Thursday, January 19, 2017

Brother Ali and Atmosphere Rock Paper Tiger

Posted By on Thu, Jan 19, 2017 at 12:20 PM

I had a spiritual experience at the Brother Ali show last night. Atmosphere was the co-headliner, and he’s sick, but honestly, I was really there to see Brother Ali. A couple days ago I was diagnosed with Bell’s palsy, a condition that causes half of the afflicted person’s face...

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Milli Mars Reps Hometown in Latest Video "San Anto"

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 4:10 PM

Aerial shots of San Antonio blend with a mariachi band playing outside a downtown building during the opening of “San Anto," the latest video and re-released track of local rapper Milli Mars. The song originally appeared on his 2011 album YMID but the rapper says he never put out...

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Local Artists Weigh in on Albums from Their Teens

Posted By on Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 2:02 PM

Facebook is terrible and awesome all at the same time. We see the best and worst of our "friends'" raw, unfiltered emotions splattered across our screens, (especially during the recent train-wreck of a presidential election). There are however, fun and sometimes silly personality quizzes and ridiculous memes to take...

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Calling all Local Musicians: NPR's Tiny Desk Contest is Back

Posted By on Tue, Jan 17, 2017 at 1:54 PM

NPR's annual Tiny Desk Contest is back and is looking for new talent to join the pool of artists who have graced NRP's studios in Washington D.C. with their intimate concerts. According to the entry guidelines, artists must be "undiscovered talent" and at least 21 to enter. Musicians are...

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Monday, January 16, 2017

Music Picks: Shows to See This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jan 16, 2017 at 7:55 AM

Wed 1/18 Atmosphere, Brother Ali I don’t know what the hell’s in the water in Minnesota that has continuously birthed dope indie rappers. Seriously — like, Sims and Dessa from Doomtree, or Astronautalis, Brother Ali and then the legendary Slug from Atmosphere. Rhymesayers, the heavyweight indie rap label...

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Friday, January 13, 2017

Sailor Poon Full Moon

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 11:42 AM

“Starburst is the perfect candy,” a friend says, noticing me clutching a pack of the juicy goodness as a group of us chatted under the first full moon of 2017. We all laughingly agreed and reminisced about how dope the chewy squares really are. We were at K23 and...

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Lifting the Veil: Brother Ali Talks TV, Heartbreak, and Hope

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 9:10 AM

Brother Ali, who will be at Paper Tiger with Atmosphere and others January 18, is an uncommonly thoughtful rapper — really, an uncommonly thoughtful person. An activist, a devout (and progressive) Muslim, a father, and a member of the highly-influential Minneapolis hip-hop label Rhymesayers Entertainment, Brother Ali uses his music...

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Do You Even Busk, Bro?

Posted By on Fri, Jan 13, 2017 at 6:00 AM

So, if you didn’t already know, apparently there had been a ban on busking, or street performing, in San Antonio up until the summer of last year (even though I swear I’ve seen that bagpipe guy by the downtown McDonalds for years). With the ban gone, we asked a...

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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Rockin' Crowds and Taking Names, Kree23 is SLAYING

Posted By on Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 7:00 AM

I’ve met one too many people who think that enlightenment is something you reach on the physical/ it’s more than spiritual/ love, infinite miracles/ but I’m not here to preach just a perspective to reach on So raps a calm but poignant Kree23 on the track “Open Minded." Within...

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Oh Snap! Mondo Nation's Back!

Posted By on Wed, Jan 11, 2017 at 8:00 AM

To the outsider, San Antonio might not come across as a rich, cultural playground brimming with artistic talents of many flavors. We’re known to most as home of the Spurs or that place with the Alamo, or that city close to Austin (also, why don’t you move to Austin?)....

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