The (no, I won’t say “spicy”) American Sabor exhibit at the Alameda comes to an end on Sunday, September 20, so catch it before it’s too late. Kill two stones with one bird (I’m a veggie, sorry) and go to Market Square on Saturday between noon and 11 p.m. to hear Bombasta, Girl In a Coma, Piñata Protest, Ernie Garibay & Cats Don’t Sleep, and others and then check out the exhibit. The full lineup for the show can be found, supposedly, at thealameda.org, but if you can find it I’ll let you in for free. Oh, it’s a free show? Never mind.
I’m not too fond of Spanish-language ska — except for early Los Fabulosos Cadillacs, isolated tracks by Maldita Vecindad (before they started sucking), and La Vela Puerca. But Monterrey’s Inspector are usually a fun bulldozer live. They’ve just released their long-awaited fifth album, Inspector, and are also featured in 30 Years of Madness, a multi-band tribute to the British pop two-toners to be released in Europe (they contribute a cover of “Our House”). The 13-year-old Inspector still sounds fresh, and the band will be at Rock Bottom Tattoo Bar (1033 Ave. B) on Thursday, September 17. Tickets are $10 for adults, $12 for minors.