Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Albums That Came Out In 1997 That Will Make You Feel Old AF

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 8:30 AM

What was your first CD or, if you care to show your age, cassette tape or record? For some of us, it was an album from the 90s like No Doubt's Tragic Kingdom or Spice World by The Spice Girls, or even The Space Jam Soundtrack which featured R. Kelly's "I...

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Limelight Launches "South By St. Mary's" This Weekend

Posted By on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 6:00 AM

San Antonio is bursting at the seams in the live music department lately. For the past several weeks, there's been a dope artist or band playing a show somewhere in the Alamo City — a trend that continues this week as SXSW trickles down to SA. Add to the...

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Exploring San Antonio's Music Scene Since 1986

Posted By and on Wed, Mar 15, 2017 at 5:00 AM

Let’s step into the Wayback Machine to check out San Antonio’s mid-1980s music scene. Back then I was a television director for Univision, sound guy at Earfood concerts, and an occasional Current freelancer. The dominant live music genres were Tejano (yes, I worked with Selena) and heavy metal (gee...

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Music Picks: Shows to See This Week

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Pink Martini, Wednesday, March 15 Pink Martini sounds like the band that’s playing in the background at literally every party James Bond goes to when he’s looking for the girl or the villain...or both. Founded in 1994 by Thomas Lauderdale in Portland, Oregon, Pink Martini blends a mix of pop-jazz,...

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10 Concerts to Put on Your Calendar For 2017

Posted By on Tue, Mar 14, 2017 at 7:35 AM

The new year brought us a new crop of shows, and 2017 has been no slouch. Is it just us or have an increasing number of amazing shows been popping up as of late? For instance, 2017 definitely marks the largest number of SXSW "spillover" sets our city has seen...

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Friday, March 10, 2017

'Purple Rain Live' Comes to San Antonio for One Night

Posted By on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 2:51 PM

At this point, Youth Orchestras of San Antonio’s (YOSA) fantastic, collaborative tribute shows are becoming something of a can’t-miss local tradition. Having wowed audiences over the past few years with Abbey Road Live, OK Computer Live, and Remembering Bowie, YOSA now turns its attention, and its estimable musical prowess, to...

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Meet Period Bomb, the Band that Throws Menstrual Blood on Crowds

Posted By on Fri, Mar 10, 2017 at 11:56 AM

There's an obvious comparison between Cami, Period Bomb’s glitter glue holding the insanity of her project together, and the embodiment of punk spirit himself, GG Allin. They both have a penchant for bodily fluids (in Period Bomb’s case, menstrual blood), don’t care if their music is trashed by non-believers,...

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Notorious B.I.G. is Still the G.O.A.T.

Posted By on Thu, Mar 9, 2017 at 12:30 PM

"It was all a dream..." Thus begins "Juicy," the 1994 debut single from The Notorious B.I.G. And, with the exception of a few choice features that preceded this smash hit, thus began the man's short but singularly influential career in hip-hop. Today, on the occasion of the 20th anniversary of...

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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Ed Sheeran To Play AT&T Center

Posted By on Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 12:54 PM

British singer Ed Sheeran is coming to San Antonio to sing us into a puddle of emotions. The AT&T Center today announced that on August 22, the beloved and award-winning performer will play a San Antonio show to support his third studio album "÷" (pronounced "divide"). Before securing two Grammys...

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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Music Picks: Shows To See This Week

Posted By on Tue, Mar 7, 2017 at 2:05 PM

Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn Thursday, March 9 Basically the Beyonce and Jay-Z of bluegrass music, husband and wife duo Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn join forces to create incredible movements with their respective banjos. One might scoff and say “nah, two banjos is too many.” But I say...

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