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10 Shows to See This Weekend



Thursday, November 26
Thurzgayz Thanksgiving Dance Party with VJ Glitoris

Dance off the turkey with the fabulous indie and dance musical stylings of one of the best-named DJs in the gay-m. Free, 10pm, Brass Monkey, 2702 N St. Mary's St, (210) 480- 4722

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Friday, November 27
Fall Fall Fall Fest Pre-Party

As a sampler for December’s Fall Fall Fall Fest, the Pre-Party will feature Lloronas, a SA punk outfit who'd rather shred than cry over boys, Latin rockers Indigenauts and Arma Musical. With DJ Victima. $4, 9pm, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey, (210) 995-7229

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Friday, November 27
Alejandro Fernandez

“El Potrillo” rides into San Antonio to woo and swoon with his inherited croon. The son of Vicente Fernandez started off singing rancheras and mariachi but has since crossed over into the world of pop with great success. $51 – $151.50, 9pm, Freeman Coliseum, 3201 E. Houston, (210) 226-1177

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Friday, November 27
The Acacia Strain

Don’t call The Acacia Strain deathcore or else singer, and only remaining original member, Vincent Bennett “might do something very bad to [you].” How does borecore work? With Counterparts, Glass Cloud and Fit for an Autopsy. $15-$18, 6pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin, (210) 995-7229

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Friday, November 27
The Halfways

On “Look to Me” and “Gnarltrees” The Halfways clip-clop-clop waltz highlights their affinity for old-timey aesthetics, harmonies and a campfire, sing-along vibe. With Mantra Love. $5, 9pm, 502 Bar, 502 Embassy Oaks, (210) 257-8125

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Saturday, November 28
Cole Swindell

Swindell is next in that long, depressing line of buff cowpokes that believe girls in tight pants, a steady backbeat, cold beer and a big truck equal a nu-country hit. $30-$35, 7pm, Cowboys Dancehall, 3030 NE Loop 410, (210) 646-9378

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Saturday, November 28
Parkway Drive

In the most hilarious video of the year, “Vice Grip,” Aussie metalcore group Parkway Drive sky dives their way to a concert complete with pyrotechnics and confused youth. With Miss May I, Thy Art is Murder, In Hearts Wake. $25, 6pm, Aztec Theatre, 201 E. Commerce, 210-760-2196

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Saturday, November 28
The Sour Notes, Last Nighters, Ila Minori 

On Do What May, Austin quintet The Sour Notes trade off between keyboard pop and super chunky rock through 10 indelible tracks. Animal Room, the debut LP by San Antonio’s Last Nighters, plays like something of a concise history of modern Southern indie music. $5, 8:30pm, K23 Gallery, 704 Fredericksburg, (210) 776-5635

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Saturday, November 28
The Interrupters

An LA-based four-piece bound by their rebel spirit and deep love of 2 Tone, The Interrupters make super-high-energy ska-punk that’s equal parts catchy and confrontational. $5-$10, 8pm, The Korova, 107 E Martin, (210) 995-7229

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Sunday, November 29

Complying to the emo code of conduct without the nasally whine and melodramatic treatment of the turmoil everpresent in the teenage heart, Variants create driven compositions with a twenty something’s flair. 8pm, Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra, (210) 236-7668

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