5 West Side Ways to Experience Conjunto
Music is an integral part of the makeup of San Antonio, but if you peel off all the city’s sound layers (rock, hip-hop, metal, country, Tejano, Americana...
Phil Anselmo on His Top Bands
Superjoint Ritual. “All the intentions were really good, but I wasn’t in the best frame of mind as a person. Certain band members, I think, took advantage of...
Mala Rodriguez: 'Bruja'
It’s here, finally. Bruja (Spanish for “witch” or “sorceress”) is the fifth studio album from the Spanish-language world’s top female rapper, and her most...
‘Mandela’ Biopic a Manual on How to Lead
Watching the press screening of Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (based on the 1995 autobiography by the South African leader) the morning after his December 5...
Bombasta Celebrates 10 Album-less Years
It’s hard to keep a band together, especially if it’s a nine-piece combo. Without an album, the task is next to impossible. Unless, of course, the name of...
5 Must-have Augie Meyers Moments
Ask five Augie fans for their favorite Augie Meyers album, and they’ll give you five different answers. These are my choices, all easily found online or in...
Steve Vai: The Complete Current Q & A
Legendary guitarist Steve Vai will perform at Backstage Live on Wednesday, November 20. He spoke with the Current on the phone from his home...
Pezzner Brings His Smart EDM to SA
“The dance music community in San Antonio typically goes in a couple different directions: there’s the more soul/house sound, the jack-and-house...
Cumbia: How Colombia made Selena a star
When I heard someone on NPR say cumbia was “the musical backbone of Latin America,” I almost crashed my car into a light post. “You wish!” I thought...
DJ Tone Wins Again as Best Club DJ
In a back-to-back display of pure awesomeness, and a confirmation of the fact that the DJs get more votes than any category, DJ Tone crowned a fantastic...
Music Awards Showcase: The Guadalupe
For the Current’s first-ever event organized in conjunction with the historic Teatro Guadalupe, three young but well-established bands and a 24-year-old...
Gratis! Best Of The Fest's Free Events
If you have time and energy to spend, go to the Convention Center (200 E Market) Saturday and Sunday and enjoy a super kid-friendly atmosphere with a...
People en Español: Festival at Night
Sat Aug 31-Sun Sept 1
Illusions Theater at the Alamodome
6:30pm: Maite Perroni
7pm: Bobby Pulido
8pm: Jencarlos Canela
9pm: Gloria Estefan
10:30pm: Alejandro Fernández
Melina Narezo Reinvents Herself and Wins
“To give you all my love is all I want,” sings Melina Narezo on “Anything You Want,” included in her impressive debut, Melina. She didn’t just give us love...
Sexto Sol's Sam Villela Flies on His Own
Don’t panic: while Sexto Sol continues to do occasional recordings and live shows (the last was August 3 at Luna), singer/keyboardist Sam Villela has been...
Molotov Cocktail Party at the Korova
“Don’t call me gringo, you fuckin’ beaner/Stay on your side of that goddamn river/Don’t call me gringo, you beaner /No me digas beaner, Mr. Puñetero...
Almodovar's Latest, a Near Miss
Pedro Almodóvar’s “return” to straight-ahead comedy (all his movies, to different degrees, are comedies at heart) brought me back to something he...
Marc Anthony: '3.0'
In 1993, a Nuyorican kid named Marc Anthony came out of nowhere and released Otra Nota, a superb salsa album produced by the renowned producer Sergio George...
Three Underrated Almodóvar Gems
Unlike his breakthrough, Oscar-nominated Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (which put him on the international map in 1988) and the acclaimed All About...
Mrs. Howl: 'Dance Inertia'
Mrs. Howl came and went like a comet. In just two years in SA, they became one of the strongest and more active local acts...
'Dirty Wars' shows what Obama won't
Here’s a movie both Obama-hating Republicans and disappointed progressives can enjoy: Richard Rowley’s powerful, deeply disturbing Dirty Wars...
Kemosabe wasn't such a bad guy after all
The cheesiness, the Native American put downs, the rewriting of history in regards to what really happened to the Native Americans here… Forget about all that...