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Black Taxi’s shows are a party, and the party had started even before the band was formed in Brooklyn in 2007—singer Ezra Huleatt and bassist Krisana Soponpong met at a rave in Thailand, found drummer Jason Holmes after a show, and then invited Soponpong’s friend Bob Mayo to complete the foursome. Things started to kick in after their sophomore effort We Don’t Know Any Better (2012), which took them on a long U.S. tour. Their latest, the solid 2013 EP Chiaroscuro, confirms they’re not just another “electropop” band; they can get funky, dancey, and at times offer a weird hybrid between Kraftwerk and Pink Floyd. A sophomore full-length produced by Aaron Nevezie (The Black Keys, Danger Mouse) is reportedly in the works. Gearing up for a SXSW showcase, Black Taxi lands at 502 with support from Brothertiger, Sphynx and Islands & Tigers.
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Unveiled last week during the Contemporary Art Month Kickoff Party, New York-based Claire Watson's exhibition “Now What” is a set of intimate collages based on, and sourced from, delicate personal belongings (notably, gloves). On Wednesday evening, Blue Star Contemporary Art Museum hosts an intimate gathering designed to give Watson direct contact with the audience while offering art lovers a peek inside her creative process. Drinks and light hors d'oeuvres will be served. Space is limited, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Likened to Patsy Cline by producer Gordon Raphael, 17-year-old, Texas-based French singer-songwriter Victoria Celestine celebrates the release of her new CD Back Home in San Antone with a concert featuring Juanito Castillo and an after-party with Zydeco Blanco.
Small world Jazz is comprised of San Antonio's hardest working Jazz Players. The Areas most knowledgeable and successful Jazz musicians show up to hone their skills and throw down with their pals. Come join the players or simply enjoy the versatility of this organic group.
First friday of the month a guided tour through the SA Botanical Garden's Watersaver Gardens. For more information visit: www.SABOT.org
A gritty new addition to SA’s evolving River Walk scene, the former Ruta Maya is back from the dead with a hardcore case of the punks. Other than a comfy white couch here and there, there are no coffeehouse remnants. High-octane live music attracts a mixed alternative crowd on certain nights, but it was a DJ spinning vintage New Order that made us want to know more. For a true taste of the SA underground, hang downstairs, where we were (accidentally) stomped on by a boot-clad mosher.
Live music venue with possibly the best acoustics in town and an impressive beer menu and nightly drink specials. Best use: Anytime live music is onstage; typically no cover during the week, while weekend covers stay under $10.
Justly famous for its fish tacos, the Cove is also a good location for locavores and vegetarians thanks to owner Lisa Asvestas’s commitment to sustainable food sources (she can tell you where to find raw milk, too). Beer and wine tastings, plus live music and the adjacent laundromat make it a one-stop lifestyle shop without the Austin attitude.
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