Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Secret Machines

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 After forming the moody space-rock band the Secret Machines in 2000, Dallas-born brothers Brandon and Benjamin Curtis moved to New York to begin recording. Two full-length albums later, just as the band was finding its niche with 2007’s Ten Silver Drops, Benjamin left to focus on...

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Oktoberfest

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 Oktoberfest takes over the Beethoven Maennerchor this weekend with a raucously appetizing combination of accordions, beer, clogs, and Bratwurst. Last year, I paid a premium for one of the food vendors to leave the corned beef off of a Ruben sandwich, which infuriated the cook, but the...

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Solar San Antonio: Solar Tour 2009

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 This Saturday, 150,000 people will shed a ray of light on a concept many of us have trouble wrapping our heads around — “going solar.” Ten SA homes and businesses will participate this year, opening their doors to give visitors a peek at how they’ve lowered energy...

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Family Day at SAMA: India

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 San Antonio Museum of Art presents a unique theme the first Sunday of each month showcasing different galleries within the museum. In conjunction with Diwali (India’s Festival of Lights), SAMA sets the stage for creative learning with a virtual trip to the land of Ganesha, with...

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Revolting Cocks w/ Jim Rose Circus, Blownload, Left Spine Down, & Emily's Gone Mad

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Critic's Pick Release Date: 2009-09-30 “Disgusting Roosters” might not be as catchy, but a more family-friendly name might’ve translated to more mainstream success. Or at least kept Britain’s home secretary Dennis Hurd from reportedly attempting to deny them work visas to keep their debauched live act out of the UK....

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Invitame a una Copa

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 This week, Bar Tab had a case of the hiccups. First, Maroc’s beer-pong tournament was cancelled due to inclement weather. The final round was to take place in the pool, which promised to be a major Kodak moment for the chic, Miami-meets-Morocco patio bar. Searching for a...

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Travels with Frenchie

Part XIII: Run, rabbit, run

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 Welcome to another installment of Travels with Frenchie, the monthly food series in which a trio of culturally mismatched San Antonians explores our city’s culinary nooks and crannies. As before, the team consisted of: Frenchie (aka Fabien Jacob, sommelier at Le Rêve), Carlos the Bike Mechanic (aka...

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Gustavo Arellano: Ask a Mexican!

Cultura Y Humor

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Release Date: 2009-09-30 Querido Mexican, Estamos tan happy que finally vienes a visitarnos aquí en SA, ese. Espero que nuestros puffy tacos te caigan bien y que no tengas muchos fights inconvenientes con gabachos (ni wabs) que no entienden que political correctness ya se murió hace muchos años. Recently...

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Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Ghostdini the Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City Composer: Ghostface Killah Label: Def Jam Release Date: 2009-09-30 Rated: NONE Media: CD Format: Album Genre: Recording At the risk of Ghostface tracking me down and beating my ass for even thinking this (just try it, Dennis*), I’m going to admit...

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Backspacer

Posted on Wed, Sep 30, 2009 at 4:00 AM

Backspacer Composer: Pearl Jam Label: MonkeyWrench Release Date: 2009-09-30 Rated: NONE Media: CD Length: LP Format: Album Genre: Recording One reason Pearl Jam’s ninth album is their best since 1994’s Vitalogy? It flies by. Backspacer clocks in at a breezy 36 minutes and hits the ground running with a raging...

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