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San Antonio cornetist Jim Cullum - COURTESY
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  • San Antonio cornetist Jim Cullum

Monday, May 18
Jim Cullum Jazz Band

Playing the music of King Oliver, Louis Armstrong, Sidney Bechet and Bix Beiderbecke, cornetist Jim Cullum is a leader among a growing community of trad jazz players. Free, 7pm, Tucker’s Kozy Korner, 1338 E. Houston, (210) 320-2192


Monday, May 18
Small World

Led by drummer Kyle Keener and guitarist Polly Harrison, Small World places world music in the jazz setting. The band features music from the Great American Songbook and bossa nova sung in the original Portuguese. Free, 7:30pm, Olmos Bharmacy, 3902 McCullough, (210) 822-1188

SA songwriter Ila Minori
  • SA songwriter Ila Minori

Tuesday, May 19
Ila Minori

Gliding between her native San Antonio and her second home in Italy, Ila Minori is going back to her roots. Minori’s worldly singer-songwriter dynamic and pristine, sing-song vocals work either intimately or with a full-piece band, showing wisdom beyond her years. With Collective Dreams, Pink Leche. 9pm, Hi-Tones,  621 E. Dewey, (210) 573-6220

Arizona outfit The Maine
  • Arizona outfit The Maine

Wednesday, May 20
The Maine, Nick Santino

As the album name would suggest, The Maine returned with their most over-sugared record to date with 2015’s American Candy. The former frontman of pop-punk outfit A Rocket to the Moon, Nick Santino continues with his bubbly tunes on his 2014 album Big Skies. With The Technicolors. 7pm, 210 Kapone’s, 1223 E. Houston, (210) 279-9430

The cover of Beth Israel's Dental Denial
  • The cover of Beth Israel's Dental Denial

“Jamba Juice, Baja Fresh,” says Zack Claxon of Beth Israel on “Family,” introducing the song like a bored narrator cruising down a franchised stretch of I-35. The tune, one of the stranger numbers on the Dental Denial LP, creeps into a verse repeating a cold, latrophobic line: “I don’t need medicine, it won’t make up the rent.”

The debut LP of Zack Claxon and Ramsey Eddins, Beth Israel’s Dental Denial lives in this state of minimum wage, bored between shifts at the strip mall. Dark, funny and 27 minutes short, it’s like a visit to the corner store through the lens of a kaleidoscope stuck on the ‘bad trip’ filter. With Micro Missile Attack, Nag Champa. Free, 10pm, The Mix, 2423 N. St. Mary's, (210) 735-1313 


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