10 Shows to See This Weekend

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Smoke Season
Thursday, January 14
Smoke Season and The Peach Kings Texas Tour

Smoke Season blends Americana with electronic undertones for a sound that critics call “ethereal western soul." $8-$10, 8pm, Jack’s Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks Drive, (210) 494-2309
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Man playing Saxophone
Thursday, January 14
DreamWeek 2016 Presents Jazz in the Key of Free

Featuring special guests of the SA jazz pantheon. Jazz. Martin Luther King. Beer. If you're against any of this trifecta of awesomeness, please move. Free, 8pm, Alamo Beer Co. 415 Burnet St., (210) 872-5589
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Deer Vibes
Friday, January 15
Music Unites

Featuring Fishermen, Deer Vibes, Foreign Arm, Desmond Fahie and Vocab. Some of the city's landmark indie bands unite to unite. $10, 6pm, Carver Community Cultural Center, 226 N. Hackberry St., (210) 207-7211

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JJ Lopez
Friday, January 15
Soulspot Second Annual "I Have A Dream" Community Dance Celebration

In honor of MLK day, get down with one of the city's most knowledgeable turntablists, JJ Lopez. Free, 8pm, Tucker's Kozy Korner, 1338 E. Houston St., (210) 320-2192

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Blackbird Sing
Saturday, January 16
Blackbird Sing and Nicolette Good with Joe Reyes

Alternative honky tonk 'n' roll from local boys who've worked their way up from the Strip to a Texas touring machine. One of San Antonio's finest songwriters, Nicolette Good, presents tracks off of her impressive debut, Monarch, and it's mature follow-up. $5-$10, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-5700

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George Garza Jr.
Saturday, January 16
George Garza Jr.

Half of the rhythm section of interstellar indie outfit Pop Pistol, George Garza presents his own works. With Xes Xes and Krishna Monks. $5, 8pm, Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra Rd., (210) 236-7668

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Roxy Roca
Saturday, January 16
Happiness is a Choice: DreamWeek Night Out With Roxy Roca

Signed to Snag Records, Roxy Roca proudly play "green-eyed soul," utilizing all of the spirit that an octet can muster. $10, 8pm, Luna, 6740 San Pedro Road, (210) 804-2433
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Los #3 Dinners
Saturday, January 16
Los #3 Dinners

Since the late ’70s, Los #3 Dinners have been a San Anto institution with tunes like “Take a Walk on the West Side,” “South Presa Man” and “Livin’ Inside the Loop.” Free, 9pm, Amp Room, 2407 N. St Mary's St.

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DJ Chicken George
Sunday, January 17
A Night With DJ Chicken George

One of Austin's premier DJs and the man behind the tables for Third Root teams up with San Anto's formidable vinyl slangers. Featuring Donnie Dee, DJ Gibb, Chorizo Funk, Leonard Trujillo and JJ Lopez. $5, 9pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey Pl., (210) 573-6220

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Edmar Castaneda
Sunday, January 17
Café Colombia with Edmar Castaneda

Part of the "Las Americas" city-wide music festival. Harpist Edmar Castaneda has taken the jazz world by storm with the sheer force of his virtuosic command. It's jazz harp, people! And in one of the most beautiful cathedrals in the U.S. Free, 6:30pm, San Fernando Cathedral, 115 Main Plaza, (210) 227-1297
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