Wednesday, January 28, 2009

The Chicharones, The Hawks (Of Holy Rosary), Mexican Stepgrandfather, & The Astex

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Cheap tequila is being swilled in bars and discos around the globe in celebration — underground rap duo the Chicharones have climbed back on top! Named after the greasy, but immensely tasty, Latin American porkskin snack, Canadian MC’s Josh Martinez and Sleep shook off the cold weather...

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Lunacy (Sileni)

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Surrealist master Jan Svankmajer mixes stop-motion animation with live action, kinky sex, Euro-trash violence, black comedy, and frisky meat puppets in Lunacy, his 2005 film about inmates taking over an asylum. UTSA prof and Current contributor Steven G. Kellman is curating the McNay’s month-long Thursday-evening film series,...

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SOLI Chamber Ensemble

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 SOLI Chamber Ensemble takes the stage for the third time this season with guest artist Allison Garza on flute. Michael Torke’s vigorous and rhythmic Telephone Book reduces alphabetical order to a feeling of activity and gradual change, while George Crumb’s Voice of the Whale, originally scored...

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Annihilation Time, HOD, Lewd Acts, No Return, Results, A.N.S., & Mammoth Grinder

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 A lot of bands name-drop legendary hardcore punkers Black Flag as an influence, but dirty Oakland rockers Annihilation Time actually have the chops to back it up. And think again before you cry hack — the volatile five-piece puts their own spin on the angry tunes with...

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Julie Schurr

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 After years living within the constraints of a conservative home, lesbian singer-songwriter Julie Schurr taught herself to play guitar and drew upon 20 years’ worth of memoirs to provide an outlet for her individuality. Schurr’s songs are honest and emotional, while live performances reveal her charisma, storytelling...

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22nd Annual Asian Festival

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Though San Antonio’s annual Asian Festival began as a small reunion for local Asian groups, it’s since ballooned in popularity and festival organizers expect nearly 10,000 participants this year. 2009 is the Year of the Ox in the Lunar New Year, and the ITC celebration includes a...

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Black and Blue: 400 Years of Struggle and Transcendence

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Gemini Ink kicks off Black History Month with San Antonio native Sterling Houston’s play Black and Blue: 400 Years of Struggle and Transcendence. The hour-long snapshot of the African-American odyssey includes excerpts from The Ballad of Henry Box Brown, a play chronicling the true story of a...

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De Los Muertos

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Underneath the “Sounds Like” heading on their MySpace page, San Antonio’s De los Muertos describe their music as “TexicanGothPunk?” with a question mark to indicate that even the band can’t adequately describe the style. De los Muertos stitch familiar parts — glass-gargling Tom-Waits-ish vocals, Tex Mex guitar...

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Sketching in SAMA's Galleries

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Lloyd Walsh is taking over SAMA! Well, not really … and not permanently. But Renaissance Man Walsh — Palo Alto instructor; Exploding Sex Kitten; motorcycle and scooter hobbyist; and everybody’s fave painter of (among many other inspired subjects) cigarette-smoking lemurs — will hold court every Tuesday in...

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Rich Vos

Posted on Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-01-28 Branded “A creep of a human” by fellow comedian Jim Norton, Rich Vos is brutally straightforward and offensive, a hardcore East Coast comic whose razor sharp wit and insulting nature make him one of the top headliners working today. Vos is Jewish-American and makes that clear during...

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