The Red Mamba is bringing back his SXSW spillover showcase.
In addition to his career as a versatile off-the-bench big man, Spurs forward Matt Bonner holds a deep passion for indie rock. Each year, he puts on a charity hoops game with Arcade Fire's Win Butler and last year, to celebrate his second ring, he threw a free concert in his home state of New Hampshire.
Now in its second year, the Spurs Rock On Night represents Bonner's rock 'n' roll love brought down to South Texas. Put on by Bonner's non-profit Rock On Foundation and the Spurs' Silver & Black Give Back program, the concert will take place before, during and after the Spurs game against the Celtics on March 20. Attendance is only available with a ticket to the game.
The show begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Bud Light Courtyard, with a pre-game performance by Rochester rockers Joywave and Cambridge indie-pop outfit Dirty Bangs. At halftime, Vermont teen poppers The Snaz will perform in the courtyard.
After the game, Arrested Development will bring Golden Era hip-hop to the fans of the AT&T Center. With their 1992 album 3 Years,5 Months & 2 Days in the Life Of..., the Atlanta rap collective dropped an album of party funk and positive energy. The four-times platinum album offered an answer to the performed violence of Death Row gangsta rap, while helping put Atlanta on the spot as a capitol of Southern rap.
Throughout the game, Bonner's buddy and Arcade Fire frontman Win Butler will provide the house music, spinning as DJ Windows 98.