Live Music in San Antonio This Week: Wisin & Yandel, Gogol Bordello, Omar Apollo and More | Live music in San Antonio this week | San Antonio


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Online magazine Complex called Omar Apollo “one of pop’s most exciting stars”.

The eagerness of touring musicians to catch up on COVID-forced downtime has given San Antonio fans another glut of great shows.

This week, those who have bought tickets – or have a little concert money in their pockets – will be able to discover a list of diverse artists ranging from the extraordinary jam group Gov’t Mule to “cabaret gypsy punk”. Gogol Bordello at reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel.

Wednesday October 26

cedars

Add a touch of industrial vibe to Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, sprinkle Mutemath’s catchy grooves with PJ Harvey’s do-it-yourself philosophy, and presto, you’ve got the Cedars sound. The New Braunfels-based band’s guitar-tinged electronics oscillate between light and dark to form a sound greater than the sum of its parts. Cedars is on tour supporting the new Cowards release. $10-$75, 8 p.m., Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, samsburgerjoint.com. —Danny Cervantes

Thursday, October 27

Gov’t Mule, The Soul Rebels

Gov’t Mule guitarist-vocalist Warren Haynes collaborated with members of the Grateful Dead and played a key role in reviving the Allman Brothers Band in the 80s, making him a shoo-in for the rock legend status. Gov’t Mule isn’t just inspired by classic Haynes collaborators, but by other iconic rockers, including Cream and Hendrix. Buckle up for an evening of soulful Southern rock, hard-hitting blues, psychedelic jams and fretboard magic. $49.50-$225, 7:30 p.m., Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, majesticempire.com. —Mike McMahan

Afrojack, Cesqeaux, Chico Rose

Grammy-winning DJ, producer and multi-platinum electronic dance music icon Afrojack is known for his appearances on monster hits including Pitbull’s “Give Me Everything” and David Guetta’s “Hey Mama.” And the successes are sure to continue. Earlier this year, Afrojack released the first single from their new partnership with Universal Music Group, “Day N Night”, featuring Black V Neck and featuring Muni Long. Adding to the excitement, the Dutch DJ’s appearance at Alamo City kicks off his Jack to the Future tour. $50, 9 p.m., 1902 Nightclub, 1174 E. Commerce St., (210) 941-3010, 1902satx.com. —Marco Aquino

Omar Apollo, Ravyn Lenae

That says a lot about how far the United States has come in 2022 for a Latino kid from Indiana to appear on NPR’s Tiny Desk concert series with a full mariachi band and sing about love between people. of the same sex without most people batting an eyelid. On his first album Ivory, Omar Apollo channels both Los Panchos and Smokey Robinson, moving seamlessly between rapping and singing in English and Spanish. It’s no surprise that online magazine Complex called him “one of pop’s most exciting stars” and received two 2021 Latin Grammy nominations for his collaboration with the Spanish artist. C. Tangana. Born and raised in South Chicago, opener Ravyn Lenae merges electro, soul and hip-hop to put her own spin on alternative R&B. She released her long-awaited debut album Hypnos this year to rave reviews. $40.50 and up, 7:45 p.m., Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com. – MY

Saturday October 29

Gogol Bordello

Ukrainian-born frontman Eugene Hütz formed his “gypsy punk cabaret” collective Gogol Bordello on Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1999, and the group remains a veritable United Nations of music. Its members come from places as far apart as Ecuador, Russia and the United States. While Hütz has cited influences such as Jimi Hendrix and Parliament-Funkadelic, the key elements of Gogol Bordello’s sound are those of Roma music mixed with elements of punk and dub. The band’s latest effort, Solidarity, shows its support for Ukraine on the cover, depicting the country’s flag as a pirate ship’s sail. Additionally, Hütz collaborated with Primus’ Les Claypool and others on the song “Zelensky: The Man With The Iron Balls” praising the Ukrainian president’s testicular courage for resisting Russian aggression. $32.50-$39.50, 8 p.m., Aztec Theater, 104 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 812-4355, theaztectheatre.com. – CC

Wisin & Yandel

While Wisin of reggaeton duo Wisin & Yandel injured his ankle when he fell off stage during a 2019 tour stop in San Antonio, that clearly wasn’t enough to keep the hitmakers away. Wisin & Yandel recently released their 10th studio album, The Ultimate Missionso expect to hear new material as well as unforgettable tracks such as 2005’s ‘Rakata’ and the latest single ‘Besos Moja2’. $89.95 and up, 8 p.m., AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, attcenter.com. – MY

Sunday October 30

Death Valley Girls, Ganser, Sunjammer, Elnuh

Death Valley Girls – a set that actually includes a guy – was inspired by the dry desert heat surrounding her hometown of Los Angeles. Expect a sunny take on groovy, psychedelic ’60s and early ’70s rock. If Charles Manson’s minions were playing music instead of, you know, killing people, they might have looked like a little to Death Valley Girls. Chicago-based post-punk band Ganser and two psychedelic-leaning local openers round out the line-up. $13, 8 p.m., Lonesome Rose, 2114 N. St. Mary’s St., (210) 455-0233, thelonesomerose.com. —Brianna Espinoza

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