Who knew UTSA books touring shows sometimes? Not me. But now I do since being bombarded with press releases from the camp of Ernie Halter, an acoustic nu-soul crooner from California. On Wednesday evening, he plays the Fountain Courtyard at University Center up 1604 way (One UTSA Circle, (210) 458-6044, utsa.edu). Halter appears to be on some sort of University tour, as afterward he plays other prestigious higher ed institutions like Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, Calif., and the University of West Florida. With Scout Bar moving all its booked shows elsewhere through November, maybe UTSA will turn into the new Northside hot spot. Right.
Take a break from college football Saturday afternoon and check out Hogwild Records (1824 N Main Ave, (210) 733-5354). San Antonio’s own Girl in a Coma shows some true hometown love by debuting its new album Adventures in Coverland at the venerable indie music store. The trio makes an instore appearance to spin some of their favorite tracks and sign copies of their new CD (hopefully vinyl will be available, too) three days before it’s released to the general public. In their words, Hogwild will be “the world’s first record store to sell it.” Check back with the Current next week for an interview with GIAC about their favorite albums and the songs they’re most likely to belt out at karaoke.
For another take on Chicano rock, Sexto Sol arrives at Luna for a weekend residency October 15-16 (6740 San Pedro, lunalive.com). Their jazzy psychedelic jams will be completely different each night and accompanied by guest musicians and DJs. Friday night they play their self-titled debut in its entirety, with DJ JJ Lopez in the house. On Saturday, they play Let There Be Fire with DJ Lenyrd Spinard.