21 Shows Happening in SA that Are Better Than SXSW 

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Skipping SXSW this year? Here's 21 shows happening right here in SA.
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Night Club

The Mix hosts Night Club, an electronic/pop/dance duo out of LA, helping kick off the anti-South By along with Calico Club.
Free, 8 pm, March 11, The Mix, 2423 N. St. Mary’s St. themix-sa.com/
Photo via NightClub/Facebook

Pearl Charles

Pearl Charles is a Los Angeles native whose smokey, psych-folk footprint treads somewhere between a gentler, silky Jefferson Airplane and more fiery sides of Joni Mitchell. She’ll be playing at K23 gallery along with Mockingbird Express, Annabelle Chairlegs and The Mustachio Light Show.
$6, 9pm Sat, March 12, K23 Gallery, 702 Fredericksburg Road, facebook.com/K23Gallery
Photo via Pearl Charles/Facebook

Kitten

Fronted by dynamic lead singer Chloe Chaidez, the Los Angeles-based four-piece Kitten make '80s postpunk-influenced dance-rock and synth pop. They'll be kicking off the Paper Tiger's weeklong spring break plans.
$12, 7 pm, March 14, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St. papertiger.queueapp.com
Photo via Kitten/Facebook

Atreyu

Metal fans without a head-banging ride to Austin are in luck. Atreyu will be performing at Alamo City Music Hall.
$20-$22, 6pm, March 12 at Alamo City Music Hall & Club, 1305 E. Houston St.> alamocitymusichall.com

Black Pussy

Named after a censored Rolling Stones song, Black Pussy's 70's funky rock will be jumping at Hi-Tones. Also on the line-up is Crypt Trip, Foxmoor Express and The Great Electric Quest.
$5, 9pm, March 12, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey Pl. hitonessa.com
Photo via Black Pussy/Facebook

Downtown Boys

The political punk band will be holding its latest rally at Paper Tiger with Sailor Poon and Spokesmodel.
6 pm, March 14, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St.
Photo via Downtown Boys/Facebook

Imagine Fest

Imagine Books & Records, voted best small venue by SA Current readers for 2015, will be holding the inaugural Imagine Fest, a weeklong showcase of bands in their intimate space.
$7, 7pm, March 15-19, Imagine Books and Records, 8373 Culebra Road. imaginebooksandrecords.com
Photo via Imagine Fest/Facebook

Further Seems Forever

Further Seems Forever comes off of a hiatus to begin a series of long-awaited performances, including at the Korova.
$18-$20, 7:30pm, March 16, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St. thekorova.com Photo via Further Seems Forever/Facebook
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Weedeater

The stoner metal band swings through The Korova just after returning from a hiatus that's been attributed to the loss of the lead singer's toes because of an accident with his "favorite shotgun."
$15-$18, 8pm, March 17, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St., thekorova.com
Photo via Weedeater/Facebook

Bidi Bidi Banda: A Tribute to Selena

Where in Austin are you gonna find a Selena tribute?
7pm, March 18, The Aztec Theatre theaztectheatre.com
Photo via Selenaquintanillauk/Instagram

Buyepongo

At La Botanica, this South/Central American band fuses merengue, cumbia, funk, and jazz to create a soulful, eclectic sound.
$5 suggested donation, 10pm, March 18, La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Mary's St. vivalabotanica.com
Photo via Buyepongo/Facebook

Ghost Pizza

A collection of musicians, djs, rappers, artists, dudes and babes. It’s pretty much whatever it wants to be.
9pm, March 18, Hi-Tones, 621 E. Dewey Pl. hitonessa.com
Photo via Ghost Pizza/Facebook

Charly Garcia

Featuring Miss Olivia Garcia.
$3, 10pm, March 19, Hi-Tones, 261 E. Dewey Pl. facebook.com/AlamoCitySoulClub Photo via Charly Garcia/Facebook

Chulita Vinyl Club

Check out the all-girl all-vinyl club playing their favorite records to shake to.
9pm, March 19, La Botanica, 2911 N. St. Marys St. vivalabotanica.com
Photo via Chulita Vinyl Club/Facebook

Mobb Deep

The rap duo comes to town to perform from their extensive eight album catalog that has made them one of the most critically acclaimed rap groups.
$20-$25, 8pm, March 18, The Korova, 107 E. Martin St. thekorova.com
Photo via Mobb Deep/Facebook

Sugar Candy Mountain

Sugar Candy Mountain glides into town to sprinkle their cheery pop-psyche sound to all that will listen.
$6, 9pm, March 18, K23 Gallery, 702 Fredericksburg Road facebook.com/K23Gallery
Photo via Sugar Candy Mountain/Facebook

The Grasshopper Lies Heavy

This San Antonio staple has amassed quite an international following with their driving, droning instrumental compositions. Equal parts cathartic and punishing, the wall-of-amps wiener-wagging typical of the more-is-more noise genre is completely downplayed by the sincerity of their delivery.
No price yet, 8pm, March 18, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St. papertiger.queueapp.com
Photo via The Grasshopper Lies Heavy/Facebook

Heatwave

Catch Cocorosie, Protmartyr Lust of Youth, Prayers and so many others at this day-long fest.
$20, noon, March 19, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St. papertiger.queueapp.com
Photo via Paper Tiger/Facebook
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Hangover Fest IV

The beloved Shannon and the Clams will headline the fourth Hangover Fest at the Paper Tiger. Other artists include La Luz, Night Beats, Tijuana Panthers and The Spits. $25, noon, March 20, Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary's St. papertiger.queueapp.com

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Night Club

The Mix hosts Night Club, an electronic/pop/dance duo out of LA, helping kick off the anti-South By along with Calico Club.
Free, 8 pm, March 11, The Mix, 2423 N. St. Mary’s St. themix-sa.com/
Photo via NightClub/Facebook