March 24, 2018 Slideshows » Music

15 Concerts Happening in San Antonio This Week If You Want to Avoid Final Four 

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Not everyone likes basketball (what?!). Even people who love basketball don't want to deal with March Madness. Still, you might wanna get out this weekend. While you're doing your best to avoid the madness (ta dum tss), try hitting up some of these shows instead.
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Rebirth Brass Band
$18-$23, all ages, Wed March 28, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St Mary’s St, (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
Join this Louisiana-based jazz band for the sound of New Orleans right here in Texas.
Photo via Instagram / chspourhouse
John 5 & The Creatures
$16.50-$21, all ages, Thu March 29, 7pm, The Rock Box, 1223 E Houston St, (210) 677-9453, therockboxsa.com
On top of contributing to Marilyn Manson’s and Rob Zombie’s respective bands in the past, John 5 has also released an impressive seven instrumental albums of solo work, which at points sort of sounds like a revamped Steve Vai (who actually appears on a John 5's track "Perineum"), a sort of prog-rocky nu-metal punctuated by intense guitar solos.
Photo via Instagram / john5official
Shiner Sessions Featuring Gary Kyle
Free, Thu March 29, 8:30pm, The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Pkwy, (210) 245-7500, therustic.com
Americana singer-songwriter Gary Kyle rocks some tunes at The Rustic.
Photo via Instagram / garykylemusic
Roxy Roca, Golden Dawn Arkestra
$12-$15, 18+, Fri March 30, 8pm, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E Grayson St, (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com
In the noisy sea of interchangeable garage bands and laptop projects, Austin-based Afro-psych outfit Golden Dawn Arkestra is exactly as advertised: otherworldly.
Photo via Instagram / goldendawnarkestra
Nuclear Juarez
Free, Fri March 30, 7pm, Sanchos Cantina y Mas, 628 Jackson St, (210) 320-1840, sanchosmx.com
Join interstellar soundscape painters Nuclear Juarez for a night of Texas sur at its best.
Photo via Instagram / katiejmc
Uli Jon Roth
$22.50-$25, Fri March 30, 8pm, The Rock Box, 1223 E Houston St, (210) 677-9453, therockboxsa.com
German guitarist Uli Jon Roth became famous as the Scorpions lead guitarist, and is one of the earliest contributors to the neoclassical metal genre.
Photo via Instagram / m.serzik
Chicago with Special Guests JD & the Straight Shot
$48-$88, Fri March 30, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St, (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
Starting out as the opening act for rock and roll legends Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, Chicago rose to fame through the 1970s with their blend of jazz fusion and rock that would eventually earn them a position in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Photo via Instagram / chicagotheband
Randy Rogers Band, Parker McCollum
$27-$500, 18+, Fri March 30, 7pm, John T. Floore Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com
Every note, every word on the Randy Rogers Band’s new album Nothing Shines Like Neon rings with authenticity that makes each song linger with the listener long after the music fades.
Photo via Instagram / randyrogersbandx
Fox Motel, Monta Vista, Smokin' Fuego
Free, Fri March 30, 10pm, The Bang Bang Bar, 119 El Milo Dr, (210) 320-1187, facebook.com/TheBangbangbar210
Swing by The Bang Bang Bar for a night of live music from alt pop-rockers Fox Motel with Monta Vista and Smokin’ Fuego.
Photo via Instagram / foxmotel_
Ranger Creek Texas Music Festival
$5, Sat March 31, 6pm, Ranger Creek Brewing & DIstilling, 4834 Whirlwind Dr, (210) 339-2282, drinkrangercreek.com
Celebrate great Texas Music and Great Texas Whiskey with Ranger Creek Texas Music Festival. Who needs basketball?
Photo via Instagram / lifeastoldbyginger
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Third Eye - a Tribute to Tool & a Perfect Circle plus Special Tribute to Incubus
$10-$45, 18+, Sat March 31, 8pm, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E Grayson St, (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com
Honestly, if you’re a fan of Tool and A Perfect Circle and are doing everything you can to avoid basketball, this night is for you.
Photo via Instagram / nomadatthrt
Spring Broke
$5-$10, All Ages, Sat March 31, 10pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St Mary’s St, (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
Join DJ Automatic, DJ Jampagne, DJ 2Brazy for a night of dancing to avoid all the literal March Madness.
Photo via Instagram / djautomatic
Dale Watson
$10, Sat March 31, 9pm, The Bang Bang Bar, 119 El Milo Dr, (210) 320-1187, facebook.com/TheBangbangbar210
With straight-forward guitar chord progressions and vocal melodies as per most Honky-tonk music, and with lyrics like “I like to drink Lone Star I like to smoke pot / it makes us happy / we do it a lot,” what’s not to love?
Photo via Instagram / thedalewatson
Bruce Robinson & John Baumann
$12-$60, 18+, Thu March 29, 7pm, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E Grayson St, (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com
Join Austin singer-songwriters Bruce Robison and John Baumann for a night of live music.
Photo via Instagram / thebatbecerra
Bill Burr
$43.25, Sat March 31, 7pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St, (210) 226-5700, majesticempire.com
With six stand-up specials and successful podcast – the Monday Morning Podcast, Bill Burr is easily one of the most talented comedians in the industry.
Photo via Facebook / Bill Burr
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Rebirth Brass Band
$18-$23, all ages, Wed March 28, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St Mary’s St, (210) 841-3771, papertigersatx.com
Join this Louisiana-based jazz band for the sound of New Orleans right here in Texas.
Photo via Instagram / chspourhouse

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