Friday, April 6th
The city of San Antonio showed what they have to offer by way of The Big Spill 2012 Music Festival just a little over two weeks ago. The 11-day fest included a blend of many favorite national and international acts that garnered much media attention. Opening for the signed acts were several local artists from the San Antonio music community. This was an awesome opportunity to display the musical diversity that is grown right here at home. Despite a couple of setbacks, The Big Spill received decent attendance and seems like it will be back in 2013, hopefully bigger and better.
This week, April 1-7, 2012, local music community advocates Local 782 have again dedicated a week to showcase the talent that local musicians have to offer. Sunday afternoon was the official kick off of Local Music Week 2012 in a collaborative hot dog social with Texas is Funny Records, a San Antonio record label. Mrs. Howl, Nada Mas Basura, Viet-Ruse, Mission Complete, Pop Pistol, and a newly reformed Yes, Inferno provided live music and entertainment on the new raised stage at Hi-Tones. Even though I didn’t partake in the free hot dogs, I still managed to get mustard on my shirt making while my way through the crowd. It was an all-ages show and free to the public. It was great to see familiar faces as well as those I did not know, but what seemed to make the day even better was the attendance of true music lovers. Events for the week will be up on the Local782 website, Local782.org, for the remainder of the week with additional events listed as the week goes on. But of course this should not be the end of the awareness of the music we have here in the city! This is only one week and there is no way that there is enough time to showcase it all. Consider this merely a crash-course in what San Antonio’s musicians have to offer.
*By the guey… is a side note of what is going on in the San Antonio music community. It’s our take so don’t take offense.