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Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Trail of the Dead, Big Cedar Fever, others booked for San Antonio's next Lonesome Lounge Sessions

Posted By on Tue, Jan 19, 2021 at 2:22 PM

Texas Public Radio will present a new season of its Lonesome Lounge Sessions, a series of virtual performances by artists ranging from noisy rockers (And You Will Know Us By The) Trail of Dead to Western swing act Big Cedar Fever. TPR and St. Mary's Strip honky tonk Lonesome Rose...

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Netflix’s six-part rock en español docuseries sparks fierce debates, offers valuable history lessons

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 10:00 AM

It only took a promotional poster for the new Netflix rock en español documentary Break It All to make rockeros worldwide mad as hell. “Why isn’t [enter your favorite band] mentioned?” some asked. “Why is [enter a band you don’t like] in bigger letters than [enter band you like]?”...

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Monday, January 11, 2021

San Antonio’s Cowboys Dancehall under scrutiny after video appears to show huge concert crowd

Posted By on Mon, Jan 11, 2021 at 10:30 AM

Texas bars may be under capacity regulations due to COVID-19, but you wouldn’t know it by looking at video purportedly shot at a recent Cowboys Dancehall performance. San Antonio's Cowboys, known for huge dance floors and live country music shows, is under scrutiny after a Facebook user posted footage Sunday afternoon appearing...

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Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Songwriter Dennis O'Hagan's Great Brewery Tour will visit 4 San Antonio breweries this month

Posted By on Tue, Jan 5, 2021 at 1:20 PM

Irish American songwriter and guitarist Dennis O'Hagan is getting his Great Brewery Tour show on the road, pandemic be damned. The singer and beer aficionado takes an annual trek across the country, one brewery at a time. This one will roll into San Anto this Friday with a 6...

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Wednesday, December 30, 2020

2020 was a lousy year for live music, but there was no shortage of engaging albums

Posted By and on Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 3:24 PM

It was a shit year for music fans. Many endured a complete moratorium on live shows. Even those brave enough to take in performances had their options largely limited to local shows in outdoor or sparsely attended venues. Good thing the pandemic didn’t seem to put the brakes on recorded...

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Rep for San Antonio's Floore's Country Store and The Mix discusses music-venue bailout on CNBC

Posted By on Wed, Dec 30, 2020 at 3:11 PM

A San Antonio club owner was among the experts cable news channel CNBC tapped to discuss $15 billion in relief for music venues rolled into Congress' new pandemic relief bill. "Mortgage, rent, utilities — those recurring expenses didn't stop just because of a pandemic," Blayne Tucker, who owns The...

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Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Selena to be honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2021 Grammys

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 3:51 PM

Selena is among the slate of artists that will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Recording Academy at the 2021 Grammys in January, MySA reports. Along with the Queen of Tejano, musicians including Salt-N-Pepa, Talking Heads, Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five, Lionel Hampton and Marilyn Horne...

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What I learned from spinning 259 unfamiliar albums during the pandemic

Posted By on Wed, Dec 23, 2020 at 1:00 PM

The pandemic upended our lives this year, dealing us anxiety and shifting our normal routines. Many of us took refuge in the comfort of beloved albums or songs, because nothing lifts you up like something from your “Favorites” playlist. I chose not to have that kind of listening year....

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Tuesday, December 22, 2020

After lobbying by Texas club owners, COVID-relief deal includes $15 billion to save music venues

Posted By on Tue, Dec 22, 2020 at 12:32 PM

No, that $600 federal check isn't going to go far, but music fans have reason to celebrate the passage of the long-delayed second stimulus deal. The $900 billion package approved last night incorporates the Save Our Stages Act, which provides for $15 billion in Small Business Administration grants to help...

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Here’s the origin story of San Antonio radio station KXTN’s ‘12 Days of Christmas’ parody song

Posted By on Mon, Dec 21, 2020 at 9:36 AM

If you lived in San Antonio in the 1990s, chances are that at least once a year around Christmastime, you would hear the South Texas “cholo” version of “The 12 Days of Christmas” on local Tejano radio station KXTN. If the song parody somehow never crossed your radar, it...

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