San Antonio Music Awards Showcase: Garage at Faust

click to enlarge The San Antonio Music Awards Showcases take on the North St. Mary's Strip this Saturday
The San Antonio Music Awards Showcases take on the North St. Mary's Strip this Saturday

As part of the San Antonio Music Awards issue that hits stands tomorrow, the Current presents 10 shows up, down and around the North St. Mary's strip. With a $5 ticket allowing access to every gig, the bar-hopping opportunities could become daunting. So all this week, we're providing a guide and set times for each venue, starting with Faust (517 E Woodlawn) and working our way down to The Korova.

With a floor plan smaller than most SA apartments, expect a house party at Faust's garage rock residency. Opening the evening at 10 p.m., Garrett T. Capps begins with his manic one-man band. Stomping on a floor tom, sweating up a storm, Capps writes heavyweight rock 'n' roll with a whiskey-tang of Americana. On the stuff from his 2012 EPs The Only Hipster and Radical Sabbatical, it's more like a double shot of the heavy proof.

After Capps gets cleaned up — I petitioned my boss to buy one of those NBA sweat-mops — San Antonio quintet Wild Blood takes over with the material from their self-titled debut. Released in July, it's one of the best releases from the 210 in 2015. With a sweet, sweet pause in the drum fill, Wild Blood's "Preacher Preach" might be the best five minutes of San Antonio music this year. 

The Bolos take the stage at 1 a.m, the hour at which these bon vivants really start to wake up. For the quartet's summer tour, the band was trying to line up a limo to take their blues-punk tunes to California. Though the idea fell through, that's pretty much the most rock 'n' roll thing I've heard in a long time.

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