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Retox Bar brings Whiskey Bliss to the Retox Stage. As a rock cover band, you are sure to hear lots of your favorite rock tunes throughout the night. There is no cover and there are $2.50 beers specials and $3 shot specials! The music starts at 10:30!
Initially a songwriter in Nashville, Radney Foster made his recording debut as part of the Foster & Lloyd duo, recording three studio albums with nine singles on the country charts. Foster began his solo career in 1992 and his album Del Rio, TX 1959 produced four consecutive Top 40 hits. Two decades later, Foster’s new Del Rio, TX Revisited: Unplugged and Lonesome reinvents his hallmark solo debut as an ambitious and haunting acoustic collection. Foster has had thirteen songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts, including the Top Ten hits “Just Call Me Lonesome” and “Nobody Wins”. His songs have been recorded by Gary Allan, Sara Evans, Keith Urban and Jack Ingram and he has produced albums for the Randy Rogers Band.
Likened by Robin Williams to “Prozac with a head,” vertically challenged Orange County comic Brad Williams is possibly best known for the sketch characters he’s played on Mind Of Mencia, which include a whore dwarf (“whorf”) and the leader of an all-dwarf basketball team.
With appearances on The Tonight Show, Showtime, Comedy Central, Lopez Tonight and Carson Daly, Quinn is a smart, clean and witty stand-up comic with impeccable timing.Quinn is currently developing a sit-com based on his life and looks forward to using the silver screen to further build his fan base.
Come out and watch the San Antonio Silver Stars take on Connecticut!
For this year's 21st Annual Balcones Heights Jazz Festival, die-hard Jazz fans, or belovedly termed "Jazz babies," will plant their chairs in advance, hours and sometimes days in advance for a good seating overlooking the water fountain at Wonderland of the Americas and catch the live music performances of guitarist, Nick Colionne, and musician Joseph Vincelli.
There seem to be two kinds of comedy fans in 2014: those to whom a Chelsea Lately credit is a come-on and those to whom it’s a warning flag. In the case of Josh Wolf, this binary proves as dumb as most. Though at 40-plus he looks every bit the Mannish Boy Frat Daddy, and his style—confidently delivered observations about sex and other bodily functions (what before the ’90s alt/club split was commonly known as “comedy”)—is definitely panel-ready, his actual life experiences as a single dad give his material and outlook a broader appeal than any niche he might appear to fit.
Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, writing on hit television shows and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business.
Author of four novels, the most recent being “Ask My Mood Ring How I Feel,” Diana Lopez is an accomplished writer. Not only is her book “Choke” currently in production for a Lifetime movie, she also teaches creative writing at the University of Houston-Victoria, and is the editor of Huizache, a magazine of Latino literature.
Cool off with Olaf at Barnes & Nobles,where kids will get to sing-along, craft, and participate in activities with everyone’s favorite summer-loving snowman.
With a nod to exquisite corpse, “You Are Here” highlights a collaboration between Tim Kerr and Brian Phillips. Kerr studied painting and photography at UT–Austin and played a key role in Texas’ early punk scene as a founding member of Big Boys and other bands. Louisiana native Phillips illustrates his mantra “One man’s junk pile is another man’s art supplies” with puzzle-like constructions built from reclaimed wood. A tribute to inspiring icons, the duo’s joint project involved Kerr painting portraits of Rosa Parks, Evel Knievel and many more on surfaces pieced together by Phillips.
While most mainstream rappers like to color in the lines with rhymes covering cash, drugs, misogyny and more drugs, Atlanta’s Rittz stays on target, putting a fresh spin on tired topics. With a tongue-in-cheek name to poke fun at his whiteness, Rittz’ self-deprecating lyrics get outside the material goods and name drops of modern rap, while retaining a certain radio catchiness. As both an emcee and a tattoo artist, Taylor Gang member Tuki Carter has a bold understanding of two art forms and cultures with crossover influence on each other. Sweeping theatrical scores play backdrop to Raz Simone’s powerful raps. Although the instrumentals are subtle, its impact on the poetry in motion is on a grand scale.
Also featuring Dead Albatross & Massacrous
The San Antonio Burlesque Festival kicks off on Friday night with performances by Gaige, Foxxy Blue Orchid, Jasper St. James, and farewell performances by Olympia DeWinter and Stephan, the current reigning King and Queen of Burlesque in San Antonio. To finish off the night, former New Orleans Queen of Burlesque and Director of Austin Academy of Burlesque, Coco Lectric, will take the SABF stage.
Nick Lawrence has been a crowd pleaser for the last ten years now touring the southwest part of the United States. This seasoned, vibrant artist has opened shows for such artists as, George Strait, Gary Allan, Tracy Lawrence, Gretchen Wilson, and Cross Canadian Ragweed just to name a few. He has performed The AT&T Center numerous occasions for the San Antonio Spurs halftime concerts, Tim McGraw Faith Hill Concert pre party and The Houston and San Antonio Rodeo Kick-Off celebrations. In 2008-2009, Nick Lawrence had regional radio success in Texas and is currently working on another album due to be released in 2012. Nick Lawrence music can be best described as Texas country music with a twist of southern rock, authentic heartfelt lyrics and rich vocals.
Josh Wolf has become one of the most sought after personalities in comedy today. From adding his quick witted commentary on comedy round tables, to becoming a New York Times Bestselling Author for his contributions to Chelsea Handler’s bestselling book Lies that Chelsea Handler Told Me, writing on hit television shows, and headlining stand-up comedy tours across the nation, Wolf has proved time and time again he is one of the most dynamic and multi-faceted comedians in the entertainment business.
Direct Hit is a pop punk band that worships the The Ramones, Andrew WK, and The Thermals. Living in Milwaukee, the band started in 2008 with the release of a series of EPs. With a couple albums and several songs under their wing they are going on tour with Guerrilla Poubelle as well as Heather Go Psycho and Given a Chance.
Master reuser Mary Elizabeth Cantú launched Spare Parts in 2011 in response to a decrease of creativity in the classroom and budget cuts in arts funding. Active throughout the year, her organization reaches 10 area school districts through its signature Fine Arts Fair. The fourth annual event aims to distribute a stockpile of donated art supplies among pre-registered teachers (plus members of the creative community from 12:30-1:30 p.m.) during a kid-friendly day with beats by DJ Lyricool, eco-friendly vendors, finger-painting sessions with artist Robert Tatum and photo ops with Spurs Jesus.
Wizard World Comic Con graces San Antonio for the first time ever. The traveling pop-culture mega fest brings together comic book artists, WWE wrestlers, celebrities from lists A through D and plenty of rabid, costumed fans. We jumped the line, so to speak, for some one-on-one conversations with a few of Wizard World’s most coveted guests—including cosplayers Ivy Doomkitty, Kit Brockman-Harris, Julia Denham, and Johnny and Andrea Ricketts, actor Michael Rooker (The Walking Dead, Guardians of the Galaxy), comic artist Brett Booth and sci-fi icon/all-around badass William Shatner. Visit sacurrent.com/arts to read the Q&As.
Through their love of arts and eye for local talent, Mana House is teaming up with local artist Jeannette MacDougall to open their doors with food, drink, and an art reception. Using their exposed brick walls as an art space for a gallery open to the public, their first-ever art installation will feature pieces from MacDougall’s collection entitled, “A Change of Scenery.” Beers, cocktails, wine, and organic local food by Piknik cafe will be available. Music will be provided by Adam “The Jazz” Tutor, The Jazz Band Soulzzafying featuring KRTU DJ, Kory Cook on drums, and Highwire owner, Ray Palmer on keyboard.
Our city currently boasts only a few prominent burlesque troupes including Le Strange Sideshow, Stars and Garters Burlesque, and Pastie Pops Burlesque. The groups regularly perform at venues across town, including Fitzgerald’s, the Korova and the Josephine Theatre. Jasper St. James and Dino Foxx are two of a handful of San Antonio producers responsible for the upcoming San Antonio Burlesque Festival, now in its third year of existence. A two-day showcase scheduled for the first weekend in August, SABF promises some of the best acts from across the country in addition to local favorites. The Friday Night Showcase will feature performances by James, Foxx (aka Foxxy Blue Orchid, pictured), Coco Lectric and Gaige as well as farewell performances by the current reigning Queen and King of San Antonio Burlesque, Olympia DeWinter and Stephan (no, not Saturday Night Live’s famous club kid character). Saturday will be an evening of headliners competing for a number of titles. Among the notable names are Waxie Moon of Seattle and Michelle L’amour of Chicago.
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