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Summer Night City

Nothing hotter than a Summer Night City! In this weekly live-music series we provide an upbeat touchpoint and a high-spirited concert experience, straight from downtown San Antonio! 2021 Episodes were taped live at The Malú & Carlos Alvarez Theater.

  • Brandon Padier and Black Gold is an americana/country singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist hailing from San Antonio, Texas. For Brandon, the song always comes first. Luckily, his deep knowledge and love of the great songwriters of the 20th century have helped him hone his craft and create a sound that is comfortably reminiscent, yet completely original. The band performed for our first in-person Summer Night City event series, live at Legacy Park in downtown San Antonio.
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    Miranda McCardle
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    Dance floor ready, the cumbia-centric El Combo Oscuro brings you originals from Austin via veterans from El Tule, Hard Proof, Del Toros and low-end sounds honed in NOLA. Monterrey-inspired at moments, the melodies are driven by vintage keys, psychedelic guitar, and a thumping rhythm section. The combo performed for our first in-person Summer Night City event series, live at Legacy Park in downtown San Antonio.
  • Fav Son
    Miranda McCardle
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    Favorite Son is an Americana/Country Rock band from San Antonio, Texas. The musical diversity of each member adds a different element to the band’s sound, resulting in something new, yet rooted in the classics. Their influences are found in alt-country, blues, jazz, and Latin music.
  • MC2
    Alejandra Sol Casas
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    LQ & Smeazy combine mastery of lyrical Hip Hop and Soul Music to form the sound of MC². Both prior military members, the duo got their start in Washington, DC, and now reside in San Antonio, TX. Alongside their 5pc Band, The S.O.U.L. (Sounds of Universal Love), they deliver a energetic, and dynamic live set. The band's diversity covers everything from traditional Boom Bap, to Neo-Soul, Trap-Soul, Jazz, Blues, and R&B.
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    Reese Mckee
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    A profile of the band Baldemar, which is performing at TPR's Summer Night City on Thursday, July 21.
  • BexarBrass
    Miranda McCardle
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    A big-band brass ensemble that brings the sounds of San Antonio, TX blended with New Orleans Jazz, Funk, and Rock. The band performed at Legacy Park downtown San Antonio on June 2nd, 2022.
  • Inspired by the legends and icons of yesterday, The Muñoz Brothers Band is a soul, funk, and R&B band that is the latest in a long line of musicos from San Antonio. Brothers Isaac Muñoz and Fernando Muñoz Jr have been raised and bred in the culture of the San Antonio Sound. In July 2021, the Muñoz Brothers performed for Summer Night City, a live-music series taped live at The Malú & Carlos Alvarez Theater at Texas Public Radio in downtown San Antonio.
  • SNC Bombasta
    Texas Public Radio / Oscar Moreno
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    South Texas "barrio-big-band" Bombasta blends horn-driven cumbia rhythms with an infectious, borderless, Spanglish dance-party for the 21st century. In August 2021, Bombasta performed for the Summer Night City series at Texas Public Radio.
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    Texas Public Radio / Oscar Moreno
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    A tribute to the West Side Sound and Chicano Soul, San Antonio's Eddie & The Valiants is a mix of top-notch musicianship, HIGH ENERGY and puro San Anto. The band performed for TPR's Summer Night City series in July 2021.
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    Oscar Moreno
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    Luminaria Artist Foundation's 2021 Performing Arts Grant winner, San Antonio-based Jeremy Kingg performs for TPR's Summer Night City.