Tuesday, March 31, 2020

After Coronavirus Cancels Its Tour, San Antonio's Fea Schedules Online Concert, Including Bikini Kill Tribute

Posted By on Tue, Mar 31, 2020 at 9:31 AM

San Antonio punk outfit Fea will stream a live show on Tuesday, April 7 with a twist befitting its riot grrrl inspiration and Chicana roots. The concert, available via the StageIt online platform, will feature two sets from the all-female quartet. One will feature the band's original music, while...

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Monday, March 30, 2020

San Antonio's Cardi B Mural Gets a Coronavirus-Themed Update — And the Rapper Approves

Posted By on Mon, Mar 30, 2020 at 12:00 PM

An iconic local mural has received a timely tweak. Voted "Best Mural" in the Current's 2019 Best Of issue, the patented "Eeeoowww!" of Colton Valentine's Cardi B mural is no more. Inspired by a viral Instagram video from March 10 — in which Cardi B bequeathed unto us the...

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Saturday, March 28, 2020

Facing Eviction, San Antonio Music Venue Imagine Books and Records Sets Up Online Fundraiser

Posted By on Sat, Mar 28, 2020 at 10:33 AM

Imagine Books and Records is a crown jewel of Northwest San Antonio’s live music scene. In addition to hosting the weeklong Imagine Fest, which attracts national and even international acts, the retail shop-slash-venue has served as a DIY platform for up-and-coming local musicians for nearly 10 years. But with...

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Friday, March 27, 2020

South Texas High School Mariachi Band Goes Viral for Remote Music Performances

Posted By on Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 10:27 AM

The pandemic can't stop the music, ya'll. Many Texas music teachers resigned themselves to the fact that their ensembles were toast when public schools closed down due to the COVID-19 crisis. But Roma Independent School District's mariachi program wasn't about to let a little thing like not being able...

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Thursday, March 26, 2020

The Calm After the Storm: Back home from LA, Nina Díaz Talks About Making Peace with Girl in a Coma and Songwriting in the Age of COVID-19

Posted By on Thu, Mar 26, 2020 at 9:00 AM

I wasn’t going to write about Nina Díaz’s solo show on March 22 at Limelight and the April 4 one-time-only concert by her former band Girl in a Coma at Taco Fest — both now canceled in the wake of the pandemic. Been there, done that. Many times. Then my...

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

San Antonio Musicians Find Ways to Keep Cash and Gigs Coming Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

Posted By on Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 9:45 AM

The already troubled music industry has taken a massive blow as people self-isolate to avoid COVID-19. Since streaming services have decimated record sales, most musicians make money by touring and selling merchandise on the road. But gigs have been decimated by social distancing rules, and the artist payout from...

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Texas Music Legend Willie Nelson and Others Playing a Free Online Concert Tonight

Posted By on Thu, Mar 19, 2020 at 3:07 PM

Trust Willie Nelson to help us make it through tough times. The legendary Lone Star State musician was planning to hold his annual Luck Reunion "anti-festival" this week at his ranch in Luck, Texas. But a global pandemic kinda got in the way. Instead, Willie and the organizers rebranded...

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Tuesday, March 17, 2020

After Cancelling a Tour Midway Through, San Antonio's FEA Hopes Fans Can Help Bands and Clubs Stay Solvent

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Riot grrrl punk outfit FEA were halfway through a national tour when the COVID-19 outbreak forced them to return to their San Antonio home base. The band, signed to Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records, tours incessantly. But with CDC advising against gatherings of 50 or more, finishing it's current jaunt became...

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Female Trio Thelma and the Sleaze Playing San Antonio's Lonesome Rose

Posted By on Tue, Mar 17, 2020 at 7:31 AM

While a lot of acts blowing up in recent years sound like copycats of each other, Nashville’s Thelma and the Sleaze have made the refreshing decision to hold firm to its own musical identity. As song titles like “Cum,” “Motor Tits,” and “Pain” suggest, the all-female trio goes hard...

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