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a week on the scene

"Poppy punk 'n' roll" rockers the Rummies will provide the cacophony, you bring the angry body.

The Rummies have a show on Thursday, April 24 at Sin 13, with Cruiserweight, Amazing Transparent Man, and the Hypnotix. The following night, Friday, April 25, the Rummies will play Sam's Burger Joint with the Ritchie Whites, Born to Lose, Racketbox, and Monroe. Visit the Rummies at

Speaking of Sam's and punk rock, the Dickies, D.I., Total Chaos, the Cutthroats, and Drink Fight Thugs will break it down old-skool style on Sunday, April 27. Call Sam's at 223-2830 for ticket information.


Scary Manilow recently spent some time in the studio, recording for their upcoming EP, Sci-Fi Thriller. The music is currently in the mixing phase. Check out the band live on Friday, April 25 at Bond's 007, with Pitbull Daycare, Kizmet, Dirtywerk, and Element. For more information, go to


A quick call to the Fiesta San Antonio Commission resulted in a curt reply: "I don't know why the Bowie Street Blues Festival has been cancelled. They couldn't get their funding together." Click.

Well. The Institute of Texan Cultures, which traditionally hosts the Fiesta event, was much more responsive: In mid-September, the ITC executive team met to evaluate and discuss the Bowie Street Blues Festival. In past years, the ITC has spent a lot of money on performers and publicity for the event, yet attendance has remained low. After conducting marketing surveys on last year's audience, the ITC realized that it would have to hire additional outside staff to build the event, something that ITC spokesperson John Adams says is "cost-prohibitive," and doesn't guarantee that attendance to the festival wouldn't continue to dwindle.

"I wish the best for local blues musicians," says Adams. "San Antonio has a hard time sustaining that genre."

In a local effort to remain true blue to tradition, Will Owen-Gage and the Krybabies, Bluesland, and the Rhythm Kings will host their own blues fest, Year of the Blues, at Studio .357 from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. on Saturday, April 26. The event will be free. For more information, contact the Krybabies at

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