Trending
MOST READ
SAPD Issues Thousands of Tickets for Homelessness

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
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
A Closer Look: The ins and outs of a few important races

A Closer Look: The ins and outs of a few important races

News: For more than a year now gubernatorial candidates Wendy Davis and Greg Abbott have dominated airwaves and secured way... By Mark Reagan 10/22/2014
‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

‘Walking the Camino’ Explores a Treacherous Trek Through Spain

Screens: In the Middle Ages, pilgrims walked the 500-mile El Camino de Santiago de Compostela as a pilgrimage to the tomb of Apostle St. James. It was an... By Stephen James Ross 10/22/2014
Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA

Failure Is Not an Option: George Lopez returns to SA

Arts & Culture: It is evident comedian George Lopez is still a little sensitive about the on-again, off-again relationship he’s had with television. Whatever the... By Kiko Martínez 10/22/2014
Calendar

Search hundreds of restaurants in our database.

Search hundreds of clubs in our database.

Follow us on Instagram @sacurrent

Print Email

The Sound & the Fury

Tsunami of sound hits SA this week

Photo: , License: N/A


It's hard to keep up with so many local bands releasing new (and good) albums. This week you can't miss The Rafiki Project's CD release party for Greener Grasses (8pm, Feb 4 at Jack's, 3030 Thousand Oaks, Ste 101), in a solid bill that includes Egshan, Achachay (Austin), and the Offbeats. The album is a groovy dub-reggae collection that should be terrific live.

The problem is: that same night We Leave at Midnight presents their own eponymous CD with a show at Limelight (2718 N St. Mary's), and that album is also a must. I hear We Leave at Midnight is the last on the bill, so theoretically you could go to Jack's and then go to Limelight, but there's another problem; three, actually: Education, Cartographers, and Chris Maddin are sharing the bill at Limelight. So what to do? I'll leave it up to you guys. But these sorts of problems are welcome. I'd rather take too much than too little, anytime.

Then you have two events on Monday, February 6: the hip-hop Red Bull Skooled Tour stops in San Antonio 9 p.m. at On The Half Shell (202 Navarro) and features A.Dd+ (Dallas), the Niceguys (Houston), Worldwide (San Antonio), Kydd Jones (Austin), and DJ Sober (Dallas), with DJ Michael 5000 Watts headlining the event (more info at redbullusa.com).

Also on Monday: the No Idea Fest ($10, 8pm, SMART Art Project Space, 1906 S Flores) "aspires to connect creative musicians, providing the space and time where artistic process can flourish, leading towards new areas and approaches in the music," according to the festival's website. It is a unique traveling festival mixing music (from electronica to avant garde), film, dance, and percussion. The SA lineup includes Italian-born, New York resident Gill Arnò (a sound/visual artist and performer), Korean Bonnie Jones (writer, improvising electronica musician, and performer), Jason Lescalleet (a sound artist from Maine), Bhob Rainey (sax player from New Orleans and a member of Nmperign, which mixes electronica, environmental sounds, and free improvisation), Greg Kelley (Boston avant garde/experimental trumpet player), Chris Cogburn (Austin percussionist and the festival's curator since 2003), Bryan Eubanks (electronic musician from Pasco, Wash.), and Vic Rawlings (amplified cello player from Boston). Given the fact that San Antonio is systematically skipped when it comes to most cool, significant touring events, the least we could do is show up for this one. Find more info on noideafestival.com.

We welcome user discussion on our site, under the following guidelines:

To comment you must first create a profile and sign-in with a verified DISQUS account or social network ID. Sign up here.

Comments in violation of the rules will be denied, and repeat violators will be banned. Please help police the community by flagging offensive comments for our moderators to review. By posting a comment, you agree to our full terms and conditions. Click here to read terms and conditions.
comments powered by Disqus