30 Shows to See in San Antonio This Month 

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Kansas
8 p.m., Sept. 2 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Supporting a new single entitled With This Heart, progressive rock heroes, Kansas, will be bringing their lengthy roster of hits and deep cuts to the halls of Tobin Center on Friday September 2nd. $32-$100
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Mike Jones
9 p.m., Sept. 2 at Fitzgeralds Bar & Live Music
Houston, Texas rapper, Mike Jones, hits up SA to perform hits such as “Back Then” and “Still Tippin” along with a variety of new material from recent mixtapes and an upcoming release via a new distribution deal with Atlantic. $20
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Garrett T Capps Cassette Release
Sept. 3 at Paper Tiger
Master of hill-country ballads, drunken one-man stucco punk, and industrial kraut-rock alike, Garrett T. Capps is a man of many musical talents and perhaps one of San Antonio’s more underrated gems who will be releasing his new six-track cassette entitled Inc. along with a music video for the song, In the Shadows. Free, With Street Sects, Blacknail, Sunjammer, and Unsteady Gait
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Whatever?
8 p.m., Sept. 4, Imagine Books and Records
Tony Gnosis recently ventured to California for several days recording, and has been hard at work with shows in San Antonio since. Catch him rocking out with his mix of self-described “weirdo party punk” at the always warm, welcoming, and fun space, Imagine Books and Records. $5 with With Ants and Porridge Fest Photo via Facebook, Whatever?
Mild High Club
4:30 p.m., Sept. 5 at K23
Pysch rockers, Mild High Club, will be floating into San Antonio to fill K23 with their exotic, warm, and laidback slacker vibes— an easygoing early evening show on Labor Day sure to please. $8, With Tele Novella and Sunjammer
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Échale Festival and Block Party
noon, Sept. 5, at the Pearl Brewery
Now in its second year, the Échale Festival is certainly one of the most fun events going on San Antonio this year celebrating the incredible art, music, and soul of Latin American arts and culture in the San Antonio community.
Free, With Money Chicha, Manolo Black, El Tule, & More
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Duran Duran
7:30 pm.m. Sept. 6 and 7 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Striking it big time with their 1982 hit Hungry Like the Wolf off their critically acclaimed album, Rio, English new-wavers, Duran Duran, are arguably one of the most recognized, famous, and respected bands of the 1980s and the MTV Generation who will be sharing their repertoire of songs for a San Antonio audience not once, but twice, during the course of this week at the Tobin Center. And while it is these classic numbers that many in the audience might remember or enjoy the best, fans and attendees alike can bank on a steady supply of some favorite deep cuts, such as The Chauffeur, in addition to songs from their new album, Paper Gods. $70-$225
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Floating Points
Sept. 9 at Paper TigerCrafting an eclectic mix of arrangements ranging from the airy and ethereal to jazzy house numbers, Floating Points is the project of English musician Sam Shepherd who has been creating beautifully intoxicating music since 2008. His five-piece band will be performing songs from his 2015 album, Elaenia, as well as other numbers.$15
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Mission Pachanga: Local Music Festival
Sept. 1- at Mission County Park
elebrating the designation of San Antonio Missions as World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Mission Pachanga Festival seeks to rally the city together by pairing a number of awesome community organizations with food vendors and a diverse roster of local music talents. With Nina Diaz, Femina-X, Volcán, and more
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Avi Buffalo
9 p.m., Sept. 10 at Limelight
Avi Buffalo September 10th at Limelight with the Kickback and Rich Hands Critically acclaimed southern Californian musician, Avigdor Zahner-Isenberg, will be dropping by San Antonio on Saturday September 10th with his band, Avi Buffalo. $5-$8
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Robert Earl Keen
8 p.m., Sept. 10 at Floore's Country Store
Legendary Texas-songwriter and Hill Country loving sun of a gun, Robert Earl Keen, will be dropping by Helotes just outside of the San Antonio city limits at the Floore's Country Store as his band will be sure to launch into a wide range of their absolutely stellar country and bluegrass numbers. $25-$30
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Garbage
8 p.m., Sept. 11 at the Majestic Theater
Supporting a brand new album entitled Strange Little Birds that debuted this past June, Garbage will be taking the stage at the star-adorned Majestic Theatre to rock their newest songs along with a string of popular selections from their mid-90s and early 2000s run that catapulted them to critical acclaim. $69-$262
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Krafterk
8:30 p.m., Sept. 12 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Formed in 1969, Kraftwerk amassed quite the following pioneering a revolutionary and incredibly influential mix of wild, catchy, rhythmic, and synthetic compositions throughout the '70s and '80s. Sure to touch on their cult-classics, they also arrive in San Antonio with a brand new single, The Sci-Fi Machine, in hand. $86-$392
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Pujol
9 p.m., Sept. 14 at the Paper TigerFour-piece Nashville rockers, Pujol, hit up SA with their unique blend of garage, punk, and quirky spoken word numbers. $10, With the Bolos and Dreamland
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Swans
8 p.m., Sept. 14 at Paper Tiger
Having formed out of new York's no-wave movement in the early to mid 1980s, Michael Gira's band Swans is running as strong as ever supporting a double LP that debuted via Young God Records in June of 2016. $20, with Baby Dee
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Lonely Horse
7:30 p.m., Sept. 16 at Sam's Burger Joint
Lonely Horse's past troubles, "death", and rebirth have by now been well documented in the San Antonio press. Yet, they are leaving all of that negative energy in the dust as Nick Long and Travis Hild seek to chart and blossom into a brand new course for their band in the days and months ahead. This show, tour, and release are certainly a big step in that direction toward an exciting future. $10, With Sarah Y Hermanos, Harvey McLaughlin and the Bottom Feeders
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Roky Erickson 8 p.m., Sept. 10 at Paper Tiger
Captaining the band largely credited for having invented the term psychedelic rock and that gave rise to the hit You're Going to Miss Me, Roky Erickson is no stranger to San Antonio having played festivals and venues alike. He returns once more to the Alamo City to share a number of songs. $20
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Heaters
8 p.m., Sept. 17 at Limelight
All the way from Grand Rapids, Michigan, Heaters are a twangily surfy and psychedelic rock band set to play Limelight in support of their brand new album, Baptisma, which debuted on the independent psychedelic rock label, Beyond Beyond Is Beyond Records, has been trending high up on college radio charts, and is garnering quite the acclaim from critics and the blogging community alike. $5
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Melvins
8 p.m., Sept. 17, Paper Tiger
Melvins certainly know a thing or two about heavy duty sludge metal, a sound greatly influence by a mixture of Black Flag, Black Sabbath, and other alternative forms of the metal sound evolving around the time of the band's formation in Aberdeen, Washington around 1983. The music they would create would have significant influence upon the sound and direction of the bands that led to the breaking of grunge in the early 90s, and they are still going at it hard today having just released a new full-length album this past June titled, Basses Load. $17
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Titus Andronicus
7 p.m., Sept. 20, Paper Tiger
itting on a mountain of excellent 7's, EPs, and LPs, Indie-punkers Titus Andronicus are a well decorated band, to say the least, with a fervent fan-base very much enraptured by the band's well-developed virtuosity, dexterity, and hard-hitting melodies, anthems, and rock numbers. $15
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Kinky Friedman
7 p.m., Sept. 21, 502 Bar
Good ol' Kinky, cigar-maker extraordinaire and overwhelmingly every Texan's favorite gubernatorial candidate of all-time (probably), returns to San Antonio for a show at 502 Bar on the north-side of the Alamo City for a hootenanny featuring some of his finest country tunes. $25
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Soaked
9 p.m., Sept. 21 at Limelight
Drenched in savory, sweet, and lo-fi tonalities, Soaked is a quartet from Austin, Texas combing warm and fuzzy melodies with slacker-pop sounds and a garage rock ethos. Sharing the stage will be Dead Recipe of Santa Cruz, California who have fashioned a multi-faceted range of experimental grooves, rock, pop, and noise fluctuations. $5
Photo via Facebook, Soaked
Donovan
7:30 p.m., Sept. 22 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Scottish singer-songwriter, Donovan, comes to town for a very special and intimate performance in the Carlos Alvarez Studio Theater nestled into the Tobin Center arts complex. Most famous for his psychedelic music, garb, and presentation throughout the sixties, his contributions to the realm of rock and roll are far too great to summarize. Needless to say, it will be a very special evening. $54-$100
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Why Oak
8 p.m., Sept. 22 at 502 Bar
Beautifully combines numerous elements of folk and Americana into a contemporary rock stylings, Wye Oak has had a lot of success since inking a deal with Merge Records in 2008 having just released their 5th studio album August 5th of this year through the label entitled, Tween.
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San Antonio Music Showcase
Sept. 24
The San Antonio Current celebrates it's annual San Antonio Music Awards with shows across eleven venues featuring sixty local bands for the largest of the Current's showcases to date. $5
Natural Child & Faux Ferociou
8 p.m. Sept. 24 at Paper Tiger
Harkening on heroes ranging from George Jones to ZZ Top, Nashville rockers Natural Child serve up southern-fried country-rock licks amidst garage numbers. Fellow Nashvillers and lo-fi psych punkers, Faux Ferocious, will be hitting the stage as well. $10
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James Arthur's Manhunt
9 p.m., Sept. 25 at Hi-Tones
Supporting a brand new album that debuted this past July via the Austin-based label 12xU, James Arthur's Manhunt will be hitting the stage at Hi-Tones with his high octane music certainly capable of stirring up quite the beautiful ruccous. $5
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Cold War Kids
8 p.m., Sept. 29 at Aztec Theater
The release of their Robbers & Cowards album in 2006 via Downtown, V2 catapulted the Cold War Kids from their origins as an up and coming Fullerton, California band to overnight mainstream indie darlings. $25
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White Mystery
9 p.m., Sept. 30 at K23
Actually brother and sister, Alex and Scott White make up the Chicago based duo that is White Mystery. With sounds as warm and bright as their red hair, they’re brand of garage, punk, and rock is a fascinatingly fun force to witness live. $10
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Mystic Braves
9 p.m., Sept. 30 at Limelight
Los Angeles rockers, Mystic Braves have been at it for a while now with releases on both Lolipop and Burger Records while garnering quite the fanbase from the psychedelic rock community-- with their sun-soaked, twangy, and surfy desert rock sounds being the primary driving force. $6-$10
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Kansas
8 p.m., Sept. 2 at the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts
Supporting a new single entitled With This Heart, progressive rock heroes, Kansas, will be bringing their lengthy roster of hits and deep cuts to the halls of Tobin Center on Friday September 2nd. $32-$100
Photo via Facebook, Kansas