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In case you worried that the most famous gig in SA rock history will not be commemorated on its 30th anniversary, the Tex Pistols are here to set your mind at ease.

The San Antonio trio, which bills itself as “the only Sex Pistols tribute band in America,” will headline a Tuesday, January 8, show at Jiggers (1639 Babcock) to celebrate the chaotic Randy’s Rodeo performance by the Sex Pistols on that same date in 1978 `see “The Kids Were Alright,” page 14`. That show turned into an ongoing confrontation between the band and its bemused/agitated audience, with beer cans hurled on stage and Sid Vicious bashing a patron over the head with his bass.

The Tex Pistols promise no such violence, but then, they’ve never tried to emulate either the look of the Pistols or the circus atmosphere they created. They concentrate purely on the music, and at Jiggers they’ll follow the exact set list the Pistols played at Randy’s Rodeo. Opening for the Tex Pistols will be Shreveport, Louisiana’s Hoodlum and local punk band Buffalo Lopez.

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