24 venues every San Antonio live music fan should know

Music is part of San Antonio's lifeblood. It's part of our culture. And, as a city, we owe a debt to the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Paper Tiger
2410 N. St. Mary's St., papertigersatx.com
This St. Mary’s Strip staple presents a wide variety of alternative and underground sounds, from punk to psych to hip-hop. It features both a large stage and smaller side room as well.  
Photo by Jaime Monzon
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Everything we saw as Johnny Marr played San Antonio's Paper Tiger on Tuesday

Legendary British guitarist Johnny Marr treated the crowd at St. Mary's Strip venue the Paper Tiger to an evening of music that…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as Johnny Marr played San Antonio's Paper Tiger on Tuesday
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Everything we saw as A Giant Dog rocked San Antonio's Paper Tiger

Austin indie-rockers A Giant Dog unleashed their rowdy mix of punk, glam and garage rock at the Paper Tiger on Saturday. Think No…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as A Giant Dog rocked San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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New Found Glory brought the glorious pop-punk action to San Antonio's Paper Tiger

On Wednesday night, Florida-based New Found Glory gave San Antonio pop-punk fans an earful of the stuff they love. The band hit…

By San Antonio Current Staff

New Found Glory brought the glorious pop-punk action to San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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The best bars and nightlife spots in San Antonio, according to our readers

We asked, and San Antonio answered! Here are the Best of San Antonio Nightlife winners of 2022.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Music Venue
Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 666-6666, papertigersatx.com
Photo by Daniel Conrad
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Everything we saw as the Reverend Horton Heat played San Antonio's Paper Tiger on Saturday

Dallas' Reverend Horton Heat brought his revved-up rockabilly show to the Paper Tiger on Saturday with Austin-San Antonio cowpunk band the Hickoids…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as the Reverend Horton Heat played San Antonio's Paper Tiger on Saturday
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Everything we saw as L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat rocked San Antonio's Paper Tiger

L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat — two legendary acts from the Sunset Strip glam metal scene — hit San Antonio's Paper Tiger…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as L.A. Guns and Faster Pussycat rocked San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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25 things to do in the San Antonio area when you're stoned AF

Whether you need 4/20 as an excuse to blaze or you keep a bong in every room and a jar full of…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Fulfill stoner stereotypes by playing disc golf
With more than a dozen disc golf courses to choose from, SA has got you covered on this favorite pastime for competitively inclined heads. 
Photo via Instagram / unclenoodlebob
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These before-and-after photos show how San Antonio restaurants have changed in the last 15 years

It's one thing to know the food business is notorious for high turnover, and yet another to see it in action. San Antonio's…

By San Antonio Current Staff

These before-and-after photos show how San Antonio restaurants have changed in the last 15 years
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Everything we saw at the Thursday, Appleseed Cast and Cursive show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger

Post-hardcore flag-bearer and Warped Tour mainstay Thursday blew into San Antonio's Paper Tiger as part of a package tour that also included…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw at the Thursday, Appleseed Cast and Cursive show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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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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Everything we saw as San Antonio singer Chrystabell debuted material from her new album at Paper Tiger

San Antonio native and David Lynch collaborator Chrystabell leans into the alien aesthetic in her forthcoming album Midnight Star, for which she…

By San Antonio Current Staff

Everything we saw as San Antonio singer Chrystabell debuted material from her new album at Paper Tiger
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These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years

San Antonio's urban scenery is changing so fast it's liable to give you whiplash. Some of those changes have been for the…

By San Antonio Current Staff

These before-and-after photos show how much San Antonio has changed in the last 15 years
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100 gecs dazzled San Antonio at the Paper Tiger on Saturday

Experimental pop duo 100 gecs brought its autotuned sonic circus to the Paper Tiger on Saturday, awing the San Antonio crowd with…

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100 gecs dazzled San Antonio at the Paper Tiger on Saturday
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Everything we saw at the sold-out Idles and Gustaf show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger

Noisy and critically acclaimed British rock band Idles played a sold-out show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger on Wednesday, and fans had a…

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Everything we saw at the sold-out Idles and Gustaf show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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Everything we saw as Garrett T. Capps played his album release show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger

Alt-country singer Garrett T. Capps held an "album release fiesta" on Friday for his latest release I Love San Antone. The bill…

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Everything we saw as Garrett T. Capps played his album release show at San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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The best bars and nightlife spots in San Antonio, according to our readers

We asked, and San Antonio answered! Here are the Best of San Antonio Nightlife winners of 2021.

By San Antonio Current Staff

Best Country Bar
Thirsty Horse Dance Hall & Saloon, 2335 Northwest Military Highway, (210) 348-1513, thirstyhorse.net
Photo via Instagram / thirstyhorsesaloonsa
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Everyone we saw at '90s dance party The Throwback at San Antonio's Paper Tiger

On Saturday night, San Antonio's Paper Tiger hosted The Throwback, a dance party billed as a "journey through the sights and sounds…

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Everyone we saw at '90s dance party The Throwback at San Antonio's Paper Tiger
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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…

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Big Freedia Brought the Booty-Shaking to Paper Tiger and We're Still Speechless
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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…

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All the Badass People We Saw at Paper Tiger's Free Week Summer 2019
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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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Everyone We Saw at Xavier Omär's Hometown Show at Paper Tiger

With his parents still living in the Alamo City, R&B rapper Xavier Omär came back home to SA and wowed us with his…

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Everyone We Saw at Xavier Omär's Hometown Show at Paper Tiger
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Thursday Brought Down the House at Paper Tiger Last Night

Post-hardcore band Thursday provided many folks’ stepping stone into the Land of Emo. And while scores of bands attempted to copy the…

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Thursday Brought Down the House at Paper Tiger Last Night
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All the Cool Friends We Made During Paper Tiger's Free Week 2019

You can bet your ass that we're having a blast at this year's offering of Free Week, an annual customer appreciation week…

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All the Cool Friends We Made During Paper Tiger's Free Week 2019
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All the Chill People We Saw at Washed Out's Show at Paper Tiger

Returning to San Antonio to wash us out in waves of chill, Washed Out delivered sleepy vibrations to soothe us into slumbersville.

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All the Chill People We Saw at Washed Out's Show at Paper Tiger
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These Before and After Photos Reveal How Much San Antonio Has Changed

San Antonio is a'changin' y'all. While some areas and landmarks have changed drastically, we've also seen some businesses and restaurants come and…

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Now – December 2017
Two-story H-E-B
1606 Nogalitos St
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All the Cool People We Saw at the Crystal Method Show at Paper Tiger

We already know y'all are all about old school music, so we were right there jamming with you at the Crystal Method…

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All the Cool People We Saw at the Crystal Method Show at Paper Tiger
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Everyone We Saw at the White Rabbit Reunion Weekend 2018

For the third year running, Paper Tiger payed homage to its predecessor, the stalwart punk club White Rabbit, by dedicating a full…

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Everyone We Saw at the White Rabbit Reunion Weekend 2018
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All the Sad People We Saw at Emo Nite at Paper Tiger

"We are not a band. We are not DJ's. We throw parties for the music we love." What else is there to…

By San Antonio Current Staff

emo nite
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All the Cool People We Saw at the Sleigh Bells Show at Paper Tiger

We were so psyched to hit up the Sleigh Bells show last night. Vocalist Alexis Krauss sang her heart out while guitarist…

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All the Cool People We Saw at the Sleigh Bells Show at Paper Tiger
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