Igudesman and Joo
Igudesman & Joo market themselves as a cross between West Side Story and The Simpsons, but to my ears, classical music’s Weird Al Yankovic more directly hits the mark. What if Mozart had arranged “I Will Survive?” Or if you turned “La Cucaracha” into a sonata? Sure it takes a bit of classical training to be in on the joke, but Igudesman & Joo’s brilliance lies in the execution, particularly the duo’s incredible musicianship and fine comic timing. Lord knows classical music deserves to have a little fun poked at it and arguably nobody does it with more humor and dedication to the music than these guys. $29-$110, 7:30pm, Tuesday, Aztec Theater, 104 N St. Mary's, (210) 226-2891, artssa.org —J.D. Swerzenski
These Brooklyn indie rockers are known to throw the sonic kitchen sink at their compositions and live outings. With hues of jazz, blues, rock, and classical music, Landlady (helmed by Adam Schatz) is a surprising glow-fi pop-rock outfit poised to do big things with their malleable and vigorous sound. Schatz is no stranger to the music world, though Landlady has only released two albums to date; he has played in the experimental art-rock band Man Man, co-produced NYC Winter Jazzfest and rocked his saxophone for Vampire Weekend. Come dig these guys as they tour their sophomore album Upright Behavior. $5-$8, 8pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125 — James Courtney
A Flock of Seagulls
Maybe it’s that opening on-the-nose Jonathan Livingstone ambience, or maybe it’s frontman Mike Score’s wail, but AFOS’ lead single “I Ran (So Far Away)” has a bet-the-farm Cinescope grandeur only attempted a couple of other times on their self-titled debut LP and with significantly less success. In hindsight, “I Ran” sounds like the Flock knew they wouldn’t be on our radar for long, but they sure left us a single—and, of course, a silly-ass haircut—for the ages. Score has long since shaved his head, but here’s hoping he’s still giving the people half of what they want. $16, 8pm, 210 Capone’s, 1223 E Houston, (210) 279-9430, 210kapones.com —Jeremy Martin
Thursday 10/23 - Sunday 10/26
'The Rocky Horror Show’
Back in 2012 when the Woodlawn booked RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Sharon Needles to lead The Rocky Horror Show, it seemed like an untoppable stunt. Since then fishing from Drag Race’s exotic talent pool has become a tradition for the theater, which this year cast Courtney Act (as Dr. Frank-N-Furter), Bianca del Rio (as Magenta) and Michelle Visage (as Riff Raff). Born in Sydney, Act rose to prominence on Australian Idol and has opened for Lady Gaga, modeled for American Apparel and even landed on FHM’s list of the World’s Top 100 Sexiest Women. $35-$50, 8pm Thu, 11pm Fri-Sat, The Woodlawn Theatre, 1920 Fredericksburg, (210) 267-8388, woodlawntheatre.org —Bryan Rindfuss
Dance with the Dead
The Institute of Texan Cultures opens its doors to a bevy of partygoers dressed as famous dead Texans for the fourth annual Dance with the Dead. The adults-only evening includes a live band, Día de los Muertos art exhibit, and an art slam organized by Robert Wilkins. For an additional cost, Willie Mendez and Troy Simchak will lead tours of the museum’s haunted “hotspots.” Oh, and be warned: Guests take their costuming seriously, seeking “out the little nooks and crannies of Texas history” in hopes of winning the evening’s famed costume contest. $20-$25, 8-11:30pm, Institute of Texan Cultures, 801 E César E. Chávez, San Antonio, (210) 458-2300, texancultures.com —Murphi Cook
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