Monday, December 17, 2018

Meeting Tom Morello and How Rage Against the Machine Tribute Band Testify is Playing San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 2:38 PM

Unbeknownst to me, Tom Morello had just wrapped up a set at Emo's off Riverside up in Austin this past Saturday night. Leaving my own show on the East Side, I made my way to Buzzmill Coffee to wait for my boyfriend to scoop me up to head back...

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Buy U a Drank: T-Pain Gearing Up for San Antonio Show Next Month

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 12:02 PM

Remember when T-Pain ruined our collective childhood by telling us that on “Buy U a Drank (Shawty Snappin’)” that part where he’s like “I'm a buy you a drank / ooooh weeeee” is actually “I'm a buy you a drank / and then." Why, T-Pain? Why'd you have to...

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Death Grips Is Coming to San Antonio Next Spring

Posted By on Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 11:10 AM

The hype surrounding experimental hardcore rap trio Death Grips, especially in the early 2010s made the band super suspect to me. And while they aren’t the first to make noisy hip-hop ever (see artists like Moodie Black, B_L_A_C_K_I_E, and CLPPNG) the energy of their live show and their punk...

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Saturday, December 15, 2018

Stoner Legends Sleep Enthralled the San Antonio Crowd with the Power of the Riff

Posted By on Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 10:09 AM

They may have titled their most recent LP The Sciences, but stoner rock legends Sleep proved themselves to be alchemists, turning lead-heavy riffs into gold Friday night at the Paper Tiger. The doom-mongering power trio hit the stage surprisingly early, lumbering into action before 10 p.m. They owned it...

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Ministry Brought the Apocalypse to San Antonio

Posted By on Sat, Dec 15, 2018 at 2:16 AM

If you picked a copy of the latest Current, you’ll see that we threw Ministry’s ferocious frontman Al Jourgensen on the cover. Why, you ask? For over three decades, San Antonians have championed all things industrial and metal, and with Ministry’s amalgamation of both genres, we ate that shit...

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Beach Boys' Brian Wilson Performing Full Christmas Album Live at Tobin Center

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 3:18 PM

Brian Wilson, beloved Beach Boys mastermind (especially when The Beach Boys actually got good) and solo artist, will come to town with a talented crew of musicians and singers to offer up a special dose of holiday cheer. For this rare show, Wilson and company, including longtime bandmates Al...

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Viral Video Star Marc Rebillet Hitting Up Paper Tiger for Quirky AF Show

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 3:10 PM

Chances are if you go down a rabbit hole of Facebook videos for hours at a time before falling asleep, you’ve come across one or two of this musician’s videos. Marc Rebillet has become a viral Internet sensation with his quirky personality that translates into well-written and executed looping...

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Tidal Waves of Chill: Washed Out Returns to San Antonio to Soak Us in Dreamy Dance Vibrations

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 2:42 PM

Probably best known for securing the intro music for the beloved show making fun of hipsterdom Portlandia, Washed Out has weirdly become iconic for this generation of millennials. Former Current music editor Matt Stieb explained this idea really well a few years back Washed Out headlined Maverick Music Festival:...

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Fear Celebrating 40 Years of Politically Incorrect Hardcore Punk with San Antonio Show

Posted By on Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 10:18 AM

Get ready to be schooled in hardcore history, San Antonio. Fear — whose mix of offensive humor and jackhammer musicianship helped define West Coast hardcore punk — will roll through San Antonio as part of a Texas tour celebrating the band’s 40th anniversary. Although not the only punk outfit...

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Hold Us Closer, San Antonio: Elton John Delivers Timeless Performance at AT&T Center

Posted By on Thu, Dec 13, 2018 at 6:00 AM

Being 32 years old, it’s hard to imagine touring for 50 years like Elton John mentioned last night at his performance at the AT&T Center. It’s even harder to imagine the kind of life experiences the Englishman has had as he continues to shine radiantly into the world. This...

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