5 Shows to See This Week

click to enlarge The Black Dahlia Murder with not one, but four Li'l Sebastians! - Facebook
The Black Dahlia Murder with not one, but four Li'l Sebastians!
Monday, December 7
The Black Dahlia Murder & Goatwhore

The Black Dahlia Murder’s vocalist Trevor Strnad screams and growls like he’s trying to drown a pack of feral cats fucking in his larynx with some evil rotgut swill. From beneath a cape of death-black hair Goatwhore’s vocalist Louis Benjamin Falgoust II summons and slanders in guttural incantations of the Dark Prince. With Iron Reagan, Entheos, Artificial Brain. $18-$20, 6pm, Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E. Houston St.

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Cullum hard at work
Monday, December 7
Jim Cullum

Playing the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Bix Beiderbecke, cornetist Jim Cullum is a leader among a growing community of trad jazz players. Free, 7pm, Tucker's Kozy Korner, 1338 E. Houston St., (210) 320-2192

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Craig Hella Johnson leading the choir
Tuesday, December 8
Conspirare Christmas

Craig Hella Johnson and Grammy award-winning choral ensemble Conspirare are sure to warm your heart and stir your soul as they weave together a musical collage of pop, folk, classical and seasonal favorites. $16-$75, 7:30pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624

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Tuesday, December 8
Urban-15's Annual Holiday Laser Show

URBAN-15's annual Holiday Laser Show is a multimedia spectacular of choreographed laser beams, animation and light effects presented by world-renowned laser artist, Tim Walsh. The show is arranged to many holiday favorites, including classics like "I Want a Hippopotamus for Christmas". This spectacular 45-minute presentation of light and sound is a family-oriented show with colorful 3-D animations and stunning aerial beam displays, making it one the most unique holiday celebrations in San Antonio. Join families around San Antonio in making the Holiday Laser Show your favorite new holiday tradition. Free downtown parking at city garages and meters. $10-$15, 7pm, Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E. Market St., (210) 736-1500

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The absurdity is palpable
Wednesday, December 9
Angry Samoans

“They saved Hitler’s cock/hid it under a rock/if Hitler’s cock could start to talk/it would say to kill today.” Thus, the absurdist brilliance of the Angry Samoans.  Perfect for covering at coffee shop open mics or high school talent shows.  With Swingin’ Dicks, Worm Suicide, Sudden Attack and American Swine. $10-$13 , 8pm, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., (210) 226-5070

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