Music Sound and the Fury

A week on the scene

First Friday options

DJ Eddie Spettro has spent the last decade spreading the gospel of house music as both a turntablist and producer, inevitably raising San Antonio’s profile among electronic-music aficionados. Earlier this year, Spettro moved to Austin, but he’ll return to SA this weekend for his first gig as a non-resident. Since moving to Austin, Spettro has collaborated with Austin house-music icon Thomas Sahs on Sahs’ new project for Deepfunk Records and has also worked with Claude 9, Aaron Morris, J.A.M.O.N., and Houston’s Jake Childs.

Spettro will DJ at Karma (8123 Broadway) on Friday, March 3, from 10 p.m. to 2 a.m. The show is free, but limited to those 21-and-over.

Another intriguing free show that night is the First Friday Conjunto Jam, a collaborative effort between the Palo Alto College Conjunto Music Program and the Conjunto Heritage Taller. The performance, the second in a series that debuted last December, is hosted by Conjunto Aztlan and will feature students and instructors from both of the sponsoring conjunto programs. The Conjunto Jam takes place on Friday, March 3 at Torres Taco Haven (1032 S. Presa) from 7-11 p.m. Admission is free, and all interested conjunto musicians are invited to take part. Call 533-2171 for more info.

Jazz nights

Ken Slavin’s KRTU fundraiser on February 23 also served as an introduction to The Venue’s weekly jazz series. The Venue, a swanky locale at the corner of Lexington and Euclid, is fashioned not as a bar or restaurant, but as an event and entertainment center. The Jazz Night series continues with Second Nature on March 2 and Planet Soul on March 9. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. for all of The Venue’s jazz performances, with a cover of $5. Call 685-0557 for more info.

Compiled by Gilbert Garcia