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Eight Shows to See This Weekend 

Friday September 9
Floating Points
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Perhaps a sign of his academic background (a PhD in neuroscience and epigenetics), Floating Points frontman Sam Shepard crafts beautifully precise and simultaneously organic mixtures of instrumental nuggets and rhythmic house numbers laden with a variety of jazz, big band, and exotic sampling. Floating Points is one of those bands that’s found fascinating ways to meld digital with acoustic, fleshing out sonic experimentations into one of a kind performances that are not to be missed. With Olga Bell. $15, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2401 N. St Mary's,
Friday September 9
Delicate Boys
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Not just another rock and roll band from Austin scraping to get by, Delicate Boys are, in their own words, “available for birthdays, and [they] will bring clown.” Even for a band just a few months old with one two-track digital single under their belt, these young guns are already crafting some of the newest, most exciting, and fuzzed out garage jams currently coming from the 512. True to their word, they also put on a rowdy, rough and tumble live set–clown or no clown. With Sad Diet and Berlin Dream. $5, 8pm, Imagine Books & Records 8373 Culebra Rd.,

Saturday September 10

Mission Pachanga Music Festival 

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Celebrating the designation of San Antonio Missions as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Mission Pachanga Festival organizers hope to rally the city together by pairing cherished community organizations with food vendors and a diverse roster of local musicians. With Nina Diaz, Femina-X, Volcán, and more. Free, All Ages, 3:30pm, at Mission County Park, 6030 Padre Dr

Saturday September 10th

Avi Buffalo

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That Avi Buffalo is performing again and in San Antonio should not be taken for granted. At one point, the band was declared dead by lead songwriter Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, who said he wanted to pursue other projects. Later, it became clear a bad management deal had been the primary reason he’d left. Thankfully, it all turned out to be a mere hiatus for Avi Buffalo, which will bring its soft, warm, and winsome blend of folk, pop and rock to San Anto this week. With the Kickback and the Rich Hands. $5, 18+, 9pm, Limelight, 2718 N St Mary’s St.,

 Saturday September 10th
Robert Earl Keen
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A tried and true Texas troubadour, Robert Earl Keen has been sharpening his legendary song-writing craft ever since the debut of his 1984 debut album, No Kinda Dancer, producing a body of music that’s earned him a spot alongside the likes of Lyle Lovett and Townes Van Zandt in the Texas Heritage Songwriters Hall of Fame. Reflecting often not only on the Texas Hill Country he calls home, his songs cover a wide variety of life’s troubles and joys in acoustic compositions drawing from country, folk, and bluegrass. $25-$30, 8pm, Floore’s Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Rd,

Saturday September 10

Demi Lovato & Nick Jonas

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Pop culture icons, long-time collaborators, and fellow Dallas natives Demi Lovato and Nick Jonas have come a long way since their Disney days. Lovato has, in addition to judging on the X-Factor, had a run of successful albums beginning with 2008’s Don’t Forget, which she co-wrote with Jonas and his brothers, who also produced the album. Jonas, of course, gained fame through the Jonas Brothers trio, which went on hiatus as each member sought solo projects. $29.95-$89.95, 7pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Pkwy,

 Saturday September 10
Collective Soul
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Alt-rockers Collective Soul saw radio hits in the 1990s with songs like "Shine," "December," and "The World I Know," striking a balance between heavy grunge-like guitar tones and mellow, often reflective, ballads. $29.50-$45.00, 7pm, at the Aztec Theatre, 104 N St Mary's, 210 812-4355

Sunday September 11


Supporting a new album Strange Little Birds, Garbage will be taking the stage at the star-adorned Majestic Theatre to rock their newest songs along with a string of hits from mid-90s and early 2000s that catapulted the group to critical acclaim. $69-$262, 8pm, at Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston St, (210) 226-5700

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