May 30, 2012
This Friday! Rain On The Aftermath will take the stage at The Falls!!! We play an eclectic mix of rock covers as well as our own diverse originals that will rock your world! If you come out you might actually get to see me in a dress.. a RARE occurrence. So get your arses out there biznatches. Ages +21 only please.
$3 You Call it & Ladies No Cover from 9-11pm
$4 Ciroc Flavors & $2.50 Cherry Vodka Sours ALL NIGHT
Cover - $7
$3 You Call it & Ladies No Cover from 9-11pm
$4 Ciroc Flavors & $2.50 Cherry Vodka Sours ALL NIGHT
Cover - $7
May 29, 2012
May 26, 2012
Girl in a Coma Wins IMA for BEST INDIE / ALT ROCK ALBUM and Announces EAST COAST TOURExits & All the Rest, the stunning 2011 release from Girl in a Coma, won the Independent Music Award for Best Indie/Alt Rock Album. Fresh off their win, the band now announces a headlining East Coast tour. Select dates will feature openers Black Box Revelation and Deadbeat Darling.
AOL Spinner calls Girl in a Coma "one of rock 'n' rolls best kept secrets." Check out the tour dates below to get in on the secret. Get your concert tickets now and see what NPR and Rolling Stone are raving about.
EAST COAST TOUR • RSVP FOR UPDATES ON SHOWS
Jul 12 • Local 506 • Chapel Hill, NC • RSVP
Jul 20 • Providence Social Club • Providence, RI • RSVP
Jul 23 • Divan Orange • Montreal, Canada • RSVP
Jul 24 • The Garrison • Toronto, Canada • RSVP
Jul 28 • Radio Radio • Indianapolis, IN • RSVP
Aug 02 • Maxine's • Hot Springs, AR • RSVP
Girl in a Coma Films Trolley Show for Slacker RadioWhen the band was in San Diego recently, they recorded an acoustic version of the single "Smart" for Slacker Radio while riding a trolley. Click the image below to watch the video.
May 24, 2012
May 23, 2012
May 22, 2012
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
ELECTRIC TOUCH DEBUT ALBUM NEVER LOOK BACK,
OUT NOW ON ISLAND RECORDS!
(Mar. 20, 2012 – New York, NY) Austin, Texas’ hometown favorites Electric Touch, who have made true believers of last year’s audiences at SXSW, Lollapalooza, Warped Tour, Coachella, Austin City Limits festival, and CMJ Music Marathon in New York – started their 2012 on the road with Evanescence, are currently on a major North American tour supporting AMA’s Best New Artist Hot Chelle Rae, and are gaining momentum at radio with “Don’t Stop”, the first single from their debut album NEVER LOOK BACK, which is out now on Island Records.
After returning to their home-base of Austin, TX for this year’s SXSW, Electric Touch were steadily making their presence felt with appearances/performances at Formspring/Root Music Day Party (3/12), Filter/SOTerik day party (3/16), the Pure Volume House (3/17) as well as various events throughout Austin. Following their busy SXSW schedule, Electric Touch is heading to New York in order to celebrate the release of their debut album NEVER LOOK BACK with an intimate performance at Piano’s NYC.
Electric Touch – Nottingham, England’s Shane Lawlor on lead vocals, Texas-born Christopher Leigh on guitar and his fraternal twin brother Louis Messina, Jr. on drums, and newest members Isaac Strycker (keyboards and vocals), and Portland Musser (on bass) – won thousands of hometown fans with their opening day performance at September’s Austin City Limits Festival 2011. Electric Touch also made their presence felt at last year’s Coachella, “… and attendees were best served by considering the experience an opportunity to prospect the likes of Electric Touch, which brought to mind Oasis without the condescension …” raved The Wall Street Journal.
The five-man band combines the rock passions of its British and American bandmates, and the garage-rock pulse of “Don’t Stop” sets the pace, a ferocious push-pull of sex and romance, from the highest highs of ecstatic union to the lowest lows of heartbreak. Lawlor, who pens Electric Touch’s lyrics, said of the group, “We want people to leave their troubles at the door and come on a rock and roll roller coaster ride with us. All the songs explore the human condition and love in the 21st Century - themes that everyone can connect with no matter where they live and what background they come from. The stories are very honest - there's no better subject matter than real life."
All Ages Show, $8
May 21, 2012
May 18, 2012
San Anto: Tuckers Kozy Korner & The Soul Spot welcome you back to the James Brown Bday Getdown Pt. 2 w/ special guests Chitlins and the Beans, live this Friday! Funky support by resident Djs Cortez & JJ Lopez. It's a serious Funky getdown with Live Funk music by Chitlins & The Beans, San Antonio's new funky force hot on the scene. 10pm - 2am FREE 21+ FREE! All vinyl all night long, open dance floor. Cullum's Attaboy all you need!
May 17, 2012
May 16, 2012
Hope you are having a beautiful Spring! I'm still committed to my song a week project. Life seems to be in flux these days and having this project has allowed me to process things I never knew I needed to. So, yeah, I highly recommend a song a week or more. Good medicine.
Here's the latest. It's called "On A Roll" in the style of Bob Dylan. Funny thing is, over the years, I've had a lot of people tell me to listen to more Dylan. I never have. Don't know why. But, this song just poured out of me and it is what it is. Lyrics included.
It's also a free download on soundcloud. Feel free to download and share the link via soundcloud, twitter, facebook..whatever. :)
May 15, 2012
Last G.I.G. at Saluté
May 11, 2012
Losing a music venue to “the wheels of progress” sucks. Losing two at almost the same time sucks twice as much. But when two venues that are right next door to each other suddenly disappear, it feels as if a giant sledgehammer had fallen on them.
Saluté International Bar, the place where the great Esteban Jordan played most of his shows the last years of his life, will close its doors sometime in July. Next-door neighbor G.I.G. on the Strip, for the last four years the local temple for acoustic singer-songwriters, will host its last show on May 27. The reason? Casey Lange, owner of Limelight and Feast, bought the property in April and most likely will turn both venues into a single business with “a food component and maybe some music into it.”
“I’m looking at the possibility of connecting the two businesses, but I have no idea if that’s going to happen,” Lange told the Current on Wednesday. “I just bought it a month ago, we’re still exploring options.”
Azeneth Domínguez had mixed feelings about the end of her run at Saluté, which started 25 years ago. On the one hand, it is her livelihood and Saluté is the closest thing to a sacred spot for conjunto fans, but she doesn’t have the means to relocate to a new place. On the other, she’s been carrying health problems for a while now and it is time for her to move on, but not without a series of strong shows in June-July, especially Saluté’s Silver anniversary on the night of June 16.
Ruben Garcia, owner of G.I.G., said he will take a hiatus before relocating elsewhere and continue working with Trey’s House, a non-profit that offers holistic healing for traumatic brain injury sufferers.
“Instead of Trey’s House under the G.I.G., it’ll be the other way around,” Garcia said. “These are the plans, nothing confirmed yet. I hope [they] don’t find [a new location] too soon, because I really want to rest.”
As the new owner, Lange is considering tearing down the wall dividing Saluté and G.I.G., but haven’t exactly decided what to do next. He will likely be a partner in the new business. He denied the disappearance of Saluté is in any way related to an effort on his part to help business at the Limelight, which is located across the street.
“It’s not at all about that,” Lange said. “I see [trying to continue Saluté] as trying to redo Taco Land and name it Taco Land. You could never live up to the legend or reputation. No matter what you do, you’ll never do it right and you’ll always end up getting criticized for it.” When I mentioned that Taco Land will probably be re-opened as “Taco Land something,” Lange didn’t miss a beat.
“I think they’re making a mistake, but that’s not my call.”
The building, located at the heart of the N St Mary’s strip between E Craig and E Russell Place, is also home for two other businesses: Homebrew Supply SA (which was given another one-year lease) and Rainbow Spirits, which will remain at the property on a month-to-month basis. Lange said he’s been talking with a bicycle shop about occupying the vacant space adjacent to Homebrew Supply SA.
“I want to have a lively strip,” Lange said. “A place where you can eat, have a drink, and maybe see a show, without having to drive to different places to do that. I don’t know if [there will be] live music or DJ, but it will not be primarily a live music venue.” In any case, he added, Saluté “is kind of small and really, really loud.”
The transition was far from smooth. Domínguez found out about the sale of the building through a third party weeks after the transaction, and at first neither her or Garcia knew who the new owner was or who to pay rent to. Lange collected the May rent in person during the day, at a time G.I.G. and Saluté are closed.
“All of the tenants at 2800 N St. Mary’s are being left in the dark about new owner’s intention,” wrote Garcia on the G.I.G.’s Facebook page on May 2. “I have had zero contact with new owner(s) and the others not much more. Not even sure where or who to pay rent to … If rumor of the businesses being exterminated from the property and a ‘megabar’ opening is true, I’ll get to have my vacation!”
Lange says Garcia refused an offer for a new lease.
“I told him he was welcome to continue but he said he’ll shut down at the end of May,” Lange said on Wednesday afternoon. On Wednesday night, Garcia said that had been not the case.
“He didn’t give me no extension,” said Garcia. “All he said [on the phone] was, ‘Hi, I’m Casey, you got my rent?’ But he didn’t have to [offer a new lease] because he knew I was bailing out [after reading G.I.G.'s FB postings].” As Garcia was describing upcoming plans with Trey’s House, Lange walked up. After the two men talked for a few minutes, Lange left and Garcia didn’t want to be on the record any longer.
“I bought [the building] as a real estate investment,” Lange said. “I didn’t come into this trying to shut them down or anything.”
In just four years, and in spite of financial crisis and often poor attendance, the G.I.G. established a solid personality and it will surely be missed. But the loss of Saluté is a terrible blow not only for conjunto music but for the local music scene as well.
“For me and Esteban [Jordan] it was an orgullo to continue la música,” Domínguez said. “There was a lot of pride in what we did.”
In the last few months, Domínguez had been trying to get someone else take over the place.
“[Esteban Jordan] asked me to sell the business as soon as I could in order to regain my health,” Domínguez said. “I had someone else coming over and buying me out to take over Saluté, but when the building got sold that changed our plans.”
One of those interested in taking over the space was Daniel Delgado, owner of Hi-Tones, and a Saluté customer since he first visited the place with Manny Castillo, the late founder of San Anto Cultural Arts.
“My brother and I came very close to trying to take over Saluté, but then found the location we are at now,” Daniel García told the Current in an email. “Then a couple months ago I became interested again in seeing how I could somehow still have a chance to get Saluté and keep it the same … [That] second time around … we knew the building was for sale [and it] played a part in [the decision not to take over], but there was still that thought of what would happen if it did get sold.”
“Azeneth [Domínguez] and I came to a friendly understanding on how this is going to wind down,” Lange said after finally meeting with Domínguez on Wednesday. “There’s no bad blood between us.”
“This is business, that’s fine,” said Dominguez after meeting with Lange. “It’s not him, it’s me. I just can’t go on. All I’m focusing now is in having great shows in June and July. I want it to be una despedida bonita [a nice, pretty farewell].” — Enrique Lopetegui
May 13, 2012
For Immediate Release
Oklahoma Metal Band Dischordia Returns To San Antonio, Playing Nightrocker Live
Metal Monday June 11th
Since the release of the band's debut EP, Creator, Destroyer in late 2011, Oklahoma City's rising star death metal act Dischordia has been virtually unstoppable. Critical acclaim and independent radio coverage for the EP has been strong, and word of the band's live presence is perking up the ears of metalheads all over Oklahoma and the surrounding states.
On June 11th, Dischordia will be bringing their unique brand of progressive death metal back to San Antonio, at Nightrocker Live.
June 11, 2012 - San Antonio, TX - Nightrocker Live
San Pedro AvenueSan Antonio, Texas
The title track from the Creator, Destroyer EP can be streamed here:
...and more of Dischordia's music can be heard and downloaded for free here:
Curious fans are encouraged to visit the band on Facebook and take part in their growing community:
Praise for Dischordia’s Creator, Destroyer:
9/10, Death Metal Baboon: “(...) I discovered what kind of gem this is.”
We Love Metal: “The band really brought their A-game to this album (...)”
Unhallowed Nation: “(...) experience the brilliance that encompasses Creator, Destroyer.”
May 11, 2012
May 7, 2012
May 6, 2012
ECHALE! LATINO MUSIC ESTYLES SPRING SERIES WRAPS
WITH CHICO TRUJILLO, ANA TIJOUX AND BOMBASTA
WHAT: Chico Trujillo and Ana Tijoux as the final performance in the Echale! spring series. Chile based Chico Trujillo has evolved in to one of the most popular bands in South America, blending a sound of classic cumbia and boleros with a hint of gypsy Balkan horns and a tinge of reggae. French-Chilean artist Ana Tijoux, has a unique sound that mixes hip-hop with mainstream Latin pop. Her newest release, La Bala, quickly topped the charts of iTunes Latino and is already being mentioned on best lists of 2012.
WHERE: Pearl Amphittheater
200 E. Grayson St.
San Antonio, TX 78215
WHEN: Friday, May 11, 2012
ABOUT PEARL BREWERY:
Pearl, located north of downtown San Antonio, provides a unique experience as a top culinary and cultural destination. The mixed-use space features retail, dining, picturesque green spaces and paseos, a riverside amphitheater, educational institutions such as the Aveda Institute and the third campus of the Culinary Institute of America. As a former brewery operating from 1883 to 2001, Pearl reflects a vivid past while embracing the future with LEED-certified complexes mixed with historic architecture.
The 22-acre Pearl site is home to the Culinary Institute of America, San Antonio and Aveda Institute San Antonio and the year-round Pearl Farmers Market. Pearl restaurants include Il Sogno Italian Osteria and the Sandbar Fish House and Market, both by CIA graduate and James Beard Award-nominated chef Andrew Weissman, and La Gloria Ice House by CIA graduate chef Johnny Hernandez. Pearl is also known for the Melissa Guerra Latin American kitchen store, the Twig book shop, Adelante Boutique, Run Wild Sports, The Synergy Studio and Bike World. The Center for Architecture houses the AIA San Antonio and the Architecture Foundation of San Antonio. Office tenants at Pearl include the San Antonio Hispanic Chamber, the Nature Conservancy, the CE Group, WestEast Design Group and other creative firms. Event space includes the Pearl Stable, the Pearl Studio and the newly completed Pearl Park, a community gathering space which includes amphitheater seating overlooking a stage alongside the San Antonio River Walk. For more information go to atpearl.com.