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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
New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Op-Ed: Don’t deny Ivy Taylor’s chance to ‘evolve’

Op-Ed: Don’t deny Ivy Taylor’s chance to ‘evolve’

News: The San Antonio City Council may gain a major accomplishment in the city’s already progressive history in race relations. When Julian Castro announced his... By Frederick Williams 7/2/2014

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Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Things to Do: Kid-friendly

Free Guide: It’s almost summer, which means that your government-subsidized free daycare (aka public school) goes on hiatus thanks to an archaic allegiance to a rural agriculture economic system that hasn’t been in play for decades. What to do with the wee ones whining 5/21/2014
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New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb | 7/22/2014
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Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet | 7/16/2014
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Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Music Over the past six years Kevin Gilyard, better known by his rap name Kevin Gates, has fought successfully, with smarts and bravado, to carve his name... By James Courtney | 7/16/2014
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SA’s Hard Bop Project brings the music of Art Blakey to Artpace

Music Indulge me for a moment, and imagine the jazz snob: turtleneck, horn-rimmed specs, that goddamned snapping and a nasally tone of condescension for anything... By Matt Stieb | 7/16/2014
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New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

New Sensation: SA’s Austin Mahone and teen pop superstardom

Music: Like the bulk of Austin Mahone’s Instagram account, this one’s a selfie. In a white tank top, hair coifed up real big, Mahone arranges his facial... By Matt Stieb 7/22/2014
Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Lonely Horse and Hawks (of Holy Rosary) Gain National Traction, Islands & Tigers’ Release Fourth EP

Music: After electioneering enough votes to enter into a qualifying battle of the bands, last week SA duo Lonely Horse won the... By Matt Stieb and Shannon Sweet 7/16/2014
Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Why Baton Rouge Rapper Kevin Gates Could Be the Next Rap Superstar

Music: Over the past six years Kevin Gilyard, better known by his rap name Kevin Gates, has fought successfully, with smarts and bravado, to carve his name... By James Courtney 7/16/2014
SA’s Hard Bop Project brings the music of Art Blakey to Artpace

SA’s Hard Bop Project brings the music of Art Blakey to Artpace

Music: Indulge me for a moment, and imagine the jazz snob: turtleneck, horn-rimmed specs, that goddamned snapping and a nasally tone of condescension for anything... By Matt Stieb 7/16/2014
Guitarist Chris Schlarb Recharges Santería-style with ‘Making the Saint’

Guitarist Chris Schlarb Recharges Santería-style with ‘Making the Saint’

Music: The mental process of writing and recording an album is sort of like trying to finish a long, elaborate project while cruising the internet. Brief spouts... By Matt Stieb 7/9/2014
Redeeming Mother Monster vs. Arrested Development: The pros and cons of Lady Gaga

Redeeming Mother Monster vs. Arrested Development: The pros and cons of Lady Gaga

Music: “The Doors? Jim Morrison? He’s a drunken buffoon posing as a poet. Give me The Guess Who. They got the courage to be drunken buffoons... By Matt Stieb and Bryan Rindfuss 7/9/2014
SA trio Crown’s Raw Blues Rock Power on Debut Album

SA trio Crown’s Raw Blues Rock Power on Debut Album

Music: In the oversaturated market of blues rock, a band really has to believe in their tunes to stand above the crowd. Cream, the Black Keys... By Matt Stieb 7/9/2014
Nashville’s Brandy Clark explores the low life on ‘12 Stories’

Nashville’s Brandy Clark explores the low life on ‘12 Stories’

Music: There’s a new girl’s club in Nashville writing with a refreshing, honest and provocative no-holds-barred agenda about trailer park life: gold-diggers, pill-popping... By Brenda Matamoros 7/2/2014
Damon McMahon Sheds Self on Amen Dunes’ \'Love\'

Damon McMahon Sheds Self on Amen Dunes’ 'Love'

Music: “The best way I can describe Love is as a cowboy worship record,” says Damon McMahon, explaining his newest output as Amen Dunes. “Literally, in, like... By Matt Stieb 7/2/2014
Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Reclaim Skynyrd’s Sound

Lee Bains III & the Glory Fires Reclaim Skynyrd’s Sound

Music: Lee Bains’ southern-fried garage-country is like a legendary burger shack way off in the sticks. Part of what makes it amazing is how the grill’s been seasoned... By Chris Parker 6/25/2014
Live and Local: Black and Brown Sounds at UTSA

Live and Local: Black and Brown Sounds at UTSA

Music: “You have to educate yourself about the culture before you can make art about the culture,” said Easy Lee of Third Root toward the end of the... By Matt Stieb 6/25/2014
Saytown Beatdown: Original G\'s and Timeless \'Transitions\'

Saytown Beatdown: Original G's and Timeless 'Transitions'

Music: The June edition of Saytown Beatdown looks at a pair of visiting legends, an exciting residency for local talent and a gem of an album from some of the... By James Courtney 6/18/2014