Live Music Roundup: Who to See This Week

Garrett T. Capps
Tuesday, October 25
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Image via Facebook (Garrett T. Capps)
The Liberty Bar sends off the wonderfully droll Garrett T. Capps – the repurposed convent's resident singer-songwriter – with a final night of rootin' and tootin' shenanigans. Slinging a trusty electric guitar in the spirit of Waylon and Willie, the pinche gringo par excellence is known around town for penning unconventional love songs about cheese enchiladas and pretty girls who listen to doom metal. Not one to be forgotten, Capps bids farewell to the big pink building in the heart of Southtown with a little help from the his groovy friends in Wolverton, Flower Jesus and Hyperbubble. Riding off into the sunset never felt so bittersweet. 7pm, Free, Liberty Bar, 1111 S. Alamo St. 
The Hawks (of Holy Rosary)
Wednesday, October 26 

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Image via Facebook (The Hawks of holy rosary)
Decades in the making, the Hawks (of Holy Rosary) began as the punk rock project of two best buds, Frank Weysos and Chuck Hernandez. Named in part for the local academy that the childhood friends attended many moons ago, the self-described "no-wave" band is a homegrown tangle of high energy pop hooks and spontaneous harmonies. After signing with Texas is Funny Records – San Antonio's little label that could – the group debuted with the insanely catchy What Team Am I On? in 2014. Deceptively simple tracks like "Fuck My Way to the Top" grow on you like the first time you smoked a cigarette; there's a jarring first puff that quickly transforms into a disarmingly pleasant vice. Check 'em out with Ypsilanti, Michigan's Minihorse at Limelight. 9pm, $5, Limelight, 2718 N. Saint Mary's 
Hydra Melody
Wednesday, October 26

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Image via Facebook (Hydra Melody)
The refreshingly crisp sound of Hydra Melody feels like a diabolical genius somehow replaced the fratty nonchalance of Young the Giant with a less pretentious attitude and a little more edge. A puro product of the Alamo City, the band's founding members met at O'Connor High School and started experimenting with indie rock instrumentation way back in 2005. Fast-forwarding through time, the ambitious rebels of Hydra Melody are a seasoned group of musicians with a worldly, summery vibe. Also showcasing alt-rock outfit Sound of Curves, this Hump Day show is the perfect distraction for any cool kid who prefers Kings of Leon's earlier work. 8pm, Free, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary's 
Melanie Martinez
Wednesday, October 26

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Image via Facebook (Melanie Martinez)
Basic cable connoisseurs will remember Melanie Martinez as the high school student who freaked out America when she secured a spot for herself on NBC's The Voice a few years ago. After impressing the show's celebrity judges with a cover of "Toxic" – Britney Spears' sleazy hit off 2003's Zone – the spunky teen shot to stardom under the knowing tutelage of Maroon 5's Adam Levine. Since then, Martinez has recorded a smattering of singles and released her first full-length album, Cry Baby. Although the album proved to be commercially successful, we still see the manic pixie singer push boundaries in bubblegum bloodbaths likes "Pity Party." Let loose and get freaky with Melanie Martinez at the Aztec Theater. 8pm, $65-160, Aztec Theater, 104 N. Saint Mary's 
The Black Lillies
Thursday, October 27
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Image via Facebook (The Black Lillies/Lisa A. Walker)
The Black Lillies are a rowdy band of rolling stones from Knoxville, Tennessee. Crooning honky tonk tunes for the thinking man, the band is known for lighting up dusty southwestern bars and major music festivals alike. While the Black Lillies’ exuberant stage presence appeals to younger audiences, the easygoing fans of Chris Hillman and Gram Parsons will likewise appreciate the group’s effortless integration of Appalachian twang and rollicking folk rock. Well-versed in the grit and grind of pioneers like Buffalo Springfield and the Byrds, the group remixes the hackneyed themes of stadium country into upbeat songs like the infectious "Two Hearts Down" and “Hard to Please,” the titular track of the band’s latest studio album. Hit the rewind button on simpler times and cut a rug with the Black Lillies at 502 Bar. 8pm, $8-12, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks

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