Monday, August 12, 2019

Issues Headlines an Aggressive Pop Roster That Hits the Aztec Theatre in November

Posted By on Mon, Aug 12, 2019 at 1:14 PM

Melding high-pitched, pop-punk vocal melodies with aggressive metalcore riffs, Issues has been winning over fans of both genres since the Georgia-based band's formation in 2012. The outfit's now heading to San Antonio for an Aztec Theatre show on Friday, November 8, and if you dig it when pop takes...

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Sunday, August 11, 2019

Legendary San Antonio Jazz Musician Jim Cullum Has Died

Posted By on Sun, Aug 11, 2019 at 9:14 PM

San Antonio jazz icon Jim Cullum Jr. has died at age 77. Best known as the leader of the Jim Cullum Jazz Band, the cornet player performed in numerous venues across the Alamo City, including the Landing, the River Walk's first nightclub. He and his ensembles also performed at Carnegie Hall...

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Friday, August 9, 2019

The Second Annual Black and Brown Punk Fest Texas Returns To La Botanica

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 2:39 PM

People of color, LGBTQs and women are enjoying a higher profile in San Antonio's punk scene thanks to the local collective Xingonas in the Pit. As part of that effort, the group — self-described as a de-colonial, feminist punk collective focused on creating a network of safe radical music spaces...

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New Zealand Brother-Sister Duo Bringing Catchy Pop Vibes to Paper Tiger

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 12:18 PM

Pop music can be art, assuming it’s done in an interesting and unique way. New Zealand brother-sister duo Broods have managed to do just that. The pair, thanks to tours with the likes of Taylor Swift, has quickly gained an audience hungry for multi-textured tones and dynamic songwriting. On the road...

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Get Your Fix of Gimmicky Heavy Metal at Mac Sabbath, Okilly Dokilly's San Antonio Show

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 9:12 AM

Apparently, getting noticed in this media-oversaturated age requires a gimmick — even to play heavy metal. Take, for example, this tour pairing Mac Sabbath, who dress up like burger-shilling clown Ronald McDonald and his costumed friends to play old Sabbath tunes, and Okilly Dokilly, an outfit where every member dons a...

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Pedro the Lion Brings Lo-Fi Emo Vibes to Paper Tiger with Support from mewithoutyou

Posted By on Fri, Aug 9, 2019 at 7:07 AM

Prolific Seattle singer-songwriter David Bazan is returning to San Antonio with his seminal band Pedro the Lion, which he reformed in 2017 after dissolving it a decade or so earlier. Formed in the mid ’90s, Pedro the Lion’s endlessly pliable, lo-fi emo sound had an important impact on what...

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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Happy National CBD Day! Enjoy These Five Mellow Tracks From San Antonio Artists

Posted By on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 1:02 PM

In case you didn't know, today is National CBD Day. In case you partake, here's a chilled-out playlist from local artists that you can relax to while enjoying the hemp-based cannabinoid. Whether you use the oil, smoke from a vape pen or munch on delicious gummies, sample from these five...

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Willie Nelson Cancels Rest of Tour Due to Health Concerns

Posted By on Thu, Aug 8, 2019 at 12:51 PM

Texas music legend Willie Nelson is spending some time away from the stage to focus on his health. The country singer took to Twitter Wednesday night to announce the cancellation of his tour due to a "breathing problem." Nelson, 86, apologized for the news, but said he would seek...

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Meet Noise Quota: The Newest Indie Rockers Making a Buzz in San Antonio

Posted By on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 2:08 PM

Noise Quota are a relatively new addition to San Antonio's music scene, but a solid debut album that drops Saturday, August 10, signals that the young indie-rock outfit is one to watch. Made up of Pedro Noyola (guitar, backup vocals), Arianna Macris (bass), Diego Noyola (drums) and Sam Berton (guitar,...

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Poppy Metalcore Icons Bring Me The Horizon Gear Up For Sunken Gardens Show This October

Posted By on Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 1:35 PM

Since debuting in 2006, Bring Me The Horizon — slated to play the Sunken Garden Theater on Friday, October 25 — has evolved from a relatively brutal metalcore outfit into an aggressive pop band. We’re not throwing shade here, sis, just making an observation. BMTH certainly isn’t the first...

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