Live Music in San Antonio This Week: Beach House, Switchfoot, Pepe Aguilar and More | Live music in San Antonio this week | San Antonio


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Beach House will play Tech Port Arena in SA on Thursday.

San Antonio’s newest venue, the Tech Port Center, has certainly increased the number of Alamo city tours.

This week, the South Side arena will host post-hardcore thugs I Prevail, dream pop purveyors Beach House and a stacked roster of heavy metal heroes, including local favorite Legs Diamond. And all this in the space of four days.

Wednesday, September 21

I prevail

Post-hardcore quintet I Prevail shot to fame with a 2014 cover of Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space,” which went on to be certified platinum. Since then, the group has earned a Grammy nomination and toured the world. His return to San Antonio on the True Power Tour came with support from emo rockers Pierce the Veil, melodic metalcore band Fit for a King and Australian pop-punk band Yours Truly. There’s something for everyone in this mixed bag of a lineup – assuming you’ve already scored tickets or got one from a scalper. Sold out, 7 p.m., Tech Port Arena, 3331 General Hudnell Dr., (210) 600-3699, —Enrique Bonilla

Thursday September 22

beach house

Masters of stylized and delicately layered soundscapes, vocalist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally form Baltimore-based duo Beach House. The duo’s sound has evolved over the past 18 years, but at its core, Beach House remains a heady mix of shoegaze and dream pop. Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne called Beach House’s 2012 release Bloom one of the 10 albums that changed his life. Need a six minute escape from reality? Dive into the dreamy “Superstar” of Once Twice Melody recently released by Beach House. $31-$61, 8 p.m., Tech Port Arena, 3331 General Hudnell Dr., (210) 600-3699, —Danny Cervantes

friday september 23

Pepe Aguilar

Son of multi-platinum singing icons Antonio Aguilar and Flor Silvestre, Mexican Pepe Aguilar has become a musical force in his own right. He is a popular singer, songwriter and producer who has won four Grammys, five Latin Grammys, 19 Lo Nuestro Awards and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The singer’s Jaripeo Sin Fronteras tour brings audiences an authentic taste of Mexico. Jaripeo refers to the Mexican tradition of riding angry bulls. $40 to $875, 8 p.m., AT&T Center, 1 AT&T Center Parkway, (210) 444-5000, —EB

Saturday September 24

Baby Jesus, Divino Niño

Little Jesus hails from Mexico City and mixes rock in Spanish with indie pop flavored with Beatles harmonies and hooks. Co-headlining group Divino Niño is based in Chicago, but its origins are Colombian. The members describe their new album as partly inspired by “falling in love with [instrumental hip-hop wizard] J Dilla.” This reference, along with the band’s Latin sound and reggaeton influence, suggests attendees may want to bring their dancing shoes. $18, 8 p.m., Paper Tiger, 2410 N. St. Mary’s St., —Mike McMahan

Collective Soul, Switchfoot

Atlanta-based Collective Soul have sold nearly 10 million albums and their Grammy-winning songs have been covered by artists like the great Dolly Parton. The band’s current tour celebrates 30 years as a band, and Grammy Award-winning Switchfoot is on board. The headliner recently released her 11th studio album, Vibrating, a pop-rock record that has been in the works for several years. $49.50-$225, 8 p.m., Majestic Theater, 224 E. Houston St., (210) 226-3333, —EB

Legs Diamond, Moxy, Lita Ford and more

There are bills that work well in San Antonio, and then there are bills that are Custom made for the city. This is the last. Proto-metal band Legacy Diamond made their inroads here after catching the ear of legendary KISS-FM DJ Joe Anthony, and their signature song “Woman” has been so aired it’s practically in our DNA. Hard rockers Moxy have developed a similar local following through intense play on KISS. And don’t sleep on Lita Ford, who also found success in the ’80s via hits like “Kiss Me Deadly” and was a member of legendary girl band The Runaways. Jack Russell’s Great White, Kingdom Come and local actor Jessikill complete the line-up. $35-$65, 5 p.m., Tech Port Center, 331 General Hudnell Dr., (210) 600-3699, —MM

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