Friday, February 5, 2016

Watch: San Antonio Artists' 2016 NPR Tiny Desk Contest Submissions

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:28 PM

Here are just some of the eclectic offerings of a handful of SA's talented musicians submitted to NPR in their, now annual, contest to find the next "unknown" performer. The winner wins the coveted opportunity to appear on their much-loved "Tiny Desk Concert" series as well as perform a...

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Mardi Gras Hits Paper Tiger Next Tuesday

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 4:13 PM

The last time I was at Paper Tiger (2410 N. St. Mary's St.), the drinks were decked with Twizzlers and I vaguely remember hitching a ride home with a friend while eating leftover Pizza Classics in his backseat. Hopefully, Paper Tiger's Mardi Gras crawfish boil set for Tuesday, February...

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In Case You Missed It: Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Sings a Lullaby to Stephen Colbert

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:34 PM

Tweedy, the grisly prototype of the modern folk-hipster, also happens to be one hell of a songwriter, performer and seemingly funny dude (in case you didn't know). Last night, as guests on the The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Wilco performed "Random Name Generator" off of the groups 2015...

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Local Apparel Company Creates Anti-bullying T-shirt, Plans to Donate Portion of Sales to David's Legacy

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:22 PM

A new Alamo City apparel company that opened in January wants to raise awareness about bullying and raise money for David's Legacy: #StopTheBullying, a Go Fund Me campaign inspired by the tragic suicide of Alamo Heights teenager David Molak, who was a victim of cyberbullying.  The company, San Antonio Battles...

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Deftones Drop First Single Off of Forthcoming Gore and Diss Kanye

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 3:11 PM

"Prayers/Triangles," the first single off of Gore, the Deftones album set for an April 8 release, was uploaded yesterday along with the tracklist and album cover. The LP can be pre-ordered from the band's website along with numerous other Gore-specific merch.  In a press release for the LP frontman...

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River City Rockfest Announces 2016 Lineup Including Megadeth, Disturbed, The Sword, Hatebreed and More

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 2:36 PM

San Antonio's annual Bud Light-sponsored rock fest has announced this year's lineup. Held on the AT&T Center grounds every year, the River City Rockfest supplies much of the city with their yearly head-banging, devil horns-flashing fix, bringing huge names in the modern rock game to a city that has been known to kick...

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Yanaguana Garden's New Mockingbird Fest Will Celebrate All-things Texas

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 1:45 PM

San Antonio's new Yanaguana Garden is building on its success and warm reception by getting into one of this city's most cherished past-times: a festival. Hemisfair announced Friday that a new celebration of food, culture and Texas fun called the Mockingbird Fest will highlight "the sounds, flavors and traditions of...

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Wood Pieces in Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream Causes H-E-B Recall

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 11:23 AM

Is no ice cream safe anymore? First Blue Bell takes a months-long hiatus after some of its product was contaminated by Listeria. Now H-E-B has issued a voluntary recall for its Creamy Creations Caramel Pecan Turtle Ice Cream "due to the possible presence of wood pieces in the product." Obviously Listeria...

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Say Hello to San Antonio FC: Fans React to New Soccer Team's Name, Logo

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 10:28 AM

The identity crisis of San Antonio’s new pro soccer club is over. Spurs Sports and Entertainment unveiled the United Soccer League team’s name, logo and first player signings last night at the AT&T Center, dubbing the club "San Antonio FC." The team explained in a news release that the eponymous...

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Yes, You Can Still Get In Deep Shit for Cattle Rustlin'

Posted By on Fri, Feb 5, 2016 at 7:00 AM

Gone are the days where town vigilantes and cowboys would carry out extrajudicial killings of alleged cattle rustlers — by torchlight, we assume. While times have changed and the judicial process is less about mob justice and more about proving someone is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt, people haven't changed...

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