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“San Antonio” — Pavel Demon & the Revenant


This ode to “wild nights” in the Alamo City begins appropriately with a busted accordion wheeze before the guitars kick in. The diet-punk riffage and nervous drumming backs Pavel Demon’s seemingly heartfelt hollering, which offers a generous but incomplete picture of SA. The pretty lights along the river get a mention, but not the floating layer of hippo shit and tortilla-bloated tourists. He fondly recalls skateboarding in HemisFair, but leaves out getting Tasered by the cops. By the time he gets around to big-upping “our Spurs” you begin to suspect this song was actually commissioned by the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, but give Demon credit for never uttering the word “lame.”

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