CULTURE, MUSIC

Acting Thru Music: Making a Buttercup Music Video

Local indie-pop group Buttercup sent out a city-wide open-invite last week to participate in their latest music video production. Dozens risked reprimand for taking a much longer than tasteful lunch break to answer the call, including former Spur Brent Barry. Also, myself. The magic happened at the venerable Charline McCombs Empire Theater, a venue that doesn’t consider itself above […]

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MUSIC

Listen: RAHK’s First Compilation Out Now

On Wednesday, local electronic collective RAHK released their first compilation album, Assembly.1. Describing itself as ‘conscientious electronics,’ the group features a rotating cast of artists, some of which are former members of the now-defunct Sub.Culture. Eight of them comprise the new album, each with a single track. The composition is eclectic and slightly trippy in comparison to […]

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MUSIC

Watch the SASG Evening News Segment

San Antonio Sound Garden is getting more love from the city. Last night, local news station Fox 29 aired a particularly well-crafted segment on the organization’s efforts to bring sustainability and success to our local music scene. The video features performances from Baby Bangs and Brandon Cunningham recorded on-site at the SASG facility, and brings some […]

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EVENTS, MUSIC

Surprise Music Fest Coming to Broadway

Announced just today, and less than two weeks from its date, “Richter Fest” is bringing The Gaslamp Killer to Richter Goods, the home-spun clothing store and market that has set up shop just south of Carmelitas. Playing with the LA-based artist will be San Antonio’s premier EDM collective, Sub.Culture, and Voodoo Boogaloo, who have been hailed […]

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MUSIC

Jeanette Muniz: 7 Tips to Prime Your Band for Local Radio

Promotion is to local musicians as passing football players is to educators: a necessary bane of their existence. Between puzzling over arcane Facebook algorithms and why one hundred “going” looks suspiciously like three people facing the bar, bands often can’t see the forest for the few twigs they’ve repeatedly tripped over. One of those overlooked […]

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EVENTS, MUSIC

Don’t Miss It: Las Raices at La Villita

If you’ve been regularly attending meetings, you’ll see SA Sound Garden shaking things up this month. Instead of the usual meetup at 723 N Alamo, the September Las Raices forum will be a full-blown event at La Villita centered around growing our local music economy. The production, going under the name “Amped Up,” is the fruit of a […]

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