Julieta Venegas: 'Los momentos'
Julieta Venegas is back! Not that she had gone anywhere, but this is her darkest, most daring record since 2000’s bueninvento, her last before she became an...
Todd Rundgren: 'State'
In spite of a long, significant career, Todd Rundgren’s greatest hit has been his talent as a producer (an eclectic and influential list that includes names...
Is 'Evil Dead' the bloodiest R-rated movie ever made?
The Copper Gamins: 'Los niños de cobre'
The first full-length by Mexican (and honorary San Antonian) duo The Copper Gamins has more of what they showed in their acclaimed 2012 EP: a dark, analogue...
Unmasking CineFestival 35
Filmmaker Jim Mendiola's decision to move back to San Antonio after years in Los Angeles is not only good for CineFestival...
Tony Bennett: 'Viva Duets'
This album is tolerable only because the playing is top notch and the 86-year-old Bennett's vocals are intact. Too bad the usually infallible...
The complete 'All in the Family' is out on DVD
All you need to know about All in the Family is in its first episode aired by CBS on January 12, 1971. That episode introduced an ultra-conservative Archie Bunker and his takes on...
Despite meager box-office earnings, V/H/S brings big-time thrills at the theater
Gary Clark Jr.: 'Blak and Blu'
Austin-based Gary Clark Jr.'s first major full-length album came preceded by a lot of hype. "Saviour of the Blues," "Gold Corndog" winner (given by Spin magazine for...
Mrs. Howl thanks fans after a year in SA
Mrs. Howl is having the time of their lives. Who can blame them? In a little more than a year, the Dallas transplant (Laurel Dagger on guitar, Chelsea Dagger on vocals...
Langton Drive, a love story
It was love at first sight. Newcomer Langton Drive hooked me from their very first shows. They're supposed to be a punk band, but they always made me feel...
90 days of music: Fall CD Releases
SEPTEMBER 25: Mumford and Sons, No Doubt, Deadmau5, Chris James, Cypress Hill, and a collaboration between Yoko Ono and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore and...
Little Brave: 'Wild' EP
"I want to be a bitch/ I want to live with all my heart/ I want to finish all I started/ then rip it all apart," sings Little Brave (Stephanie Briggs) in...
Gigantes Tour: The Latin fever in SA continues
Unlike his famous former flame Jennifer López, singer-actor Marc Anthony has solid musical credentials. By the time he released his first (and best) salsa album (1993’s Otra nota) he was already established as an English-language dance-orient
Ry Cooder: 'Election Special'
Ry Cooder is as pissed off (if not more so) about the current political climate as, say, Tom Morello or even Bruce Springsteen. Yet, three months before the...
Best of the free stuff
All events take place at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. For complete...
The heavyweights: Daddy Yankee
In 2004, the release of Daddy Yankee's Barrio Fino marked the official birth of reggaetón's first superstar...
The heavyweights: Luis Miguel
Crooners come and crooners go, but Luis Miguel stays untouched, ever-effulgent, his voice and looks intact.
Frank Zappa: 'You Are What You Is'
Was that really Frank Zappa's face last week on the front page of the iTunes store? I couldn't believe my eyes. After the Beatles (who are now, finally...
Local band to watch: Sugar Skulls
Jeff Escamilla was the only sober person at a party a couple of years ago, and Alyson Alonzo was about to pass out when she heard something. While everyone else...
Tejano Music Awards show signs of life
For the first time in 10 years, the Tejano Music Awards (which is to say: Tejano music) is showing signs of life. For its 32nd edition, the event returns to...
Incubus: 'Incubus HQ Live'
To celebrate both the release of 2011’s If Not Now, When? (their first studio album in five years) and the fact they’ve been together for 20 years, Incubus...
Crosby, Stills & Nash: 'CSN 2012 (Live)'
Time hasn't been kind on CSN, judging by their first live performance in 20 years. Here the trio (each twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of...
Here's the top nominees for the 32nd Annual Tejano Music Awards
(Song of the Year for “Invencible,” Male Vocalist, Entertainer, Tejano Album of the Year for The Voice of Authority, and duets of the year for “Tus ojos castaños” with David Marez and “Te quiero así” with Stefani Montiel)
Café Tacuba 101: Key albums by a key band
Tacuba's second album is a masterpiece that doesn't leave any stone unturned: from polkas to banda, from bossa to mambo, from Giorgio Moroder to Helmet and...