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After months of riding out the pandemic, San Antonio music venues are again playing host to a variety of touring, regional and local acts. So many that almost feels like pre-pandemic times. Almost.
If you're vaxed and ready, grab your dancing shoes. The offerings this week are plentiful.
Tuesday, June 8
A relative newcomer, LA’s Dirty Honey released its self-titled debut EP in 2019. Its single “When I’m Gone” topped Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs chart, an achievement all the more impressive given that they were the first unsigned band to do so. The group, with a name inspired by Robert Plant’s throwback solo band the Honeydrippers, has landed high-profile gigs opening for Guns ’N Roses and the Who. $20-25, 7 p.m., Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 255-3833, therockboxsa.com. — Mike McMahan
Thursday, June 10
Tiesto is a man who needs no introduction to EDM fans. The Netherlands-born superstar has accomplished multiple feats during his lengthy career, including being the first solo DJ to play a stadium and pioneering a series of one-man, six-hour DJ appearances. Tiesto, who has also appeared at the Olympics, dropped his most recent album The London Sessions in 2020. If you want to get out and dance in a crowd, this may be the choice for you, particularly given Cowboys’ recent history of really packing ’em in. Ah, but we kid. $43, 9 p.m., Cowboys Dancehall, 3030 NE Loop 410, (210) 646-9378, cowboysdancehall.com. — MM
Friday, June 11
Psycho 78 + Blood and Tears + More
Want to hear Misfits tunes without the guilt of paying to see the Misfits? Well tribute band Psycho 78 will take care of all your horror punk needs. Added bonus: they’ll be performing with Danzig tribute band Blood and Tears, whom you can take in without having to worry about hearing Danzig describe the idea for his next movie. 7 p.m., The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 677-9453, therockboxsa.com. — Brianna Espinoza
Husband-wife duo Carolina Story, who specialize in a sound on the acoustic side of Americana, are making a San Antonio stop during their post-COVID return to touring. There will even be Bob Dylan-style harmonica-plus-acoustic guitar double trouble. Free, 6 p.m., The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 204, (210) 245-7500, therustic.com. — BE
Aaron Lewis at John T. Floore’s Country Store
Have you ever asked yourself, “What can I do to help make America a racist shithole again?” If so, attending this show may be a step in that direction. Staind vocalist Lewis has somehow managed the difficult task of lowering the quality of his musical output by embracing not just commercial country but also flavoring his live shows with stage banter steeped in the modern strain of racist and nationalistic “patriotism.” If this sounds appealing, well, you do you. $35-$150, 7 p.m., John T. Floore’s Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Road, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com. — MM
Saturday, June 12
Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears
Building on the worthy influences of James Brown and Howlin’ Wolf, Black Joe Lewis busts out a vintage sound steeped in soul, blues and rock ‘n’ roll. The Austin-based artist’s rep keeps building well beyond that city, which explains why he and his band have played so many music festivals over the years. $22-$200, 9 p.m., Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com. — BE
Known all around the region for their innovative approach to Tejano and norteño sounds, Tex-Mex royalty Intocable return to Cowboys Dancehall for a grito-filled night. Let’s hope the venue stays at capacity this time. $50-$1,000, 7 p.m., Cowboys Dance Hall, 3030 NE Loop 410, (210) 646-9378, cowboysdancehall.com. — BE
Murali Coryell at Gruene Hall
The son of guitar maestro Larry Coryell has been successful in his own right, having been inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame. His style encompasses a wide range of sounds not limited to blues but also including soul, jazz and Latin music. He grew up around icons including Carlos Santana and Miles Davis in addition to opening for blues-rock heavyweights such as Gregg Allman and George Thorogood. Free, 1 p.m., Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, (830) 606-1281, gruenehall.com. — MM
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