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The Lonesome Rose

Crowd at the Lonesome Rose

Kirkland Luther

November 30, 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 to shut its doors on Aug. 11, 2018. There is a new watering hole in its place. Pasadena had Gill...

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 collaborative event headed by UTSA’s Musicians of Business (MOB) in affiliation with Roadrunner Produ...

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 and Booty Feet, both native to San Antonio, make a return to the beloved city jewel, Brick at Blue...

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 event and what the store stands for. The family operated business has their own style in every unique w...

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 music festival based in the “Live Music Capital of The World,” Austin, Texas. Since 2002, it has...

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 bandcamp Pinko’s Soundcloud Pinko’s Facebook   Videography – Ricardo Rodriguez, Chase Otero, Da...

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 Between DIY, an art space for people from all walks of life to organize, discuss and empower one anothe...

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 of creative individuals bringing fresh sights, sounds and an inclusive environment into the San Antoni...

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 Day and research assistant. Oklahoma native Ayanna Moriah-Eliza Allen (a.k.a AMEA) has been stirring waves in t...

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 in high school; which is to say, I take day-trips outside of the city to attend concerts in Austin,...

UTSA student fiddles in band

 Photos by Ethan Pham, The Paisano

Ben Shirani

April 5, 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 are Riley Hemphill (fiddle, harmony vocals), Mark Monaco (vocals, guitar), Derek Badillo (lead gu...

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. Despite listening to the band’s music since its eponymous studio album, I have yet to see the ba...