I’m of two minds (whatever that means) about Wednesday’s Angels & Airwaves show at Sunset Station (sunset-station.com). The Angels, featuring Blink-182’s Tom DeLonge, is a decent, well-known band that doesn’t play effing nü metal and isn’t a one-hit wonder from the early ’90s, performing at one of SA’s best venues, so you have to be semi-stoked about that. On the other hand, the band isn’t exactly spectacular, and they serve as a sad reminder of the brief days when the Station brought in top-level talent like Wilco and Spoon. Also, shopping carts sometimes have misaligned wheels, and my VCR is so damn hard to program. If you like the Angels at all — or you just happen to have $30 you can’t stand the sight of — go ahead and go, just to support the idea of national touring acts stopping at the Station. Maybe it’ll catch on.
Fortunately, till that day comes, we’ve got local talent to fill the gap. See Glambilly and De Los Muertos at the Mix (free; 2423 N. St. Mary’s) or the Soul Spot with DJs JJ Lopez and Scuba Gooding Sr. at Tucker’s Cozy Corner (free; 1338 E. Houston) on Friday; the not technically local Mingo Fishtrap at Sam’s Burger Joint ($15; 330 E. Grayson), or the final show for punk-rock tribute band the Tex Pistols at the Mine Shaft (free; 902 NE Loop 410) on Saturday; and the fifth anniversary party for Current readers’ favorite blues band, the SA Blue Cats at Sam’s ($5) or the Old School Soul Culture hip-hop show at Club West ($3; 4500 West Ave.) on Sunday.
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