It took Local 782 forever, but it was worth the wait: The calendar of events for Local Music Week 2011 is finally here. You can check the full calendar at local782.org/localmusicweek, but this is what will take place this week except for last-minute additions (all shows are all ages and free, except where indicated; all shows at 9 pm, except 11 pm for The Mix.)
Sunday, April 24
Accord of Dissonance, Sandoz, Dance Like Robots at Studio 13 (18 and over, $5 after 9 p.m.); Chris Cruz at Rebar (21 and over); DJ Tony Phoenix at Revolution Room (21 and over); The Barn Burners at The Mix (21 and over); and Nightrocker Live will have its 2011 Easter BBQ (21 and over).
Monday, April 25
Egshan, Kaleidoscope Radio, Brandon Cunningham, and more at the White Rabbit; DJ Wake Up at the Revolution Room (21 and over); Sing Nite with Shotgun Party at Sam’s Burger Joint ($7); Voodoo Vinyl with DJ Smarty Pants at The Mix (21 and over); Jazz Poets Society meeting at GIG on the Strip; and Not Well and Monkeysoop at Zombies (21 and over free/minors $5).
Tuesday, April 26
Rodney Hayden and Adam Carroll at Sam’s Burger Joint; DJ Rhyme Mind at Revolution Room (21 and over); Open mic with David at The Cove; Gentleman Joe at The Mix (21 and over); Roberto Botello, Erica Anthony, and Belukhas at GIG ($5); and Underground Movie Night at Nightrocker Live (21 and over).
We’ll have more dates next week, so stay tuned.
Local 782 is not the only organization making an effort to unite and help the local music scene. Since 1998, the Texas Music Coalition (which held its latest General Meeting and Open Mic April 19 at Olmos Bharmacy) has been doing its part to support a scene not directly covered by other, similar groups. And to have at least two serious organizations promoting local music in their respective arenas is good for any music community. Go to local782.org and texasmusiccoalition.org to see what’s a better fit for you and your music. If you can support both, that’s even better.
In other news, we congratulate the 2011 recipients of the San Antonio Blues Society scholoarships Steven S. Sellers Jr. ($1,000), Julia K. Masters ($500), and Mitch P. Moser ($500), who were presented with their checks April 17 at Sunset Station. Lastly, don’t miss the SABS open Local Blues Jam at Sam’s on Wednesday, April 27, as part of Local Music Week.