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Blackbird Sing previews upcoming debut album 

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San Antonio's Blackbird Sing — winner of Shiner Music's Rising Star competition in 2011 — play a hybrid best described as crunchy country or fuck-yeah folk. It's lyrical and stone-faced Americana done Texas-rough and San Anto-haughty and (so far) it's been good enough to earn them a solid reputation even without a proper album out and with limited gigging. That last part, though, is about to change.

With their debut LP, Enemies from Years of Loving, due to be released on Shiner Records sometime in October, the band is looking to get busy booking and playing shows. The first of these shows, which ringleader Vito Salinas refers to as a preview of the still TBA CD release party, will be Friday night at 502 Bar.

It promises to be just the kind of show that sticky late-summer Texas nights were made for: honest, confident, rowdy, and just a little bit sweet for good measure.
"You can expect no fireworks or fluff," Salinas said. " Just five guys playing what we love to play — Texas music!"

Blackbird Sing feat. In and Outlaws and The O's

$5
9pm Fri, Sept 14
502 Bar
502 Embassy Oaks
(210) 257-8125
502bar.com

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