with Special Guest Nic Armstrong

Aug 30

Aug 30

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$40

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---British singer-songwriter Bobby Long emerged from London’s club scene with a
reputation for creating memorable songs inhabited by hauntingly poetic lyrics. Since
relocating to New York, he has released two CDs of powerful original material: the
first—A Winter Tale (2011)—an homage to his acoustic roots, while the second—
Wishbone (2013)—bears a grittier sound that showcases his sorrow-filled voice and his
stellar guitar playing.
Ode to Thinking, his third full album, marries his varied musical influences, resulting in
a strong collection of compelling new songs. Recorded in Austin, Texas, it was
supported by a highly successful PledgeMusic campaign and is set for release by
Nashville-based Compass Records in August, 2015.

Aug 31

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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The Swingsters is a Swing/Western Swing Band from Austin Tx Featuring Dan Walton, piano; Jamey Cummins, guitar; Austin Smith, violin; Brandan Ryan, bass

Sep 3

Doors open at 9:00 pm Starts at 10:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$40

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Les Hay Babies sont la régénération de leur culture acadienne ; elles nous font voyager avec leurs chansons parsemées des vieux mots et d’images actuelles. Les trois jeunes femmes, venant des trois coins du Nouveau-Brunswick, vous feront ressentir la familiarité et la chaleur de leurs petits coins de pays. Elles tissent la prose entre les cowboys et les indiens en n’utilisant qu'une guitare, un banjo, un ukulélé et leurs harmonies.

Sep 4

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW--- $15 at door


SKYROCKET! is perhaps the most wickedly original party band to emerge from any music scene, let alone a city like Austin where original music rules. Two things make SKYROCKET! stand out: 1) The players. All of them are recording artists in their own right. Maybe you've seen them before, on tour, on TV, or performing around Austin. 2) The songs. It all started when this handful of the city's most successful and well-loved songwriters discovered a common passion for '70s "solid-gold" music: Disco, glam rock, soft rock and soul one-hit wonders. One forgotten hit led to another, then the '70s led to the '80s, and the song list grew, cherry-picked for the ones most likely to get screams of sudden recognition from the audience. Calling themselves The K-TEL Hit Machine, They caught on quickly as one of the freshest, funnest dance bands around. By the end of 2005, they had even charmed city's impossible-to-charm music critics at the Austin Chronicle's holiday bash, and the band's popularity SKYROCKETed from there, hence the name change.

Sep 5

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$50

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FAME. The word means a lot of different things to a lot of different people. But to the ten members of The Nightowls, it means only one thing: soul. Located in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, FAME Studios achieved an almost mythical status in the 60's and 70's as the host of unforgettable sessions by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, The Staple Singers, Percy Sledge, Little Richard, The Allman Brothers, and countless others. It was the birthplace of the Muscle Shoals Sound and home to The Swampers, the unparalleled rhythm section that laid down the grooves for an incredible number of timeless classics and influenced a myriad more. For a southern soul band like The Nightowls, it was Mecca. "Most of us grew up on our parent's record collections, listening to classic soul and Motown," says Ryan Harkrider, who founded The Nightowls in Austin, Texas. "The music that came out of FAME has always been familiar to us and ingrained in who we are. Since day one, we called our trip to record there a pilgrimage."

Sep 6

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 7:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$40

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San Antonio indie-soul ensemble, fishermen, will perform for their highly anticipated first official EP release at Sam's Burger Joint on September 6 with some help from local heavy hitters, The Last Nighters and up-and-coming starlets, Octahedron.  Despite only releasing five songs to date, the group has managed to garner the respect and attention of the local and regional music community.  Blending contemporary indie aesthetic with classic soul and rock, fishermen boast both lofty and eclectic influences, drawing from timeless giants like Radiohead, Michael Jackson, Bruce Springsteen and Marvin Gaye.  They have been described as “Highly inventive and dreamy” by Hector Saldana of The San Antonio Express-News and were referred to as “one of SA’s best live sets” by Matthew Steib of the San Antonio Current.  The release will include the group’s dual EPs titled Future Wives and Smart Kids led by their two singles, “Fire Me Up” and “All My Love.”


 

Sep 7

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

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The Ortega Jazz Quartet is the largest band under the Ortega Jazz umbrella. This group is lead by Robert Ortega on vocals, Andrew Przybyla on piano, Mark Martinez on drums and Michael Kelly on trumpet.

with special guest Jamie Linn Wilson

Sep 8

Sep 8

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$80

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW--- $20 at DOOR


Growing up in the coffee houses of the Boston folk scene, Sean watched his parents playing songs written by Joni Mitchell, Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan, David Wilcox, Shawn Colvin, Harry Chapin, CSNY, James Taylor and others of the like. Unknown to himself or his parents, Sean was soaking it all in and locking it away somewhere inside. Now, an artist in his own right, Sean travels the states performing his own style of music that he describes as “Lyric Driven Roots Rock with Soul.” A live Sean McConnell show is truly a dynamic experience. One moment reckless rock, and the next an intimate acoustic pin drop moment. While most of his performances these days are backed by his four piece band, you can sometimes find him by himself on a stool with a guitar getting back to the basics. “In whatever case”, McConnell says, “It’s all about the song. That never changes. It always starts with an acoustic guitar and a notepad. The lyrics are the point. The story is central.” These days, Sean finds a lot of his time spent touring Texas where he has truly been adopted into the “Red Dirt” scene. He is a former winner of the “Emerging Artist” award from Lone Star Music Awards.

Sep 9

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $7-$30

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The O's


We started our group in the summer of 2008, and after having known each other through all of our other groups (Polyphonic Spree, Young Heart Attack, Slick 57, Rose County Fair, Hi-Fi Drowning, etc), it was an easy upstart and took no time jumping in head first. We both had songs that we felt needed to be played but no band to use as an outlet. Three months later, we entered the recording studio and recorded an EP which ended up being half of our first album “We Are The O’s” (2009 Idol Records). 


Radio Birds


To see and hear them now, you might never believe that a few short years ago Radio Birds had a completely different lineup, look, and sound. In early 2013, rising united from their earlier musical experiences, these four young men decided to take a risk and start completely over with a new name and sound. They quickly worked up a batch of new songs, and by that summer they had recorded a successful EP and had begun playing extensively, even winning the 2013 Masquerade Musicians Showcase in Atlanta, GA. Within a year of their rechristening, they were booked for The Rock Boat 2014 (and 15!), were featured in a major motion picture (Jason Momoa's Road to Paloma), played SXSW, and attracted the services of indie Atlanta label Brash Music. 

Sep 10

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $15-$60

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It happened during an ordinary refueling stop for the Dirty River Boys, the band on its way from Austin to Tulsa to kick off a six-date run. The van pulled up at a gas station and its occupants scattered, with Colton James hopping on his skateboard and heading over to a grocery store for a rotisserie chicken. But the board hit an oil patch and went flying, and the bassist found himself not just down, but possibly out. “I see him at the van and he’s got a bone about to pop out of his shoulder, and our tour manager is on the phone,” recalls drummer Travis Stearns. So the band retreated to Austin, where an ER doc told James he had a shattered collarbone and would need surgery. In the meantime, they outfitted him with a sling. For a moment the band contemplated scratching its upcoming six-date run, because for a stand-up bassist, a collarbone tends to be necessary equipment. “Every time I lifted my arms to play the bass I could just feel the bones crunching on each other,” he says. But he didn’t want to force his bandmates to cancel shows. Why don’t I play the electric bass instead, he wondered, while sitting in a chair? Wouldn’t that work? The band agreed, and they were off again. “That was a long bumpy drive with a broken collarbone,” James wryly recalls. “Didn’t even stop to get any medication on the way—that was a bad idea. “ But that’s the Dirty River Boys ethos. Playing upwards of 200 dates a year, giving heartfelt, unrestrained performances, and winning over a loyal audience show-by-show, it takes a lot more than a few broken bones to stop them.

Sep 11

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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If we’re honest, the true weight of any band or artist is chiefly determined by how they translate to us in a live performance setting. Can they breach that intangible border between the stage and the gathered onlookers? Can they slip in like a steady rising state of inebriation, steal our attention, lift our emotions, and ultimately draw us into their world? Does their energy continue to vibrate within us well after the last chords have been played and our daily life comes to reclaim us? These are probably some of the questions one writer from Rolling Stone Magazine had running through his head before he proclaimed The Statesboro Revue as one of the highlights of the 2009 South By Southwest Conference and Festival. The Statesboro Revue goes back to 2008, but the evolving vision of front man and primary songwriter Stewart Mann goes back much further. It’s a journey down many roads, leading from Texas to Tennessee, to California and back, all in a search for that perfect, unspoiled place for his music to grow roots. Year after year, city after city, it became clear that those roots had taken hold on stage and from there grew into a groove orientated, old school roots rock and roll band, the likes of which has not been seen in quite some time. Never being afraid to aim high, The Statesboro Revue released their debut album, DIFFERENT KIND OF LIGHT, which was produced by GRAMMY Award-Winner David Z (Prince, Jonny Lang, Buddy Guy, Govt Mule) in 2009. Hitting the Texas Music Chart with 2 Top 20 singles, the AAA Chart with a Top 75, and the Americana Chart with a Top 40, the blues rock effort quickly drew a dedicated fan base to their stages, but was just a prelude to the tour de force that is their latest album, RAMBLE ON PRIVILEGE CREEK, which was released on April 16th, 2013. Described by Mann as earthier and catchier, the latest album is pure living energy that winds through light and lofty atmospheres down through the depths of sweet Celtic miseries and over to angry growls through clenched teeth…all without ever losing that gypsy pulsation that is the very definition of rock and roll.

Proceeds go to the San Antonio Fire Dept. Benevolent Fund. Original Music by bands featuring members of the San Antonio Fire Department's Bands. $8 Cash at the door only Proceeds go to the San Antonio Fire Dept. Benevolent Fund. Original Music by bands featuring members of the San Antonio Fire Department's Bands. BACKDRAFT - THE GREENSLEEVES - CONMIGO - NOWHERE BOUND- HARD LUCK HEROES

Sep 12

Sep 12

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 7:15 pm All ages

Price: $8

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$8 Cash at the door only
Proceeds go to the San Antonio Fire Dept. Benevolent Fund.
Original Music by bands featuring members of the San Antonio Fire Department's Bands.

Sep 14

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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The Hot Texas Swing Band plays original songs along with Western Swing and American Swing tunes. They have regular gigs at many venues in Central Texas and are available for private parties.
"Some very hot Western Swing from some very famous and talented names in this music" Mike Gross, Swingin' West DJ and Western Swing Hall of Famer.

Presented by Sam's and San Antonio Blues Society

Sep 16

Sep 16

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$40

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On “The Road Never Ends,” the second track of Mike Zito’s new June 11 CD, Gone to Texas, he cranks things into the stratosphere with a sonic blast of electric slide guitar and blistering vocals, accompanied on vocals and harmonica by the great Delbert McClinton. Also along for the ride on his label debut solo CD for Ruf Records are special guests Sonny Landreth on guitar, Susan Cowsill on vocals and Lewis Stephens (Delbert McClinton, Freddie King) on keyboards. Zito expertly matches them with his core band, The Wheel: Jimmy Carpenter – sax and guitars; Rob Lee – drums; and Scot Sutherland – bass. The result effectively announces one of the most exciting and highly-anticipated new releases of the year. Recorded at Dockside Studios in Maurice, Louisiana, Gone to Texas was produced by the Beaumont, Texas-based Mike Zito and engineered by long-time New Orleans notable David Ferrell, giving the album’s mix a decided Crescent City bent, while embracing Zito’s Texas blues and roots influences. “Rainbow Bridge,” aided and abetted by some killer Sonny Landreth guitar work and soulful Susan Cowsill vocals, sounds like a long-lost Little Feat song. The lead-off title track is an autobiographical tale of redemption and catharsis for Zito, who literally lived the tale, with a bit of an Allman Brothers musical twinge. “Subtraction Blues” deals with a man whose dealings with his woman “just don’t add up,” spiced with a funky Second Line feel. “Take It Easy,” one of the two non-original tracks on the CD, is Zito’s soothing take on the Delbert McClinton-penned ballad. The other cover is Mike’s unique version of Beaumont’s own Blind Willie Johnson’s “Let Your Love Shine on Me.” And on “Texas Flyer,” he salutes the legendary “Texas Cannonball” himself – Freddie King – in the best way possible: with a flurry of stinging blues guitar leads that are still hanging somewhere over the Lone Star State.

Presented by Sam's and San Antonio Blues Society

Sep 17

Sep 17

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$50

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$20 AT THE DOOR---Legendary guitarist/vocalist Guitar Shorty is a giant in the blues world. Credited with influencing both Jimi Hendrix and Buddy Guy, Guitar Shorty has been electrifying audiences for five decades with his supercharged live shows and his incendiary recordings. Like a bare knuckled boxer, Shorty strikes with his blistering, physical guitar playing and his fierce vocals, connecting directly with body and soul. What really sets Shorty apart is his absolutely unpredictable, off-the-wall guitar playing. He reaches for sounds, riffs and licks that other blues players wouldn’t even think of. Amazon.com says his guitar work “sounds like a caged tiger before feeding time. His molten guitar pours his psychedelicized solos like lava over anything in his path.” The Chicago Reader declares, “Guitar Shorty is a battle-scarred hard-ass. He slices off his phrases and notes with homicidal fury. He is among the highest-energy blues entertainers on the scene.”

Through the years, Shorty has performed with blues and R&B luminaries like Ray Charles, Sam Cooke, B.B. King, Guitar Slim and T-Bone Walker. He started playing with these legends while still in his teens and recorded a handful of singles for a variety of labels and an obscure LP during the first 30 years of his career. After decades of paying his dues (like so many unheralded American bluesmen), it took a tour of England to establish Shorty’s fame in his home country. His recordings since then all received massive critical acclaim, and his renowned live performances have kept him constantly in demand all over the world. His 2004 Alligator Records debut, Watch Your Back, became his best-received, best-selling album to date. His 2006 follow-up, We The People, won the coveted Blues Music Award for Best Contemporary Blues Album Of The Year. Now, with his new CD, Bare Knuckle, Guitar Shorty unleashes a barrage of hard-hitting combinations of guitar, vocals and lyrics, hitting his listeners with some of the most awe-inspiring guitar and vocal work of his long career.

with Special Guest CC Adcock

Sep 18

Sep 18

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $20-$70

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$25 AT THE DOOR---Doyle Bramhall II stands as one of the most distinctive vocalists, guitarists, composers and producers in contemporary music. Eric Clapton, with whom Bramhall II has collaborated for more than a decade, cites the guitarist as one of the most gifted players he has ever encountered. Bramhall II was raised in a home filled with the blues and rock & roll sounds that are indigenous to Texas; the state of his birth. His father, Doyle Bramhall, played drums for blues legends Lightning Hopkins and Freddie King and was also an accomplished songwriter and vocalist. Bramhall was a life long collaborator with childhood friends, Stevie Ray and Jimmie Vaughan, composing such signature classics as “Change It” and “Life By The Drop”. When Doyle was 18, he was recruited by Jimmie Vaughan to play with the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Bramhall II’s reputation blossomed and two years later, he co-founded the Arc Angels with Charlie Sexton and Stevie Ray Vaughan’s rhythm section; Chris Layton and Tommy Shannon. Their self-titled debut album, fueled by such popular songs as “Living In A Dream” and “Sent By Angels” enjoyed wide success.

with Special Guest Mrs. Glass

Sep 19

Sep 19

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$45

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW--- $14 AT DOOR


The life of the traveling songwriter certainly seems romantic. But as David Ramirez notched mile number 260,000 traveled in his 2006 Kia Rio, the novelty began to wear off. "I've learned a lot from being alone and isolated," says Ramirez, who until recently toured completely by himself, without a band, manager or anyone else for company. "Yes, it's romantic in a way. But it has also been kind of rough on my head and my heart. After a while it made it difficult to connect with people on a personal level when I got home. In hindsight, I can see that it's been kind of detrimental. You know, when you travel around alone for months at a time, the world revolves around you. There's no one else in the equation. Everything was just about me. It's a selfish way of living. And I'm ready to move on from that." It's taken three years since that realization, but with his new album 'FABLES,' out August 28 via Thirty Tigers, Ramirez takes strides towards that personal growth both as a musician and as a man. "I hit a dry spell for a couple of years after my last album. It was frustrating. I went into the studio two years ago planning to do a whole record, and it just wasn't coming together. So I scrapped the whole thing and took some time away from it," he says. "It felt forced. I don't want to just put more noise into the world. I want to put something out there that means something to me. And if it doesn't, then I don't release it. Therefore, I haven't had a new record in three years. I know that can be frustrating for people on my business team. But I don't want to put it out there if I can't stand behind it."

Sep 21

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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Texas quartet and vocalist playing the energetic swing styles of the 1930s and 40s. We gear our music and tempos to swing dancers!

Sep 23

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$60

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Coco Montoya releases his double CD set on RUF Records, Songs From The Road, the next best thing to being there version from this great guitarist and his crushing band. Push play and your front room transforms into the front row. Shut your eyes and you almost feel the crush of the crowd, the heat of the tube amps and the security barrier at your chest. “Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to The Triple Door. Please welcome… Coco Montoya!” By now, you’ll doubtless be familiar with Ruf Records’ Songs From The Road concept. The blues scene’s best-loved live series is driven by the philosophy of placing a world-class artist in a real-world venue with an up-for-it crowd, then capturing the sparks with premium recording equipment and a heavyweight producer. In 2014, this latest release sticks to the winning formula, showcasing a classic Coco Montoya show at Seattle’s famous Triple Door venue on August 17 and 18, 2013 with producer Jim Gaines taking charge of a mix that’s as potent as the performance.

with Special Guest Knox Hamilton

Sep 24

Sep 24

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$50

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“What am I to build, if my hands are broken, if I’m not the chosen one?” sings Steven McKellar of Civil Twilight on “Story of An Immigrant”, over a lush, dynamic beat that evokes the sounds of his native South Africa while steeped in the band’s ever-evolving present. The foursome (Steven, his brother and guitarist Andrew, drummer Richard Wouters and Kevin Dailey on keys and guitar) are living proof of what happens when you stop worrying about being the chosen one and make music built on both the roots that grew you and the love that keeps you thriving every day. Civil Twilight’s songs embrace every corner of human emotion, balancing delicate, poetic lyrics with sweeping arrangements that touch all the senses: a phrase to make you think; a rolling drumbeat you can feel in your bones; a guitar vamp as illustrative as a picture; a shimmer of keys whose light can nearly be seen and heard.

Sep 25

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $20-$60

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Sister Hazel is living the dream. In the 15+ years that they have been recording and performing as a band, they have accomplished something that for most artists is only a dream: they have built a career with a solid foundation, seemingly impenetrable by the shifting sands of the record industry and the economy. For much of the last decade, Sister Hazel has built an empire of ‘Hazelnuts’ through savvy marketing, hard work and plain-old, undeniable talent. From a musical perspective, the band has always had the same approach to the creative process. The engine that drives them is based on the fundamental principles that attracted the attention of a major label, garnered hit singles on the radio and endeared them to a legion of avid fans: well crafted, hook-infused songs complimented by solid instrumentation and lush harmony vocals. Amazingly, their secret weapon is not a secret. It’s no more of a secret than their reputation for being professional, funny and--not so amazingly--really damned good. In fact, it’s not a secret at all that they have built their career success and national name recognition through their chart-topping hits, countless national media appearances, relentless touring and the release of eight full-length albums. Additionally, true to its innovative spirit, Sister Hazel is responsible for the creation of two annual events that serve as their own personal ‘fan fest’ opportunities, both of which offer them an unprecedented chance to commune with their dedicated followers.

Sep 26

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$65

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A musical force equipped with the soulful vocals of Janis and the guitar slinging skills of Stevie Ray, Carolyn Wonderland reaches into the depths of the Texas blues tradition with the wit of a poet. She hits the stage with unmatched presence, a true legend in her time. “She’d grown up the child of a singer in a band and began playing her mother’s vintage Martin guitar when other girls were dressing dolls. She’d gone from being the teenage toast of her hometown Houston to sleeping in her van in Austin amid heaps of critical acclaim for fine recordings Alcohol & Salvation, Bloodless Revolution, and most recently, Miss Understood. Along with the guitar and the multitude of other instruments she learned to play – trumpet, accordion, piano, mandolin, lap steel – Wonderland’s ability to whistle remains most unusual. Whistling is a uniquely vocal art seldom invoked in modern music, yet it’s among the most spectacular talents the human voice possesses. That vocal proficiency was well-established in the singer’s midteens, landing her gigs at Fitzgerald’s by age 15. She absorbed Houston influences like Little Screamin’ Kenny and soaked up the Mad Hatter of Texas music, Doug Sahm. The Lone Star State was as credible and fertile a proving ground for blues in the 1980s as existed, especially in Austin with Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble, the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Angela Strehli, Omar & the Howlers, and Lou Ann Barton all in their prime. By the following decade, Austin’s blues luster thinned, but Houston, always a bastion of soul and R&B, boasted the Imperial Monkeys with the effervescent Carolyn Wonderland as ruler of the jungle.

presented by Sam's and San Antonio Blues Society

Sep 27

Sep 27

Doors open at 6:00 pm Starts at 6:30 pm All ages

Price: $7-$40

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Arkansas native and San Antonio based artist-composer, Mark Searcy Middleton, has a diverse musical background and interests. He picked up the guitar for a brief five year stint at age fourteen, put it down for fifteen years to raise a family, and picked it up again after a work related accident severely damaged several fingers, as a form of rehabilitation, and soon immersed himself in the early pre-war acoustic blues of the 1920s and 30s. During that time, the solo acoustic guitar recording of Blind Man's Blues earned Searcy his first nomination as Musician of the Year at the 2007 Texas Music Awards. After several years of solo performance, he teamed with harmonica ace Rick Boss and the singing talents of Kori Hubbard to form the Mark Searcy Band, while producing two studio recordings (Wild Night in Texas and Roadworthy), and performing routinely with the Texas Hill Country legend and songwriter, Graham Warwick and the Sensational Bonafide Blues Band, and later singing dynamo, Ginger Pickett. More recently, Searcy's passion has turned to original instrumental compositions combining blues, jazz, and rock influences in further defining his own unique musical voice, which culminated in the release of "Hazepipe", which earned Searcy "Musician of the Year" award in 2014.

Sep 28

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

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Vocals: Nicole Tenneyuque
Guitar: Matt Ford
Drums: Jeff Sanders
Bass: Vance Hazen

Oct 2

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $20-$70

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Legendary…a blues/rock institution…true innovators. These are just a few of the ways Savoy Brown has been described over the past forty years by music critics and fans. ​ One of the earliest of British blues bands, Savoy Brown, with founder guitarist Kim Simmonds at the helm, helped launch the 1967 UK blues boom movement that brought blues music back to the USA invigorating the style forever. In the process, the band became part of the framework that launched the rock and roll music of the 1970’s. Their influence now stretches into modern rock as we know it today. ​ The band recorded their first singles for Mike Vernon’s Purdah label in 1966 and quickly followed up with the landmark album “Shakedown”. Singer Chris Youlden joined the band in 1968 and many classic records appeared with songs such as “I’m Tired” and “Louisiana Blues” becoming radio staples. Blues-rock and boogie music always was the band’s calling card and they captured, forever, the spirit of the music on the live side of “A Step Further” (1969) with a twenty-minute boogie “The Savoy Brown Boogie” dedicated to fans in Detroit. ​ By 1971, Youlden had departed on a solo career and band members Dave Peverett, Roger Earle, and Tony Stevens had left to form their own group Foghat.

Oct 3

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $15-$60

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The night we played Bonnaroo a couple years ago, I sat with my younger brother Sam, my wife Ellie, and a few other dear friends, reclining in plastic lawn chairs in the midnight Tennessee heat outside our tour bus, drinking wine and listening to music. After a decade of touring, (over 1700 shows) and making records, it’s easy to forget the magic of music. We took turns introducing each other to new bands and artists, talking about our lives, our dreams, our failures. Music has always had a medicinal quality to me, and that’s why I started writing songs and touring in the first place. I first needed the medicine when I was seventeen. I lost a brother that summer, 1999. He was a great kid, lived life from the view of a wheelchair, and was gone without warning a few days before his 14th birthday. I took lots of medicine, from Radiohead and Bob Dylan, from Pearl Jam and Otis Redding, from Bob Marley to the Temptations, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to Rage Against the Machine. I played the guitar in my bedroom, learned songs I loved, sang along in my car alone or with a friend. A year later I went to college in Knoxville and I became an addict. I was introduced to the medicine of Patty Griffin, Whiskeytown, Springsteen, Tom Waits, the Jayhawks, Wilco, Beck and hundreds more that could fill pages. I went and saw their shows and played their records over and over and over. The honesty, the intellect, the stories, the raw emotion, the rhythm, the vulnerability; it all made me feel like I was not alone. Music was a way of saying, “me too,” a way of finding hope and meaning in the sorrow and confusion of life.

Oct 5

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $10

Oct 8

Doors open at 7:30 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

Price: $7-$40

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$10 AT THE DOOR---Los Fabulocos, Chicanos all, is the latest - and musically all encompassing - group to emerge from East Los Angeles, home of America ’s largest Mexican-American community and ground central for the musical and cultural revolution called Chicano Rock, that started decades ago and remains ongoing and vibrant today. Los Fabulocos’ label (www.DeltaGroveProductions.com), the independent blues and roots music Delta Groove Records calls the group’s sound, “CaliMex” - music that fixes a strong Southern California groove into musical DNA produced from a confluence of a Mexican heritage, a Mexican-American upbringing and exposure to one of the most musically creative centers in the country. Home and neighborhood to Los Fabulocos. Here, on the streets, fixed between various cultures, each with its rich music and traditions, Los Fabulocos evolved, first as individual musicians and now as a group. Many different streams of music ebb and flow within the ranks of Los Fabulocos as a glance at the titles on the group’s first CD will show. From rock standards to recreations of material from classic Mexican cancionero singers, with nods to Doug Sahm, Lloyd Price and Rockin’ Dopsie. Added to this mix are Los Fabulocos’ own originals, again drawn from all these areas. Singing in English and Spanish, Los Fabulocos travel the rock, blues and Mexican routes, always laying down a good time groove. Fused together it becomes, as one critic noted “The quintessential Roots album of 2008.” Fans of Los Fabulocos would not disagree.

Oct 9

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Most bands celebrate a long-awaited record deal. Uncle Lucius saved the champagne for when they got out of theirs. “We had a party in the motel parking lot,” drummer Josh Greco remembers with a smile. Over some warm Lone Star, the road-weary band bid farewell to Nashville machinations, though the way ahead was entirely uncharted. Only the perils of independence were apparent. “We really didn’t have a back-up plan. Or any plan at all, for that matter,” admitsJonny “Keys” Grossman. Fortunately, this band has plenty of practice straying from the simpler path. For a decade, Uncle Lucius had built its fan base the hard way, through relentless touring and restless searching. With no other option, they called on their die-hards for help. Hundreds of believers pledged tens of thousands of hard-earned dollars. Both humbled and exhilarated, the band hit the studio, eager to justify their fans’ love with the labor of their hearts and souls. The resulting LP, The Light, out June 9, 2015 on Boo Clap/Thirty Tigers, is the statement their fans have waited for, with its songs of seeking and questioning, of reaching out to others, of excavating the hidden strength within. After years spent spreading their message across Texas, here at last is the vehicle that can take them to the national level.

with special guest Rick Brantley

Oct 10

Oct 10

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Rob Baird will be the first one to tell you that he hasn’t always been 100%, shall we say, forthright as a songwriter. Back in college (not too terribly long ago), he recorded an album that he has since “completely buried” — primarily, he says, because back then, “I just wasn’t writing about anything that really meant anything to me.” His next album, 2010’s Blue Eyed Angels (which he considers his proper debut), was a fair deal closer to his heart, but even then he was still an artist in search of himself. Songs like “Could Have Been My Baby,” “Blue Eyed Angels” and especially “Fade Away” all demonstrated that he was ultra-confident in the hooks department and talented enough to sound like he knew what he was doing, but Baird himself was still not entirely convinced. By striking contrast, one listen to his new album, the aptly titled I Swear It’s the Truth, and it’s clear that Baird has not only found his sincere artistic identity, but grabbed his sense of purpose by the wheel and pushed pedal to the metal. “I’m moving like the wind through the trees, like a train on a track, there ain’t no stopping me,” he declares on the opening “Dreams and Gasoline. “Let the wheels spin free.” Three years of touring successfully can have an effect on one’s confidence, as does the benefit of just having a little more time to mature. Baird, now 25, wrote and recorded Blue Eyed Angels when he was only 21, at the end of his senior year at Fort Worth’s Texas Christian University. Baird stayed in Texas after graduation (relocating to Austin) and began carving out his own niche. But even as Blue Eyed Angels found traction on regional radio on the strength of his steady touring and solid singles like “Could Have Been My Baby” and “Fade Away,” Baird formulated his own style, cut with guitars both jangly and crunchy and crisscrossed by rivers of pedal steel and tasteful organ, that quickly set him apart from rest of the Texas crowd.

Oct 12

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Experienced, road-tested and tougher than a two by four, The 24th Street Wailers are five musicians who originally met in music school. Their major influence? The sounds from the freewheeling period in the ‘40s and ‘50s when the Blues gave birth to Rock and Roll in black communities in major American cities. When showmanship mattered. When the sax player, not the guitarist, got the girls.

2012’s Unshakeable reached Top 10 on the Roots Music Report and carried the band even further — Dan Aykroyd’s House of Blues radio show called it “raw and authentically funky.” And Bill Wax’s syndicated B.B. King Radio Show on SiriusXM confirmed the band’s widespread national and international radio play. The Wailers have put the icing on the cake with a 2nd studio album, released early this year. Wicked is the CD’s title, and the adjective perfectly describes the music. Recorded in Austin Texas and produced by Billy Horton, producer and bassist for Texas rocker Nick Curran and who is also currently Jimmie Vaughan’s bass player, Wicked is a collection of 11 songs by Lindsay and Emily, with two covers, both of them considerable departures from the originals. Horton’s worked produced a who’s-who of Texas bands, and he helped put The Wailers’ drive and energy into the record’s grooves. The band’s put their autographs on a number of milestones along the road to success. They’ve been the only non-Quebec band to win both the Reléve en Blues and the Air Transat/Blues sur Seine competitions at Festiblues International de Montreal, which sent them to France to perform at The Blues sur Seine Festival. The Wailers were nominated for major Maple Blues Awards two years in a row, and for Blues Group/Duo of the Year at the Sirius XM Indie Awards. In February 2012, the band were semi-finalists in the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee, cementing their place among their musical peers.

Oct 14

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Beloved by audiences throughout the world, the Eric Tessmer Band has captured the attention of fans from all ages as a result of their uncompromising musicianship and unbridled aggression. Their music is organic and natural—they're real and every note you hear leaps from the speakers and is completely unfettered by superfluous studio trickery. With each performance, The Eric Tessmer Band's collaborative vibe continues to evolve, built on a career and catalog of material that inspires and fuels the evolution of rock/blues.

Oct 15

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Take cover: there’s a storm coming. With its lyrical thunderbolts, lightning-flash fretwork and ground-shaking grooves, Black Wind Howlin’ is a record to blow your roof off – and Samantha Fish has stood at the eye of the hurricane. “It has a rebellious streak,” says the bandleader of her game-changing new album, “and a prevalent theme is, ‘I’m not gonna take your sh*t anymore…’” Released in September 2013 on Ruf Records, Black Wind Howlin’ flips a finger at the cliché of the ‘difficult second album’, firing off 12 classic tracks that chart Samantha’s evolution as songwriter, gunslinger and lyricist. “Since completing Runaway back in 2011,” she reflects of her solo debut, “I’ve been on tour pretty much non-stop. I’ve spent a lot of time writing, playing and listening to music. I feel like the themes and the sound of my music have matured. To me, it’s about the human experience from my perspective, as well as people I’ve come into contact with over the last few years.” While lesser artists work to a template or settle into a pigeonhole, Samantha shifts her shape across the Black Wind Howlin’ tracklisting. She can be brutally rocking on cuts like the tour bus snapshot of “Miles To Go” (“Twelve hours to Reno/ten hours til the next show”), the swaggering “Sucker Born” (“Vegas left me weary, LA bled me dry/skating on fumes as I crossed the Nevada line…”) and the venomous “Go To Hell” (“Oh, this ain’t my first rodeo/You hit yourself a dead end/Your voodoo eyes, ain’t gonna cast a spell/So you can go to hell!”). “I’ve become tougher,” she notes of these head-banging moments, “and I think that was reflected in the sound we went for.” 

Oct 16

Oct 16

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Happiness has always come naturally to Cory Morrow. With his rollicking, soulful, feel-good Texas country, he has made thousands jump on tabletops, shimmy, scream, and suspend worries for almost two decades, like a honky-tonk pied piper––and he shows no signs of stopping. But these days, Morrow is also devoted to something more. “I’ve always been able to find happiness and help others find happiness,” he says. “But there’s a difference between happiness and joy. Now, I feel like there’s a deeper sense of joy that’s not circumstantial.” That deep joy courses throughout The Good Fight, released June 16, 2015. The 15-song collection was recorded at East Austin’s 12th Street Sound and polished at the Zone Recording Studio in nearby Dripping Springs, Texas. Reflecting on the process from his home in Austin, Morrow says, “I want it to be right. Looking back on other albums, I feel like I’ve settled on certain things. And this time, I really don’t want to settle.” Listening to The Good Fight, it’s immediately clear that this is a record brimming with guts, truth, and growth––not compromises. Morrow sings hard, proving his smooth, fiery drawl has only gotten better with age. The music revels in a life full of love and purpose, drawing on gritty rock, thumping gospel, and Morrow’s signature juke-joint country. Many of the songs address faith and relationships, both human and holy, with urgency, gratitude, and wonder. “I think there has always been a thread of spirituality in everything I’ve done––I’ve always been searching for something more,” he says. “But in the last five or six years, I’ve started to actually find it. And in the last three or four years, I’ve begun to come into really deep contact with it––to walk in it.”

Oct 17

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Among the Lone Star State's finest tunesmiths, Bruce Robison has a knack for crafting deceptively straightforward songs around the universal struggles of modern life. His latest single, The New Me, is no exception. Previously released under the title Brand New Me by brother Charlie Robison, this version holds Bruce's unique and significant personal touch. With deliberate sincerity, Bruce delivers a vocal performance that effortlessly draws listeners in to the emotional core of bitterness and redemption. “We're on the front lines battling bro country and rap, not sure how long we can hold out. We had to sing and play it all ourselves, a song that folks like when we play it lives and transports them to a certain comforting time and place. We will fight to the death but I fear for morale. ” - Bruce Robison Bruce will be hitting the road with his Honky Tonk Band painting towns across Texas this fall while wife Kelly Willis heads out to Louisiana for a couple dates. As the couple begins to untangle their careers after two full length releases together and branch out on their own once again, they keep in mind that they'll be reunited for their Annual Holiday Shindig later this year.

with music by Visions of Pale Blue, The Uprising, Remanon, BKWDS/FWDS, Exillin, Elora & Gasoline Alley

Oct 18

Oct 18

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OBI J. PRODUCTIONS presents “A chance for Kidd’s” (A benefit for Kidd’s kids) with music by Visions of Pale Blue, The Uprising, Remanon, BKWDS/FWDS, Exillin, Elora & Gasoline Alley

Oct 19

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:30 pm All ages

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Swing/Traditional Jazz from San Antonio Texas.

Oct 22

Oct 22

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“The power of music is amazing. I’ve known my whole life that this is what I’ve wanted to do and I’ve had confirmations at every step that this is what I’m supposed to do.” Ruben V is an accomplished artist. He’s released eight solo CDs, 14 group albums and averages over 120 shows a year. He is a guitar player, songwriter, producer and family man. He’s built a huge following of Ruben V Band fans – all while keeping a sense of humor and a genuine Texas charm. But first and foremost, there is the music. It’s a fresh, smooth blend of blues, Latin, soul, and rock. It’s an ambitious mix of the music that moves him and in his skillful hands, becomes a truly energizing and enjoyable experience. The result is stylistically different from his peers – it’s alluring, soulful, fun and mature. As he says, “it’s everything I love about music.”

Oct 23

Oct 23

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After a summer of appearances at some of America’s largest music festivals and a recent sold-out performance at Atlanta’s Terminal West, the Oyster Bay, New York quartet TAUK is proud to announce the release of their new dual-disc album, HEADROOM. Known for their explosive live performances, the album showcases tracks from the heavy instrumental rock-fusion onslaught recorded during their 2015 non-stop touring schedule. This fall, TAUK continues their cross-country trek in support of HEADROOM with dates across the US. HEADROOM, mixed by Grammy-winning producer Robert Carranza (Mars Volta, Jack Johnson) features 16 hard-hitting technically inspired instrumental tracks including a jam-rendition of Nirvana’s classic “In Bloom”. The album seamlessly blends a mix of transcendent melodic rock, fusion, funk, progressive rock, hip hop and jazz into a two-disc exhibition of hand selected performances recorded at The NorVa (Norfolk, VA), The National (Richmond, VA), The Madison Theater (Covington, KY), The Ritz (Raleigh, NC), Iron Works (Buffalo, NY), The Southern (Charlottesville, VA), AURA Music Festival (Live Oak, FL), and Terminal West (Atlanta, GA). TAUK is Heavy Instrumental Rock Fusion created by Matt Jalbert (guitar), Charlie Dolan (bass), Alric “A.C." Carter (keyboard-organ), and Isaac Teel (drums). The transcendent instrumental band seamlessly brings together genres as diverse as melodic rock, fusion, gritty funk, progressive rock, ambient, classic rock, hip hop and jazz.

Oct 24

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Humor for Heroes originated with a conversation Angela and Cleto were having about close family members serving in Iraq and Afghanistan and the sacrifices they and their family members endure to serve our country. The focus of the conversation shifted to demonstrating our appreciation to these brave men and women. Together with friends, family members, talented comedians and generous business sponsorships, Humor for Heroes was launched.

Oct 26

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Before there was Americana, before there was Texas Country, Two Tons of Steel front man Kevin Geil and his original band, “Dead Crickets,” rocked a sound that blended the best of musical worlds and pushed the envelope of “Texas” sound with a signature brand of high-energy country meets raw punk.

The San Antonio-based group packed the small bars and local hangouts and quickly became the Alamo City’s most-loved band, earning them a spot on the cover of Billboard Magazine in 1996. It was the beginning of a twenty year journey for Geil and the 4-piece ensemble.

Releasing “Two Tons Of Steel” in 1994 and “Crazy For My Baby” in 1995 on Blue Fire Records, a sponsorship deal with Lone Star Beer quickly followed. Dead Crickets, renamed Two Tons of Steel in 1996 began traveling outside of Texas, including stops at the Grand Ole’ Opry in Nashville, Tenn., the National Theater in Havana, Cuba, and European tours, to greet fans who had embraced their Texas-born sound. In 1996 they released “Oh No!” on their independent label, “Big Bellied Records.” They followed up the passion project with a live recording at the legendary Gruene Hall in Gruene, Texas, taped during a Two Ton Tuesday Show 1998.

Oct 29

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The Juantanamos is a San Antonio, Texas rock band that was formed in 2009 by John Agather and Ryan Chadek. The pair started writing and recording original material in early 2010. After auditioning a number of talented musicians, the group began to take shape to form what is now a seven piece band. The Juantanamos are: John Agather (acoustic rhythm guitar), Ryan Chadek (electric guitar), Michael Carey (drums), Daniel Elliott (keyboards), brother/sister Connor and Kate Gober (bass & percussion respectively), and Albert Steves (electric guitar.) The group also enlisted the audio engineering talents of Art Guillermo Jr. as their final, integral piece of the puzzle. All members of The Juantanamos share vocal duties and actively participate in the writing process. The band’s debut album, “Ghost Tracks”, is an eclectic array of music that covers a wide arc of modern indie rock genres. The band will begin live performances in early 2015. For the latest information regarding live show dates, where you can grab a copy of the album, connect with the band, and more, visit www.juantanamos.com

Oct 30

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Cody Canada was the lead singer/songwriter of the Oklahoma-based rock-country band Cross Canadian Ragweed from their inception in 1998 to their dissolution in 2010. In that time they sold over a million albums. Cody Canada has returned to vintage Cross Canadian form, seizing the Opportunity to take the lead of his four-piece band, The Departed, with a newly energized inspiration to get back to his roots. The time spent pursuing new creative paths with the Departed was a blessing, allowing him time to develop a rejuvenated appreciation for Ragweed's legendary body of work and the connections it made with fans.

Oct 31

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San Antonio's TOOL and APC tribute band. Nathan Alvarado, Steve Coronado, Gerry Martinez, Robin Lopez, and Randy Toman Jr.

Nov 5

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Jonathan Tyler did the rock star thing.

He played Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Hangout Fest and the Voodoo Experience. He performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and toured alongside AC/DC, ZZ Top, Grace Potter, and Kid Rock. His 2010 LP Pardon Me for Atlantic Records with backing band The Northern Lights reached No. 8 on the Billboard Modern Rock chart. His songs were featured in such television shows as Boardwalk Empire and Friday Night Lights.    

It was everything he thought he’d wanted. It was everything he’d signed up for. But it wasn’t really him.

“I knew what I was getting into,” Tyler says now, removed enough from that whirlwind to have gained some perspective on it. “I knew what would happen when we signed with Atlantic. Then I got over it.”

These days, Tyler really does come off as a changed man – in person and on record alike. He’s more introspective, more focused. His shoulders are less slumped, as if a heavy burden has been lifted. It has: Holy Smokes, his forthcoming third proper LP, finds Tyler shed of major-label constraints, bearing his soul as songwriter who’s seen the top of the mountain and now seeks a different kind of climb, one filled less with flash and more with substance. The album’s an open look into who Tyler is at this very moment – and, most of all, who he feels he’s always really been.

“I’m in this for the long haul,” he says now with certainty -- and Holy Smokes, filled with songs that fill every emotional nook and cranny, very much plays out like a testament to this fact. 

with special guests Slothrust

Nov 7

Nov 7

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Heartless Bastards have spent the past decade in motion, boldly pushing their unique brand of rock ‘n’ roll into new shapes over four acclaimed albums and nearly non-stop roadwork. Now, with RESTLESS ONES, the band sets out once again, blazing a path to a place of shifting moods, seasoned songcraft, and unbridled spontaneity. Heartless Bastards’ fifth studio recording and follow-up to 2012’s breakthrough ARROW, the album finds singer/songwriter Erika Wennerstrom exploring as-yet-unvisited avenues of sound and sensation, her bravery and ambition readily apparent in the emotional timbre and the sheer physicality of her songs. “Wind Up Bird” and “Into The Light” are straightforward yet stunningly sophisticated, shot through with layered guitars, atmospheric harmonies, hints of synth, and a powerhouse rhythm section adept at both subtle swing and heavy horsepower. Wennerstrom’s spellbinding vocals are of course front and center, her one-of-a-kind voice as primal, cathartic, and indefinable as ever. “We took a lot of chances,” Wennerstrom says, “taking the sounds in different directions in order to grow. I don't ever want to make the same album twice.” Now based in Austin, the band’s current incarnation – that is, guitarist Mark Nathan, bassist Jesse Ebaugh, and drummer Dave Colvin – united in 2009, touring Heartless Bastards’ acclaimed third album, THE MOUNTAIN, before hitting the studio to record ARROW.

with Special Guests The Last Bison, Jenny & Tyler

Nov 11

Nov 11

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---The title of Fifteen, Green River Ordinance's first studio album in three years, has a dual meaning for the hard-working quintet. In addition to marking the fifteen years that have passed since the five bandmates first began making music together, fifteen was also the average age of the band members when the group formed. In the decade and a half since they first convened in their hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, Green River Ordinance—named after their home state's law forbidding door-to-door sales—has built a potent body of effortlessly accessible, instantly memorable music, while winning the loyalty of a fiercely loyal fan base that's stuck with the band through thick and thin. In the course of their journey, the five longtime friends have steadily evolved into a one-of-a-kind creative unit whose musical and emotional depth reflects the faith, integrity and mutual trust with which they've always approached their music and their career. Green River Ordinance's thrilling evolution continues on Fifteen, which matches irresistibly infectious melodies and insightful, forthright lyrics with rootsy, rousing musical flights and soaring vocal harmonies. Such catchy, upbeat tunes as "Always Love Her," "Keep Your Cool" and "Hold Me Together," and such intimate, personally-charged numbers as "Simple Life," "Endlessly" and "Heart Open" offer an artful balance of electric and acoustic textures, and resonate with the singular mix of craft and heart that make Green River Ordinance a special band. "We weren't afraid to go to some new places and push the boundaries a bit on this record, and that was very much in our minds when we were working on it," states frontman Josh Jenkins. "At the same time, though, we were trying to do what we've always done, which is just trying to share who we are and tell our story. And hopefully, people will recognize their own experiences within that."

Nov 12

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Ready or Not the Selfish Machines are bringing Rock-n-Roll back to the days when the Arenas were filled with head banging crowds of rabid fans. From San Antonio, Texas they are a Throwback to the bands of the 80's. They have been performing live all over the great state of Texas since their debut in late 2013. 2014 was a jammed packed year as they performed on over 40 different shows. Performing original music and cover songs from the 1960's thru the early 1990's they'll have your head banging and the good times going all night. Whether its opening for a national touring band, playing the local bar, or performing at a festival, the Selfish Machines guarantee a true Rock-n-Roll show that delivers on talent and entertainment. After beginning his musical training with four-time Grammy winner Michael Morales, lead guitarist and songwriter, Stirling Sykes founded the Selfish Machines. Raised on the Rock-n-Roll of the 80's his songwriting developed into a unique style of arena rock fused with blues and southern rock. Selfish Machines includes Chad Collins on lead vocals who brings a powerful and unique voice guaranteed to blow you away. On Drums they are joined by Gus Ramirez a seasoned musician and songwriter who cut his teeth on the Sunset Strip during the heyday of the 80s rock scene. Tommy Marcum finishes out this quartet of rockers on the bass guitar. The Selfish Machines believe in giving the crowd a true LIVE performance with no background tracks or overdone effects. ROCK-N-ROLL is ALIVE and WELL, and the SELFISH MACHINES intend to prove it.

presented by the San Antonio Blues Society

Nov 14

Nov 14

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Whether Guy Davis is appearing on “Late Night With Conan O’Brien” or nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Campanion”, “Mountain Stage” or David Dye’s,“World Café”., in front of 15,000 people on the Main Stage of a major festival, or teaching an intimate gathering of students at a Music Camp, Guy feels the instinctive desire to give each listener his ‘all’. His ‘all’ is the Blues. The routes, and roots, of his blues are as diverse as the music form itself. It can be soulful, moaning out a people’s cry, or playful and bouncy as a hay-ride. Guy can tell you stories of his great-grandparents and his grandparents, they’re days as track linemen, and of their interactions with the infamous KKK. He can also tell you that as a child raised in middle-class New York suburbs, the only cotton he’s picked is his underwear up off the floor.

Nov 27

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BOOTH DOES NOT INCLUDE ADMISSION---LIMITED SEATED SHOW---$20 AT THE DOOR---Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.” Accordingly, Cleaves’ earthy narratives stand oak strong. “Men go off to war for a hundred reasons/But they all come home with the same demons,” he sings on the album’s title track. “Some you can keep at bay for a while/Some will pin you to the floor/You’ve been home for a couple of years now, buddy/But you’re still fighting the war.” Few writers frame bruised souls as clearly. Fewer still deliver a punch with such striking immediacy. “I started ‘Still Fighting the War’ four years ago and originally each verse was a separate character,” Cleaves explains. “Each verse was about getting swindled. One was about the economy, one was about a returning veteran, one was about a broken-up couple. It was too cumbersome, so I focused in on the soldier. The key that made it all work came as I was talking to my friend and occasional co-writer, Ron Coy. A troubled Vietnam vet buddy of his had recently passed away. Ron said, ‘All this time, it was like he was still fighting the war.’ I knew instantly that was the perfect way to summarize the song.”

Nov 29

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Ramblin’ Jack Elliott will release a long-anticipated CD on the ANTI- Record label on April 7th 2009. Entitled A Stranger Here, it was produced by Joe Henry (Bettye LaVette, Solomon Burke, Elvis Costello/Allen Toussaint). On it, the 77 year old Elliott sings and plays acoustic guitar, and is backed by a stellar collection of musicians handpicked by Henry, among them Van Dyke Parks and David Hidalgo (Los Lobos). Revered for his interpretive take on traditional American music, on A Stranger Here Elliott steps out of the country/folk arena that has shaped his legend, 50+ years in the making. Haunting and evocative landscapes crafted by Henry construct a mood that is enhanced by Elliott’s world-scarred voice. Together, musician and producer examine a carefully selected number of pre-WWII blues songs in a wholly unique way. From the liner notes of A Stranger Here, Henry writes: “I pitched the idea that he interpret country blues music from the Depression era of his birth…songs as dark, funny and strange as is he and the times that produced them, and also ones that still resonate in these turbulent days: songs from the blues masters Jack had known during their latter-day resurgence -- and his own ascension -- in the early sixties (Son House, Mississippi John Hurt, Rev. Gary Davis); songs that share shape and subject with many folk songs of the same period but speak with a particular poetry to struggle, love, justice and mortality — off-handedly and all at once…I needn’t have pitched so hard. Jack seemed intrigued by the notion from the start, and had no trouble reading the songs as pertinent to him. He pounced on each one as it came up during the four days of recording in my basement studio, gave each a face of suave cunning, and was as unexpectedly arch as Bob Hope might’ve seemed strolling through a Fellini tableau. He's using an old language but always speaking in the present tense.”

Dec 2

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"Austin-based (San Antonio native) Patricia Vonne has released five albums that dance across the border, showing her to be a tough Texas alt-rocker with influences from her Mexican and Spanish heritage. On Viva Bandolera, she has compiled 17 of her Spanish-language songs. The sister of director Robert Rodriguez, Vonne has had roles in several of his movies, including the memorable bad-guy-butt-kicking Zorro Girl in his film Sin City. With a powerful and versatile voice, Vonne adopts a Zorro Girl-like macha persona: the female bandit, a bandolera, or a torero, female bullfighter, as much as a Texan kick-ass rocker. Alt-Latino fans will immediately hear in her sexy lower register a striking similarity to the voice of Andrea Echeverri of the Colombian group Aterciopelados. Vonne mixes acoustic guitar with a rock lineup including a stinging lead guitar. She also plays castanets on several tunes, adding their distinctive clacking percussion to this very evocative, lively sound. The vibe here is often spaghetti western drama and romance, conjuring up big skies, epic tales and the lure of adventure. "La Huerta de San Vicente" sounds like a slow, dramatic dance in a hot Southwestern desert barroom, even if the underlying rhythm is Argentinian tango. Vonne's seamless and effortless mix of musical tradition is a reminder how intertwined the countries are and that they enrich each other. Here's hoping Vonne's music and this other Chicano hybrids can introduce more Americans to a part of their own culture"

Dec 3

Doors open at 7:00 pm Starts at 8:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$50

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“Satisfaction/The International Rolling Stones Show" is the international touring tribute show to the World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band. This Billboard & Pollstar listed show is now celebrating their 15th Anniversary in production with over 2500 performances listed to its credit. This highly acclaimed production showcases the most authentic cast & costuming of its kind. The likes of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and cast bring a colorful performance to 50 years of classic hits. Featured in Rolling Stone, Showbiz Magazine, Las Vegas Today, CBS Sunday Morning news and hundreds of national newspapers, magazines, television & radio as the world’s greatest show honoring the Rolling Stones and their legacy. HIGHLIGHTS: In 2005 the production became the first ever Rolling Stones show to debut on the Las Vegas strip to outstanding reviews. The show was also a featured artist on national television news in the 2007 CBS News/New York special on the rising popularity of the tribute industry. For 2008 the show was chosen by Paramount Pictures and the IMAX Corporation to help promote the new Rolling Stones concert film “Shine a Light” by Martin Scorsese throughout the USA. In 2010 the show received their highest accolades ever as they were approved by the Rolling Stones to perform long term engagements with the Walt Disney Corporation. They also embarked on their first ever tour of Russia with sold out shows in Moscow and St. Petersburg in November. Their 2012/2013 was in honor of The Rolling Stones 50th Anniversary.

Dec 4

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$60

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Mothership is a Led Zeppelin feature band comprised of San Antonio musicians that brings to life the musical and visual experience of a Zeppelin concert. Sean Finch (vocals), Brent Ferguson (bass), Mary Bolner (drums), Nicole Cabello(keyboards) and Albert Steves (guitar) combine a 22 song set list with lights, lasers, fog, theremin and violin bow to deliver a truly unique experience.

Dec 5

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $12-$60

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Tooloji has been performing Tool tribute shows since 2005 under the name Toology. With original members Dave Ooi on vocals, Josh Guinn on guitar, and John Haddad on bass, the Tool tribute continues as "Tooloji" with world class drummer Perry MacAdams.

Dec 18

Dec 18

Doors open at 8:00 pm Starts at 9:00 pm All ages

Price: $10-$45

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Occasionally, blessings come disguised as roadblocks. “Sometimes it’s hard to see the lesson in the suffering. I pray for grace to guide me,” Cas Haley sings on “Hold Up My Heart,” a track from his new album, More Music, More Family. From the outside, the soulful musician looks like he has it all: A loving young family, a wonderful home near Paris, Texas, where he grew up, and a career on the rise. He’s shared stages with UB40, Allen Stone, G. Love, Ziggy Marley, and Easy Star All-Stars, among others, and has performed at events such as Hangout Music Festival, California Roots Music and Arts Festival, Reggae on the River, and Mighty Sounds in the Czech Republic. But a freak accident — a fall while skiing at a festival in the Midwest — left Haley unable to sing. During eight months of treatment, he had plenty of time to think about what the injury meant to his future. The idea for More Music, More Family came from reflecting on how to pursue his career more holistically. “To be alone is an unnatural thing / even when you’re spreading good vibes with the songs you love to sing,” the musician reveals on the title track of his album. Spending months at a time on the road, he was missing his children as they grew up: “In pursuit of this dream, I was creating tension,” he says.

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