There’s plenty for country and Americana fans to do in San Antonio this weekend, but Alamo City’s live music offerings are complemented by a few stars in other genres.
Looking to attend a show? Read on to find out what SA has to offer:
friday 25 june
Austin resident Wolfe brings her eclectic Americana sound to Alamo City. A testament to her palette, the singer-guitarist has performed with Heart, The Pretenders and Gary Clark Jr. and aspires to mix Demi Lovato with Queens of The Stone Age. She released her first EP Roulette in 2014. However, it took years for her to start playing guitar at the age of 5. $ 12-15, 7 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com. – Mike McMahan
Friday June 25 –
Sunday June 27
Bingham is running a three night limited capacity race at New Braunfels’ Whitewater. The roots rocker has a colorful background, having grown up in a variety of Southwestern venues before making his debut on the rodeo circuit. He went public in 2009, working with legendary producer T Bone Burnett on the soundtrack of Mad heart, which starred Jeff Bridges and Maggie Gyllenhaal. This collaboration earned Bingham an Academy Award. He also has a history with Whitewater Amphitheater, having recorded a live album there in 2016. $ 48-178, 8 p.m., Whitewater Amphitheater, 11860 FM 306, New Braunfels, (830) 964-3800, whitewaterrocks.com. – MM
saturday june 26
Jason Boland and the Stragglers
These Austin-based Texas country stalwarts are making a comeback to the town of Alamo. Hailing from Oklahoma, the band paid dues with an assortment of studio and live albums, and eventually struck up with the 2008 hit single “Comal County Blue”. Shooter Jennings, son of legendary Waylon Jennings, co-produced the Stragglers’ Dark & Dirty Mile album in 2013. $ 20-25, 7 p.m., John T. Floore’s Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Road, (210) 695-8827, liveatfloores.com. – MM
In the wake of his new concert film, joy of livingAustin-based R&B and soul singer Venson brings her positive vibes to SA. Venson isn’t limited by genre, however, having also released music via her alter ego DJ Jackie the Robot (she ditched the caps there, we didn’t). The singer spent her formative years investing in the piano, but switched to the guitar when she realized she wasn’t having fun playing music. During her touring career, she opened for Jason Aldean, James Taylor, and Tim McGraw and cites influences ranging from Buddy Guy to Alicia Keys. $ 15-17, 8 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com. – MM
Pinky + Sunjammer Ring
San Antonio’s charismatic old-sounded frontman Cryin ‘DT Buffkin & the Bad Breath also has a rock band called Pinky Ring made up of veterans of the scene. Buffkin is touting Pinky Ring’s sound as “JJ Cale playing some Velvet Underground tunes, or something,” and we’d be hard-pressed to discuss. The band will be releasing an EP later this year titled Great sex with terrible people which contains a song with an equally inspired name: “Penis in Furs”. Sunjammer, an outfit well versed in Neil Young’s catalog below, will share the bill. $ 5, 9 p.m., Lonesome Rose, 2114 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 455-0233, thelonesomerose.com. – Sanford Nowlin
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