local music

Samuel Lerma

Although it’s been years since MTV regularly scheduled music videos, the art form continues to bring exposure to new artists online through YouTube and Vimeo channels. Now, Santikos Entertainment, San Antonio Sound Garden (SASG), and Alamo City Studios have created the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase, which will feature ten filmmakers chosen to produce music videos showcasing a variety of local acts, including AMEA, Black Market Club, Josh Glenn Experiment, Lonely Horse, Love Killed the Hero, My Madness, Sioux and Fox, Tera Ferna, Volcan and Xy!o.

Nathan Cone / TPR

With a manager, late summer studio plans with a high profile producer and songwriter, and all the members of the group finally in one city once again (drummer Nate Keeney just graduated from Texas Tech University and returned to San Antonio), things are starting to happen for The Native Roar.

Nathan Cone / TPR

As she writes on her website, Rachel Laven is an “old soul with big dreams and wanderlust.” At age 23, she’s already had plenty of time to age the soul onstage, playing with her family band, The Lavens, as well as solo gigs and guest spots with YesBodyElse. But there’s no hint of weariness as she talks about her nouveau-bluegrass (“newgrass”) project, Sweet ‘Shine & Honey, formed in 2013.

Dana Clark and Narjis Pierre

In countries around the world, refugees are trying to find their paths out of war zones. Here in San Antonio an organization quietly goes about the business of acclimating refugees to life in the U.S and they're using music to help.

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