A staple of Starbucks checkout CD catalogs, OneRepublic came to fruition in the Myspace era, gaining traction on the now-irrelevant site as a top unsigned act. That title didn’t last too long, however; by ’03 the Colorado quintet signed with Sony BMG and poised themselves for a major commercial breakthrough. With their platinum debut Dreaming Out Loud, OneRepublic earned international fame with the LP’s single “Apologize,” which topped the charts in 16 countries, tapping into a zeitgeist of neutral, SUV CD-changer rock ‘n’ roll. A decade in, OneRepublic is still achieving standout success, with their third LP, Native, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard chart last year. Touring on their forthcoming LP No Sound Without Silence, Dublin’s The Script represents a similar form of charming, innocuous piano rock. $27-$63, 8pm Monday, Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston, (210) 737-2221, attcenter.com/events/detail/onerepublic. – Matt Stieb
Bekah Kelso is holding down August for the Liberty Bar’s awesome monthly residency. This SA singer-songwriter (and Solo Artist of the Year) nimbly shifts between genres, unable to be pinned down. This Tuesday, it's Bekah Kelso & the Fellas with special guest opener Nick Mery. Free, 7:30pm Tuesday, Liberty Bar at the Convent, 1111 S. Alamo, liberty-bar.com.
Without Foreigner, movies and TV shows in the ‘80s would have a lot more awkward silences in those scenes of people with feathered hair checkin’ one another’s hot bloodedness while “Waiting for a Girl Like You” plays at moderate volume—not to mention all the countless scenes in the decades following that ironically recreated those scenes. Look for middle-aged couples breaking out the white leather, and, of course, 20-and-30 somethings sporting the same. What the hipsters might not know is they may very well be participating in a costumed reenactment of the night of their conception. $45-$75, 8pm Tuesday, Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com. – Jeremy Martin
PechaKucha San Antonio Vol. 15
Launched in Tokyo more than a decade ago, PechaKucha (Japanese for “chit chat”) is an event format in which a broad range of creative professionals share projects via PowerPoint presentations timed at six minutes and 40 seconds (20 slides are shown and explained for 20 seconds each). Active since 2011, the local chapter attracts crowds of 300-plus and routinely shakes things by bouncing between venues across town. Emceed by News 4’s Emmy-winning anchor Randy Beamer and hosted by the Carver, PechaKucha San Antonio’s 15th outing unites beverage director Houston Eaves, photographer Sarah Brooke Lyons, Lake|Flato designer David Ericsson, urban farmer Mitch Hagney, photojournalist Michael Cirlos, innovation engineer Erica Salinas, fashion designer Blanquita Sullivan and historic preservation officer Shannon Shea-Miller. $5 donation, 6:30pm Tuesday, 226 N. Hackberry, (210) 207-7211, pechakucha.org/cities/san-antonio. – Bryan Rindfuss
Bandleader John Magaldi 78th Birthday
Photo by Leon Dacbert
In honor of bandleader John Magaldi’s 78th birthday, he will lead a jazz quintet at the The Cove featuring John on saxes and Dave Deering on trombone, with a top rhythm sections. This is a chance for John’s friends and fans to come hear the quintet play and wish John a Happy Birthday. Free, 8pm, Wednesday, the Cove, 606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, thecove.us.
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