Music News – Dec. 6, 2018

Kent Finlay’s influence is still being felt today. As owner of Cheatham Street Warehouse in San Marcos, many young musicians sought him out for advice. One in particular was Randy Rogers, an up and coming singer songwriter that was a regular at his Wednesday songwriter nights. Fast forward several years and Rogers signs his first major record label contract on the bar at the historic venue. After Finlay passed away, Rogers purchased the place to help preserve its fabled legacy. On Sunday night, December 9, at Seekatz Opera House, Randy will perform an intimate acoustic night of songs and stories. Proceeds from this event will be donated to Texas State University for the Kent Finlay Endowment in the Center for Texas Music History. To purchase tickets, go to At press time there were a few tickets left for the pre-show meal at Krause’s Café. Doors at Seekatz Opera House will open at 8pm and the show will start at 8:30pm. Randy is a local guy who knows what it means to be a part of our city and to give back to our community. Don’t miss this chance to see him in a rare acoustic setting.


Holiday Gift Ideas

As the holidays are quickly approaching, getting that perfect gift for friends and family can be a real challenge. Music is the international language and everyone has someone in their family that would love a copy of a great new album or tickets to see their favorite artist. Well guess what, you are in luck. Many years ago, the folks in the music business discovered that if you release new music around the holidays, people will buy it. Imagine that, they really must be geniuses to have figured that out. If there’s a music lover on your gift list, here’s some new music they may like. Country fans will want to pick up Pistol Annies, the supergroup of Miranda Lambert, Ashley Monroe and Angaleena Presley, new album Interstate Gospel. Rosanne Cash has a new CD out now called She Remembers Everything. Jason Isbell has Live at the Ryman, Cody Jinks released his latest album titled Lifers and for those classic rockers in the bunch, Guns ‘N Roses released a special deluxe edition of the Appetite for Destruction. Book lovers that also enjoy music can get new autobiographies by Roger Daltry of The Who, Bruce Dickinson of Iron Maiden, Ian Gillan from Deep Purple, an updated biography from Tina Turner and an in-depth look at Eric Clapton appropriately titled Slowhand.

Concert Ticket Stocking Stuffers

Concert tickets always make good stocking stuffers and there are a lot of musicians hitting the road next year. Just today it was announced that Hootie and the Blowfish will reunite to promote the 25th anniversary of their 1994 Cracked Rear View album. They are currently writing songs for a new album to be released next spring. Tickets for the tour go on-sale tomorrow at all Ticketmaster locations and on-line at The 44 city tour will make three stops in Texas on June 13 in Austin, June 14 in Houston and June 15 in Dallas. Hard rockers Judas Priest will bring their Firepower Tour to Texas with two shows at Austin’s Moody Theater on May 28 and 29. Following on the heals of the recent Queen movie, Bohemian Rhapsody, the British rock band will hit the road with new singer Adam Lambert. They will be in Dallas on July 23 and Houston on July 24. Bob Seger will embark on his final tour in 2019 with a March 7 stop in Austin, March 9 in Dallas and will perform his last concert ever on May 2 at The Woodlands Pavilion. I always figured Seger would say goodbye where it all started for him, in his hometown of Detroit, MI.


Local Music Gift Ideas

Of course, there’s plenty of live music right here in our city to satisfy the cravings of just about any music fan. You can get tickets for Willie Nelson’s three night stand at Whitewater Amphitheater in April at Leann Rimes will be playing three nights at Gruene Hall in February. You can get special VIP tickets that include all three shows plus a Meet & Greet at Travis Tritt is bringing his One Man, One Guitar acoustic show back to the Brauntex Theatre on February 17. Tickets go on-sale today at Floores Country Store has Turnpike Troubadours on March 23 so get tickets when they go on-sale tomorrow at





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

Fri – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

Sat – Hot Pickin’ 57’s – 6:30pm


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

Tue – New Year Day/ In This Moment / Halestorm – 6pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 8pm


Brauntex Theatre (290 W. San Antonio, 830-627-0808)

Fri – Grand Ol’ Christmas show – 7:30pm

Sun – Keep Christ in Christmas Concert – 5pm


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

Tonight – Shaker Hymns – 8pm

Fri – Jack Ingram – 8pm

Sat – Drugstore Gypsies – 8pm

Tue – Parker McCollum & Koe Wetzel – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Conway’s Dancehall  (262 W. Jahn St.  830-620-5376)

Fri – Cameron Nelson – 9pm


Eagles Dance Hall (257 E. South St., 830-660-0437)

Sun – Goodtime Polka Club Dance w/ The Travelers – 3pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Aaron Kantor – 9:30am


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

Fri – Chris Lancaster – 7pm

Sat – Nate Guthrie – 7pm


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

Tonight – Ryan Bingham – 7pm

Fri – Cole Risner / Jason Boland & the Stragglers – 7pm


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

Sat – Back in Black: AC/DC Tribute – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 6:30pm


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

Fri – Dan McCoy – 4pm

Sat – Bah Humbug – 1pm / Bret Graham – 3pm

Sun – Rodney Hayden – 1pm


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

Tonight – Walt Wilkins & the Mystiqueros – 6pm

Fri – Adam Carroll / Todd Snider – 7pm

Sat – Lew Card – 1pm / Todd Snider – 8pm

Sun – Bret Graham – 12:30pm / Dawn & Hawkes Family Band – 4pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Josh Grider & Friends – 6pm

Wed – Town Mountain / Tyler Childers – 7pm


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

Tonight – New Braunfels Steel Drum Band – 6pm

Fri – The Oompahs – 7pm

Sun – Intimate Evening w/ Randy Rogers (SeeKatz Opera House) – 8pm


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

Tonight – Jen & Ted Frumkin – 5pm

Fri – Christmas Special w/ T Roy Miller – 7pm

Sat – Kin Faux / Kevin Fowler – 8pm

Sun – Dan West – 1pm / ShAnnie – 5pm


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

Fri – Marvin Bottera & Friends – 7pm

Sun – Nate Guthrie – 3pm


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

Tonight – Uptown – 9pm

Fri – Larry Dial – 5pm / Soul Sessions w/ Mustard – 8:30pm

Sat – Chris Duarte – 9pm

Sun – Jorge Gallegos – 3pm / Lucas Taylor – 7pm

Wed – Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8pm


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

Tonight – Hector Alvarado – 8:30pm

Fri – Denny Herrin Band – 8:30pm

Sat – Kerosene Drifters – 8:30pm

Sun – Art Haus Music – 7pm

Mon – Cody Coggins – 8:30pm

Tue – Open Mic Night – 8:30pm

Wed – Cody Garrett & Friends – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Skylar Hamilton – 8pm

Fri – Big John Mills – 6pm / Dallas Moore – 8pm

Sat – Teddy Long Band – 9pm

Mon – Open Mic Night – 7pm

Wed – Nate Guthrie – 8pm


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

Tonight – JD Wilkes / Scott H. Biram – 7pm

Fri – Joe Ely – 6pm

Sat – 3 Man Front / Panic Stricken – Widespread Panic Tribute – 7pm


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

Tonight – Ryan Little Eagle – 5:30pm


The Rustic (17619 La Cantera Pkwy, Ste 204, San Antonio, 210-245-7500)

Tonight – Israel Nash – 8:30pm

Fri – Cooper Greenberg – 9:30pm

Sat – Okey Dokey / The Weeks – 9:30pm

Sun – Anderson East – 7pm

Mon – Garrett Owen – 8:30pm

Tue – Eddie Saenz – 8:30pm

Wed – Clifton Jansky – 5:30pm


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

Tonight – Lew Card / Kevin Galloway – 7pm

Fri – Alejandro Escovedo – 7pm

Sat – Tribute to The Doors & Tool – 8pm

Mon – Dirty River Dixie Band – 7pm

Tue – Guitar Wars 30 – Shred The Halls – 6:30pm

Wed – Aztec w/ Joel Guzman & Sarah Fox – 7pm


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

Tonight – Dewberry Pickle Boys – 9pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 9pm

Sat – Knotty Grove – 9pm

Sun – Clever Name Band – 9pm


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

Wed – Myles Smith – 7pm


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

Fri – The Hendersons – 8pm

Sat – Luke LaGrange – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – County Line Band – 8pm

Fri – Mick Hernanadez & Texas Silverados – 8pm

Sat – Kim Meeks & Her Bad Habits – 9pm

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