Chasca, Fea, Wayne Holtz, Chris Conde and more at Phantom Room
Tuesday, September 13
San Antonio’s Fea plays the Phantom Room this week with Wayne Holtz and San Marcos’ Chasca. Chasca’s self-described “Rocky Horror dramatics” complement their alternative glam-rock sounds, proving some from that town just a bit north can hang with the rest of us. Fea will bring their badass brand of riot grrrl as usual, while queer rapper Chris Conde and fabulous show-stopper Wayne Holtz seal the night. The best theme among these artists is that their politics and performance are an aspect of their music — making performance true art — rather than simply a showcase or replication of what can be found on a Soundcloud. 9pm, Phantom Room $2, 2114 N St. Mary’s
Swans with Baby Dee at Paper Tiger
Wednesday, September 14
Swan’s revival has that same experimental, noise-rock sound that fans know and love. Heavy-breathing drums and ominous guitars feature alongside lighter, slower yet demanding vocals on their latest album, The Glowing Man. Swans seems to always do everything with intention, and, according to their Facebook, this time around that intention is love. Feel the love at their Paper Tiger performance with Baby Dee. 7pm, $20 presale, Paper Tiger 2410 N St. Mary’s
Pujol with the Bolos and Dreamland at Paper Tiger
Wednesday September 14
When you first watch Pujol’s music videos, they seem to be a carefully crafted stoner-directed art project. At first listen, though, Pujol delivers some mix of neo-punk and “southern gothic rock” that actually works. His current album, KISSES, is three poems and five rock songs; so if you don’t go for the rock and roll sound, maybe just stay for the musical poetry. Playing with SA’s boozy, bluesy psych outfit The Bolos, and Dreamland. 7pm, $10 presale, Paper Tiger 2410 N St. Mary’s
The Slackers: 25th Anniversary Tour with Rude King and River City All Stars at Jack's Patio Bar
Thursday September 15
Still challenging the classic ska sound by incorporating their signature rock sound, The Slackers will perform alongside Dallas’ Rude Kings and SA’s River City All Stars at Jack's this week. Legends in their own right, the Slackers have been performing since ’91, bringing us that hybrid ska sound. There’s something classy about their songs that makes you want to sway with some while still getting down. 8pm, $13 presale, Jack’s Patio Bar, 3030 Thousand Oaks Dr.
Sotomayor, El Disque at Hi-Tones
Thursday, September 15
Cumbia-infused latin electronic outfit is a perfect fit for Hi-Tones, as siblings Raul and Paulina bring their melodic and progressive sound to San Anto from Mexico. Take your abuela to bring back the cumbia, or maybe just sway to the mesmerizing synths and drums. Also performing are Orión and Chorizo Funk of the Peligrosa crew. 10pm, $3 Cover, 621 E Dewey Place.