It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly four years since Taco Land owner/icon Ram Ayala was killed at his own club. Both Ayala and his bar represented freedom from self-consciousness (or genre restrictions) and an unabashed devotion to good times, and Saustex Media’s Jeff Smith continues to honor that spirit with his annual Ram Jam festivals. Ram Jam IV will be a two-day bash at Limelight, with a stellar lineup, heavy on SA indie-rock history. Friday, April 10, features Big Drag, Snowbyrd, Los #3 Dinners, Texacala Jones & her TJ Hookers, and Saturday Night Satellites, with DJ work between sets from Sexto Sol guitarist Eddie Hernandez.

Saturday night’s lineup includes Sons of Hercules, Flamin’ Hellcats, Michael Martin & the Infidels, Los Mescaleros, Hyperbubble, and DJ interludes from Smarty and Bartron.

The doors open at 8 p.m. each night. There’ll be a $7 cover, with part of the proceeds benefiting San Anto Cultural Arts, the Westside organization founded by former Snowbyrd drummer Manny Castillo, who lost his battle with cancer in January.



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