The San Antonio Music Dogs have a diverse set of show options this week.
Uplifting C&W? To verify. Classic social punk? To verify. Egyptian-inspired death metal? To verify. Quirky indie folk? To verify. And if that all sounds too outlandish, there’s even a cover band that promises to serve up five decades of rock hits. The choice is yours.
Wednesday February 9
Grady Spencer and work
Hailing from Fort Worth’s affluent music scene, Grady Spencer and The Work have established themselves as guys who strive to perform hearty, uplifting songs on the softer side of the country genre. Spencer himself works a day job as a superintendent for a construction company while balancing the band’s blue-collar musical endeavors. $12-$50, 8 p.m., Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com. —Brianna Espinoza
Thursday February 10
Californian surf rockers Agent Orange are no strangers to 210, having played here many times. Although not as well-known as similar SoCal punk bands Social Distortion and the Adolescents, the longtime band has a sound that might appeal to fans of both. $15, 7:30 p.m., Vibes Underground, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 255-3833, facebook.com/vibesunderground. —Enrique Bonilla
At the dawn of metal, Karl Sanders, lead guitarist of death metal kings Nile, decided his band would kick ass even more with the addition of a thematic unit. Concept album? Tiredness. Conceptual career? Cable ! To that end, Sanders has based his band’s entire Labyrinthian output in Egyptian history and mythology – and the world of extreme metal is only the better for it. Don’t sleep on old-school Incantation legends, either. The band has a history with SA, having appeared in Taco Land before that place was transformed into a sacred sanctuary of musical immortality.
$25-$27, 6 p.m., Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 255-3833, facebook.com/therockboxsatx. —Mike McMahan
Friday February 11
Hissing golden messenger
Although based on folk music, Hiss Golden Messenger draws from the entire spectrum and includes elements of blues, country, bluegrass, jazz and indie rock. Consisting of songwriter MC Taylor and multi-instrumentalist Scott Hirsch, the duo formed in 2007. By 2014 they had embarked on a long career with legendary independent label Merge Records, which released the latest albums duet, O come all, faithful and Quietly blowing in 2021. $20-$24, 8 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., papertigersatx.com. —MM
Saturday February 12
Sorry, Anglophiles, this isn’t the UK’s 90s alternative rock band Suede – technically that band is known as London Suede in the US. Instead, this one is a cover band whose repertoire of rock hits spans five decades. Get ready to call your favorites. Free, 10 p.m., 4553 N. Loop 1604 West, (210) 253-9220, picksbar.com. —EB
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