Friday, June 16, 2017

20 Years Later, Everclear's 'So Much for the Afterglow' Still Shines

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 6:15 AM

No, hipsters, I am not being tongue-in-cheek with that headline. So Much for the Afterglow (SMFTA), Everclear's 1997 follow up to its surprisingly successful debut Sparkle and Fade, really is among the defining albums of the 1990s. Part of that awkward, post-grunge, TRL phase of rock music, SMFTA was disarmingly direct...

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Dead Folk Brings the Spirit of DIY to a Music Festival

Posted By on Fri, Jun 16, 2017 at 5:30 AM

Listed as "DIY arts and music festival at a sick ranch up in Boerne," the upcoming Dead Folk Festival aims to blend the best things about the DIY art community with all the outdoor communal fun of a music festival. When we asked about the name, festival organizer Tyler...

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Thursday, June 15, 2017

Metallica Sought And Destroyed The Alamodome

Posted By on Thu, Jun 15, 2017 at 8:22 AM

Long before you could hear Metallica songs echoing through aisles at HEB during your Sunday afternoon shopping, metal was a socially disruptive and noisy genre that signified rebellion, a challenge to the status quo. The genre still carries a similar spirit today, but Metallica were one of those pivotal...

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017

See San Antonio Music Videos on the Silver Screen

Posted By on Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 12:45 PM

Within a stone’s throw of downtown, two large-scale, creative-centered coworking spaces have popped up within the last year. Both Alamo City Studios (ACS) and San Antonio Sound Garden (SASG) officially opened their doors in the early months of this year as homegrown ventures of ambitious proportions seeking to unite the...

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Support Your Local Music Scene, Buy Cool Shit at Band Merch Night Vol. 1

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 5:15 PM

Now here's an idea so simple yet savvy that we're floored this is the first time it's happened. Band Merch Night Vol. 1, which will go down June 30 at The Limelight, is a sort of local music pop-up shop, backed by a rad rock concert. At the event, set...

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Ben Folds Announces SA Show, Welcomes Your Song Requests

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 3:55 PM

While most musical acts, especially acts that secured much of their current fan base many moons and many albums ago, bristle at the thought of audience requests, eclectic singer-songwriter Ben Folds, in trademark oddball fashion, welcomes them. On his current tour, aptly named the "Paper Airplane Request Tour," Folds is...

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The Weeknd, Gucci Mane Will Bring 'Starboy' Tour to SA

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 1:35 PM

Get ready to not feel your face, or, have him not feel his face, or... The point is, The Weeknd is coming To San Antonio. So may the face numbing commence. On October 19, the Canadian singer, songwriter and record producer will touch down in San Antonio on the...

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Music Picks: Shows To See This Week

Posted By on Tue, Jun 13, 2017 at 6:00 AM

Metallica Wednesday, June 14 Despite how un-cool it might be to my mustache-donning, romper-wearing hipster friends, I’m actually pretty excited to see Metallica – cuz well, it’s fucking Metallica. Regardless of how many desperate, failed-attempts at getting back to their true thrash roots, these are the guys that brought...

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Monday, June 12, 2017

Mastodon, Eagles of Death Metal Are Coming to San Antonio

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 4:20 PM

Metal can sometimes be over the top. Some put satanic lyrics or macabre imagery to the pure intensity of rapid-fire riffing and blast beats. Still, there's a bright line between sloppy songwriting that hides behind gimmick and masterful compositions that do the genre justice. Mastodon does the latter. For...

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Xicana Punk Icon Alice Bag Performs at Bang Bang Bar This Week

Posted By on Mon, Jun 12, 2017 at 2:50 PM

If you’re at all familiar with groups like Bad Brains, Minor Threat, Black Flag and other bands that were at the forefront of the hardcore punk scene, you'll get why Alicia Armendariz's faster and more aggressive punk songs were a major influence to the genre. Her band The Bags,...

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