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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ted Nugent claims Capitol rioters were Black Lives Matter and Antifa 'wearing Trump shirts'

Posted By on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 at 9:18 AM

Mid-level state fair draw Ted Nugent has one again opined on political matters. And without much surprise, the racist cartoon some rock fans would prefer to remember as the "Motor City Madman" was once again talking pure shit. During an April 12 appearance at Seed to Table grocery in...

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Smoke BBQ + Skybar will bring rapper Nelly to San Antonio on 4/20 for its 6th anniversary

Posted By on Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Smoke BBQ + Skybar is celebrating its sixth anniversary in a big way: by inviting rapper Nelly to get things “Hot in Here.” The downtown-area outdoor bar has only been in operation since last November, but the Smoke family of restaurants has been around for nearly six years, including...

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Friday, April 9, 2021

claire rousay's a softer focus gets a surprise early release

Posted By on Fri, Apr 9, 2021 at 4:12 PM

If you thought you'd have to wait until the end of the month to hear the new album from prolific San Antonio percussionist and composer claire rousay, have we got a surprise for you. In a Thursday tweet that opened with "oh what the hell," rousay announced the early...

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Snoop Dogg is headed to San Antonio for summer show at the Sunken Garden

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 5:06 PM

As if anticipating the oncoming onslaught of feral behavior as more of the local population gets vaccinated against COVID-19, Tobin Entertainment made a bombshell announcement today. It's bringing Snoop Dogg to San Antonio this summer in what may well signal the resumption of big-name musical tours. He'll be stopping...

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Rockabilly and country-rock touring acts round out San Antonio's live music offerings this weekend

Posted By on Thu, Apr 8, 2021 at 11:17 AM

In addition to a pair of album-debut shows this weekend from San Antonio stalwarts — doom metal outfit Thunder Horse and experimental composer and percussionist claire rousay — local music fans have a chance to catch a couple of notable out-of-towners. Whether you prefer a present-day take on rockabilly...

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Wednesday, April 7, 2021

a softer focus: Percussionist claire rousay celebrates release of new album with virtual performance

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 2:35 PM

Prolific San Antonio percussionist and composer claire rousay is dropping a new album, a softer focus, April 23 on American Dreams Records. It’s an appropriate title, since the ambient release features, well, a softer focus compared to much of her previous work, which falls largely in the avant-garde realm....

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Catching up with rockabilly revival giant Danny B. Harvey before his San Antonio gig on Friday

Posted By on Wed, Apr 7, 2021 at 1:50 PM

Couple and musical partners Danny B. Harvey and Annie Marie Lewis are damned near rockabilly royalty. Harvey's a luminary in the music's ongoing revival, having played guitar with early '80s outfit Levi and the Rockats, real-deal pioneer Wanda Jackson and supergroup HeadCat, which included Lemmy of Motörhead and Slim...

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Tuesday, April 6, 2021

Running on Riffs: Thunder Horse celebrates powerful second album with outdoor live show

Posted By on Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 4:07 PM

On its newly released second album, Chosen One, San Antonio doom metal band Thunder Horse demonstrates that it grasps a fundamental of its chosen subgenre: it’s about the riffs, stupid. While loads of present-day aspirants to the Throne of Sabbath get the tune down-turn up thing, fewer grasp that...

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Four San Antonio bands joining forces Saturday to raise money for fellow musician battling Leukemia

Posted By on Tue, Apr 6, 2021 at 11:16 AM

This weekend, four local acts will band together to raise funds for one of their own. Amy Heller Reif, frontwoman of blues-rock group the Heller Highwater Band, was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in December. AML starts in the bone marrow and blood and sometimes spreads to other parts...

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Monday, April 5, 2021

San Antonio's The Grasshopper Lies Heavy and Capra's singer drop noisy AF Jesus Lizard cover

Posted By on Mon, Apr 5, 2021 at 12:23 PM

Nineties noise rockers The Jesus Lizard left an indelible mark on creators of angular, ear-piercing rock across numerous subgenres. As evidence of the Chicago-based band's lasting influence, San Antonio avant-metal act The Grasshopper Lies Heavy last week dropped an absolutely scorching cover of the Lizard's "Mouth Breather." For the...

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