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

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

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The Bad Plus Continues to Evolve on ‘Inevitable Western’

Music For over 14 years and 12 albums, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King have redefined the expectations of the jazz trio. Their... By Anthony Dean-Harris | 9/24/2014
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A Guide to the 2014 San Antonio Music Awards Showcases

Music In preparation for the 2014 San Antonio Music Awards announced in next week’s issue, the Current and SATX Music have staged an ambitious and badass... By Matt Stieb | 9/24/2014
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Modern Roots at the First Moonamp Music Festival

Music This Saturday at the Sunken Garden Theater, you can usher in the fall feels with a rousing round of roots rock, alt-country and Americana-leaning performances... By James Courtney | 9/24/2014
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Sheets of Sound: Santana at the Tobin

Music A self-serving guitar solo is the near equivalent of musical masturbation, requested only by that drunk guy at the bar who also asked three times... By Alejandra Ramirez | 9/24/2014
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The Bad Plus Continues to Evolve on ‘Inevitable Western’

The Bad Plus Continues to Evolve on ‘Inevitable Western’

Music: For over 14 years and 12 albums, pianist Ethan Iverson, bassist Reid Anderson and drummer Dave King have redefined the expectations of the jazz trio. Their... By Anthony Dean-Harris 9/24/2014
A Guide to the 2014 San Antonio Music Awards Showcases

A Guide to the 2014 San Antonio Music Awards Showcases

Music: In preparation for the 2014 San Antonio Music Awards announced in next week’s issue, the Current and SATX Music have staged an ambitious and badass... By Matt Stieb 9/24/2014
Modern Roots at the First Moonamp Music Festival

Modern Roots at the First Moonamp Music Festival

Music: This Saturday at the Sunken Garden Theater, you can usher in the fall feels with a rousing round of roots rock, alt-country and Americana-leaning performances... By James Courtney 9/24/2014
Sheets of Sound: Santana at the Tobin

Sheets of Sound: Santana at the Tobin

Music: A self-serving guitar solo is the near equivalent of musical masturbation, requested only by that drunk guy at the bar who also asked three times... By Alejandra Ramirez 9/24/2014
The Permanent Gangsta Status of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

The Permanent Gangsta Status of Mobb Deep’s Prodigy

Music: Prodigy, better known to ’90s rap aficionados as the prodigious half of Queensbridge duo Mobb Deep, has made a successful career operating on... By James Courtney 9/17/2014
Our Picks for the 31st Annual Jazz’SAlive

Our Picks for the 31st Annual Jazz’SAlive

Music: Eddie Palmieri: 9:30pm Saturday. Jazz’SAlive has traditionally made sure to clear at least one headlining space for Latin jazz... By J.D. Swerzenski 9/17/2014
Loudon Wainwright Hasn’t Got the Blues (Yet)

Loudon Wainwright Hasn’t Got the Blues (Yet)

Music: Emerging with his eponymous debut in 1970, singer/songwriter Loudon Wainwright III found himself lumped along with fellow post-Dylan folk-revivalists Leonard Cohen, Cat Stevens and Randy Newman. But where those contemporaries relied on abstract imagery or p By J.D. Swerzenski 9/17/2014
Austin Punk Outfit Total Abuse is Looking For Love

Austin Punk Outfit Total Abuse is Looking For Love

Music: Austin’s Total Abuse is a band at odds with itself, tearing at its contradictions and anxieties to a mean and fruitful end... By Matt Stieb 9/17/2014
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