A week on the scene
At press time, Latin-funk eclectics Bombasta were set to take part in San Antonio’s April 10 rally on behalf of immigrant rights. Part of a nationally organized “Campaign for Immigrants’ Dignity,” the local gathering was scheduled to move from Milam Park (with Bombasta providing musical entertainment/impetus) to the Federal Building on Durango Street.
An expression of concern over the current congressional debate on immigration legislation, the national campaign was also expected to include walkouts and a one-day spending boycott. In his announcement of the local rally, Bombasta frontman Roberto Livar said: “We urge everyone to unite and refrain from spending any money today, to let our voices be heard, ” adding, “Bombasta advocates massive change through non-violence and knows that when we all come together, nothing can stop us!”
In goth we trust
Hyperbubble, everyone’s favorite local synth-pop lovebirds, will celebrate the true meaning of Easter on Sunday, April 16, with a gig at the Sanctuary (1818 N. Main). The show features the San Antonio return of the trashy pride of St. Louis techno-goth: Femme Fatality. Expect programmed beats, pale complexions, feather boas, and geometric coifs, but don’t get your hopes up for that Easter-egg hunt.
The bill also includes Peachcake and GirlsRiseWithHeat. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Metal health care
The fourth annual Texas Metal Health benefit show is taking shape, with a lineup that includes Reverend, Azreal’s Bane, Ignitor, Ancient Cross, and Drifter. This year’s TMH show — scheduled for May 13 at Sam’s Burger Joint — will be a tribute to former Metal Church (and Reverend) lead singer, David Wayne, who passed away a year ago. The members of Metal Church have publicly expressed their support for the Texas Metal Health show, an intriguing development considering that five years ago the band publicly squabbled with Wayne over his decision to release a side-project album under the misleading name “David Wayne’s Metal Church” and appropriate the seminal thrash-metal group’s artwork for the cover.
TMH will serve as a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year, organizers have also attracted Robb’s MetalWorks as a co-sponsor of the event. RMW, the local metal community’s television voice for nearly a decade, will also film the event for inclusion in a future episode of the series.
- Gilbert Garcia