Wednesday, Dec. 21
Fresh off a six week tour in support of a brand new EP Death to Our Death, desert rockers Lonely Horse gear up to kick it holiday style at Paper Tiger. Tasked with playing holiday songs in their own particular style, SATX artists/bands/songwriters Carly Garza, Jeannette Muniz, Christine Roberts and Roland Cruz, Garrett Capps, Micro Missile Attack, Flower Jesus Quintet and Fishermen join Lonely Horse at the Paper Tiger to bring all the indie rock holiday cheer our Texas hearts can hold. If you’re in the mood to experience some holiday festivities, while supporting the local indie community this show is all you boo. 7pm, $5 suggested donation, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s — CC
A King is Born… And adopted by a loving, career-minded couple. Queers and Beers are decking the halls of Paper Tiger with boughs of sexy fruitcakes and jingle beads. The party’s third incarnation continues to celebrate local LGBTQ acts, and there’s something for everyone this year. Introducing the resident snow queen of Tejas – that’s drag royalty, Miss Fonda Koxx – the starry showcase features Alyson Alonzo’s classic soul revival, Wayne Holtz’s gooey pop confections, Chris Conde’s daredevil tongue twisters and more. Beyond the feast of holiday tunes, BEAT AIDS will provide free HIV and STD testing on site. Ain’t nobody playin’ little reindeer games around here. 8pm, Free, Paper Tiger, 2124 N. Saint Mary’s St. —Abby Mangel
After establishing separate successful side projects as the Riot Grrrl band Fea, and indie rock band Nina Diaz, hometown heroes, Girl in a Coma come together for their first show as a band in five years. After landing a spot on Joan Jett’s Blackheart Records label and finishing a tour opening for Morrissey, Girl in a Coma positioned themselves to gain noticeability in the national and international arenas. But seriously, what more can we say about Phanie Diaz, Jen Alva and Nina Diaz that hasn’t been said already? They’re badass musicians and they continue to write dope music. The girls are coming together for a night of memories, so if you’re a fan, peep that shit. 8pm, $16-$20, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks #138 — CC
Monday, Dec. 26
If you’ve never seen Six String Samurai, you’re definitely missing out an B movie American classic. Released in ‘98, the story follows “Buddy” (a parody of Buddy Holly), a lone swordsmen and guitar player who battles his way through a post apocalyptic wasteland to Lost Vegas (Las Vegas obvs) where, at the end, Buddy must defeat the evil Death played by a parody of Slash from Guns n Roses. Anyway, the soundtrack is littered with Rockabilly and Psychobilly (a surfier, fast-tempo version of its standard counterpart) and makes the whole movie amazing and ridiculous. I guess what I’m trying to say is Rockabilly is awesome and the band The Georges are keeping the spirit of Rockabilly alive here in San Marcos and San Antonio. So bust out those cowboy boots and grease up that pompadour cuz The Georges are gearing up to deliver a perfect blend of blues and country music. 7pm, $10, Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St.— CC
Johnnie Sunday’s Ugly Sweater Party
Monday, Dec. 26
Say-eyed Johnnie Sunday knows a thing or two about ugly sweaters. His writing often feels like the familiar fabric of a castoff sweater, worn thin from long months spent lost in thought. The singer-songwriter is celebrating his birthday – born on the day after X-mass, Sunday seems like the middle child of the local indie scene – with a lineup of his fellow guitar-wielding sad boys, including acoustic punk rocker Jacob Andrew and the Frog & Bandit, Sunday’s own slacker rock project. Geared toward former teenage scumbags who really dug Radiohead’s The Bends, it’s the ideal show for people who care a lot about music and would like to forget everything else as another year ends. An added bonus? Discounted tickets are available for patrons who arrive in holiday swag or bring a can of nonperishable food to donate. 6pm, $5-10, The Korova, 107 E. Martin — AM
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