Live Music Week will end with a huge bang on April 30, but the music will continue on, thanks to both local homies and visitors from as far away as Dresden, Germany.
First, you’re all invited to attend the San Antonio Music and Media Mixer organized by Local 782 on Thursday, April 28, at the Korova (Soledad and E. Martin). “The event is targeted to local music and media makers and everyone in between, from promoters and venue owners, to fans and supporters,” Pop Pistol/Local 782’s George Garza told the Current in an email. “Attendees are encouraged to bring their promotional materials and business cards.”
Besides the mixing and mingling, there will be deeper discussions, too. Satirist Jay Whitecotton (aka Swiss Army Robot) will get serious when proposing the creation of a live music district within the city. He better be effective: Sitting next to him will be none other than musician/City Council District 1 candidate Diego Bernal, who can expect hordes of scene supporters on his ass if he wins. Also sitting on the panel are Gabriel Itzcoatl Luera (president of CommunicateSA and MC for Astex), and our own Nicole Chavez, Current writer/copy editor.
Of course, if you’re the type that wants to let the music do the talking, check out Austin’s seven-piece soul-rock dance band Bus Stop Stallions at Rebar on the same night (if you decide to go to the mixer instead, know the Stallions play Rebar again on May 26).
On the same night (Thursday the 28th), Germany’s The Lazy Boys (honky-tonk/blues band), who just recorded a new CD (Wham Bam), will be at Sam’s Burger Joint with doors at 8 p.m. ($7, all ages).
Whatever you do, don’t miss Hacienda at Hotel Havana at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 29. The band has been busy working on their upcoming album and will be presenting some new songs on the hotel’s intimate second-floor patio in the fourth show of the Havana Sessions series. Tickets are limited and they can be purchased for $10 in advance at (210) 222-2008 or for $12 at the door.
A final note to the assholes who charge $20 for parking outside of Josabi’s: screw you. Not even valet parking attendants charge that much. At least let the people know if the event (in this case, Interpol’s show last Friday) is sold out. Of course, technically speaking, it wasn’t sold-out, but for some idiotic marketing reason it was announced as such (“We sold out the online tix,” promoter Dan Garcia said). “We have five tickets left,” I was told at the door. Sure.