Cautiously peeking out of the doghouse, Blue Healer are a scruffy trio of young dudes ready to make some noise. Describing their collective aesthetic as pop music with a mouthful of sharp teeth, the nonchalant group of Austin natives infuses intelligent indie rock with the danceable melodies and catchy choruses of today's commercial songwriting. Donning a mug of sloppy face paint in "Bad Weather," singer and standing bass player David Beck shouts the song's refrain – "What good is a ghost when you're dead?" – with the gusto of radio-friendly rockers like Foster the People and Ra Ra Riot. With the recent release of their eponymous debut now under their belt, Blue Healer is looking like a dog who's finally seeing his day. Get pumped for playtime with Blue Healer and Filmstrips at Limelight. 9:30pm, $5, Limelight, 2718 N. Saint Mary's St.
Warship Zine Release
Friday, November 11
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The badasses behind the riot grrrl vibes at the Bang Bang Bar are rolling out their booze-stained carpets for the anticipated release of Warship Zine, the newest lil' independent publication in San Anto. A loyal homage to the punk rock pioneers of the Ramones, the first issue of Warship is a collection of original artworks that honor the beloved Blitzkrieg Boppers. To usher in the night's festivities, the dive bar is hosting a screening of the 1979 cult classic Rock 'n' Roll High School before letting local punk outfits Knockin' Chucks and Lemmings seize the spotlight. You'll wanna be sedated after this explosive feast of four chords and infectious melodies. 8pm, Free, The Bang Bang Bar, 119 El Mio Dr.
Saturday, November 12
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Cloaked in black and vacuum sealed into their skinny jeans, the bulletproof rockers of Attila grinded out a unique niche for themselves in the hardcore metal scene. Reimagining Slipknot for the party crowd, the liquor-drenched quartet blasts a brand of hardcore that sounds like a frat house collapsing into the gruesome depths of Dante’s Inferno. Furnace-forged tracks like “Middle Fingers Up” and “Riot with the Devil” are foulmouthed anthems for legions of degenerates on weekend benders. Unabashedly atrocious, Attila is a violent spectacle that’s best consumed raw and without any fucks left to give. The ne’er-do-wells of Attila light up Paper Tiger with the fiends of Chelsea Grin and Emmure. Don’t forget your face tattoos and unquenchable death drive at home for this one. $18, 6pm, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. Saint Mary’s Black Sabbath
Saturday, November 12
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The seminal body of Black Sabbath descends upon the unsuspecting populace of Spurs City this Saturday. Notorious for the batshit antics of lead singer Ozzy Osbourne – need we recall the fiasco with the literal bat? – the fiendish champions of black metal shaped latter generations of sludge rockers by playing calamitous riffs at a stoner’s pace in earthshaking tracks like the now iconic “Iron Man.” Indeed, through their decision to tamper down the furious speed of popular precursors like Led Zeppelin and the Who, the evil genius of Black Sabbath ushered in the industrial epoch of doom metal, as well as the genre’s more psychedelic proponents. As they say, the rest is blood-spattered history. Get dismal with the godless legends of Black Sabbath at the AT&T Center. $65, 8pm, AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Pkwy. Divino Niño
Saturday, November 12
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Divino Niño is a vibrant experiment that's redolent of George Harrison’s spiritual flourishes from the late 60s. As lush and languid as summertime in the big city, the dreamy quartet draws heavily upon their Latin American roots in graceful pop meditations like “Le Bon Gripper,” just one standout on this year’s superbly titled Shady Sexyfornia Tapes. Mellow without falling into snoozefest territory, the band picks up speed with some lively percussion on numbers like the swooning “Violent Legs” and the slightly snarky “Betty, the Palmer St. Bitch.” Sell your soul to the handsome nenes of Divino Niño alongside Austin’s the Halfways and San Antone’s Topo Chica at K23, the loudest little gallery in town. $5, 9pm, K23, 702 Fredericksburg Saakred, House of Kenzo
Saturday, October 12
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Marked by their unmistakable flair for the dramatic, San Antonio's Saakred – a triple threat known for leveling the local scene as a composer, performer and visual artist – is dropping their upcoming EP, 2 0 2 5, with a bang. Interjecting shimmering balearic beats with the edge of self-awareness, Saakred continues the artistic tradition of aetheticizing pain as fine art in dazzling tracks such as "SÅØZINHØS." Fearless and unabashedly unique, Saakred fills an important niche in San Antonio's community by providing a new voice of resilience and elasticity in these trying times. Proudly queer, transgender and fuckin' weird, Saakred is a dynamic force of nature that's impossible to ignore. Step into the future with Saakred and House of Kenzo at Hi-Tones. 10pm, $7, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey Pl.
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