Thursday, May 24, 2018

Reggaetón Star Ivy Queen Brings Urban Latin Tunes to Aztec Theatre

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 3:05 PM

Before Cardi B. was making “money moves” recording both English and Spanish-language tracks, Ivy Queen’s brazen musical performances were shifting attitudes concerning gender and race. You could say the Puerto Rican hip-hop and reggaetón star was ahead of her time when her 1997 major-label debut En Mi Imperio struggled...

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Blues Prodigy Joe Bonamassa Playing San Antonio Twice This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 2:46 PM

Joe Bonamassa, a blues prodigy, isn’t a name that’s widely known. But for aficionados of blues and blues rock, Bonamassa – who opened for B.B. King at age 12 and has performed alongside the likes of Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy and Stephen Stills – is an important torch carrier...

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Enjoy the Slightly Psychedelic, Yet Catchy Tunes of LA's Pearl Charles at Paper Tiger

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 1:23 PM

Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pearl Charles comes to town with her band this weekend for the second time this year. And, as far as we’re concerned, she can keep on coming back as often as she pleases. Charles dropped her first LP, Sleepless Dreamer, in February, picking up...

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We Just Can't Get Enough: Depeche Mode Stops By AT&T Center on Sunday

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 11:33 AM

Holy shit, you guys. Just when we thought 2018’s live-music calendar was already looking pretty stellar, arguably the best post-punk band of all time announced a date in the Alamo City. That’s right, Depeche Mode has added a North American extension to their Global Spirit tour and will stop...

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Dance Gavin Dance Ready to Rock Alamo City Music Hall

Posted By on Thu, May 24, 2018 at 10:44 AM

Post-hardcore has started to become a stale genre. Like, the same ’ol screams, breakdowns, clean-singing parts and desperate lyrics about relationships or Jesus or whatever have become so paint-by-numbers that a lot of the shit’s just painfully boring. Dance Gavin Dance, however, have managed to stay just ahead of...

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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Crowns X Coffins, Villains and Stegosaur Team Up for Night of Local Alt-Rock at Paper Tiger

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 2:10 PM

This show is an alternative rock fan’s local dream. For starters, we’ll get a chance to check out the live chops of the hard-rock/alt-rock outfit Crowns X Coffins, which formed in 2017 and features members of the bands FIN, Lokey and Slowlikefire. Also on the bill, Villains, is an...

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Peter Hook Knows Why Joy Division and New Order Still Resonate

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 1:30 PM

Only a handful of musicians get to perform in a band that helps mint a genre. Peter Hook can claim to have done it twice. As bassist in Joy Division, he shaped the dark and angular sound of post-punk. And, while holding down the same role in New Order,...

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Country Heartthrob Josh Turner Returns to San Antonio to Make Us Melt

Posted By on Wed, May 23, 2018 at 11:11 AM

With the lowest of basses and a smile that could melt the coldest of hearts, Josh Turner endearingly blends straight-forward country and pop rock. The country heartthrob rocked the San Antonio Rodeo last year. If you missed him then, here’s your chance to get up close and personal with...

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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Texas Woman Files Sexual Assault Lawsuit Against R. Kelly After Meeting at San Antonio Concert

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 7:26 PM

R. Kelly was slammed with a lawsuit on Monday, filed by a Texas woman who alleges that the rapper assaulted her after meeting at his concert in San Antonio last March. Faith A. Rodgers filed a lawsuit in a Manhattan court, which claims that she met Kelly when she...

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Hailing from Chicago's South Side, Chief Keef Brings Rap Game to Alamo City Music Hall

Posted By on Tue, May 22, 2018 at 3:12 PM

When you’re landing features on Kanye West albums at 18 years old, ya gotta be doing something right. For Chief Keef, though, this wasn’t exactly an overnight matter. With a couple of mixtapes out that were garnering attention on Chicago’s South Side, and then landing a record deal with...

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