May 4 - Skunkweed; May 12 - Aaron Carter; May 20 - Bloc Party & Bear Mountain; June 22 - 5th Annual Rocklobster Festival featuring Mute Math, Girl in a Coma, Valljejo, Hydra Melody, Cartlon Zeus, Pop Pistol, Fifty Dollar Dynasty, Attica, Broken Buffalo, Rumors, and A Machine Called Z. Josabi's is a live music and event center that opened in December of 2007. Josabi's sits on over seven acres of land just outside of Helotes and has a full-service bar, a private rental area, a large patio, and an outdoor stage. Josabi's launched its music platform with the Toadies in December of 2009 and is making waves with new live music artists every year. From national acts such as Blue October, Interpol, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Minus the Bear, Jordan Knight of New Kids on the Block, Matisayahu, Sunny Sweeny, Brandon Rhyder, Stoney LaRue, and Ryan Bingham to local acts such as Girl in A Coma, Vallejo, Hydra Melody, The Spazmatics, Skunkweed, and more — Josabi's is setting the pace to be your premier live music and event center.
Fronted by vocalist and rhythm guitarist Kele Okereke, guitar-driven British rockers Bloc Party struck a major chord with Silent Alarm, a 2005 release highlighted by the danceable indie gem “Banquet” and The Smiths-inspired “Like Eating Glass.” A slight departure from the early work that earned them comparisons to post-punk pioneers Gang of Four, the quartet’s aptly titled fourth album Four shows Bloc Party rocking harder than usual after an uncertain period complicated by break-up rumors related to Okereke’s solo projects (which include his debut album The Boxer as well as dance-driven collaborations with Hercules and Love Affair and Martin Solveig). The vaguely political Londoners touch down in Helotes with support from buzz-worthy Canadian electronic outfit Bear Mountain.
Including the music of Def Leppard, Madonna, Whitney Houston, Phil Collins, and more. Tonight you'll thrash and sway to '80s prom classics. There will be an '80s prom costume contest and the King and Queen will be featured on the Action Pack Facebook page.
Sponsored by the Knights of Columbus, the Comal Country Music Show features vocalists Sierra Cecil, Glen Muenchow, and Chuck Reininger. Sandwiches and desserts available for purchase onsite.
An ensemble of the U.S. Air Force Band of the West, the Southwest Winds is comprised of five talented musicians with a variety of instruments, including clarinet, oboe, French horn, and flutes. They support the mission of the U.S. Air Force and music education through classes for all ages. They have been featured as the Texas Music Educators Association conventions and have been on tours through Texas, Arizona, Louisiana and New Mexico.
Celebrating 25 years and still rockin', Guitar Wars is the longest running guitar competition in the US. Live music will be provided by: Alamo Rock School Youth Band at 6:15 pm, Heather Leather at 6:40 pm, The BC Boys at Half-time (about 9:00 pm), and The Hares for the finale (about 10:30). For contestant registration go to http://www.alamomusic.com/form/guitar-wars-contestant-entry-form
Bring your own instrument and join in!
Bring your instrument and join in on a free jam session.
Come celebrate Memorial Day with the USAF Band of the West's Gateway Brass. Music selection will be light classical to popular and patriotic.
Even if you can’t dance salsa, Arjon’s will make you want to try. Live music Thursday-Sunday (with free salsa lessons Sundays from 7:30-9pm) sets the stage for seasoned professionals and protégées to cut some serious rug. Cocktail waitresses charge only slightly more if you’re lucky enough to score a table _ otherwise it’s dancing-room only. If you overdose on cumbia and merengue, hit the back patio, where you’re likely to find couples refueling over plates of mini tacos.
This venue is one of many studios participating in the East Austin Studio Tour. Visit eastaustinstudiotour.com for a complete list.
You’ve gotta walk over to the restaurant next door to get them, but Sam’s burgers are a damn sight better than standard bar food. Carry one back to the bar and stuff your face while you watch one of the large variety of bands, from alt rock to country to cumbia, that commandeer the mid-size stage, but expect to pay extra for a booth reservation if you want to set that sandwich on a table when a nationally known act like Joe Ely or Kinky Friedman comes to town.
God won’t return our calls (and we’re not so sure about all the fellas who claim to be his spokespeople), so we can only speculate how he feels about you guzzling hooch in his former home. We can tell you, though, that as of press time, the musicians who’ve played there — Bett Butler & Joël Dilley, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Rosie Flores — remain largely un-lightning-struck. Maybe the monthly visitation he gets during the popular Sunday Gospel Brunch is enough to stay his wrath.
Take a lesson from the Boy Scouts of America (not the one about discriminating against gay people) and be prepared when you visit this hybrid live music venue and dance club. Be prepared for a 20-minute drive up 281 if you live downtown. Be prepared to tip the bathroom attendant if you’re the hand-washing kind. Be prepared to see local bands (often for free) on a kick-ass stage that’s hosted the Toadies, Dropkick Murphies, and Billy Bob “Not an Actor” Thornton. And on Big Ass Beer nights, bring along a straight-edge friend or be prepared to call a cab.
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.
Linger too long on the St. Mary’s strip and the crowd will probably push you into the Mix whether you were planning to go or not. This mainstay often ends up the de-facto place to be when you have no particular place to be, but free shows by high-caliber local bands make it a destination spot on the weekends. When an established act’s on the bill, check your claustrophobia at the door and BYO shoehorn.
This cozy, all-ages venue usually hosts shows of the various fist-swinging varieties: hardcore, punk, and other assorted noisemakers. But it’s also well equipped to host national touring acts like the Thermals. Escape the sweat fumes on the back porch and enjoy the nearly vacant, small-town-Texas view of the San Antonio River, before the River Walk expansion kicks into high gear and the area becomes gentrified as hell.
The Jefferson Airplane song of the same name might fool you into thinking this place is a hippie joint, but usually what you’ll find waiting down this rabbit hole is a big old-fashioned mosh pit. Bands compete on the indoor and outdoor stages to see whose music is louder and most violent, so odds are you won’t even hear what that damn dormouse said, but most of the pitting is admirably polite, and the pizza place next door is a viable option should all the shoving give you an urge to feed your head.
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Artpace's You(th)Pace Teen Art Council encourages teens across Bexar County to explore the San Antonio art scene; work with artists; create art activities; and design their own collaborative program, exhibition, or project for the public. On Tuesday, the fifteen high-school students from 11 area schools present the culmination of the two semester-long program, a group show exploring themes of discovery and loss.
G. Tomas V presents the sixth edition of SA's "only body art competition." Hosted by Anthony "The Poet" Flores, "Fairytales & Fantasy" features 30 artists (including special guests Oscar Galvan Jr. and Raul Castellanos) creating live art on 30 models, plus music by DJ Techneek (10pm-2am), a live visual performance by Matari Productions (10:30pm), and a photo shoot (11pm-midnight) followed by the presentation of contestants at midnight. Rewarding first, second, and third places with trophies and other prizes, the contest also guarantees winners a spot in the 2014 Beyond the Canvas calendar.
Hello Studio hosts a screening of two videos written, recorded, and produced by Joe Raymond Vega, formerly of the band Xry. Exploring gender roles and sexuality, Vega's works speak to "those who indulge and are not afraid … everyone who has had to deal with racial or ethnic cruelty … straight, gay, and lesbian … outcasts of American society."
The AT&T Center hosts its first-ever outdoor rock festival on Memorial Day weekend. The full-day of rock music will feature a lineup of 15 bands and features: Guns N’ Roses, Alice in Chains, Bullet for my Valentine, Skillet, Halestorm, Asking Alexandria, All That Remains, Device, Clutch, The Sword, Young Guns, O’ Brother, The Heroine, and Memory of a Melody.
An innovative collaboration between the Office of Historic Preservation, the Department for Culture and Creative Development, and the Center City Development Office, the Center City Open House series is designed to showcase the potential of San Antonio’s vacant historic buildings.The inaugural event takes over a 1920s-era building at 201 West Commerce with a dynamic art display spanning the entire facade of the building (featuring artists Rex Hausmann, David Almaguer, and Kyle Martin), a performance of "Da Luz" by Ballet San Antonio, a "Barrio Couture" fashion presentation by local designer Agosto Cuellar, complimentary drinks courtesy of Freetail Brewery, and international hors d’oeuvres by Ming’s Thing.
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