Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Organizers Scrap Plans for San Antonio's Mala Luna Festival Over COVID-19 Concerns

Posted By on Wed, Jul 8, 2020 at 1:16 PM

Add San Antonio's five-year-old Mala Luna Festival to the list of musical events cancelled by the COVID-19 pandemic. The fall event had emerged as a survivor amid a challenging music festival environment, dependably drawing top EDM and hip-hop acts including Rick Ross, Diplo and Lil Wayne. However, on Wednesday,...

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Man Petitions to Replace San Antonio's Christopher Columbus Statue With One of Christopher Cross

Posted By on Tue, Jul 7, 2020 at 1:23 PM

A Texas yacht rock fan is circulating a petition to swap downtown's now-departed statue of Christopher Columbus with that of a substantially less controversial Christopher — and one with legit Alamo City ties. Someone identified as Ed E recently posted a petition seeking a city council vote to...

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Thursday, July 2, 2020

The Streets Are a Stage to San Antonio Musicians Uprooted By Global Pandemic

Posted By on Thu, Jul 2, 2020 at 9:57 AM

Let’s face it, San Antonio is no New Orleans when it comes to street music. The City didn’t open a pathway for performers to legally play in public outdoor spaces until 2016. But, now that it’s here, musical performers have become fixtures at numerous downtown sites. What would the Pearl...

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

King William Association's Next Livestreamed Concert to Feature Singer-Songwriter Rudi Harst

Posted By on Wed, Jul 1, 2020 at 2:13 PM

With historic King William Street as the backdrop, singer songwriter Rudi Harst will bring his folk-rock-calypso blend live to July’s King William Concert series on Sunday, starting at 5:30 p.m. The King William Cultural Arts Association is streaming this and other performances over their Facebook and YouTube channels throughout the...

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Friday, June 26, 2020

San Antonio's The Holy Knives Collab with The Kills' Jamie Hince for New Remix

Posted By on Fri, Jun 26, 2020 at 3:17 PM

Alamo City-based The Holy Knives called in some indie rock royalty to zhuzh up title track from their latest EP. The brotherly duo tapped The Kills' Jamie Hince to add his personal touch to "Always Gone" in a remix the band released on SoundCloud this week. The Hince's touched-up version...

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Thursday, June 25, 2020

Randy Rogers Band Cancels Friday Concerts at Floore's Due to Outdoor Gathering Restrictions

Posted By on Thu, Jun 25, 2020 at 1:46 PM

For a moment, it actually looked like live music was making a return. The Randy Rogers Band was set to play a pair of shows at Floore's Country Store this Friday but cancelled due to new restrictions on outdoor gatherings. The concerts would have been among the first by a...

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

'Something Resembling a Revolution’: Multi-faceted Musician Polly Anna Rocha Talks About the Meaning of Pride in 2020

Posted By on Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 9:00 AM

Multi-hyphenate musician Polly Anna Rocha brings a lot more to the table than her dreampop bops. Rocha’s resume spans everything from comedy to lyric poetry. With an EP slated for release this year, soon to be followed by a book that’s been years in the making, the prolific xicana...

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

San Antonio Airport Relaunches Live-Streamed Concert Series to Benefit Food Bank

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 3:42 PM

The San Antonio Airport System is collaborating with local musicians to raise money for the San Antonio Food Bank with its newly relaunched SAT Live-Stream Concert Series. On its Facebook page, the airport is featuring a new artist every weekday for 34 days of live-streamed performances. Along with the...

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Trio Raps About 'Putting Unity Back Into the Community' During a Flash Pearl Park Performance

Posted By on Tue, Jun 23, 2020 at 2:36 PM

An uncharacteristic quiet surrounded the hundred or so people lounging at the Pearl's riverside park last Saturday night. After all, the barefoot didgeridoo man who's often a fixture of the space was nowhere to be seen — or heard. But things changed around 9 p.m., when drum beats reverberated through...

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

Young, Gifted and Gay: Queer Rapper BabiBoi’s Confident and Club-Ready Sound Is Drawing National Attention

Posted By on Thu, Jun 18, 2020 at 10:00 AM

On a hot July night two years ago, bass frequencies rattled the walls of the Gallery — a former male strip club remade into a music venue — as it held the first of many crowded parties that became a North St. Mary’s Street oasis for LGBTQ-identifying youths. As...

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