Music News – Oct 17, 2019

If you happen to be a fan of tribute shows, you are in luck. This week there’s ten tribute shows all happening within our area that will offer just about every genre of music you want. First up is the mighty Soul Sessions and their tribute to the Motown hits that topped the charts for many decades. This local band plays to standing room only crowds several nights a week but tonight is their debut performance on the Brauntex Theatre’s stage. They are kicking off another season of the popular Local Live series that highlights local bands paying tribute to their heroes. The show is almost sold out but there’s a few seats left. The tributes continue at the historic theatre with the return of Donny Edwards and his fantastic Elvis show. Donny is a Texas boy now living in Las Vegas and one of the best Elvis tribute acts in America. On Saturday night at the Brauntex, local promoter Eddie Luna turns up the volume with a tribute to Korn and Ozzy Osbourne. For this hard rock show he’s hired Freaks on a Leash to handle the music of Korn. Singer Iggy Igbourne will pay tribute to Ozzy Osbourne. Tickets to all of these shows can be purchased at


Still More Tribute Shows to Choose From

Across town at Freiheit Country Store on Friday night is a Tom Petty Tribute band. The doors open at 7pm and tickets are $10 in advance or $15 at the door. See for more information. Billy’s Ice on Loop 337 has a double shot of rock scheduled for Saturday night. Opening the show is our own local band, Looks That Kill, a super group of area musicians joining forces to pay tribute to Motley Crue. Headlining the show is Destroyer, a first class KISS tribute band from Texas. These guys are as close as it gets to seeing the actual band so throw on those leather pants and get ready to rock. Tickets can be purchased at If a nice road trip on Saturday is in your plans, head out to Luckenbach for their Harvest Classic Motorcycle Rally that will feature Cheap Sunglasses, a ZZ Top tribute band. The music starts at 1pm and tickets are available at


The Ultimate Tribute to Jimi Hendrix

The ultimate tribute show will be at the Tobin Center in San Antonio next Tuesday when Experience Hendrix comes to the Alamo city. This all-star tribute to the late guitarist Jimi Hendrix will feature Buddy Guy, Joe Satriani, Jonny Lang, Dweezil Zappa and Eric Johnson all jamming on guitars to Jimi’s biggest hits. Billy Cox, the original bassist in Hendrix’s band will be on hand to insure the songs are played the same way Jimi did. Chris Layton, drummer for the late Stevie Ray Vaughan and Kenny Aronoff, drummer for John Mellencamp and John Fogerty, will provide the back beat for the show. Hendrix is often called the greatest guitarist of all time and no one will ever know where his career would have gone if he would have lived longer. He was just 27 when he died of asphyxia on September 18, 1970. He survived a troubled childhood to become the biggest and highest paid musician in America during the late 1960’s. He usually played a right-handed Fender Stratocaster but re-strung and played upside down since he was left handed. This odd way of playing gave his sound a unique style, one that is nearly impossible to create. The show next Tuesday at the Tobin Center will feature five of the best guitarist in the business recreating some of the best classic rock ever recorded.


The Eagles Check In To Hotel California

Speaking of classic rock, few albums are more iconic than Hotel California by the Eagles. I was sacking groceries at HEB in Yoakum on December 8, 1976 when the album was released. A friend and coworker had bought the album earlier that day and invited me to stop by after work to listen to it. It was about 10pm that night when we dropped the needle on side one. We listened to the album about three times before I headed home. This was in the 8-track tape days and my friend made me a copy of the album before I left so I could listen on the drive home. On payday I purchased my own copy for a whopping $3.99. Guitarist Joe Walsh had just joined the band, replacing original guitar player Bernie Leadon. Walsh, the founding guitarist of the power trio the James Gang, brought a harder edged sound to the normally mellow Eagles. Songs like Life in the Fast Lane would have never been attempted prior to Walsh joining the band. The album would hit Number One on the charts and would eventually sell 26 million copies in America and 32 million copies world-wide. Last week the Eagles announced they would tour next year and play the album in its entirety, something they had only done at a few Las Vegas shows. They will play twelve shows in six cities, Atlanta, New York, Dallas, Houston, San Francisco and Los Angeles. Tickets to all shows go on-sale tomorrow at 10am at all Ticketmaster sites or on-line at Ticket prices will range from $130 to $750, depending where you sit. All shows are expected to sell-out within one hour after going on-sale so if you want to go, be ready at 10am tomorrow morning.






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

Tonight – JJ Garrett Duo – 6:30pm

Fri – The Percolators – 6:30pm

Sat – Don Reilly – 6:30pm

Sun – JJ Garrett – 2pm


Anhalt Hall (2390 Anhalt Rd, Spring Branch 830-438-2873)

Sat – Oktoberfest – Noon


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

Tonight – UFO – 7pm

Fri – Blue October – 7pm

Sat – Yung Gravy – 8pm

Sun – Amon Amarth – 6pm

Wed – Sebastian Bach – 7pm


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

Tonight – Marcy Grace – 8:30pm

Fri – Sundae Drivers – 8:30pm

Sat – Motley Crue Tribute / Kiss Tribute – 9pm

Sun – William Edge Benefit for Communities in Schools w/ 3 Man Front – 2pm

Wed – Logun Timberlake – 8:30pm


Black’s BBQ (936 Loop 337, 830-358-7006)

Sat – Monte Good – 6pm

Sun – Gus Samuelson – 6pm


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

Tue – Aaron Stephens – 9pm


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

Tonight – Soul Sessions Tribute to Motown – 7:30pm

Fri – Donny Edwards – Tribute to Elvis – 7pm

Sat – Korn & Ozzy Osbourne Tributes – 7:30pm


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

Fri – David & Jess Lee – 7pm

Sat – Fallon Franklin – 7pm


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

Tonight – Huser Brother Band – 8pm

Fri – Ryan Ross Band – 8pm

Sat – David Prado Band – 8pm

Tue – Chris Colston – 8pm

Wed – Kent Finley Songwriters Circle – 8pm


Dam Red Barn (16520 S. Access Rd, Canyon Lake 830-964-3276)

Sat – David Touchton Band – 8:30pm

Sun – Houston Keen – 6pm


Devil’s Backbone Tavern (4041 FM 32, Fisher, TX)

Fri – Two Tons of Steel – 9pm

Sat – Hollin McKay Band – 1pm

Sun – Toni Price & Friends – 1pm

Tue – Emily Gimble – 7pm


Farmer’s Market (Castell Street Downtown)

Sat – Anthony Wright – 9:30am


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

Fri – Con Crema – 7pm


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

Fri – Garrett T Capps / Charley Crockett – 7pm

Sat – Grant Gilbert / Dirty River Boys / Whiskey Myers – 7pm


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

Tonight – Jeff Hill & Tony Taylor – 8:30pm

Fri – Tom Petty Tribute Band – 7pm

Wed – Zack Walther Band – 7pm


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

Tonight – Colton’s Kin – 5pm

Fri – Bret Graham – 5pm

Sat – Sylvia Kirk – Noon / Bret Graham – 4pm

Sun – Phil Luna – 1pm


Gristmill River Grill (1287 Gruene Road, 830-625-0684) Sat – Dan McCoy – 6pm

Sun – Dan McCoy – Noon

Wed – Dan McCoy – 5:30pm


Gruene Grove (1263 Gruene Rd, 830-765-0300)

Fri – Jaimie Krueger – 7pm

Sat – Smokehouse Guitar Army – 7pm

Sun – Poor J Brown – 2pm


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

Tonight – Christian Sparks & Beatnik Bandits – 6pm

Fri – Paul Eason / Zane Williams – 7pm

Sat – Gene Birdleg Pittman – 1pm / Paul Thorn – 8pm

Sun – Bob Livingston – 12:30pm / Guy & Jeska Forsyth – 5pm

Mon – Bret Graham – 6pm

Tue – Bo Porter & Friends – 6pm

Wed – Barbara Nesbitt Trio – 6pm


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

Fri – Shaker Hymns / Statesboro Revue – 7pm


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

Fri – Caleb Haynes – 6pm

Sat – The Percolators – 6pm

Sun – Mike Kropp – 6pm


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

Tonight – Michael Milligan & Texiana Blues – 7pm

Fri – Yesenia McNett & the Groove Doctors – 8pm

Wed – San Antonio Dutchmen – 6pm


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

Tonight – Sam Watson – 5pm

Fri – Jen & Ted Frumkin – 4pm / Ben Beckendorf Band – 8pm

Sat – Cheap Sunglasses – ZZ Top Tribute Band – 1pm

Sun – Chris Saucedo – 1pm / Jake Martin – 5pm


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

Fri – David Byboth Trio – 7pm

Sat – The Wilkinson Quartet – 7pm

Sun – Gerry Burns – 3pm

Mon – Open Mic w/ Bill Middleton – 6pm


Muck & Fuss (295 E. San Antonio Street, 830-312-5387)

Fri – Fast Movin Trio – 7:30pm

Sat – Little Odds & Ends – 6:30pm

Wed – Open Mic Night – 6pm


Our Lady Bar & Grille  (1720 Gruene Road  830-358-7545)

Wed – Uncle Wess – 7pm


Pale Horse & Sky Bar (2031 Central Plaza, Creekside 830-743-1067)

Tonight – Shawn Hart – 7pm (Sky Bar)

Fri – Chad Anderson – 8pm (Sky Bar)

Sat – Soul Ethos – 6:30pm (Lounge) / Aaron Kantor – 8:30pm (Sky Bar)


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

Tonight – Paul Handelman – 5:30pm

Fri – Junior Nash – 5pm / Soul Sessions w/ Robert Carter – 8:30pm

Sun – Shawn Hart – 2pm / School of Rock – 6:30pm / Lucas Taylor – 8pm

Wed – Steven Vee – Noon / Open Mic w/ Billy Roy – 8:30pm


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

Tonight – Dallas Moore – 7pm

Fri – The Homebodies – 6pm / Wood & Wire – 9pm

Sat – Jean Pierre & Zydeco Angels – 9pm

Sun – The Beaumonts – Noon


River Hofbrau & Beer Garden  (1515 Kuehler Ave,  830-626-2200)

Fri – Wayne Wilson – 6pm

Sat – Rich Bermea – 6pm


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

Sat – Wild County – 9pm


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

Tonight – Tyler Cannon – 6pm


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

Tonight – Chuck Ligon – 8:30pm

Fri – The Weeks – 7:30pm

Sat – Damon Curtis – 9:30pm

Sun – Cooper Greenberg – 4pm


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

Tonight – Steve Forbert – 7pm

Fri – Brownout – 9pm

Sat – Shandon Sahm – 8pm

Sun – Shawn Phillips – 6pm

Wed – Jamie Lin Wilson w/ Aaron Watson – 7pm


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

Tonight – Open Mic Night – 7:30pm

Fri – Scott Wiggins Band – 9pm

Sat – File 13 – 9pm

Sun – Tony Taylor – 2pm

Tue – Modern Day Jesters w/ Shawn Hart – 7:30pm


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

Tonight – Ruthie Foster – 7:30pm

Tue – Experience Hendrix – 7:30pm


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

Fri – Austin Gilliam Band – 7pm

Sat – Logun Timberlake – 7pm

Sun – Brent Michael Wood – 3pm

Wed – Slim Bawb – 7pm


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

Tonight – Shades of Country – 8pm

Fri – 3 Man Front – 8pm

Sat – 3 Chord Rodeo – 9pm

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