I don't get terribly political in this email. I typically focus on getting people involved in their community and with the arts. That's my sneaky way to develop a compassionate vote.
Here's a thought: If you vote against Proposition 2 amending the Texas Constitution, you aren't necessarily voting FOR any lifestyle. Your nay vote could mean that you are against singling out minorities and limiting their state-level civil protections at the constitutional level. There's plenty of reasons why someone who is opposed to gay couples having a union "identical or similar to marriage" might want to vote against Propostion 2.
Fri- Locos Por Juana, Earfood, Rotel & Hot Tomatoes, Pseudo Buddha, Skunkweed, Steve Jordan
Friday Doyle Bramhall and Rusty Martin - Casbeers True Stories Halloween Boo-Ash! No cover with Costume - The Cove The Lavens - The Cove (5- 7pm) Lesile Lugo and Escape - Arjon's International Club Beverly Houston and Breezin - Blue Hills Inn and Spa Evil-Doers and Marcus Rubio and Fin del Mar - Blue Star Art Space Slim Roberts and Texas Weather Band - Blue Cactus Café at Wetmore Store Stuart Adam - Boardwalk Bistro Brotherhood and Curse the Form and Enormity and Closed Hand Promise and Rev. Lil' Timmy - Bond's 007 Structure - Broadway 5050 Teye and Belen and Viva el Flamenco - Carmens de la Calle Café Ginger Leigh - Cementville Miss Lesile and The Juke Joiners - Cheatham Street Whouse Watershed - Cigar Club, The Chaser - Club Rive Groove Movement - Crabby Jacks Terrie Edwards - Crumpets George Rivas and The Downtowner band - Downtowner Barefoot - Fiasco Larry Joe Taylor - Floores Country Store Vicente Fernandez - Freeman Colliseum Prototype - Galaxy Billiards George Chambers - Gradys BBQ Reckless Kelly, and Angela Peterson - Gruene Hall Pauline Reese - Hangin' Tree Saloon Lesti Huff and Jim Bard Duo - Honey Creek Bar & Grill Charlie Dont Surf and Wide Awake - Jack's Patio Bar & Grill Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Landing, The Rick Reyna - Leon Springs Dance Hall Potter's Clay - Lighthouse Coffee Café Texas Radio - Lucky's Miss Nessie and Ear Food Orchestra - Luna Frank Rodarte and Los Chosen Vatos - Luther's Majestic Band and Phil Yamin - Majestic Restaurant/Club 222 E. Houston San Antonio Symphony - Majestic Theatre Wayne Harper - Martini Club Rotel and Hot Tomatoes - Phil's Firehouse Albert and Extasy - Presa Street Bar Pseudo Buddha - Radius Ruben V - Rebar Skunkweed and Craving Amy - Revolution Room Stretch Williams - Riley's Tavern Joe Jama and 100 Proof - Ringside Sports Bar Lil Bit and the Customatics - Rolling Oaks sports Bar & Grill Steve Jordan - Salute Locos Por Juana - Sam's Burger Joint Snowbyrd, Hawks and Id and Saviour Daughters and Terrorfakt and Manufactura and E-Craft - Sanctuary McKay Brother - Scenic Loop Café Bill and Jennifer - Silo Bar Paul Kandera - Silver Fox in Leon Springs Webber and Hooper - Spechts Store Bett Butler and Joe Dilley Quartet - Swig Larry M Sweeney - Texas 46 Paul Sanchez and Wrangler Country - Texas Pride Barbecue Glen Allan and Kim Mackenzie - Twin Sisters, 7pm Loraxx and Skullening and Lizifuge and Not the Government - Wiggle Room 3 Legged Horse - Wise Guys Bar and Pizzeria Joe Jama - Zen Bar
Sat- Joe King, Houston St. Fair, WC Clark, Augie Meyers & Jimmie Spacek, Wiggle Spooks
Saturday Joe "King" Carrasco, and Dale Peterson Band - Casbeers Outfidles and Valentine - The Cove Lesile Lugo and Escape - Arjon's International Club Hearts Fail and DJ Malediction and DJ MadMax - Atomix Albert and Extacy - Azuca Elijah Zane - Barfly TVA Bluegrass 4-6pm; Chris taylor and The Notorious Sinners - Blue Cactus Café at Wetmore Store Randy Cordero - Boardwalk Bistro Acid Monkey and Tyranny and Ancient Malus - Bond's 007 Dave Finlay - Broadway 5050 Com Voce - Carmens de la Calle Café Undercovers - Charlie Browns' Neighborhood Bar & Grill Texas Renegade - Cheatham Street Whouse Groovin High - Cigar Club, The Chaser - Club Rive Jack Levitt - Crabby Jacks Nobuko - Crumpets Ernie Garibay and the Cats dont sleep - Downtowner Wolfpack - Fiasco Videosonic - Galaxy Billiards Patrick Joseph - Gradys BBQ Fabulous Thunderbirds and David Holt - Gruene Hall Colin Brooks - Gruene Hall, noonish Houston Street Fair and Market: Sexto Sol, Swindles, David Lee Garza - Houston Street (between N. Flores and Santa Rosa) Karnaval - The Irish Pub George Devore - Jack's Patio Bar & Grill Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Landing, The Glenn Alan anf Kim Mackenzie - La Tuna Organ Pieces for 4 hands and 4 feet, 10am - Laurel Heights UMC Shawn Allen - Leon Springs Dance Hall Jonathan Dunn - Lighthouse Coffee Café Texas Radio - Lucky's W.C. Clark Blues - Luna Majestic Band and Phil Yamin - Majestic Restaurant/Club 222 E. Houston San Antonio Symphony - Majestic Theatre Wayne Harper - Martini Club Kristal and Silver - Massimo Rockey Hernandez and OBG Band - On the Break Sports Bar Stoney LaRue - Phil's Firehouse Blowing Trees - Rebar Stone Groove - Revolution Room Lonnie and The Texas Connection - Riley's Tavern Shaun Pittman - Rolling Oaks sports Bar & Grill Alteza - Salute Willie Wanker and Fettish Factory - Sam's Burger Joint Uriel and Pitbull Daycare and Medicine Tongue and Meek and Prevail Within and Killing Inside and Somataform and Sir and Upon a Burning Body - Sanctuary Mark's Brothers - Scenic Loop Café Bill and Jennifer - Silo Bar Lil Bit and the Customatics - Silver Fox in Leon Springs Bett Butler and Joe Dilley Quartet - Swig River City Slim and River Kings - Tra's Cocktails Catherine Denise - Texas 46 Augie Meyers and Jimmie Spacek - Texas Pride Barbecue Pat Green & Friends - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Bury Your Dead and Scars of Tomorrow and August Burns Red - White Rabbit Snowbyrd, Ugly Beats, Swishbucklers, Naked Truth, Tender Cherries, Things That Go Pop and Phillip Luna - Wiggle Room Humanimal - Wise Guys Bar and Pizzeria
Sun- Midtown On Blanco Fest, Spot Barnett, TVA
Sunday Old Days Festival - Snowbyrd, #3 Dinners, Joe Jama - Vintage cars & festival, noon-8pm - Midtown on Blanco Secret Oral Traditions of The Sacred Walking Blues, 4pm - SBC Gallery Lesile Lugo and Escape - Arjon's International Club Spot Barnett Benefit - Blanco Ballroom Tennessee Valley Authority and 3 and 1000 Cowboy Church Band - Blue Cactus Café at Wetmore Store Island Texas - Cheatham Street Whouse Structure - Club Rive John Strand - Crumpets Danny Acosta and The Qvo Band - Downtowner McKay Brothers - Floores Country Store Vets Supporting Vets Benefit - Graham Central Station Small World - Landing, The Youth Orchestras of San Antonio - Laurie Auditorium, Trinity U. McKay Brothers - Luckenbach Dance Hall Poker Night - Luna Chris Boss Band - Mad Dog's Amy Grant - Majestic Theatre Swingin Country - Martinez Social Hall Los #3 Dinners and Snowbyrd and Joe Jama - Midtown on Blanco Sterling Finlay - Riley's Tavern Joe Jama and 100 Proof - Ringside Sports Bar Blitz and Total Chaos and Perturbed and Second to None and STK - Sanctuary Benny Harp - Santas Place Choice Sound - Silo Bar Russell and Mike - Spechts Store Def Leopard - Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Sunday Jazz at the Witte - Witte Museum
Mon-Spank Sinatra, Digable Planets, Tokyo Rose
Monday Grant Ewing Band - Cheatham Street Whouse Mike Kropp Open Mike - Crabby Jacks Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Landing, The Spank Sinatra - Sam's Burger Joint Tokyo Rose and Goodbye Tomorrow and Lydia and Stiletto Formal and Forever Is Never and Transponder and Antares Sky and Gabba Gabba Sabba and Desdemona and Lokey and Y Equals and Red Between Lines and Lion and Cages and Prepare to Defend It and KO Confetti andThirteen Muses and Exulcerate and Second to Live - Sanctuary Digable Planets and The Procussions, and Crown City Rockers, and DJs Louie Dollars and Donnie D - White Rabbit
Tue- El Orbits, Crimson Jazz, George Devore, Puro Slam
Tuesday El Orbits - Casbeers Crimson Jazz Orchestra - Blue Star Brewing Co. Mike Kropp and Jim Moorman - Crabby Jacks George Devore - Jack's Patio Bar & Grill Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Landing, The Dale Mayfield - Luckenbach Dance Hall Puro Poetry Slam - Sam's Burger Joint Hanks and Y Equals and Druggist and Teliskas - Sanctuary Emeralds and Syzlak - Wiggle Room
Wed- Butch Jam, Third Trio From the Sun, Steak Nite
Wednesday Butch Jam - Casbeers Raquel - Circa 1900 V3 - Jack's Patio Bar & Grill Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Landing, The Ben beckendorf - Luckenbach Dance Hall Third Trio From the Sun - Luna Swingin Country - Martinez Social Hall Eric Geyer Open Mic - Sam's Burger Joint www.SteakNite.com - Waring General Store
Thu- Stacey Earle, Willie Nelson, Grupo Fantasma, Cracka, Butch Morgan, Van Cliburn p
Thursday Stacey Earle and Mark Stuart and Steven Clair, - Casbeers Lesile Lugo and Escape - Arjon's International Club Brennan Leigh and Seth Hulbert - Cementville Hays Carll - Cheatham Street Whouse Failsafe - Club Rive Bimbo and Borderline - Continental Café Rittiman Groove Movement - Crabby Jacks Willie Nelson - Floores Country Store Micky and Motorcars - Gruene Hall Grupo Fantasma - Jack's Patio Bar & Grill Jim Cullum Jazz Band - Landing, The Van Cliburn Pianists - Laurie Auditorium, Trinity U. McKay Brothers - Luckenbach Dance Hall Jake Owen Project - Luna Mike Clancy and Kim Allen - Pourhouse, The South FM - Rebar Cracka McSambo - Revolution Room Josh Stone - Salute Blues Jam - Sam's Burger Joint Apollo Sunshine and Yoshimoto and Big Soy and Naked Aggression and Texas Wrecking Crew and No Time for the Old In Out - Sanctuary Beverly Houston and Breezin - Silo Bar Claude "Butch" Morgan and H!X - Water Street Oyster Bar
Anarte gallery at casa salazar, 216 east houston st, 472.2272 Azuca Cocina Latina, 713 S. Alamo. Barbed Wire Grill, S. Presa. Beethoven Garten, 422 Pereida St. in Southtown, 222- 1521 Blue Bubble Ballroom, 9315 Broadway, 240-0070. Blue Star Brewing Co., S. Alamo, 212-5506 Cabaret Dancehall, 801 Main, Bandera, 830-796- 8166 Carmen's de la Calle, 720 E. Mistletoe (off St. Marys), 737.8272 Casbeers 1719 Blanco Rd., 732-3511. Chris Madrids, 1900 Blanco, 735-3552 The Cove 606 W. Cypress, 227-COVE Dolores Del Rio, 106 E. Riverwalk, 210.223.0609 or 210.222.9998 Floore Country Store, Helotes, TX, 695-8827 Gruene Hall, Gruene, TX- n. on 35, exit 191 830/606- 1281 J. Vincent's Pub, 1031 Patricia Luckenbach Dancehall, 830-997-3224. Out towards Fredericksburg Rosario's, S. Alamo @ S. St. Mary's Rox, 502 Embassy Oaks, 545-0229 Salute, 2801 N. St. Mary's, 732-5307 ("sah loo tay") Sam's Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St. Santa's Place, 417 Spriggsdale Sunset Station, 1174 E. Commerce, 222-9481. Tycoon Flats, 2926 N. St. Mary's, 737-1929 Taco Land, 103 W. Grayson, 223-8406 White Rabbit, 2410 N. St. Mary's, 737-2221 All shows, times and cover charges are subject to change. Please call ahead to confirm the gig.