There you have it, San Antonio music scene, you don’t have Jeremy Martin to kick around anymore. You done run him off to the Hollywood Hills. Instead of daydreaming about an updated version of Day of the Locust starring Martin in all the hapless roles, how’s about getting off your asses and supporting the scene in a manner other than anonymous death threats on the sacurrent.com web site?
For starters, golden boys Buttercup give you a free Friday-night opportunity to bask in collective indie-pop love at Main Plaza’s Raza en the Plaza. (Main Plaza between Market and Commerce streets, mainplazaconservancy.org). If you’re feeling a little more San Anto, strap the suspenders on your zoot suit and hit the same locale on Saturday for another free gig by bluesy blasters West Side Horns.
Too local for you? Too free? Consider forking over your hard-earned $6 for Archaeology. They’re from Portland, Oregon, so you know they’re cool. The duo sounds like an acoustic Buttercup, only more vegan, overcast, and bike-friendly. On Sunday they bring to Sam’s (330 E. Grayson St., samsburgerjoint.com) an all-ages show with locals Lonely Horse, which one of our critics once used both Ryan Adams and Marcy Playground to describe, and Golden Lights, a psychedelic group that named themselves after part of an Aldous Huxley essay. I think that means they’re smart, but I don’t read much other than the handjob tips in Cosmo.
Speaking of reading and handjobs, celebrate the back-to-school season by staying out way past curfew to check out crazy-asses We Leave At Midnight, local folkies with a weird streak, who stop in at Pedicab Bar (415 E. Cevallos, 388-2557) on Tuesday night in the midst of a national tour. Sadly, anyone young enough to be worried about handjobs and curfews probably isn’t old enough to meet Pedicab’s age requirement. •