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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10 Eclectic Artists Representing San Antonio at SXSW This Year

Every year, San Antonio suits up and shows up at SXSW to represent the Alamo City. The conference boasts a series of…

By San Antonio Current Staff, Chris Conde

House of Lepore
Matching Burlesque with vogue, hip-hop and electronic production, House of Lepore put on shows that leave lasting impressions. Monday, March 16, 12:30am-1am, Coconut Club Rooftop, 310 Colorado St.
Photo courtesy House of Lepore
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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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50+ Artists to Seek Out at This Year's Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival

For its second year back at Hemisfair, Luminaria has assembled more than 50 artists and groups for a multimedia, nighttime festival encompassing Yanaguana…

By San Antonio Current Staff

50+ Artists to Seek Out at This Year's Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival
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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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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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78 Shots from Maverick Music Festival Day 2

04/11/2015 Photos by Jaime Monzon

By San Antonio Current Staff

78 Shots from Maverick Music Festival Day 2
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24 Photos of Nina Diaz and Sarah Jaffe at Sam's Burger Joint

Photos by Justin Brownell of justinbrownell.com01/31/2015

By San Antonio Current Staff

24 Photos of Nina Diaz and Sarah Jaffe at Sam's Burger Joint
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32 Photos of the Nina Diaz Concert at Tobin's River Walk Plaza

[Review: Nina Diaz, Lonely Horse and Davíd Garza]09/06/2014 Photos by Ismael Rodriguez

By San Antonio Current Staff

32 Photos of the Nina Diaz Concert at Tobin's River Walk Plaza
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