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Thursday, March 17
Il Volo

For an Italian opera trio, Il Volo is popular with the Tiger Beat crowd. Judging by their dark good looks, they could be dubbed the Jonas Brothers of the classical world. $40 - $95, 7:30pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-5700
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Thursday, March 17
Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair 2016


With over 125 bands scattered across four days of fiesta and feria, this is the perfect pre-party to condition yourself for this year's Fiesta events. Free, Noon, Market Square, 514 W. Commerce St., (210) 207-8600 
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Thursday, March 17
Weedeater, Today is the Day, Author & Punisher

Two sludgy, cerebral institutions: the brilliantly named Weedeater and Today is the Day, who somehow manage to make Chris Isaak's "Wicked Game" brutal, share the bill with the apocalyptic hacker-core of San Diego's Author & Punisher. With Lord Dying. $15 - $18, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., (210) 226-5070
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Friday, March 18
Ants




The anti-pop noise of Ants belies their impressive songwriting, as does their minimal internet presence. Some bands just want the music to speak for them. Imagine that. With Islands & Tigers, Freebies, Salms and Porridge Fist. $5, 9pm, The Ten Eleven, 1011 Avenue B, (210) 320-9080
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Friday, March 18
Bidi Bidi Banda: A Tribute to Selena

Although we may have won the breakfast taco war with Austin, do we have them beat on Selena tribute bands? Bidi Bidi Banda makes the case for our neighbor to the north. $15, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 812-4355
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Friday, March 18
The Grasshopper Lies Heavy


Local sludge instrumentalists TGLH prove why they have an ever-growing international fanbase. With Bummer and Cosmic Behemoth. $5, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St.
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Friday, March 18
Leon Russell


Don't miss the snow-white-haired musical legend who has played with and impressed everyone worth playing with and impressing and recently had new life breathed into his phenomenal career by friend and collaborator Elton John. $20, 6pm, Luckenbach Dancehall, 412 Luckenbach Town Loop, (830) 997-3224
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Saturday, March 19
Hip-hop 4 Flint


Score some Karma points and do what numerous politicians have been unable or unwilling to do: help the folks whose jobs they previously sent overseas get potable water. With Greg G & DJ King Mike, Third Root, Ernesto Gonzalez, Diego Bernal and more. Free with RSVP, 8pm, Co Lab, 231 E. Houston St., (210) 901-9902
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Saturday, March 19
La Tropa F & The Hometown Boys


14-time Grammy award winner Gilbert Velasquez will be at the boards recording this show. Come yell out "Oscar loves Jorge" and solidify it into Tejano history. $10 - $75, 7pm, The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 677-9453
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Sunday, March 20
Fall Out Boy


Go down, down with the aught-purveyors of MTV-emo. With Awolnation and Pvris. $35 - $59.50, 7pm, Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston St., (210) 226-1177

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