The Sound & the Fury 

Listen up, SA, this is one of the few weeks the music scene really delivers. Starting Wednesday, Anthony Trinidad kicks off the fourth annual Monkeyfest (see p. 29), promising a multi-venue, four-night extravaganza more deserving of the “-fest” suffix than his previous three efforts. Maximize your Lonestar tallboy money with Monkeyfest’s free shows at Limelight (2718 N. St. Mary’s, thelimelightsa.com), with In Beds headlining, and The Mix (2423 N. St. Mary’s, myspace.com/themixnightclub), with Muchos Backflips, on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively. After that, it’s two shows for the price of $6 on Friday and Saturday.

Before you start counting your couch-cushion change, consider that Josabi’s (17200 N. State Hwy. 16, josabis.com) has two blow-outs planned for you northern birds. Friday night, keep it local with Hydra Melody, plus Jungle Noize, Sohns, We the Grenada and more. Then on Saturday return for the Rockalotes Festival. Local acts The Heroine and The Rafiki Project should handle the rocking part, while Latin-loving Austinites Vallejo and Grupo Fantasma bring in the hip-shaking crowd.

Back down south at Casbeers (1150 S. Alamo, casbeers.com), Trinity prof Jack Stamps is gettin’ the band back together, again, man. He and late ‘80s/early ‘90s alt-rockers The Robertsons reunite just to become disillusioned with the SA scene and move to Austin all over again. Well, we did once say they were “possibly too good for San Antonio.” They’re playing Saturday night with Stamps’s student Marcus Rubio and the Gospel Choir of Pillows.

And how could we almost forget that John Lefler from Dashboard Confessional is coming to town? Probably because he’s playing Tycoon Flats with the Melissa Ludwig Band on Wednesday and The Cove with the Lavens on Friday. (Tycoon Flats, 2926 N. St. Marys, flatsisback.com; The Cove, 606 W. Cypress, thecove.us.) That’s almost as random as a music-filled late August weekend in San Antonio


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