Live Music in San Antonio This Week: Nothing More, Destroy Boys, Mothership and More | Live music in San Antonio this week | San Antonio


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San Antonio rock fans will be able to partake in their favorite genre this week – in a multitude of its ever-expanding varieties.

For those keeping score at home, space rockers LA Failure, local metalcore band Mourning Sun, punk-adjacent touring band Destroy Boys, and Bay Area tech death-metal band Rings of Saturn will all jam at local venues.

And all of that before we get to the hard-rock, stoner-rock, pop-rock, and acoustic-rock options. Read on, rockers.

Wednesday June 15


The most recent version of the failure wild type droid is meant to mark the end of his space-themed alternative rock sound. Formed in Los Angeles in the early ’90s, the band garnered acclaim with the 1996 release fantasy planet. Shortly after, the band contributed a guitar cover of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy the Silence” which would be the favorite version of one of the founding members of the synth-pop act, Andy Fletcher, who died on last month. $22-$25, 8 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., —Danny Cervantes

Joe Reyes

Although local stalwart Joe Reyes is all over the music map, this summer evening will showcase his solo acoustic work. Reyes rose to national prominence as a member of the flamenco duo Lara & Reyes. Since then he has been a member of the quirky artistic rockers Buttercup as well as the Demitasse branch, both featuring local singer-songwriter Erik Sanden. Free, 6:30 p.m., The Cove, 606 W. Cypress St., (210) 227-2683, —Mike McMahan

Thursday June 16

Sister Hazel

If you were looking for the “ubiquitous pop music of 1997”, as well as the Spice Girls, Third Eye Blind and Notorious BIG, you’d probably find Sister Hazel, whose “All For You” was almost unmissable that year. After forming in Gainesville, Florida in 1993, the band hit it big with Universal’s reissue of…Somewhere more familiar. More than 20 years later, the band continues to release new material, supported by the faithful following of its “Hazelnuts”. Zach Walther opens. $25-$30, 8 p.m., Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, – CC

friday june 17

mourning sun

Alamo City’s Mourning Sun offers a fiery form of metalcore that has gained momentum through the band’s intense gigs. Established in 2017, Mourning Sun released the five-track EP Therapy sessions the same year. Since then, he’s racked up countless shows statewide with top metal bands including The Devil Wears Prada, The Plot In You, and Like Moths to Flames. $10-$15, 6 p.m., Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 772-1453, – CC

Mothership, High Desert Queen and more

Dallas-based heavy rock trio Mothership have been riffing and stumbling for over a decade now. In addition to this Alamo City stop, the band will play gigs with sludge pioneers Crowbar later this month and do two sets at Metal Festival and More Psycho Las Vegas. It was all to be expected, given the band’s rep for scorching shows dripping with fuzzy, mind-blowing rock. The poster is completed by the other riff wranglers High Desert Queen, Bastardane and Red Beard Wall. $8, Amp Room, 2407 N. St. Mary’s, (210) 320-2122, —Enrique Bonilla


Wildermiss may have the veneer of hippie-dippy indie pop, but enough heartfelt moments emerge throughout their catalog to suggest the band doesn’t see everything as sunshine and rainbows. The band hails from the legal weed mecca of Colorado, which may explain why their songs are so upbeat. Striving to make their music videos as original as they are, the band even recorded their traveling show live in the back of a trailer attached to a pickup truck. Free with RSVP, 9:30 p.m., The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 204, (210) 245-7500, —Brianna Espinoza

Saturday June 18

Destroy the boys

Just because they’re a girl group with raging songs about not being what society expects of them, don’t classify Destroy Boys as a riot grrrl band. Don’t even let their name fool you. These youngsters are just trying to get through life without being the constant subject of the male gaze, and they’re determined to tell everyone how they really feel about buzzsaw punk guitars. $17-$19, 8 p.m., Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 772-1453, – BE

Rings of Saturn, extortionist and more

Bay Area deathcore tech outfit Rings of Saturn is making an SA stop on the second date of their month-long C¥ber$hred tour. The band also released a remake of their heartbreaking debut album in 2010. embryo abnormality, which propelled him to the front of the extreme metal pack. For over 13 years, Rings of Saturn has toured extensively and landed Billboard Top 100 releases – no small feat for any act, but especially one who plays such music. punitive. Extortionist, Distinguish, Loser and Matt Miller kick off the series. $20-$22, 6:30 p.m., Vibes Underground, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 255-3833, —EB

Nothing more

San Antonio hard rockers Nothing More are making their penultimate leg of a 27-date hometown tour. The band turned 20 this year and could rack up their biggest year yet, which includes a headlining tour with Atreyu and Eva Under Fire opening. The band also released two singles that are buzzing in the alternative scene right now. $36-$61, 6:35 p.m., Tech Port Arena, 3331 General Hudnell Drive, (210) 600-3699, —EB

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