11 Shows to See This Weekend

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Thursday, May 19
Abacaba

With a little bit of something for everyone, Abacaba's sound can be found in the great junk drawer of rock 'n' roll. With Pearl & Earl. Free, 9pm, The Mix, 2423 N. St. Mary's St., (210) 735-1313




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Thursday, May 19
Patricia Vonne, Rick Del Castillo, Javier Escovedo


Three of the region's notable artists, ranging from Latin cantina jazz to gritty punk rock 'n' roll, team up for a trifecta of talent. $10 - $45, 7pm, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830



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Friday, May 20
The Blasters


Had the exceptionally executed blues-punk of Downey, California's Blasters come out at the turn of the century we very well may have never heard the names Jack White or Dan Auerbach. With Mitch Webb & The Swindles and Harvey McLaughlin & The BottomFeeders. $15, 8pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St.



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Friday, May 20
Eagles of Death Metal
 

Josh Homme’s place in the rock 'n' roll industry, for many, is one of a nuanced rock messiah; from being a lucrative member in a number of bands, including Queens of the Stone Age, the Desert Sessions and Eagles of Death Metal, to collaborating with a plethora of artists, his most recent being the ubiquitous pre-punk provocateur, Iggy Pop. But, none of his groups seem as humorous or off-kilter as the irreverent Eagles of Death Metal. Spanning over the past decade with the bizarre Peace Love Death Metal, pop-sensible Heart On, cock-rocked Death by Sexy and sleazy Zipper Down, the group has a penchant for endearingly juvenile tongue-in-cheek lyrics with a swatch of ZZ-Top and Rolling Stones pastiche. The duo of Homme and Jesse Hughes, who survived last year’s horrific terrorist attacks on the Bataclan in Paris, are the least bit serious, ripping off from classics like the bombastic Led Zeppelin and boisterous New York Dolls, with a childlike and “give-no-shits” attitude. Beneath all the rock shtick and cheeseball puns belies a dark sense of self-awareness that’s nonetheless thoroughly entertaining. $25-$35, 8pm, Aztec Theatre, 201 E. Commerce St., (210) 760-2196



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Friday, May 20
Capyac, Pink Leche, Voodoo Boogaloo

The perfect trio of feel-yourself dance groups help you bounce the week's worries away. Free, 10pm, Bottom Bracket Social Club, 1603 N. Colorado St., (210) 267-9160



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Friday, May 20
CJ Ramone


Amicably taking over bass duties from Dee Dee, CJ Ramone has the impressive distinction of being the iconic punk bands only other bassist and, according to Tommy Ramone, "keeping the band young." $12 - $15, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., (210) 226-5070



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Saturday, May 21
Angelic Upstarts


One of the few legendary skinhead-associated punk bands to get past the surface associations of boots, braces and beer, Angelic Upstarts embody the best of anti-authoritarian rock 'n' roll: snotty, pissed and thoughtful. $15, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., (210) 226-5070



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Saturday, May 21
Insane Clown Posse: The Riddle Box Tour


"Fuckin' magnets. How do they work?" Detroit's horrocore hip-hop group roll through on a tide of Faygo. $28, 7pm, Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E. Houston St.



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Saturday, May 21
Little John


Straight from Kingston, dancehall and reggae legend Little John has kept the spliff burning for Jamaica's soul music since he was nine-years-old. $15, 9pm, One Drop Reggae Shop & Juice Bar, 8800 Broadway St., (210) 481-4604



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Sunday, May 22
M.U.S.I.C. Project iPod Drive and Fundraising Concert


Support the commendable efforts of the SA non-profit to provide local assisted-living facilities with music for their patients. With The Voice semi-finalist Nakia, The Foreign Arm, Laura Marie and more. $10 - $40, 2pm, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830



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Sunday, May 22
Pleasure Leftists


The brooding soundtrack for knitting or letter writing while watching Eraserhead, Pleasure Leftists sound like a rainy day rendezvous with Ian Curtis and a tank of helium. $5, 1pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St.




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