A week on the scene
A last-minute addition to this week's schedule should provide SA with one of its most exciting club shows of the last several months: And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead at the White Rabbit. The Austin band, which agreed to squeeze the San Antonio show in around a gig in its hometown, has divided critics with Worlds Apart, the group's third release on Interscope Records. Some find it an overwrought prog-rock mess that strays too far from the group's Sonic Youth roots, but if you're open to its grandiose spirit, the album's sense of daring is hard to resist. When the critical dust clears, it should be seen as a highly ambitious, wildly imaginative statement from a group that refuses to be defined.
And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead is scheduled to perform at the White Rabbit on Saturday, September 17. Admission is $15, and the show is all ages. Doors open at 7 p.m.
With its long-awaited sophomore album, Dirty Genes, expected this fall, the hip-hop soul men of Mojoe have joined Bavu Blakes, Money Waters, Deloach, Verbal Seed, Rapid Ric, and DJ Donnie D on what is being billed as "The Livest Texas Hip-Hop Tour Ever." The extravaganza hits Austin blues mecca Antone's on Friday, September 16 and comes to San Antonio on Sunday, September 18 for a show at Kingston Tycoon Flats.
The latest in a series of local fundraisers for the victims of Hurricane Katrina is a musical natural. The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, which has long kept the spirit of vintage New Orleans jazz alive in this city, will perform at "Chasin' The Blues Away - A Jazz Concert," an outdoor event hosted by the Tobin Endowment. During the performance, the group will be joined by special musical guests from the Crescent City.
The concert takes place on Wednesday, September 21 from 5-8 p.m. on the grounds of the Tobin Estate (3316 Oakwell Court). Call 228-3757 for more information.
Compiled by Gilbert Garcia