10 Shows to See This Weekend


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Thursday, December 10

There was a point not so long ago when it seemed dance-punk might break the skin of the mainstream and take over the airwaves. Both an anomaly and a survivor of that millennial craze, New York via California outfit !!! (commonly pronounced "Chk Chk Chk") has carved its own niche with a party-minded hybrid informed by funk, disco and an absurdist sense of humor and style, (think Talking Heads, LCD Soundsystem, Hot Chip). Arguably best known for the 2003 indie-house epic "Me and Giuliani Down by the School Yard (A True Story)," !!! lands at Paper Tiger in support of their sixth studio album, As If. $15, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N St. Mary's St.

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Thursday, December 10
Big Band Christmas

The Pearl's newest upscale music venue, Jazz, TX - set to open in Spring 2016 - announces a Christmas Big Band show featuring venue owner Doc Watkins, accompanied by his 16-piece orchestra. $27.37–$64.29, 8pm, Pearl Studio, 312 Pearl Pkwy., (210) 212-7260

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Thursday, December 10
Capyac CD release with Massiver

With the millennial swag of Jamiroquai, all Kangol fuzzy hats and moving sidewalk funk, Austin's Capyac try their hand at turning the home of the pickle shot into a disco. Take the sparse, breathy soundscapes of dark Hollywood auteur David Lynch, mix in the arpeggiated, minimalist punk brilliance of Suicide and you're in the same area code as Massiver. With Knifight. $3, 10pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E Dewey Pl., (210) 785-8777

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Friday, December 11
A Home Concert  With Paper Moon Shiners

An impressive handle of early 20th century songwriting makes Paper Moon Shiners' tunes a perfect fit for campfire nights and roasting wieners in a train yard on a Cadillac grill. $15, 7:30pm, Wolverton Home Concerts, message or call for address, (210) 473-9062

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Friday, December 11

Beside the guitar wizardry in the instrumental breakdowns, Deicide sounds like the time you and Satan got into a belching contest in a dream after you listened to more metal than the average dietary recommendation. $20-$25, 7pm, Korova, 107 E Martin, (210) 995-7229

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Friday, December 11
Golden Dawn Arkestra

Otherworldly funkster family Golden Dawn's lone recording, last year's eponymous EP was often described as cinematic, both for its scale and multi-toned direction. Live, that cinematic feeling becomes even more enveloping. $6, 9pm, Paper Tiger,  2410 N St. Mary's St.

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Friday, December 11
Royal Punisher

Jazz quartet Royal Punisher combine the nothing's-forbidden-all-is-permitted spirit of punk rock with the more classic instrumentation  of the Sunday's best genre. 8pm, La Botanica, 2911 N. St Mary's St, (210) 716-0702

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Saturday, December 12
Brian Setzer Orchestra 

The Stray Cat does Christmas classics. Make that Old Navy money, Brian, I ain't mad. $39.50-$79.50, 8pm, Majestic Theatre, 224 E Houston, (210) 226-3333

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Saturday, December 12
Pinko Tour Kickoff

Singer Alex Mendez of Pinko sounds flailing and dangerous, like a wounded animal with a microphone. The band steers a steady rolling ship of book smart perverts through fuzzy waters. With Hamburguesa, Joseph Anger And The Strange, Detonate and DRUT. $3, 10pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E Dewey Pl., (210) 785-8777

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Sunday, December 13
Maneaters of Tsav, Crown

Prepare your neck braces for the primordial riffage of Maneaters of Tsavo and the blues-y, ball-breaking badassery of one of SA's best bands, as voted by you. With Antique Scream. Free, 8pm, Southtown 101, Southtown 101, (210) 263-9880

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