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SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

News: Data and records obtained by the Current show that between January 1, 2013, and early October of this year the San Antonio... By Alexa Garcia-Ditta and Elaine Wolff 10/22/2014
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
Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Alamo Ice House Brings Hill Country to Downtown

Food & Drink: There was a special kind of draw at Alamo Ice House on a recent Tuesday evening. A handful of weeks after opening its... By Jessica Elizarraras 10/22/2014
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
6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA

6 Sinfully Good Grilled Cheese Sandwiches in SA

Food & Drink: Cheesy Jane’s. Multiple locations, cheesyjanes.com. If the name is any indicator, this San Antonio staple doesn’t mess around when it comes to... By Tommie Ethington 10/22/2014
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The Otherworldly Appeal of Pure X’s ‘Angel’

Music Before we treat the music of Pure X’s third LP Angel, let’s take a moment to appreciate the airbrushed brilliance of its album art. On a... By Matt Stieb | 10/22/2014
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The Infinite Blues of Woodstock Alums Canned Heat

Music Thirty-two bands played the original Woodstock back in 1969. Of those 32, two are still at it today. And if you discount Santana on the grounds that he’s really more a guy than a band at this point, well, that just leaves Canned Heat. Half a century is a By J.D. Swerzenski | 10/22/2014
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Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville

Music Though she was born in 1988 and released her first recordings at the age of 14, Texas native Kacey Musgraves has always... By James Courtney | 10/22/2014
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Symphony Performs Score to Synchronized ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Music For one weekend only, the nerd-gasmic Star Wars versus Star Trek debate will reach a Trekkie verdict, as determined by the San Antonio Symphony. Returning... By Matt Stieb | 10/15/2014
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The Otherworldly Appeal of Pure X’s ‘Angel’

The Otherworldly Appeal of Pure X’s ‘Angel’

Music: Before we treat the music of Pure X’s third LP Angel, let’s take a moment to appreciate the airbrushed brilliance of its album art. On a... By Matt Stieb 10/22/2014
The Infinite Blues of Woodstock Alums Canned Heat

The Infinite Blues of Woodstock Alums Canned Heat

Music: Thirty-two bands played the original Woodstock back in 1969. Of those 32, two are still at it today. And if you discount Santana on the grounds that he’s really more a guy than a band at this point, well, that just leaves Canned Heat. Half a century is a By J.D. Swerzenski 10/22/2014
Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville

Step Off: How Kacey Musgraves won Nashville

Music: Though she was born in 1988 and released her first recordings at the age of 14, Texas native Kacey Musgraves has always... By James Courtney 10/22/2014
Symphony Performs Score to Synchronized ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Symphony Performs Score to Synchronized ‘Star Trek Into Darkness’

Music: For one weekend only, the nerd-gasmic Star Wars versus Star Trek debate will reach a Trekkie verdict, as determined by the San Antonio Symphony. Returning... By Matt Stieb 10/15/2014
Chicano Batman Protests Vanilla Festival Circuit

Chicano Batman Protests Vanilla Festival Circuit

Music: Recognized in LA as the Chicano Bruce Wayne of the city’s psych scene, Chicano Batman frontman Bardo Martinez is all about attention to detail... By M. Solis 10/15/2014
Island of Misfit Noise: SKN KVR and Castle Numbskull

Island of Misfit Noise: SKN KVR and Castle Numbskull

Music: Castle Numbskull’s ceiling fans spin on overtime as Jacob of SKN KVR (pronounced skin carver) sets up the assorted junk, contact mics and distortion... By Matt Stieb 10/15/2014
Wild Party Throws Long-awaited Bash for ‘Phantom Pop’

Wild Party Throws Long-awaited Bash for ‘Phantom Pop’

Music: Wild Party’s bag of melodic tricks is Santa-huge. Loaded with vocal licks and memory worm hooks, the parcel must bulge out of the... By Matt Stieb 10/8/2014
Take Five: The artists who define jazz singer Dianne Reeves

Take Five: The artists who define jazz singer Dianne Reeves

Music: With regards to Cassandra Wilson and Norah Jones, no one has made as strong a case as the preeminent jazz diva of the modern jazz era... By J.D. Swerzenski 10/8/2014
Better Daughter: The progression of Jenny Lewis

Better Daughter: The progression of Jenny Lewis

Music: Jenny Lewis was 23 years old when her influential indie rock group Rilo Kiley released their first EP in ’99, the quirky and uneven, but... By James Courtney 10/8/2014
Texas Is Funny label drops new EPs from Vetter Kids and Ex-Breathers

Texas Is Funny label drops new EPs from Vetter Kids and Ex-Breathers

Music: With nods from Daytrotter, Pitchfork, Consequence of Sound, Brooklyn Vegan and other music nerd sites, Texas Is Funny has had a bitchin’ summer on... By Matt Stieb 10/8/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014: J. Ryan

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: J. Ryan

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Though he’s from the crawling ’burbs of Stone Oak, J. Ryan hasn’t been spending too much time around San Antonio these... By Matt Stieb 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: The Bolos

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: The Bolos

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: San Antonio garage act the Bolos plays a fuzz-enthused twang-infused brand of boozy blues that really crackles and cooks. With strong... By James Courtney 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Femina-X

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Femina-X

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: What does a band that claims Aphex Twin, Erykah Badu, mariachi singer Vicente Fernández and Buffy the Vampire Slayer as... By J.D. Swerzenski 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Lonely Horse

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Lonely Horse

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: When the Lonely duo of guitarist Nick Long and drummer Travis Hild employs the ‘desert’ descriptor on their first EP, My Desert Son, it’s referring... By Matt Stieb 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Milli Mars

San Antonio Music Awards 2014 Current’s Choice: Milli Mars

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: “Milli Mars: a metaphor for change,” explains the SA rapper. “Mars, space, wanting to get away totally. I love Greek mythology, and Mars is the... By Matt Stieb 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014: BLK Sheep Music Group

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: BLK Sheep Music Group

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: With Positive 4 Opiates Vol. 2, the Texas-toasted, syrup-for-breakfast rapper South Sil won the nod for Best Hip-hop Artist last year. By Matt Stieb 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Grupo Texas Heat

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Grupo Texas Heat

Music: Well, if Grupo Texas Heat was underrated, those days are in the rearview. By Matt Stieb 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Tides

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Tides

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: As far as best new artist winners go, Tides. feels like an unassuming choice. The band name, wisely shortened from Spirit Tides... By J.D. Swerzenski 10/1/2014
San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Video

San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Video

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Album

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Song

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Indie Rock Band

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best New Artist

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Most Underrated Artist

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Latin Alternative Band

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Hard Rock/Metal Band

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Hardcore Band

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Tejano/Conjunto Act

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Blues Artist

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Jazz Band

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Latin Jazz Band

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best EDM/Electronic producer

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San Antonio Music Awards 2014: Best Club DJ

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