Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Ian Axel

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 Ian Axel jump-started his music career in a New Jersey suburb as a precocious 3-year old when he began composing original pieces on his grandmother’s piano. He cut his teeth delivering soulful performances with a shy indie quirk at legendary New York City venues such as Joe’s...

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Flesh Electric, Muncy's Nurse, & The Living Strategy

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 Flesh Electric are a tireless bunch, able to succeed at keeping the near-forgotten image of the traditional rock band relevant — they can turn it up, slow it down, and break it down with the ease of any national. Hailing proudly from Southside S.A., alt-Mexican folk rockers...

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Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead, & Testament

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 Legends Judas Priest, Heaven & Hell, Motorhead, and Testament unite for a special 15-date U.S. trek. Judas Priest is supporting their epic concept album, Nostradamus, which follows the tale of a renowned 16th-century prophet. Heaven & Hell promotes their five-CD box set, The Rules of Hell, while...

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Guitar Shorty

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2008-08-20 Take off your good hat before searching for Guitar Shorty on YouTube, because your brain’s about to be blown. Crudely shot amateur footage (of which there is plenty) reveals Shorty to be a sort of Cris Angel of guitar, popping out in everyday situations like...

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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 Even if you’ve seen Tom Petty a handful of times, don’t let his Summer Tour turn into a mere blip on your arena-rock radar. Evidenced by an electrifying halftime performance during Super Bowl XLII in February, Petty and his exemplary Heartbreakers just might be hitting their...

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Spicy in name only

Where’s the Achiote we were promised?

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 If, after reading this review, you decide to give Achiote a try, let me make a suggestion: Enter from the River Walk. That way, though parking will be more of an issue (you get three hours of free valet parking with a stamped ticket), you can avoid...

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Hiding in plain sight

Posted on Wed, Aug 20, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-20 Fellow natives of Touristan TX, I’m not ashamed to admit that I occasionally feed the beast, sneaking down to River Walk level (sometimes even the chain-polluted Bend) for a slap ’n’ tickle. Er, rather, a drink and a snack. Primarily to avoid you, because as we frequently...

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Wednesday 13 w. Eden Burning & Gandis Gun

Posted on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-13 Gear up for a night of fun, rockin’ horrorpunk as Wednesday 13 zips through San Antonio in support of his spiderweb-laced new album, Skeletons. Wednesday has strapped the guitar back on for this tour — a car crash resulting in a broken collarbone forced him to abandon...

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Noche Azul: Mas Boleros

Posted on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-13 Cantante/songwriter Azul returns to the Esperanza with Mas Boleros, her monthly concert series that features a celebration of song, story, y amor. The audience at last month’s packed affair was treated to performances by renowned jazz musicians Bett Butler and Joël Dilley, who will again accompany...

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When Clouds Clear

Posted on Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-08-13 The Museo Alameda hosts a film screening of When Clouds Clear, an award-winning documentary that tells the story of the remote farming community of Junín, Ecuador, and its radical resistance to a proposed copper mine that would destroy its way of life forever. Suddenly these once-peaceful farmers...

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