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Best of SA 2013: 4/24/2013
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
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 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
A Look Back at SA\'s Homebrew History

A Look Back at SA's Homebrew History

The Beer Issue: Homebrewing is a foundational American virtue. Not just Sam Adams smiling back from the bottle that bears his name—virtually all the... By Lance Higdon 10/15/2014

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Arizona’s Destruction Unit

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Destruction Unit’s Ryan Rousseau, taking the headset mic to new aural and oral frontiers

Their first release of 2013, Void, is a noisy but straight-ahead rock record, like the Black Angels on crank. But their second go in 2013, Deep Trip, hones in on the band’s live experience, nine tracks of ungodly psych-punk with names like “Slow Death Songs,” “The Church of Jesus Christ” and “The World on Drugs.”

The “desert” descriptor gets tossed around a lot here in San Antonio to describe Alamo City duo Lonely Horse. The band’s done it, I’ve heard it at the bar and lord knows we’ve dropped it in some Current ink. But where the SA outfit vibes on the spiritual trips and self-discovery of Texas’ Chihuahuan plateau, Destruction Unit reflects the violence and white heat of Arizona’s Sonoran. When the “desert” lends itself to Destruction Unit, it’s Fata Morganas with bad intentions, running out of gas on I-8 and house shows in 120-degree heat.

Though they don’t conform to much more than their artistic drive, the Destruction Unit members operate under the loose confines of chaos theory, where turbulence and feedback reign. As the drums and bass try to keep it all together, the guitarists and noisemakers take the song’s initial conditions and jettison out into new and noisy space.

Destruction Unit feat. Burnt Skull, Cannibal Bitch, Fruit Punch and DJ Smoak

8pm Mon, June 2
Silkwörm Gallery
1906 S Flores
(210) 607-1322

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