September 24, 2018

Houston Rapper Bun B Returns to San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 4:13 PM

Houston-based, Port Arthur-born rapper Bun B has been taking the slow road in terms of musical output since 2010’s Trill OG, the third installment in a tight trilogy (see what he did there?) of solo albums. Since then, the influential Southern Rap stalwart has kept fans waiting, with the...

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Spark The J: Cypress Hill Returns to San Antonio Next Year

Posted By on Mon, Sep 24, 2018 at 10:06 AM

That’s right homes, our favorite Latin gangster rappers are returning to San Antonio and we’re pretty much all about it. You know what’s up, San Antonio. If one of our favorite groups from the '90s is still actively touring, you know the forces will bring them to us to...

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

Of Proper Bars, Dissident Noise, and Righteous Representation: Queers & Beers 4 Does it Right

Posted By on Sat, Sep 22, 2018 at 12:38 PM

Full disclosure: Chris Conde (who organizes and performs at this event and whom I quote in this article) is a staff writer for the San Antonio Current. But we were covering Queers & Beers before he came aboard and would be remiss in our dedication to an open, inclusive...

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