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Posted: Jul 8, 2007 6:42 pm
just moved to bandera from tucson and was wondering about any good bands from san antonio worth driving down to see. i suppose im just wondering about any cool places; i;e record stores etc to check out as well. help, im living in an episode of hee-haw and this country air is starting to get to my head!
Posted: Jul 8, 2007 8:11 pm
Suzy Bravo is a SA Goner.
Rad chick. Does lots for the cause.
And she DJ's all kinds of the good stuff too.

I'll rattle her cage for ya.
Posted: Jul 8, 2007 11:41 pm
drive past SA to Austin
Posted: Jul 8, 2007 11:45 pm | Edited by: mexicajun
Hey, I'm an ex-Taco City Rocker.
Record stores: Hogwild Records on North Main, 180grams. Clubs: The Limelight, RockBottom Tattoo Bar, Casbeers, The Mattress Factory. Bands: Sons of Hercules, Hickoids, Boxcar Satan, HyperBubble and a whole plethora of others that didn\'t exist when I still lived there. Radio: 91.7 KRTU, 90.1 KSYM.
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 3:14 am
thanx whiskey bent! i need some kinda stimuli or i may go nuts! planning on going to austin at the end of the month to a few shows at emos. im planning on staying in bandera till the middle of september, then drive onto memphis for gonerfest!!!!!!!
thanks for all of the suggestions! ill definitly check that shit out!
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 3:30 pm
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 7:08 pm
Hey Ria!

You should come out and meet up with Turbojugend Alamo City on Tuesday, July 10th at The Mix on N. St. Mary's strip @ 10pm. We're planning a bunch of stuff for the summer you are more than welcome to get in on. We've got our annual summer lake party (when the rain dies down), a day at a shooting range, bowling, and plans for the Turbonegro fall tour.

By the way, Turbo's scheduled to play Emo's on Oct. 2nd!

I know that the Sons of Hercules have a few shows lined up to play Rock Bottom and Limelight. Pick up "The Current". It's our weekly for art, music, and shit.

Rock Bottom's myspace is: http://www.myspace.com/rockbottomtattoo bar. They mostly book metal, psychobilly, and punk. But, they also book garage shows when it comes along.

The Limelight doesn't book metal or very loud rocker type bands but caters to the lighter side of indie rocker and electro type of music. They do make exceptions for shows that draw and the Sons are definately a draw in San Antonio:

The Mix is a hangout bar, that started booking bands after alot of bands didn't have a place to go because of the Tacoland demise. A few Goner fans work there and play great music in between the bands. You might not dig alot of the bands there, but it's still a place for us to meet and because of the staff and location, we end up there alot.

Sam's Burger Joint serve huge and bad ass burgers. Bands that play there are mostly; psychobilly, swing, blues, and ska. But check listings because they always throw in a bit of other stuff as well.

An ol' school local legendary burger joint and venue is Casbeers. They serve up a great variety of country, Texana, 3rd Coast, blues, and soul. It's definately worth checking out.

Mexicajun also mentioned The Mattress Factory. It is a room with a stage at a warehouse setting. No alchohol is served, so it is B.Y.O.B. It's still under the radar and alot of shows are promoted through flyer and word of mouth, so you probably won't read about it in the Current just yet.

The White Rabbit is not a place I frequent, unless there's a big show there that requires 800 capacity. Once a year, they'll throw a good show. It's one hell of an ugly joint, but Spoon and Sons played there a few months ago. Otherwise, you'll catch alot of screamo emo, thrash, and bands with names like Insypid.

Okay, that's all I'm gonna give ya for now, but contact me if you want to check anything out or have any questions.
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 7:29 pm
You should come out and meet up with Turbojugend Alamo City

whatever you do, don't do that.
Posted: Jul 9, 2007 10:32 pm | Edited by: Ria
WOW! Thanks for all of the info! That must have taken some time to write all of that down! Dedicated! I like that! Im not sure I can make it your gathering tomorrow, but keep me posted. Im definitly down to meet some people, and see some great shows. Im not planning on staying here past the middle of September. Myself and Mark Beef are driving from here to Memphis for Gonerfest, and on a little roadtrip detour, and to Graceland of course! And then I think I may go back to Tucson. Im not sure yet. Just got a job in Kerrville and I start tomorrow.
In any event, Id love to come down for any parties or shows that come up. (Im in Bandera) So hopefully we'll meet!
By the way... A few questions- Why is everyone so upset about this Tacoland place, and what is/was it?
Why is San Antonio lame? Why do you want to keep it that way? Educate me. Im an anthropologist in dire need of ethnographic explaination!
Posted: Jul 10, 2007 5:19 am
go piss on the Alamo

after you tour the basement of course
Posted: Jul 10, 2007 10:53 am
im from san antonio, moved to phoenix, moved to memphis. youre best bet, make it to memphis...youre almost there. meanwhile, definitely DONT go to the white rabbit. she's right...its real all ages crap. and hogwilds is the record store i frequent when i visit. unfortunately, SA loves its nu-metal/top 40 rock.

...i hope you like nickelback and co.

they really dont have a weekly you can flip through to figure out whats going on, or whats worth going to. bogusss. but there you go if you want to sneak a peek.

and for post-closing time chow, im a fucking lunatic for taco cabana. better than del taco.
Posted: Jul 10, 2007 3:14 pm
"All I knows is, if all the wimmen in Texas is as ugly as Sapphire's momma, then the Lone Ranger gonna be alone a long time."
Posted: Mar 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Hey, I'mma big time lurker and occasional poster,

headed to san antone in mid-april. despite really wanting to spend all my time at this library conference, i think i'll get out a bit. the basement of the alamo is old hat but why not.

what else? bars, record stores, etc.


aka action fan
Posted: Apr 24, 2018 12:33 pm
that's where APACHE is from, so it can't be all bad. of course, they left, so ....
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