Piñata Protest/Freetail Beer Release Party
Returning for a second year, Freetail Brewing Company’s spring brew is a Belgian-style red witbier with a heavy kick of ancho chile, lime juice and salt — Old World flavors getting their asses handed to them by the new. Naturally, when looking for a mascot to rep this cross-cultural pour, the San Anto brewery turned to Piñata Protest, the hometown tejano punks that need no introduction. Ten years into their career, the border-erasing band is as vibrant as ever, thanks to the whirling talent of frontman/accordionist/trumpeter Alvaro del Norte. With Grupo Frackaso, Phantom Rockers, Mexican Elvis. $5, 8pm Fri, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersa.com.
— Matt Stieb