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Worth Repeating: Jason Experiences The Highs And Lows Of The Music Industry

Pablo Navarro

Jason Trevino started a band as a teenager. Unlike other bands in San Antonio, Spies Like Us played ska music going against the city’s metal music scene. It turns out audiences were in fact looking for something a little different at the time. With the start of their first show in a tiny bar, punctuated with a surf riff - Spies Like Us was off and running. 

As time progressed the band continued to play bigger venues, sign a record deal and go on tour. The success of Spies Like Us eventually hit a breaking point. The group disbanded and each member went on to other projects.  

Any future groups that Jason created were never quite the same, but he’s learned that the true reward of artistry is in its creation. 

This story was recorded 10.1.19 at Brick as part of Texas Public Radio's live storytelling program Worth Repeating. If you have a story Worth Repeating email worthrepeating@tpr.org.

Paul Flahive can be reached at Paul@tpr.org and on Twitter at @paulflahive