local music

Nathan Cone

Lonely Horse is a special breed in San Antonio. The self-described “desert rock” duo has a unique way of approaching music that turns singer/songwriter and guitarist Nicholas Long and drummer Travis Hild into a wild, dynamic soundscape. Although it’s just the two of them, they’re able to create the experience of hearing a full band.  

Nathan Cone

 

Verisimilitude, a playful instrumental trio from Leon Valley, is the Curly Sue of the San Antonio music scene. They’re counter-cultured, technically remarkable and skilled kids. Listening to their highly syncopated, start-stop-turn-on-a-dime songs, it’s a little hard to believe when lead guitarist Zachary Appelbaum says, “I don't know how to read music on guitar. I don't know most of the notes I play. I don't even know what scales really are. Like, I can’t play you a G minor on the spot.” But that’s not to say they don’t know what they’re doing.

Page Graham

Thursday night will be a musical one in Southtown. You may remember Youth Orchestra of San Antonio’s big concert at the Tobin in late June. Now, that event is going to be reprised.

A seasoned member of the San Antonio music scene, Laura Marie has been playing gigs as a singer/songwriter for nearly twenty years. In the late 1990s, she and a few of her musician friends started a band called Sofa Kingdom. When that project dissolved in the early 2000s, she struck out on her own and has been performing solo ever since.

Nathan Cone

San Antonio native Alyson Alonzo visited our studios late one afternoon after nearly all the staff had gone home for the night. The building was quiet and the rich evening sun poured in through the windows. The setting seemed to fit Alyson’s style to the nines; her vintage voice and dichotomized new-wave beats blended into the caramelized evening. After her short set (you can listen and watch below), she sat down with us for an interview where she discussed her vocal techniques, musical influences and family history.

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