Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Cardinology

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Cardinology Composer: Ryan Adams Label: Lost Highway Release Date: 2008-10-29 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording It’s difficult to look past the truly crappy pun in the title of Ryan Adams’ latest, and even more difficult to look past the douchier aspects of Adams’ public persona, but let’s try, at least...

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Intimacy

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Intimacy Composer: Bloc Party Label: Atlantic Release Date: 2008-10-29 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Think of Bloc Party as the British Killers — yes, the Brit-poppy Killers are actually from Las Vegas — in that both quartets have successfully melded Brit dance pop with American-ready arena rock. But whereas the Killers...

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Missiles

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Missiles Composer: The Dears Label: Dangerbird Records Release Date: 2008-10-29 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Fair warning to the uninitiated: The Dears don’t do radio singles. Only one song in 10 clocks in at less than four minutes, but with Missiles, patience is a virtue. Those weaned on sugar-candy power-pop singles...

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Leave It All Behind

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Leave It All Behind Composer: The Foreign Exchange Label: Hard Boiled Release Date: 2008-10-29 Rated: NONE Genre: Recording Listening to the Foreign Exchange’s first-rate sophomore release, one can’t help but recall soulful hits of yesteryear — the Five Stairsteps’ “Ooh Child,” Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On,” etc. From the album-opening...

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Travels with Frenchie

Part II: Donuts and tacos along the Old Spanish Trail

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-10-29 Welcome to the second installment of Travels with Frenchie, a monthly food series in which a trio of culturally mismatched San Antonians explore our city’s culinary nooks and crannies. As with last month’s Eastside barbecue showdown, our team consisted of Frenchie (aka Fabien Jacob, sommelier at Le...

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Watching cinematic sausage-making

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

What Just Happened Director: Barry Levinson Screenwriter: Barry Levinson Cast: Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, Bruce Willis, Stanley Tucci, John Turturro Release Date: 2008-10-29 Rated: R Genre: Film Cinephiles who know exactly what a gaffer and a best boy do can be stumped by the question: What is a producer?...

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The Last Vegas w. The Heroine & Top Dead Center

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-10-29 The Last Vegas brings the next generation of raw to the Alamo City yet again, this time joining up with standout local rock ’n’ rollers The Heroine and Top Dead Center for a balls-out, high-energy show. The darlings of underground rock ’n’ roll, The Last Vegas is...

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Mudvayne w. 10 Years & Snot

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-10-29 One of the most creative and distinctive bands in the aggressive music world today, Mudvayne is touring in support of The New Game, the band’s first studio album in three years. The Grammy-nominated foursome from Peoria, Illinois, has sold nearly 5 million units worldwide and played...

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Olmos Park Terrace Art Stroll

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-10-29 Experience the talent of artists living in the historic Olmos Park Terrace neighborhood while enjoying a crisp fall day with friends. The Uptown Art Stroll allows the community to explore the working spaces of innovative San Antonio artists and visit with them in the studios where they...

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The Pink Spiders, Mondo Primo, & Cruiserweight

Posted on Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2008-10-29 With a fiery sound and a kick-ass attitude, Nashville-based foursome The Pink Spiders spins their power-pop web over SA with Austin’s female-fronted pop-punkers Cruiserweight (above) in tow. Supporting their new independent release, Sweat It Out, on this headlining tour, The Pink Spiders recently wrapped up their second...

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