Self-described as a "true player for real," MC Lars plays post-punk laptop rap. If nothing else, dude is a nut. With Mega Ran and Bitforce. Free for 21+ $5 for minors, 7pm, The Korova, 107 E. Martin Ave., (210) 226-5070
Monday, March 21
SoCal pop punkers Unwritten Law play an intimate set with Blink 182 fave and coattail riders Fenix Tx. $8-$12,8pm, Limelight, 2718 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 735-7775
Spanish Harlem Orchestra
Tuesday, March 22 Spanish Harlem Orchestra
With a sound harkening back to the classic Latin big-band style of Tito Puente and Perez Prado, the 13-piece Spanish Harlem Orchestra has proven a perfect fit for salsa-loving San Anto. Formed by keyboardist Oscar Hernandez, the New York-based band has racked up some serious touring miles over the course of six albums. Anchored by Hernandez’s percussive piano work and backed by an ace horn line, SHO’s key feature is its frontline of singers, who keep things swinging in the tradition of legendary salseros Celia Cruz and Rubén Blades. Bring dancing shoes and get ready to move. $29-$110, 7:30pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 812-4355
The indomitable Konrad Wert.
Wednesday, March 23 Possessed by Paul James
This one-man band, Floridian Konrad Wert, is possessed by some Appalachian Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins-like folk master. $10-$45, 7pm, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830
The talented trifecta.
Wednesday, March 23 Patty Griffin, Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell
In a highly anticipated national tour, Grammy Award-winner Patty Griffin joins forces with Sara Watkins and Anaïs Mitchell in a celebration of American songwriting and performance. More than just a three-act show, this special “singers-in-the-round” style concert features all three artists on stage together, sharing songs and accompanying each other for the entire evening. $29.50-$49.50, 7:30pm, Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624