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Beaches Be Trippin\': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Beaches Be Trippin': Five Texas Coast Spots Worth the Drive

Arts & Culture: Let’s face it, most of us Lone Stars view the Texas coast as a poor man’s Waikiki. Hell, maybe just a poor man’s Panama Beach — only to be used... By Callie Enlow 7/10/2013
Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Chris Pérez, Selena’s Husband, Faces His Past and Looks Forward, Musically

Music: Chris Pérez never saw it coming. “All I ever wanted to do was play guitar,” he told the Current. “I never thought I’d be the subject of an interview... By Enrique Lopetegui 8/28/2013
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Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Chris Perez, husband of slain Tejana icon Selena, tells of romance, suffering

Arts & Culture: In one of the final chapters of his book To Selena, With Love (out March 6), Selena's widower Chris Perez mentions that Abraham Quintanilla, his former father-in-law, once... By Enrique Lopetegui 3/7/2012
B4 84: Lone Star legend Joe Ely’s computer rock ‘n’ roll

B4 84: Lone Star legend Joe Ely’s computer rock ‘n’ roll

Music: With an adjunct gig singing backup for The Clash and his tenure with Los Super Seven, cowboy rock ‘n’ roller Joe Ely already has an unrivaled résumé... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
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Is Wu-Tang’s GZA a Genuine Genius?

Music As any Kanye interview from the past few years can attest, rappers calling themselves geniuses aren’t a unique breed. However, only one emcee... By J.D. Swerzenski | 9/10/2014
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The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

Music Ah, the homegrown heroes. Emerging from South Texas, tejano and conjunto often get jumbled into the same category, so we’ll break them down first... By Matt Stieb | 9/10/2014
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Squeezebox City: the 13th International Accordion Festival

Music On its own merit, the accordion is a curious combination of sound creation: the platypus, the Frankenstein monster of musical instruments. On its right... By Matt Stieb | 9/10/2014
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Queen of the Accordion: the criminally overlooked Eva Ybarra

Music Simply put, Eva Ybarra is a masterful and criminally overlooked accordion player, composing many pieces while others are content to... By D.T. Buffkin | 9/10/2014
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Is Wu-Tang’s GZA a Genuine Genius?

Is Wu-Tang’s GZA a Genuine Genius?

Music: As any Kanye interview from the past few years can attest, rappers calling themselves geniuses aren’t a unique breed. However, only one emcee... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/10/2014
The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

The Styles of Squeeze: a guide to the International Accordion Festival

Music: Ah, the homegrown heroes. Emerging from South Texas, tejano and conjunto often get jumbled into the same category, so we’ll break them down first... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Squeezebox City: the 13th International Accordion Festival

Squeezebox City: the 13th International Accordion Festival

Music: On its own merit, the accordion is a curious combination of sound creation: the platypus, the Frankenstein monster of musical instruments. On its right... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Queen of the Accordion: the criminally overlooked Eva Ybarra

Queen of the Accordion: the criminally overlooked Eva Ybarra

Music: Simply put, Eva Ybarra is a masterful and criminally overlooked accordion player, composing many pieces while others are content to... By D.T. Buffkin 9/10/2014
B4 84: Lone Star legend Joe Ely’s computer rock ‘n’ roll

B4 84: Lone Star legend Joe Ely’s computer rock ‘n’ roll

Music: With an adjunct gig singing backup for The Clash and his tenure with Los Super Seven, cowboy rock ‘n’ roller Joe Ely already has an unrivaled résumé... By Matt Stieb 9/10/2014
Real Riffs Only: A Marnie Stern prep guide

Real Riffs Only: A Marnie Stern prep guide

Music: A five-foot-tall, pixie-voiced girl who shreds like Eddie Van Halen, Marnie Stern had all the makings of a novelty when she debuted in 2007. But it didn’t... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/3/2014
Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Girl in a Coma’s Nina Diaz Inaugurates Tobin Center’s River Walk Plaza

Music: With her lifetime’s work rooted in the SA trio Girl in a Coma, 2014 marked the year for singer Nina Diaz to branch out on her own thing. In the practice... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
The Return of the San Antonio Record Show

The Return of the San Antonio Record Show

Music: For Alamo City audiophiles and pop culture collectors, this is joyous news: For the first time in some time, San Antonio will host a record show this... By Matt Stieb 9/3/2014
Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Inaugural Float Fest Offers Bun B, STRFKR, Grouplove and Day-drinking

Music: This weekend will bring the inaugural Float Fest, a semi-novel marriage of music festival, tubing and camping, all bound together by the glue of... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/27/2014
Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Oaxaca’s Lila Downs Bends Gender, Politics and World Music

Music: Swaying side to side with a child in his arms, Texas Rep. Mike Villarreal nodded politely in my direction before returning his captive attention to the... By Jade Esteban Estrada 8/27/2014
Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Watered-down Mad Decent Block Party hits WhiteWater Amphitheater

Music: Deep into his brilliant six-part essay “How Hip-hop Failed Black America,” Roots maestro Ahmir Khalib “Questlove” Thompson dropped... By Matt Stieb 8/27/2014
Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Hip-hop’s Clown Prince Biz Markie Has Got What We Need

Music: Unfortunately, rapper and beatboxer Biz Markie’s pop culture headstone will highlight just one track: “Just A Friend,” a karaoke mainstay that... By J.D. Swerzenski 8/20/2014
SA R&B crooner Eddie B. returns with new EP ‘Melodies for a Goddess’

SA R&B crooner Eddie B. returns with new EP ‘Melodies for a Goddess’

Music: For San Antonio R&B virtuoso Eddie Brickerson (better known as Eddie B.), failure is not an option. In fact, his last solo project, F.I.N.A.O., a 2007 mixtape... By M. Solis 8/20/2014
SA Sound: Pop Pistol Remixes and Mount Sherpa Psych-outs

SA Sound: Pop Pistol Remixes and Mount Sherpa Psych-outs

Music: Listen loud and carry good headphones: Mount Sherpa’s Tabor’s Head “I really do recommend you listen to this at around 85-90 percent volume through... By Matt Stieb 8/20/2014