The noise/sound art house Castle Numbskull is hosting a benefit for Gabriel Quintanilla, an SA native recently injured in a biking accident. In addition to the music, the gig celebrates International Cassette Store Day. Acts will include SKN KVR, Wholly Vible and Mighty Craic. 6pm, Castle Numbskull —Matt Stieb
Rodney Carrington (Friday, September 26)
Talk about toeing the line between art and imitation: on Rodney Carrington's stand-up songs, it's near impossible to tell if he's critiquing or celebrating—or, more likely, both—the "Titties and Beer" culture of country music. Then again, as pop country completes its current titties-and-beer-ification, Carrington's Mercury/Capitol discography could just be a prescient listen into KJ 97 to come. $35.50-$65.50, 6 pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-5700 —Matt Stieb
The Dig, Last Nighters, Creatura (Friday, September 26)
NYC dream poppers The Dig jam ethereal, riffling through deep swaths of reverb and enchanting melodies. Animal Room, the debut LP by SA's Last Nighters, plays like a concise history of modern Southern indie music. From blues to pop to country twang and indie-rock bluster, Last Nighters are children of the wide open Texas night. Creatura's recent Open the Door EP feels old and new at once, fusing elements of surf, '60s psych and folk with more contemporaneity sensibilities. $5, 10pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E Dewey, (210) 785-8777 —Matt Stieb
Palms (Saturday, September 27)
Oh Chino Moreno, can you ever sit still? Crosses, Palms, Deftones and Team Sleep—where will be the soft/post-metal screams end? $18, 8pm, Backstage live, 1305 E Houston, (210) 782-2817 —Matt Stieb
Marc Anthony (Sunday, September 28)
Shifting between mainstream USA pop, salsa and bolero, the Nuyorican superstar finds his commercial success in the norteamericano style and his artistic successes a little further south. $70-$365+, 7pm, AT&T center, 1 AT&T Center, (210) 444-5000 —Matt Stieb
Gym Shorts, Basketball Shorts (Monday, September 29)
The snotty, snow-crusted pop-punk of Providence's Gym Shorts pulses something mean on the new LP No Backsies. The pizza punk of Austin's Basketball Shorts is an excellent, nutritionally empty treat, not unlike pizza. With the heavy fuzz stylings of SA's Oblios and Mountain Meets Water, riffing on their new release Some Days It Feels Like Wizard Skin. $5, 8pm, Cafe Rev, 531 El Paso, (210) 385-1820 —Matt Stieb
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