10 Shows to See This Weekend


Thursday, April 21
10th Annual Siesta Fest

The second day of the fest will feature self-proclaimed cocaine-rockers Buckcherry, Sick Puppies, The Struts, Selfish Machines and My Madness. $20, 7pm, The LOT on Commerce, 1231 E. Commerce St.
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Last year's Battle of Flowers Band Festival

Thursday, April 21
Battle of Flowers Band Festival

The 78th anniversary of the battle of the bands featuring 30 high school bands. $5 - $15, 6:30pm, Alamo Stadium, 110 Tuleta Dr., (210) 554-2655
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Kill Liberal

Thursday, April 21
Kill Liberal Tour Kickoff

On songs like “Mediocre Fuckery” and “They Keep on Doing It,” Kill Liberal blends hardcore with ska upbeats. With Lloronas, Destroy Orbison and X-Ray Vision. $5, 7pm, Nite Lite, 714 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 254-4313
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Mockingbird Express

Thursday, April 21
Mockingbird Express

With bassist Josh Borchardt (Crown, Bright Like the Sun) drummer Kory Cook (Royal Punisher, Dark Planes) and guitarist/vocalist Marc Smith (Shiva’s Medicine Chest), Mockingbird Express’s improvisational blues chops will leave your jaw thoroughly dropped. $3, 9pm, Limelight, 2718 N. St Mary's St., (210) 735-7775
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High Fidelity, one of the performing bands

Thursday, April 21
St. Philip's College Culture Fest

The Fest celebrates the rich heritage of San Antonio and the cultural influences of St. Philip's College as one of San Antonio's most historically distinguished and ethnically diverse institutions in higher learning, featuring live music ranging from gospel and R&B to tejano and country. Free, 10am, St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr., (210) 486-2000
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Blue Öyster Cult

Friday, April 22
10th Annual Siesta Fest

There's no need to fear the reaper of the annual 11-day party that overtakes the city when Blue Öyster Cult offer an opportunity to go-go-Godzilla. With Mindcrime (Queensrÿche tribute band), SA Territories, Reverend Lil Timmy and Even in Death. $20, 7pm, The LOT on Commerce, 1231 E. Commerce St.

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Last year's concert

Friday, April 22
Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert

Enjoy the great sounds of national, regional and local jazz artists at this year's Annual Fiesta World Class Jazz Concert. The event, sponsored by the Music Department at St. Mary's University and the San Antonio Fiesta Commission, will feature outstanding University and Junior College jazz bands along with area jazz groups setting the stage for a surprise guest artist. Free, 1pm, St. Mary's University, 1 Camino Santa Maria, (210) 436-3011
Photo by Elena Lopez

Saturday, April 23
Junkfest 3

Cowabunge punkers Junkie, whatever lo-fi poppers Teenage Sexx, pissed skate punk powerhouse Ghost Police, The Two Lips (hehe), Surplus, Fishbrain, Baby Bangs, Dreamland and Sioux & Fox play this annual BYOB – bring your own bong – houseparty. $5, 3pm, Junkie House, 8707 Ted St.
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El Robotico

Saturday, April 23
The Official Anti Fiesta After Fiesta Cumbia Fest

DJ El Robotico, whom you may know as the frontman for Bombasta Barrio Big Band, and DJs Cumbiaxuahqui and El Electric Messiah spin that shit that manages to sway Republicans from their allegiance to Donald Drumpf when it gets within earshot. #DanceTillTheyDumpTrump. Free, 10pm, Toro Taco Bar, 114 Brooklyn Ave., (210) 320-1607
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Kidz Bop Kids

Sunday, April 24
Kidz Bop: Life of the Party Tour

The kiddy capitalist entity known as Kidz Bop: a money makin' machine that strips dirty words and suggestive themes from Top 40 pop songs and has the refurbished tunes sung by cherubic tweens and distributed worldwide hits SA. $22.50 - $32.50. 6pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Cir., (210) 223-8624
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