Happy anniversary to 'The Garage,' Egshan raising funds to record new album, Monte Negro returns to SA, and Pedicab Confessions return to the Pedicab 

Congratulations to Christina Rodríguez and The Garage, the local music webcast hosted by WOAI (Channel 4). It’s been one year already? The first anniversary bash will be at the Limelight (2718 North St. Mary’s) on Saturday, May 7, at 9 p.m. (21 and over, $5). The lineup is impressive: Pop Pistol, the Heroine, Yes, Inferno, The River City All Stars, and Chisme, and the goal of the concert is to raise funds to buy equipment for the show. Thanks, Christina, for the valuable service, and thanks WOAI for allowing this to happen.

By the time Egshan is ready to record its new album, the band should know exactly what to do — they will have played live sets almost every single night in May. The idea is to play at least six nights a week in May to raise funds for the recording. The album will cost $10, but it could cost you nothing. At every show, there will be a registration book at the merchandising table, and if you go to one show you automatically get $5 off. After that, another buck is taken off for each show you go to. In other words: if you go to six shows, you don’t pay for the album. “When you’re about to record an awesome album, you need two things: a lot of money and a lot of practice on your songs,” said Egshan vocalist/songwriter Nick Shan. “During May we hope to gain a great amount of both of those.” So while they’re honing their chops, the band will also be making a cut on the drinks you’re ordering, as well as any tips or merchandise sales. Egshan will play Mondays at The Falls (226 W. Bitters); Tuesdays at Nightrocker Live (605 San Pedro); Wednesdays at Studio 13 (open jam, 7218 Blanco); Thursdays (May 5 and 19) at Nightrocker: Live and (May 12 and 26) at the Mix (2423 N St. Mary’s); and Friday May 6 at The Falls (with Spin66); there will be other Friday and Saturday shows which have yet to be announced.

Finally, two important shows taking place on May 7: Los Angeles’ bilingual powerhouse Monte Negro returns to San Antonio with a show at The Dorm (9527 Palo Alto), and the Pedicab Confessions return to the Pedicab (415 E Cevallos, next to La Tuna) with Sons of Sancho, Ledaswan, and Disco Wasteland. The show at Pedicab is free and starts at 9:30 p.m.


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