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Sunday, May 16, 2021

Artistic memorial to Taco Land owner Ram Ayala goes up at San Antonio's Velvet Taco

Posted By on Sun, May 16, 2021 at 9:02 AM

Ram Ayala, the late owner of Taco Land, received a fitting tribute Saturday with the installation of a memorial mosaic at the site of the storied underground rock club. Working under a tarp in the rain, visual artist Mig Kokinda and assistant Matt Simpson — both Taco Land regulars —...

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Thursday, May 13, 2021

Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias reschedule San Antonio show for November 6 as they resume tour

Posted By on Thu, May 13, 2021 at 9:21 AM

Ricky Martin and Enrique Iglesias are shifting their San Antonio performance to Saturday, November 6 as they reboot a North American tour that was delayed by the pandemic. The Latin music giants first announced plans for a co-headlined tour last March, shortly before COVID-related shutdowns. A stop at San Antonio's AT&T...

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Wednesday, May 12, 2021

Flaming Lips' new tour will include stop at San Antonio's Aztec Theatre

Posted By on Wed, May 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Freaks rejoice! The Flaming Lips' recently unveiled tour of North America and the British Isles will include a San Antonio stop on Sunday, March 27, 2022. As part of its American Head tour, which gets underway in late 2021, the Lips will perform at the Aztec Theater. The tour follows...

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Monday, May 10, 2021

Live music this week in San Antonio ranges from surf rock to Mexico-inspired Western swing

Posted By on Mon, May 10, 2021 at 12:12 PM

Diverse sounds seem to be the rule of the day as live music gigs return to the Alamo City. This week, music fans will have the chance to sample the sounds of touring singer-songwriters, the classic country-meets-Mexican roots sounds of Midnight Mezcal, the surf rock of King Pelican and...

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Friday, May 7, 2021

This could be the last Bandcamp Friday, so help these San Antonio artists by grabbing a download

Posted By and on Fri, May 7, 2021 at 11:38 AM

During the pandemic, Bandcamp decided to help music creators by passing along its usual cut of sales directly to artists and labels on the first Friday of every month. The download service hasn't announced plans for any more of those Bandcamp Fridays after May 7, which means this could be...

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Thursday, May 6, 2021

This weekend's San Antonio-area live music choices include Robert Earl Keen and homegrown soul

Posted By on Thu, May 6, 2021 at 9:00 AM

Whether your tastes run to San Antonio's horn-driven West Side soul sound or Third Coast country, you've got options. Read on for a couple shows worth penciling in on the calendar. Friday, May 7 The Muñoz Brothers Band This San Antonio-based Chicano soul ensemble is led by brothers Isaac...

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Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Rapper-actor 50 Cent will appear at San Antonio's Smoke BBQ to host NIOSA-style event

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 1:31 PM

First, appearances by Nelly then by LFO and *NSYNC. Suddenly, it feels like San Antonio is in a musical time-warp. That's sensation certainly isn't being shaken by Tuesday's announcement that 2000s-era rapper, actor and producer 50 Cent will host a May 11 NIOSA-style event at downtown's Smoke BBQ and Skybar. The 21-and-up...

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San Antonio percussionist and composer claire rousay lands lengthy New York Times feature

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 1:25 PM

San Antonio-based experimental musician claire Rousay is prolific and hardworking, having posted 22 releases to Bandcamp over the past two years. She's also a tireless live performer who put in 200 dates in 2017 alone. Sadly, in the music business, that kind of work ethic doesn't always translate into financial success,...

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Country traditionalist Dale Watson to perform free show Thursday at St. Paul Square

Posted By on Tue, May 4, 2021 at 10:06 AM

One of the most prolific and revered revivalists of real-deal country music is rolling into San Antonio for a free show Thursday. Singer-guitarist Dale Watson and his band will perform on May 6 in St. Paul Square as part of the entertainment district’s open-air concert series. A staunch adherent...

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Monday, May 3, 2021

San Antonio-area venue to hold throwback event with Lance Bass of *NSYNC, LFO and Ryan Cabrera

Posted By on Mon, May 3, 2021 at 10:18 AM

If the names LFO and O-Town ring a bell, it’s time for a retinol cream and some special attention to this music news. The Pop 2000 Tour featuring *NSYNC member Lance Bass, boy bands LFO and O-Town and acoustic musician Ryan Cabrera is headed to San Antonio-area water sports...

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