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10 Shows to See This Weekend



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Thursday, November 19
JD McPherson

His first album, 2012's Signs & Signifiers, was hailed as "an utterly irresistible, slicked-back triumph" by Mojo and a "rockin', bluesy, forward-thinking gold mine" by All Music Guide. I guess it's aight. With Parker Millsap. $20, 8pm, Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene, (830) 606-1281

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Thursday, November 19
Mariachi Vargas Serenata en El Rio

Similar to Plaza Garibaldi in Mexico City, where mariachi groups and vocalists gather around and perform for audiences, but free and open to everyone. The event offers locals the opportunity to officially welcome participating mariachi groups and vocalists. Free, 5:30pm, Rivercenter Mall, 849 E. Commerce, (210) 225-0000

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No Offense to Easy Duz It, but West Coast pioneer Eazy-E’s greatest gift to hip-hop was as a scout for talent, signing Ice Cube, Dr. Dre and a very young to his Ruthless label in its golden era run. In 1994, Eazy-E plucked Bone Thugs-n-Harmony from the rap void of Cleveland, putting the Ruthless stamp on Bone Thugs’ debut Creepin' on ah Come Up. With the album’s 21st birthday in June, Creepin' is a seminal blast in the genre. “Thuggish Ruggish Bone” is a shirtless g-funk wonder, with each member of the quintet taking home run swings at the big California rhythm. Half-sung and weaving in and out of double-time, the early Bone Thug hits laid down the concrete for the sing-song interstate that Drake, ILoveMakonnen and A$AP Rocky cruise down in 2015. There’s no “Tuesday” without “1st of tha Month.” As an added bonus, Bone will be performing E. 1999 Eternal in its entirety. With B-Real, Bun B, El Gant, Sid Wilson from Slipknot, Joey G, Kurtanz, Scarface. $36-$151, 7pm, Alamo City Music Hall, 1305 E. Houston St., (210) 698-2856

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Friday, November 20
Bob Schneider 

For better or worse, Bob Schneider is the Dave Matthews of South Texas. So if you're down for DMB, Schneider's pan-rock should be a treat. $15-$80, 8pm, Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E Grayson St, (210) 223-2830

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Friday, November 20
The Ataris

I remember when the Ataris wore their rejection of popular radio like a crown. I wonder if they still feel the same DIY spirit two decades in. With Silent Minority, Lost Project. $15, 7:30pm, Korova, 107 E Martin St,  (210) 226-5070

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Saturday, November 21 
Mariachi Vargas Concert

Be witness to one of the greatest mariachi groups of all time, performing with all of the history and culture of their people on their shoulders, keeping the mariachi story alive. $30-$140+, 7:30pm, Lila Cockrell Theatre, 200 E Market St, (210) 207-8500

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Saturday, November 21 
Collective Soul 

Wax alternative with the KISS staple that gave us "Where the River Flows" and "The World I Know." With Magnets & Ghost. $30-$50, 7pm, Aztec Theatre, 104 N St Mary's St, (210) 812-4355

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Saturday, November 21 
Moving Units 

Moving Units is the band I wish was playing at every gay bar that isn't country-western themed. Discocaine at its finest. With Hope Riot. $5-$10, 9pm, Limelight, 2718 N St Mary's St, (210) 735-7775

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Sunday, November 22

Keepers of the metal flame bring their vomit-inducing, disk-slipping brutality to SA. With Excruciating Terror, P.L.F., Oath of Cruelty, CxGxMx. $15, 7pm, Korova, 107 E Martin St,  (210) 226-5070

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Sunday, November 22

Jesus' favorite band, or perhaps least favorite, play Trinity. $25-$60, 7pm, Laurie Auditorium, 1 Trinity Pl, (210) 999-8117

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