Support Local Journalism, Join the SA Current Press Club.

Don't Miss Saakred's Farewell (For Now) Show At Phantom Room 

click to enlarge Saakred performs tonight at Phantom Room with Calico Club and Ellis Redon. Music begins at 10 p.m. - VIA FACEBOOK
  • Via Facebook
  • Saakred performs tonight at Phantom Room with Calico Club and Ellis Redon. Music begins at 10 p.m.

After a few years of stirring progressive thought and ambitious art in San Antonio, Saakred is taking their talents to the beaches of West Ireland. After winning a grant from the Burren College of Art, Saakred will be out of country for a few months, making this the last chance to catch the Chicanx punk/lo-fi band for a while.

This summer has been a busy one for the queer artist. In addition to raising dough for living expenses abroad, Saakred debuted with the visual art show "Sad Boy Church," exploring queer Chicanismo, gender dysphoria and racism in product branding (I'm partial to the cartoon Pancho Villa figure blowing his brains out with confetti popping out the business end of the wound). Earlier this week, Saakred released Forever and Always, a self-recorded, late night portrait of heartbreak and self-reckoning.

For years, the lineup of the Saakred band has been in flux, swelling to a five-piece band and retreating back to a trio. Whether it's by design or by the difficulties of maintaining a roster, this change-up has created an energy in the band that's almost impossible to replicate. Tonight at Phantom Room should be no exception.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the San Antonio Current Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the San Antonio Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Read the Digital Print Issue

January 26, 2022

View more issues


Join SA Current Newsletters

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.


© 2022 San Antonio Current

Website powered by Foundation