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The Lonesome Rose

Crowd at the Lonesome Rose
Kirkland Luther November 29, 2018

On Nov. 16, 2016, an electrical fire burned down the beloved San Antonio bar and nightclub The Phantom Room. The building was considered a total loss and despite reopening a year later, the owners decided...

DIY day

Cassidy Fritts 2D mural work was shown this past January at The Upstairs Studio.
Courtesy of Cassidy Fritts
Enrique Bonilla April 3, 2018

UTSA Musicians of Business return with fourth installment of grassroots DIY fest, UTSA Underground, on national DIY day.   Arriving this weekend for a fourth installment is UTSA Underground, a...

Booty Feet, Hikes, Hawks of Holy Rosary

Booty Feet performing. Photos by Ryan Thompson/ The Paisano
Ryan Thompson November 10, 2017

When three local Texas bands with unique and euphoric sounds collide for a night to amplify each others energy, you don’t want to miss it. Hikes, a band native to Austin, The Hawks of Holy Rosary...

Books, bands and buds

AMEA, UTSA Sociology graduate student, shares her smooth soulful sound during a video recording session. Chase Otero/The Paisano
Audrey Vela October 19, 2017

Imagine Books and Records celebrate its 6th anniversary with books and bands this weekend. Ezra Hurd, son of Don Hurd, the owner of the cozy bookstore, gave some insight of the inspiration behind the...

Turn up at the capital

ACL during the day time. Photo courtesy of @livingsunshine
Ryan Thompson October 11, 2017

If you haven’t heard of The Austin City Limits Music Festival, better known as ACL, then you might be living under a rock, however, you shouldn’t worry because here comes the light. ACL is a live...

Behind The Beat Sessions: P I N K O

Chase Otero and Enrique Bonilla June 29, 2017 Pinko blend elements of art/math rock with the lyrical sensibility of a disoriented and disorderly english major. Catch them on tour this April.   Pinko's...

The Land in Between DIY seeks to empower and unite city’s youth

Mujeres Podridas. Photo courtesy of Johnny Camacho
Enrique Bonilla June 8, 2017

Near the West side of downtown San Antonio, the auburn sun blankets the horizon. The hums and squeals of amplifiers alongside the chatter of youth echo down the dimly lit street leading to The Land in...

Near Orbit brings fresh taste to SA musical underground

Bronwyn Hartwig June 8, 2017

When looking for a fresh sound and a unique experience in the San Antonio area, you’ll find what you need with Near Orbit. Near Orbit is, as defined by group member Jonah Tafoya, a “collective group...

Sociologist AMEA refreshes R&B in San Antonio

Photos by Sergio Ramirez. Courtesy of AMEA
Enrique Bonilla May 10, 2017

According to her heart break-inspired and softly spoken lyrics, AMEA is a “Resident of hypocrisy and adamant lust,” but on campus she is a sociology graduate student, panelist at  2017’s Music Biz...

Concerts vs. music festivals: Which do you prefer?

Tristan Ipock, The Paisano
Jessica Salinas April 19, 2017

Concert-going is one of my favorite pastimes. The number of concerts I have been to exceed the number of years I have been alive. I have been going to concerts with my own money since I was a junior...

UTSA student fiddles in band

 Photos by Ethan Pham, The Paisano
Ben Shirani April 4, 2017

The Strayhearts, a local acoustic Americana band, released their debut self-titled album. The band describe their sound as “Waylon Jennings meets Mumford & Sons meets Zac Brown Band.” The Strayhearts...

Congress moves to curb ticket scalpers

Graphic by Tristan Ipock
Jessica Salinas February 1, 2017

Ticketing bot scalpers—the bane of every concert goer’s existence. Recently, I found myself on a Young the Giant kick after listening to the band’s 2016 album, “Home of the Strange” on repeat....

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