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Outside of reality television, porn and contemporary art, there aren’t many places that value amateurism quite like garage rock. From the Shaggs to Meg White, there’s a proud tradition steeped in the simple idea of not having a clue how to play your instrument. It’s one that Atlanta’s Coathangers fully upheld during their first gig in 2006. Nearly eight years have passed since that debut house show and the slapdash tour that followed; now the ATLiens are all but unrecognizable. Armed with their strongest release to date and trimmed to a leaner power trio lineup, bassist/singer Meredith (Minnie) Franco, guitarist/singer Julia (Crook Kid) Kogel and drummer/singer Stephanie (Rusty) Luke have now morphed into a formidable live act with a killer batch of songs to back them up.
Fans of the hit series can see this season’s talented Top Ten Finalists live when the American Idol Live! tour returns this summer. American Idol Live! gives fans the unique opportunity to be up close and personal with Season 13 Finalists C.J. Harris, Jena Irene, Caleb Johnson, Jessica Meuse, MK Nobilette, Alex Preston, Dexter Roberts, Majesty Rose, Malaya Watson and Sam Woolf. Past tours have featured stars such as Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Hudson, Fantasia, Adam Lambert, Scotty McCreery, Phillip Phillips, Candice Glover and many more.
’90s soft alt-rockers Toad the Wet Sprocket called it quits in ’98, but returned in 2010 to release new material. In 2013, TTWS came into the internet age, crowd-funding New Constellation, an update on their acoustic rock jams that hit No. 97 on the Billboard Top 200.
Line up of the regions fastest rising comedians!
You’d be hard-pressed to find a harder working or more dynamic rock musician than Buzz Osborne of the groundbreaking experimental sludge-metal outfit Melvins. Since 1986, Melvins have put out more than 25 studio albums and EPs, touring with a seldom seen ferocity. Pioneers of grunge music, King Buzzo and co. left the genre for others to perfect as they pushed their own experiments into the nether realms of noise and drone. Now, Osborne is on the road with a new solo collection entitled This Machine Kills Artists. The acoustic record, which still manages to display sludge-metal influence, brims with excellent material and represents something truly unprecedented for Osborne.
Creating a personalized scrapbook can be easy once you know the basics. Learn to plan out your book, create visually pleasing pages, crop photos, journal and more. Supplies not included.
Witness the rise and fall of Ziggy Stardust... er, sort of. In director Todd Haynes's ode to the glam era, Christian Bale plays Arthur Stuart, a Brit reporter in 1984 New York begrudgingly tasked by his editor to do a "Where are they Now" piece on Brian Slade, a glittery, androgynous Bowie-esque glam superstar. Slade dominated the charts in 1974, only to mysteriously disappear from the limelight completely after staging his own on-stage "assassination."
Through flashbacks to his own turbulent adolescent days as a glam fanboy and interviews with those who knew Slade, Arthur pieces together some of the mystery of who Slade was and what he might be up to now. Much like his more critically and commercially successful homage to Dylan, 2007's I'm Not There, Haynes masterfully blurs fact and legend, people and personas, into one fantastic cinematic mash. Sure, the history is dubious (Bowie certainly thought so and sadly refused to let his music be used), but that's totally beside the point: his vision of the era is so completely captivating it's bound to leave a little glitter on your collar
What the heck is Bangerz & Sass? Well for starters, after going to Miley's Bangerz tour this year we immediately knew we wanted to have a special night of Miley Cyrus amazing at the Alamo. But as great as she is, we knew that we wouldn't be satisfied if we only played her hits and didn't hear from any of the other leading pop princesses of today. So we went through all of our Katy Perry collection and fell in love with everything there. Then we wanted to hear some Taylor Swift, because we were starting to feel 22 and we felt like she belonged with us. Then that led us to some Ellie Goulding, and then some Ariana Grande, and eventually we were even rocking out to the Chainsmokers' #SELFIE and wondering why the DJ was playing "Summertime Sadness" when it wasn't even the summer.
Our DJs are taking all of that and mixing it together into the hottest party of July, featuring plenty of Katy Perry's "Fireworks," a total "Party in the USA," and soooo much more. We're going to start the night with a Twerk Off on stage, and then it's just going to get more awesome from there. Be a Teenage Dream and join us!
First in Christopher Guest’s acclaimed list of ensemble cast “improvisational” comedies (followed by Waiting for Guffman, Best in Show, A Mighty Wind, and For Your Consideration), the 1984 mockumentary This Is Spinal Tap chronicles a fictional British heavy metal band touring America tour in support of a comeback album titled Smell the Glove. Through concert footage and interviews with filmmaker Marty Di Bergi (Rob Reiner), the band’s dim present and bizarre past comes to light complete with anecdotes about former drummers who died by spontaneous combustion, a bizarre gardening accident and choking to death on the vomit of person(s) unknown.
Salon Mexico will be offering an intermediate Salsa class. Attendees can park in the front parking lot, but only in the unreserved spaces, or they can park in the administration lot on the left of the next entrance to the campus. Participants should not park in the Central Market/Post Office parking lot.
Texas Public Radio’s Cinema Tuesdays series wraps up with Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-winning sci-fi blockbuster following a young boy (played by San Antonio native Henry Thomas) who befriends an otherworldy being. Released in 1982, E.T. remained the highest-grossing film of all time until Spielberg’s Jurassic Park surpassed it in 1993.
Come out and watch the San Antonio Silver Stars take on Chicago!
Learn to design your own do-it-yourself creations. Be introduced to everything you need to get started with the art of jewelry making including: crimping, wire looping, knotting, tool selection and more. Supplies not included.
Baby and Johnny paved the way for future silver screen amalgamations of love on the dance floor; in other words, without Dirty Dancing, there would be no Step Up franchise (a horrifying thought, I know). With such a monumental legacy, Dirty Dancing deserves our utmost respect, as well as a high amount of romantic mega-sighs.
Obviously, there's no better place to celebrate it than Girlie Night, where we're unleashing the brand new quote-along (and sing-along! and dance-along!) version of the film. We've partnered with the Action Pack to take this film to the next level, which means your favorite lines and songs will be subtitled, and you'll receive interactive props, like maracas for the mambo and Patrick Swayze fans so you can cool yourself down from his hotness.
Jesika Von Rabbit is the solo project from the singer of the LA Weekly's band of the year Gram Rabbit. How can you not fall in love with a girl who rhymes John Ritter with "apple fritter," and "soy sauce" with Kate Moss over a bed of dreamy, airy electronica?
Maria Del Pilar helps anchor The L-A Latin Alternative scene. Also described as a latin influenced Bjork. Part pop diva, part mystic dreamer, and all Los Angeles style, María Del Pilar paints a complex sonic for wonderland dancers and thinkers alike in both English and Spanish.
Okapi Sun sets the bar high for its massively hooky disco. It’s dance-pop that could very well set your brain in motion, not just your behind - Buzzbands LA. Tight beats, autotuned vocals, and hooks for days form a real live mythical EDM creature, much like the Okapi -- a weirdo mixed up giraffe-zebra that the twosome named themselves after.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema is teaming up with Team In Training hosting a movie night featuring new release, Lucy, starring Scarlett Johansson. 100% of the ticket sales will be going towards funding for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
In their upcoming summer headline tour, The Gallery will be performing songs off their newest album, Restless. This four person band built their grassroots fan base through word-of-mouth and relentless touring. When not touring, The Gallery devotes their time to songwriting and recording which helped make them finalists in the International Songwriting Competition three times in Rock, Triple A, and Country categories. The bands versatility allows them to combine elements of folk, country and rock-and-roll to create an honest record with broad appeal. Existing fans gravitate towards the band and their songs and newcomers will find the songs on their newest album a great place to start.
Help design the civil park!
There's no water, but there's lots of fun in this class where children learn about Texas fishing regulations and the fish they might catch in this area. They practice basic knot tying, baiting a hook, and casting techniques without water. This class is recommended for younger children who have not gone fishing before or who want to safely develop basic fishing skills. Meet at the basketball courts. This class is part of the summer Wildlife Wednesday series for students 5 to 10 years old. Class size is limited. Call 210-207-3280 or email Susan.Campbell@sanantonio.gov to register.
David Beck headlines for one night only. The truth is one reoccurring theme in David’s comedy. He chooses not to make up wild scenarios or characters to find humor. David is quick to point out that his show is not “G” rated but an adult show with some innuendo that doesn’t use vulgarity to get his point across. He has been heard on Fox sports radio, and the nationally syndicated Todd and Tyler morning show. TV appearances include the Sprint: Comedy Time Network, and Night Shift.
When four guys started The Georges, they had a dream to play an amalgam of Rockbilly. They wanted to play early country with strong ties to the Bakersfield sound and the music of their heroes. Over the years they have produced a sound that is catchy, danceable, and really gets folks a movin’ and a shakin’ on the dance floor. They perform covers from Billy Holiday, Johnny Cash, and Elvis, and pride themselves on their dapper stage look. The Georges will keep y’all dancing’ through the Hill Country and beyond, so come out and see what the fuss is all about.
Pearl is excited to announce their new Summer Dance Hall Series in partnership with San Antonio Jazz legend Doc Watkins and sponsored by Corona and Cadillac.
Join Westley as be duels Vizzini and his crew, braves the dangers of the fire swamp, and overcomes death for true love. We'll have all your favorite lines subtitled up on screen karaoke-style for your quoting pleasure, swords for everyone to fight and dramatically switch hands with, as well as a Rescue Princess Buttercup game before the show. So lace up your boots, draw your swords, and prepare for a miracle because this is true love. You think this happens every day?
Science has never met fiction like this. In 1974, Japan's Tsuburaya Productions (Ultraman) released twenty-six episodes of a TV show called Saru No Gundan. Much like the Turkish "interpretations" of movies like Rambo and Jaws, Saru No Gundan re-imagined an American blockbuster as something that was more digestible for its native country's culture. In this case, it was Planet Of The Apes. Saru No Gundan told the coherent story of a time-traveling family who were trapped in a future that was ruled by apes. Fair enough. In 1987, TV producer Sandy Frank discovered Saru No Gundan and said, "Boy, this is great! But it would be even better if I cut all twenty-six episodes into one movie, dubbed the whole thing in my bathroom, and called it Time of the Apes!!" And so he did. Time of the Apes is an illogical black hole of madness, jam-packed with psychedelic visuals, deranged dubbing, and ape soldiers who drive rainbow-colored hippie vans. The movie reeks of desperation, haste, and recklessness. It has UFOs and a child-ape named "Pepe" who wears corduroys. We're not saying that Time of the Apes is better than Planet of the Apes. But it probably is.
Bring your favorite book to swap and take a new book home!
From Ontario, Canada the pop punk band, Seaway, is not only a recently signed band, but also on their summer tour, “Stick Up Kid, Candy Hearts and Driver Friendly.” The 5 piece band from Oakville, Ontario consists of Ryan Lock, Patrick Carleton, Andrew Eichinger, Adam Shoji, and Ken Taylor. They’ve had a lot of success since their inception in 2011 and released their debut full length Hoser in 2013, which gained them international attention.
This romantic drama follows Robert Merrick, a spoiled playboy, who survives a boating accident that inadvertently causes a local hero's death. Merrick resolves to abandon his lifestyle and win the heart of the local hero's widow.
Hocus Pocus, Alakazam! Local professional magician Paul Mims visits Westfall Branch Library to discuss the art of stage magic and teach a few basic tricks.
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