No San Antonio bands were chosen for the Vans Warped Tour this year, but you’ve got plenty of chances to support local music and local venues at non-corporate-sponsored events around town.
On Wednesday, you can see Big Soy, the once-retired Michael Jordans of local indie rock, at Limelight (myspace.com/limelightsa); or country-music up-and comers Josh Abbott Band at County Line (10101 I-10 W; (210) 641-1998). Thursday, it’s flamenco night with Chayito Champion at Azuca Bar Latino (713 S. Alamo; (210) 225-5550); or the debut of Hyperbubble’s new music video, “Candy Apple Daydreams,” at Fl!ght Gallery (1906 S. Flores; (210) 872-2586). Friday, try the Essentials with DJs John Mata and Daecosomoxi at Lava Lounge (2702 N. St. Mary’s; (210) 320-1740), or heavy-metal demons Necurat at Zombies (12285 Nacogdoches; (210) 590-7757). Saturday, out-of-town folk-punkers Andrew Jackson Jihad play the Ten Eleven (1011 Ave. B; (210) 320-9080), and hard-rock fanatics Cult to Follow stir the Kool-Aid at Scout Bar (19314 U.S. Hwy. 281 N.; (210) 494-7700). Sunday, skip the fireworks and opt for alt-rock with the Vanity Press, Dead of Night, and Machine at Thirsty Camel (5307 McCullough); or mellow out at Roots & Kulcha at the Reggae Bar (2016 Austin Hwy.; (210) 772-9891). Monday you can sub-woof your stress away with DJ Dtronic’s Dub Lounge at Atomix (1902 McCullough; (210) 733-3855); and Tuesday arrive early for Mojoe at Club West (4500 West; (210) 530-9100), because you get in free before 9 p.m.