Music News – April 25, 2019

When you think of Texas music, several iconic names always come to mind, like Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings and Buddy Holly. Obviously these are legendary names but there are many young Texas artists that are on the path to becoming just as important to our Texas music scene. Pat Green, Cory Morrow and Wade Bowen are joining forces at Whitewater Amphitheater on August 17 for a one night only Texas Throwdown. Tickets will go on-sale tomorrow morning at 10am at Pat Green has built his career by playing everywhere for years and by investing money into other venues, like The Rustic, a restaurant and live music venue with locations in Dallas, Houston and San Antonio. Cory Morrow, who got his start along side his pal Pat, has taken a slightly different path but has been equally successful. He’s hosting his first festival, Go Wheels Up, in San Marcos on May 3-5. I’ll cover more info on it in next week’s column but he has a huge list of performers including Dale Watson, Radney Foster and rocker Bret Michaels. Wade Bowen’s latest album, Solid Ground, was a huge success when it was released last year. He also hosts his own Bowen Music Fest each summer in his hometown of Waco. He and his wife Shelby just opened a cool ice cream and cookie shop in Gruene called Pokey O’s, so he’s been a super busy guy as well. Putting these three Texas acts together was a stroke of genius and the show will sell out, so get your tickets tomorrow when they go on-sale.


Randy Rogers Street Party

Randy Rogers is another Texas artist that’s well on the way to being included in the legend category. He’s also branching out with business ventures as well, like purchasing the historic Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos where he got his start. He makes a point of returning to the stage at Cheatham Street several times a year but this Saturday he’s hosting a street party to release his brand new album titled Hellbent. Randy is inviting Shane Smith & the Saints, Read Southall and Grant Gilbert to help him celebrate. The first single, Crazy People, is already in heavy rotation on Americana stations across the country, including our very own KNBT 92.1 FM. Rogers will close down the street in front of Cheatham Street for his first outdoor party and it looks like Mother Nature is going to bless the day with beautiful weather. Tickets are just $30 for the event or $90 if you want the VIP experience which includes a private concert with Randy inside Cheatham Street Warehouse. Get your tickets now at


The Spazmatics Come Downtown

Inspired by the 1980’s movie Revenge of the Nerds, the Spazmatics were formed back in 1983 in Thousand Oaks, California. The members of the original group were Kevin Stigwood, his brother Curtis, along with Sidney Baderman and Rusty Woosmeir. Years later, businessman Jamie Brown of Perfect World Entertainment and his partner Roger Sause reformed the band and came up with the idea of having several franchise bands scattered across America. Today there are Spazmatics in many US cities including Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Cleveland, Dallas, Austin, San Francisco, Tampa, Seattle and San Antonio, just to name a few. Tonight they make their debut appearance at Krause’s Café pavilion and will be playing two shows, one at 4pm and another at 8pm. Tickets have been on-sale for awhile online so if you are interested in going to either show, call Krause’s Café at 830- 625-2807.


Sammy Hagar Releases Final Album

Sammy Hagar, former lead singer for the 70’s supergroup Montrose and later Van Halen, plus a huge solo star fronting his own band, is currently on what may be his final tour. He performed a rare show at this year’s San Antonio Rodeo and will be at Moody Theatre in Austin next Tuesday night, April 30. Hagar is one of the busiest musicians in the world, plus he owns a string of restaurants, his own tequila and rum business plus the original Cabo Wabo Cantina in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. He has his solo career with his band The Waboritas, he has a supergroup called Chickenfoot plus he fronts a rock band called The Circle featuring Michael Anthony, Vic Johnson and Jason Bonham. He’s currently touring with The Circle and will release what he claims will be his final album on May 10. Titled Space Between, Hagar has stated in several interviews that this will most likely be his final album of new material. With 37 albums under his belt, he’s covered all his bases and explored every inch of the classic rock format. He kicked off the tour a few nights ago in Reno, Nevada and played 19 songs, covering every phase of his career. Follow his many pursuits and adventures at





Adobe Verde  (1724 Hunter Road, 830-629-0777)

Tonight – Caleb Haynes – 6:30pm

Fri – JJ Garrett Band – 6:30pm

Sat – The Percolators – 6:30pm


Aztec Theater  (104 N St Mary’s Street, San Antonio  210-812-4355)

Sun – Robin Trower – 7pm


Billy’s Ice (1193 Loop 337, 830-692-8169)

Tonight – Chris Max Band – 7pm

Fri – Dave Fenley – 8:30pm

Sat – Nautical Nation – 9pm

Sun – Tom Gillam – 6pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


Black Whale Pub (367 Main Plaza, 830-625-6605)

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm

Wed – Reed Brothers – 9pm


Brookshire Brothers (18275 FM 306, Canyon Lake 830-935-3130)

Fri – Alan Pursell – 6pm

Sat – Gypsy Drifters – 6pm


Cheatham Street Warehouse (119 Cheatham Street, San Marcos, 512-353-3777)

Sat – Randy Rogers Band Street Party – 5pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Eagles Dance Hall (257 E. South St., 210-566-5864)

Sat – Dance & Polka Club w/ Red Ravens – 7pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Anthony Wright – 9:30am


Faust Brewing Company (499 S. Castell Street, 830-609-9086)

Tonight – Lucas Taylor – 6pm

Fri – Nate Guthrie – 7pm

Sat – Tex Porter Band – 7pm


Floores Country Store  (14492 Old Bandera Rd  210-695-8827)

Fri – The Georges – 7pm

Sat – Jake Ward / Gary Allan – 7pm


Freiheit Country Store (2157 FM 1101, 830-625-9400)

Fri – Blackhawk – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


Grapevine in Gruene  (1612 Hunter Rd  830-606-0093)

Fri – Sylvia Kirk – 5pm

Sat – Bob Appeal – 1pm / Johnny McGowan – 5pm

Sun – Rodney Hayden – 1pm / Dan McCoy – 5pm


Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Fri – Clifton Jansky – 6pm

Sat – Dan McCoy – 12:30pm / Dan McCoy – 6pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon


Gruene Hall (1281 Gruene Rd   830-606-1281)

Tonight – Tom Gillam & Kosmic Messenger – 6pm

Fri – Reverie Lane / Tanya Tucker – 7pm

Sat – Flat Top Jones – 1pm / Vincent Neil Emerson / Chris Knight – 8pm

Sun – Slim Bawb – 12:30pm / Garrett LeBeau Band – 5pm

Mon – Rodney Hayden Band – 6pm

Tue – Michael Fracasso, Betty Soo & Bonnie Whitmore – 6pm

Wed – The Georges – 6pm


Happy Cow (9103 FM 1102, Hunter, TX. 512-667-7510)

Fri – Final Assembly/ Devil’s Dance / So What – Metallica Tribute – 8:30pm


Inferno’s Pizza (1198 Gruene Rd, 830-629-2077)

Sat – Matt Kersh – 6pm

Sun – Bob Gonzalez – 6pm


Krause’s Café (148 Castell, 830-632-5076)

Tonight – The Spazmatics – 4pm & 8pm

Fri – Peterson Brothers – 7pm

Sat – Open Mic – 12:30pm

Wed – Terry Cavanagh – 6pm


Lonestar Float House (7430 River Road, 830-907-3866)

Sun – Jonny Burke – 4pm


Luckenbach Dance Hall (412 Town Loop, Luckenbach 830-997-3224)

Tonight – Peter Tory – 5pm

Fri – Charlie Kelley – 4pm

Sat – Clayton Gardener – 1pm / Kem Watts – 5pm

Sun – Jesse Stratton Band – 1pm / Dan West – 5pm


Middleton Brewing (101 Oakwood Loop, San Marcos 512-847-3435)

Fri – Blank Floyd & Arley Blankenship – 7pm

Sat – Gerry Burns – 2:30pm / Ruben V – 7pm

Sun – The 230 Big Band – 2pm / Hayden Jones – 4pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton & Kenny Penny – 6pm


Phoenix Saloon (193 W San Antonio, 830-643-1400)

Tonight – Ethan Hanson – 5:30pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Billy Kiesel – 9pm

Sat – Highway Hypnosis – 9pm

Sun – All Mixed Up – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm


Pour Haus  (343 W San Antonio, 830-214-6033)

Tonight – Jay Bleu – 8:30pm

Fri – Ben Kadlecek – 8:30pm

Sat – Mark Monaco & the Strayhearts – 9:30pm

Sun – Megan Ashley – 3pm / The Vagabonds – 8:30pm

Mon – Buddy Vargas – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Josh Holden – 8:30pm


Riley’s Tavern (8894 FM 1102 512-392-3132)

Tonight – Dallas Moore – 8pm

Fri – Shelley King – 6pm / Landon Bullard – 9pm

Sat – Candler Wilkinson Quartet – 9pm

Sun – Blues Jam w/ Ace – 4pm

Wed – Manzy Lowry & Tyler Cannon – 9pm


River Road Ice House (1791 Hueco Springs Loop 830-626-1335)

Tonight – Country & a Fiddle – 7pm

Fri – Tribute to Willie Nelson – 7pm

Sat – Austin Meade / Ian Moore – 7pm

Sun – Tyler McCollum – 1pm


Rudy’s BBQ (844 Loop 337, 830-609-3337)

Tonight – Code 2 & the Extinguishers – 5:30pm


Sam’s Burger Joint (330 E Grayson St   210-223-2830)

Tonight – Tomorrows Bad Seeds – 8pm

Fri – Scott H. Biram – 8pm

Sun – Joel Guzman – 5pm


Tavern in the Gruene (830 Gruene Rd, 830-608-0438)

Fri – Damon Curtis – 9pm

Sat – Zack Walther 90’s Night – 9pm

Sun – Nate Rodriguez – 2pm


Tobin Center (100 Auditorium, 210-223-8624)

Tue – The Piano Guys – 7:30pm


Villa at Gruene (1190 Gruene Rd,   830-625-9463)

Tonight – Amber Middleton & Bo – 7pm

Fri – The Brew – 8pm

Sun – Brent Michael Wood – 4pm


Vino En Verde  (2351 Gruene Lake Dr.  830-620-4404)

Tonight – Brett Cline – 6:30pm

Fri – BJ Thibodeaux – 8pm

Sat – Two Rivers Revival – 8:30pm


Watering Hole  (1390 McQueeney Rd  830-625-0045)

Tonight – Texas Rimshots – 8pm

Fri – Knotty Grove – 8pm

Sat – 3 Man Front – 9pm

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