Live music in San Antonio this week: Seth Walker, The Monkees, TV Girl and more
From the downtown Tobin Center for the Performing Arts and John T. Floore’s Country Store, to the Cool Crest Miniature Golf and the Metzger Biergarten in the Deco District, stages across the region are hosting a plethora of concerts this week.
If your ears crave entertainment, here’s a look at concerts recommended by local and touring artists.
Wednesday September 22
Right now, Black Veil Brides, DED
In This Moment has the distinction of being an internet phenomenon since the dawn of social media – we’re talking about the MySpace era, folks. Charismatic singer Maria Brink is the focal point of the group, which mixes genres from alternative rock to screamo, gothic rock and classic metal. Black Veil Brides painted with a similar sonic palette, though their appearance made them sound like an LA Guns tribute band. New DED act draws heavily on nu-metal and released its debut LP Misanthrope in 2017. $ 39.50 to $ 69.50, 6:00 p.m., Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., theaztectheatre.com. – Mike McMahan
Thursday 23 September
Blending blues vocals, jazz instrumentals and Americana in between, Seth Walker’s songs match his roaring ’20s-inspired outfit, albeit with a dash of his own modern take. In a career spanning more than two decades, Walker has released 10 albums, moved to a few different cities, and recorded a performance in 2011 at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. $ 15, 8 p.m., Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com. – TO BE
Friday September 24
Mark Weber and Los Cuernos
A 92-year-old mini-golf course doesn’t seem like the most natural place to play music, but apparently the tunes are part of the mix at the Cool Crest Miniature Golf & Metzger Biergarten which has reopened. And Weber’s Los Cuernos seems like a suitably fun combo for the occasion. The combo specializes in high-energy Tex-Mex that mixes rancheras, cumbias, polkas, and waltzes with humor just south of Texas. Call the song “Where’s the Weed” on YouTube if you don’t believe us. $ 8 to $ 10, 6:30 p.m., Cool Crest and Metzger Biergarten Miniature Golf, 1402 Fredericksburg Road, (210) 732-0222, coolcrestgolf.com. – Sanford Nowlin
saturday 25 september
Hey, hey, we’re the Monkeesâ¦ for one last time. This’ 60s pop act lasted for a shocking time, given their origins as a new TV group seamlessly ripping off the Beatles. Longevity comes down largely to strong songwriting, which has produced hits such as “I’m A Believer” and “Last Train to Clarksville”. But everything has to pass, and the Monkees are hanging up after this tour, which features original members Micky Dolenz and San Antonio-born Michael Nesmith, backed by a full band. $ 44.50 to $ 275, 7 p.m., Tobin Center, 100 Auditorium Circle, (210) 223-8624, tobincenter.org. – MM
Indie pop with an electronic flavor will dominate the night – later in the evening than in prime time – when TV Girl hits town. Although Todd Rundgren’s sampling band has been around for over a decade, his first LP, French release, has always had a special place in the hearts of fans. The band will perform the album in its entirety on this tour for the first time. $ 15 to $ 18, 9 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com. – MM
When you title your tour “We’re not for everyone”, you’re sending a clear message. However, given his varied musical approach, we believe the Osbourne brothers will offer something for someone. They strive for a roots sound but aren’t limited by tradition, flaunting everything from a distinct twang to flirts with ZZ Top style boogie. The duo released the LP Skeletons in 2020. $ 35 to $ 150, 9 p.m., John T. Floore’s Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Road, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com. – MM
No one would accuse American composer Brent Cobb of not trying to learn the music business. The dude has lived in LA and Nashville – both ground zero for costumes. But maybe planting roots in Georgia was the right choice for its direct sound. Or maybe the Old South is just right for a guy who cites Jerry Lee Lewis as a key influence. Either way, his travels – and perhaps his costuming encounters – seem to have paid off, having written songs for superstars such as Luke Bryan, Kenny Chesney, and Miranda Lambert. $ 15, 8 p.m., Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, (830) 606-1281, gruenehall.com. – MM
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