by SA SOUND
Don’t cry for Soul Asylum, San Antonio — the truth is, they never left you. Strange as it may seem, the proto-grunge hit makers haven’t charted in 15 years but never actually got around to breaking up in spite of deaths in the family, plenty of membership turmoil, and the usual fussing and feuding. Longtime bassist and ex-Replacement Tommy Stinson was finally let go last year, and 2012 also saw the release of the appropriately titled Delayed Reaction, the band’s first album of originals in six years, as well as the departure of founding guitarist Dan Murphy, leaving singer/songwriter Dave Pirner as the only remaining original member. He just keeps chugging along like a
well, not a runaway train, exactly, but one that’s still a ways away from the end of the line. With Audiomouth and Prizmatic. $20-$23, 7pm Saturday, Backstage Live, 1305 E Houston, (210) 698-2856, backstagelivesa.com. Check out our full online calendar of upcoming events here: calendar.sacurrent.com.