Monday, January 23, 2017

Santana is Coming to San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Jan 23, 2017 at 3:58 PM

Announced early Monday morning, Santana will make a stop in the Alamo City this summer. Slated for July 4, Carlos Santana, who's been regarded as a pioneer of rock and Latin American fusion, will bring The Transmogrify Tour to the Majestic Theatre, playing songs from Santana's 40-year career. Tickets to...

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Friday, January 20, 2017

"Devil in the White House" and Other Protest Songs from SA Artists

Posted By on Fri, Jan 20, 2017 at 1:05 PM

A fog swept through our fair city early this morning, perhaps an omen for the state of our country. Today is, after all, inauguration day and Donald Trump is now officially our President. So in case you need help processing, we’ve compiled a list of songs from local artists...

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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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