Magical moments from Taco Fest 2022 in San Antonio's Travis Park

San Antonians love their tacos, and they also love their tunes. That much was apparent at Taco Fest: Music Y Más, held Saturday…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Magical moments from Taco Fest 2022 in San Antonio's Travis Park
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All the fun-loving folks we saw at Taco Fest, San Antonio's taco-fueled music festival

The third installment of Taco Fest: Music Y Más spiced up Travis Park on Saturday with a mix of music, food and…

By San Antonio Current Staff

All the fun-loving folks we saw at Taco Fest, San Antonio's taco-fueled music festival
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All the San Antonio Current's best music photography from 2021

After COVID-19 put live music on hiatus for more than a year, 2021 marked the resurgence of touring acts and the chance…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Jinjer at Aztec Theatre, Dec. 8
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Everyone we saw rocking out to FEA and Lonely Horse at San Antonio's Lonesome Rose

Three powerhouse San Antonio bands piled into the Lonesome Rose on Sunday and got local rockers up off their barstools. Here's what…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everyone we saw rocking out to FEA and Lonely Horse at San Antonio's Lonesome Rose
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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 Current's 20 Favorite San Antonio Artists of the 2010s

The 2010s were a whirlwind when it came to music. We saw the closing of an era with the metalcore community dwindling…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Chris Conde

Demitasse
Sad, acoustic, dreamy and did we mention sad? The Elliott Smith-inspired Demitasse — side project of Buttercup's Joe Reyes and Erik Sanden — are a project that continued to release impressive records throughout the 2010s.
Photo via Facebook / Demitasse
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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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Fun Things to Do in San Antonio This Week (11/29-12/5)

Need something to do this week? We've got you covered. We've rounded up some of the best of what's going on, including…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Thu 11/30
‘Fabbyloso Unicorn Art Show’
While 2017 will undoubtedly be remembered as a grim, tragic and consistently surreal slump for an increasing number of reasons, pop culture historians may one day look back on it as the Year of the Unicorn. While it’s doubtful these magical beasts collectively reared their multi-colored heads to thoughtfully lift our spirits, it would be remiss not to recognize such fleeting contributions as unicorn-inspired bagels and macarons, unicorn makeup tutorials, unicorn T-shirts and headbands, body glitter promoted by some as “unicorn snot,” and Starbucks’ rainbow-swirled Unicorn Frappucino (a high-calorie concoction blended with mango syrup and “pink powder”). Although California transplant and longtime Southtown fixture Robert Tatum’s not typically one to jump aboard trendy bandwagons, it somehow comes as no big surprise that he and his extensive stall of cohorts are weighing in on “unicorn fever.” In addition to creative, irreverent and offbeat interpretations by more than 50 artists (not to mention a solo exhibition of retro-poppy works by Northern California artist Tony Speirs in neighboring Showdown Gallery), Tatum’s “Fabbyloso Unicorn Art Show” promises live music by The Swishbucklers and Pocket FishRmen, beats by DJ Epsr and a Unicorn Costume Contest with prizes (including gift cards for shops and eateries in the Blue Star Arts Complex) in three categories: Sexiest Costume (inclusive of all genders), Most Creative and Dumbest Costume. $5 (free before 7pm), 6-11pm, Brick at Blue Star, 108 Blue Star, (210) 858-2361, facebook.com/tatumoriginalschoicegoods. — Bryan Rindfuss
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40 Photos from Fea's Tour Kickoff

08/05/2016 Photos by Jaime Monzon www.jmonzon.com

By San Antonio Current Staff

Photo by Jaime Monzon (www.jmonzon.com)
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60 Photos of The Bang Bang Bar's Grand Opening

Here's a look at the grand opening weekend of The Bang Bang Bar, the new watering hole owned and operated by Phanie…

By San Antonio Current Staff

60 Photos of The Bang Bang Bar's Grand Opening
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33 Photos of a Kick Ass Lone Star Live With The Heroine, Fea and Dark Planes

10/23/2014 Photos by Greta Garrett

By San Antonio Current Staff

33 Photos of a Kick Ass Lone Star Live With The Heroine, Fea and Dark Planes
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