The 21 best San Antonio-area stores to shop for vinyl records

For music fans and obsessive collectors, nothing beats the thrill of scoring a rare album after a serious session of crate digging.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hogwild Records
1824 N. Main Ave., (210) 733-5354, facebook.com/hogwildrecords
Known as a dependable spot for hard-to-find records (as well as new releases), Hogwild Records is popular for a reason. If you’ve yet to visit this Main Avenue favorite, you’ll be in a lots of future visits here — and we’re sure you’ll stumble upon some great finds each time.
Photo via Instagram / buriedaliverecords
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Everything we saw as Judas Priest brought its 50 Heavy Metal Years tour to San Antonio

Judas Priest, one of heavy metal's defining bands, brought its 50-year anniversary tour to San Antonio's Freeman Coliseum on Monday. Queensrÿche opened the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Judas Priest brought its 50 Heavy Metal Years tour to San Antonio
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All the bands we caught during Austin's South By Southwest festival

South By Southwest is in full swing, bringing an army of musical artists to Austin. During our visit we managed to catch…

By San Antonio Current Staff

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Everything we saw at South By Southwest — including a killer set from San Antonio's Bombasta

It's South By Southwest time again, which means bands, filmmakers, techies and plenty of other folks are descending on Austin for days…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at South By Southwest — including a killer set from San Antonio's Bombasta
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25 Famous Musicians With San Antonio Roots

While San Antonio's music scene has often been eclipsed by that of a certain city north of us on Interstate 35, it's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Girl in a Coma
San Antonio's all-female indie-rock trio Girl in a Coma made waves in the 2000s after being taken under the wing of rock legend Joan Jett. The group scored critical praise for a series of releases that mixed punk energy with melancholy vocals and a distinctively South Texas feel. After the band's breakup, the rhythm section went on to form the similarly feted Fea, while singer Nina Diaz pursued a solo career that took her to LA and then back to the Alamo City.
Photo by Daniela Riojas
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The Best Shops to Find Vinyl Records in San Antonio

Vinyl has been back for a while now, and there’s no shortage of retailers in San Antonio offering to put the latest…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Friends Of Sound Records
700 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 971-8044, facebook.com/friendsofsoundrecords
A favorite for local music junkies, this Fredericksburg Road shop is a dependable stop for vinyl. Here you’ll be able to find older, hard-to-find records as well as newer albums. If you want a varying selection, you’ll be a happy shopper here. So go on, get to listening.
Photo via Instagram / geneviedanielle
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Everyone We Saw on Opening Night of the 2020 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair

Coronavirus, who? Despite numerous event cancellations and postponements, the party went on for this year's Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair. The annual…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw on Opening Night of the 2020 Tejano Music Awards Fan Fair
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Big Freedia Brought the Booty-Shaking to Paper Tiger and We're Still Speechless

With Big Freedia shows being the spiritual experience that they are, we made sure that we got our ass to her Sunday…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Big Freedia Brought the Booty-Shaking to Paper Tiger and We're Still Speechless
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Cher Graced the AT&T Center with Her Presence and Blew All of San Antonio Away

Cher doesn't need an introduction. And after Tuesday night's performance, fans in attendance will be remembering the legend for a long while.…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Cher Graced the AT&T Center with Her Presence and Blew All of San Antonio Away
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Luke Combs Stopped By the AT&T Center and Blew All of San Antonio Away

Country fans filled the AT&T Center Saturday night to catch Luke Combs in concert. Here's a look at the star on stage…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Luke Combs Stopped By the AT&T Center and Blew All of San Antonio Away
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Tool Stopped By the AT&T Center and Blew All of San Antonio Away

We'll be reliving this night for weeks — if not months — to come. Seriously. Here's a look at Friday night's show…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Tool Stopped By the AT&T Center and Blew All of San Antonio Away
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The Cure, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Other Artists, Bands You Missed at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival

The Austin City Limits music festival is a beast in and of itself. While even just one artist on the lineup is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Cure, Tame Impala, Gary Clark Jr. and Other Artists, Bands You Missed at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival
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Everyone We Saw at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival

The Austin City Limits music festival is a beast in and of itself. While even just one artist on the lineup is…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at Weekend One of the 2019 ACL Festival
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Wu-Tang Clan Stopped By the Majestic for its 25th Anniversary Tour and Reminded San Antonio of its Lasting Power

From scoring films to building full-on movie careers, this hip-hop juggernaut has managed to remain relevant in pop culture for over a…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Wu-Tang Clan Stopped By the Aztec for its 25th Anniversary Tour and Reminded San Antonio of its Lasting Power
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Fun Moments from the 2019 San Antonio Music Showcase

The 7th annual San Antonio Music Showcase was an absolute blast! While this year's iteration of the local music fest was smaller…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fun Moments from the 2019 San Antonio Music Showcase
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All of the Fun People We Saw at the 2019 San Antonio Music Showcase

The 7th annual San Antonio Music Showcase was an absolute blast! While this year's iteration of the local music fest was smaller…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All of the Fun People We Saw at at the 2019 San Antonio Music Showcase
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Iron Maiden Stopped By the AT&T Center and Blew All of San Antonio Away

Iron Maiden's show Wednesday night... we're still speechless. If you didn't make it to the show, you seriously missed out. Here are…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Iron Maiden Stopped By the AT&T Center and Blew All of San Antonio Away
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Everything You Need to Know About the 2019 San Antonio Music Showcase

The seventh annual San Antonio Music Showcase celebrates the city’s thriving local music scene on Saturday, September 28. For one unforgettable night,…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Hi-Tones
621 E Dewey Pl, (210) 785-8777, hitonessa.com
Get your fill of indie rock during this year’s music event. Noise Quota (pictured) will take the stage first at 10 p.m. with Baldemar following at 11 p.m. and Survival Guide at midnight. Teens and other young folks are in luck, as the evening’s festivities are open to those under 21.
Photo via Instagram / noisequotatx
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KISS Says Goodbye to San Antonio During Final World Tour Stop at the AT&T Center

KISS needs no introduction, but the iconic band is completely deserving a final world tour to close out its career and say…

By San Antonio Current Staff

KISS Says Goodbye to San Antonio During Final World Tour Stop at the AT&T Center
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25 San Antonio Venues Where You Can Catch a Free Live Concert

From bars and restaurants to just plain music venues, here's where you can take in some live music without paying a cover…

By San Antonio Current Staff

The Bang Bang Bar
119 El Mio Dr, (210) 320-1187, thebangbangbartx.com
Not only does Bang Bang Bar have live bands, but they bring in bands that are absolutely badass. Most nights are free to jam out, though there are some shows that require a small cover charge, anywhere from $3 to $10. Don’t worry, the bar owners will advertise such updates.
Photo via Instagram / comalcountyrebels
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17 Texas Music Venues Worth the Drive

San Antonio loves going to shows, there's no secret about that. From rock and country to metal and more, we love hitting…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Broken Spoke
3201 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, (512) 442-6189, brokenspokeaustintx.net
Since 1964, the Broken Spoke has been a hot spot for live music and boot scootin’. The spirited Austin joint is also regarded for its beer and chicken fried steak. This dance hall is all about serving customers in every way possible, as it lets folks get their groove on, offers dancing lessons and, of course, a steady lineup of live music.
Photo via Instagram / austinhistoryshreds
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Everyone We Saw at This Year's San Antonio Reggae Festival

Back for a fourth year, folks gathered at Rosedale Park to live in the spirit of the iconic Bob Marley. The annual…

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Everyone We Saw at This Year's San Antonio Reggae Festival
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All the Badass People We Saw at Paper Tiger's Free Week Summer 2019

What is Paper Tiger without Free Week? Not a Paper Tiger we know! The music venue-favorite welcomed music lovers across San Antonio…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the Badass People We Saw at Paper Tiger's Free Week Summer 2019
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King of Country George Strait drops asking price for his San Antonio mansion to $7.5 million

After sitting on the market for a couple of years, George Strait's estate in the ritzy Dominion neighborhood has been re-listed at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Now, let's head inside, shall we?
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Garbage Absolutely Rocked the Aztec Last Night

Fans were treated to a hell of a show on Sunday night. Here's a peek at what you missed. Photos by Jaime…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Garbage Absolutely Rocked the Aztec Last Night
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Everyone We Saw at the Cradle of Filth Show at the Aztec Last Night

Over the years, Cradle of Filth has been unafraid to experiment with its sound, starting out synth-heavy with grindcore-style vocals in the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone We Saw at the Cradle of Filth Show at the Aztec Last Night
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Nothing More Returned to the Aztec and Blew All of San Antonio Away

San Antonio's pride and joy – Nothing More – came back home to San Antonio and wowed us with its show at…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Nothing More Returned to the Aztec and Blew All of San Antonio Away
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P!nk Came and Wowed Everyone at the AT&T Center Because That's Just Who She Is

Honestly, we're still a little speechless from P!nk's show on Thursday night. She put on a hell of a show – just…

By San Antonio Current Staff

P!nk Came and Wowed Everyone at the AT&T Center Because That's Just Who She Is
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10 Absolutely Talented Bands, Artists Putting San Antonio On the Map

When it comes to exposure for its music scene, San Antonio has often lived in Austin's shadow. But individual artists have certainly…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Much in the way Chicano Soul artists integrated regional sounds to create a fresh take on their genre, Piñata Protest has revved up punk rock with an infusion of Tejano. In addition to garnering attention from NPR, Pitchfork and the New York Times, the band’s unique sound has helped it land on high-profile tours including one opening for Brazilian metal legends Sepultura.
Photo courtesy of Piñata Protest
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Ghostland Observatory Brought Down Paper Tiger During St. Paddy's Day Show

With everyone singing along to "Sad Sad City," all the fans that packed into Paper Tiger for the sold-out Ghostland Observatory show…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Ghostland Observatory Brought Down Paper Tiger During St. Paddy's Day Show
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