Friday, February 5, 2010

Live & Local preview; weekend concert guide

Posted on Fri, Feb 5, 2010 at 12:33 PM

We're heading to the cozy GIG tonight to watch Merykid, aka Nick Mery. Check him out in the video above. Cover is $6, and for $5 more you can bring your own bottle o' wine. Otherwise you'll have to straight-edge it.

We'll see you there, maybe. There's a lot going on this weekend, so you might not be able to make it to everything.

There's absolutely no excuse to stay home, though:

Hyperbubble is celebrating an album release (Candy Apple Daydreams, read our review here) tonight at White Rabbit.

Ernest Gonzales is also dropping a new album tonight (Been Meaning to Tell You, read our review here) at Limelight, where he'll be performing his regular First Friday gig, Get Busy! with Ghosts on Tape and DJ Johnny Walker.

But don't get all you're partying out tonight, because Saturday, you've got

the chance to see an extremely diverse and awesome line up at one of my favorite venues in town.Mexican Stepgrandfather, Astex, Pop Pistol Los Nahualatos, and No Time for the Old In Out will all be playing at Salute (2801 N. St. Mary's). Cover is $5.

If you're in more of a metal mood, check out Deadpool at Clicks Live. San Antonio's favorite metal band will be performing with locals Imminent Descent and Tampa's Sabbath Judas Sabbath, a cover band featuring Helstar's James Rivera, Larry Barragan, and Eric Halper.

And if that sounds too structured for your hippie soul, check out Official First Saturday, which returns to Rebar with an open drum circle jam on the patio and performances by Pasenger, Blackout Riot, and Jonestown Tragedy inside. No cover.

Come say hi if you see me, and I'll pretend I know you so you can look like a bigshot in front of all your friends. You're welcome.

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