10 Shows To See This Weekend


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Thursday, April 23
Digital Underground

Though it’s best remembered for its 1990 goofy gag of a party tune, “Humpty Dance,” Oakland’s Digital Underground has had a momentous impact on hip-hop. On the 1990 single “Same Song,” Digital Underground gave Tupac the mic for his debut, passing the baton to a future rap great. Throughout its career, Digital Underground wielded a casual, class-clown approach that would later be picked up by jokesters like Lil B, Das Racist and A$AP Ferg. With G-Shock, DJ LAZ. $20 - $30, 6pm, 210 Kapones, 1223 E. Houston, (210) 279-9430

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Thursday, April 23
Reverend Horton Heat

Beginning in 1985, Dallas native Jim Heath introduced the world to what he calls “psychobilly.” Don’t get your letters twisted — the psych isn’t short for psychedelic music. Rather, the “psycho” describes the wildman punk and rockabilly combo and feral madness of the Texan singer, throwing everything he’s got into his NASCAR-paced rockabilly. $25-$80, 8pm, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson, (210) 223-2830

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Thursday, April 23
Ryan Adams

As his alt-country outfit Whiskeytown began to fall apart, Ryan Adams went solo with the ’01 album Heartbreaker, a gold-selling record and something of a golden standard in the genre. Since then, Adams has produced for Willie Nelson, Jenny Lewis and Fallout Boy, married and divorced Mandy Moore, released 13 more albums and earned three Grammy nominations. Sold out, 8pm, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene, (830) 606-1281

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Friday, April 24
Doobie Brothers, Don Felder

Yacht rock legends the Doobie Brothers have been doing their deeply funky rock thing since 1970, when drummer John Hartman and guitarist Tom Johnston teamed up in San Jose. With the arrival and departure of Michael McDonald, the Doobies would go on to sell over 40 million albums in their career. As lead guitarist for The Eagles, Don Felder is responsible for the licks on songs like “Hotel California” and “New Kid in Town.” $55 - $85, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E. Houston, (210) 226-5700

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Friday, April 24
Fiesta Jazz Concert

For its 53rd annual Fiesta concert, St. Mary’s University hosts San Antonio trumpeter Adrian Ruiz from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. At 7 p.m., the St. Mary’s jazz faculty will join drummer Will Kennedy, percussion expert for LA jazz fusion outfit The Yellowjackets. At 8:30 p.m., Hannibal Lokumbe will perform with the Music Liberation Orchestra. Trained at the University of North Texas, Lokumbe made his name in New York performing with Gil Evans, Richard Davis and Pharoah Sanders. Free, 1pm, St. Mary’s University, 1 Camino Santa Maria, (210) 436-3011

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Friday, April 24
Night Drive

With jam-worthy ambient dark wave synths, and a sound like a modern New Order produced by the legendary Brian Eno, Night Drive is reaching toward the future with ’80s vibes. This is music for car rides down the interstate in the witching hour. $5, 9pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125

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Friday, April 24

A recent addition to San Antonio electronic music community, Sub.Culture began in 2015 as a collective for forward-thinking electronic music. A play on the importance of subwoofer speakers in subculture dance music, the five-person collective ranges from minimal dance to house music filled with EDM décor, unvaryingly working with a heavy dose of bass. With Mexicans with Guns, Terpsi, OOH YEA, Empireal Formula. $7, 9pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St Mary's

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Saturday, April 25
Los Skarnales

In 1994, Los Skarnales rose out of the ashes of Houston punk band Desorden with help from original members Felipe Galvan and Jose Rodriguez. Always true to roots music in all forms, Skarnales performs a mixture of ska, reggae, rockabilly, swing, mambo, cumbia, and danzón, all with a punk attitude. Never letting down at a live show, the band has performed extensively throughout the United States and Mexico. $15, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St Mary's

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Saturday, April 25
Randy Rogers Band

With his 2013 album Trouble, Cleburne native Randy Rogers made it to the ninth spot on the Billboard Top 200. It’s been a long time coming, having learned to play at the age of six. With Granger Smith, Earl Dibbles. Jr. $25 - $400, 7pm, Floore’s Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera, (210) 695-8827

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Sunday, April 26
Fiesta Blues Heritage Series

The San Antonio Blues Society returns with its annual showcase celebrating the genre. At 16 and 18 years old, Alex and Glenn Peterson are two of the brightest young stars in the Austin blues scene. With verbose bass and classic blues guitar, the duo is in the process of recording their debut effort. With Rob Roy Parnell. $15-$50, noon, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson, (210) 223-2830

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