Khruangbin's Saturday show at San Antonio's Tobin Center unlocked a spiritual journey

12/19/2021 - 9:30am

No place in the world seemed holier Saturday than the Tobin Center for the Performing Arts, where Houston psychedelic trio Khruangbin sermonized on the first of two sold-out nights at the venue. The band’s performance was an hour-and-a-half nomadic musical passage from the vintage influences of what was through the futuristic sounds of what might come to be. 

Khruangbin’s groovy and mind-expanding style incorporates an array of cultural influences ranging from East Asia and Iran to Latin America and India — and so far, and so forth. 

Coming to the Tobin Center: UK band Squeeze taught Fastball singer the way between punk and pop

09/23/2021 - 2:45pm

Tony Scalzo of Fastball grew up a fan of hardcore punk rock but also loved classic British pop bands — two polarizing styles in his conservative Orange County, California. He wasn’t aware of a musical middle ground until he heard Squeeze — or U.K. Squeeze, as they initially were billed in the states — on A&M’s 1979 “No Wave” sampler of bands on the label.

“Their music was aggressive but also melodic,” Scalzo said. “It was just what I was looking for.”

Tobin Center Artist Teacher program

04/16/2020 - 10:00am

Professional artists, musicians and performers will teach middle school art classes at San Antonio Independent School District’s Academy campuses this fall through partnerships with six local arts organizations.

By bringing in the part-time employees through the organizations, the schools can offer more art options on each campuses, Executive Director of Fine Arts Daniel Loudenback said.

Big News from Ballet San Antonio

03/11/2020 - 2:30pm

Most established ballet companies also operate affiliated ballet schools, and now Ballet San Antonio will have one as well. The company just announced the formation of a training program to be led by Sofiane Sylve, a French-born ballerina who has been a principal dancer of San Francisco Ballet since 2008.

MST3K Live! Performance Reminds San Antonio Crowd of the Cheesy Movie Show's Timeless Charm

02/25/2020 - 10:30am

MST3K Live! The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour brought down the house Monday night at the Tobin Center, reminding everyone that, even in times of strife, there’s still plenty in the world to laugh about.

That’s particularly true of cheesy, old movies, the idea that launched a thousand episodes of the cult TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000, or MST3K.

“Romeo and Juliet”- Ballet Version

02/13/2020 - 10:15am

So, how does it feel to be Juliet, the iconic fictional heroine that the whole world knows and loves?

That was our first question for ballerina Sofie Bertolini, who will portray Juliet in this weekend’s Ballet San Antonio production of Romeo and Juliet.

Trey Anastasio Band First-Ever San Antonio Concert

01/29/2020 - 11:30am

Legendary guitar slinger Trey Anastasio brought his solo band to the Tobin Center Tuesday night, marking his San Antonio debut. Perhaps it’s because Austin is more hippie-friendly and right up the road, but Anastasio’s main ensemble — jam stalwart Phish — in 36 years of performing has never visited the Alamo City.

Trey Anastasio included “Ruby Waves” in Tuesday’s TAB concert at Tobin Center

01/29/2020 - 9:45am

Phish guitarist Trey Anastasio included “Ruby Waves” in Tuesday’s Trey Anastasio Band concert at Tobin Center For The Performing Arts in San Antonio. Anastasio’s first ever version of the song came during a TAB show on October 19, 2008 at Higher Ground in Burlington, Vermont and then “Ruby Waves” disappeared until it was included in Trey’s Ghosts Of The Forest suite and album in 2019. Last night marked the first TAB performance of the tune, which Phish added to their repertoire this past summer, since its debut.

The Tedeschi Trucks Band Evoked the Magic of Blues-Rock Interplay at its San Antonio Performance

11/15/2019 - 11:00am

The Tedeschi Trucks Band brought its collaborative brand of blues-rock magic to the Tobin Center on Thursday night to a sold out, highly attentive crowd.

Guitar hero Derek Trucks famously joined the Allman Brothers Band in 1999 at age 19, having guested with the group previously and grown up around its music via his uncle, drummer Butch Trucks. Singer-songwriter Susan Tedeschi was a successful solo artist in her own right. She married Derek Trucks in 2001 and they merged their respective bands in 2010.

Tony Parker gives Snoop Dogg Spurs jersey, joins him onstage at San Antonio show

11/08/2019 - 2:45pm

The San Antonio basketball icon and Spurs point guard Dejounte Murray attended the rapper’s show Wednesday night at The Tobin Center, where they also appeared onstage.

Parker’s Instagram Stories show him hyping up the crowd at DJ Snoopadelic’s booth and shouting a warmhearted “I love you, San Antonio.”

Former Spur Tony Parker meets Snoop Dogg at his San Antonio show

11/07/2019 - 10:45am

Two legends linked up this week when L.A. met S.A.

Former Spur Tony Parker hung out with West Coast rapper Snoop Dogg backstage and onstage during his DJ performance at The Tobin Center for the Performing Arts Wednesday night. Snoop has assumed a list of names, but one of his newer ones, "DJ Snoopadelic," was who fans, including Parker, showed up to see. The moniker is used for his music career as a DJ.

Johnny Depp Surprises San Antonio Crowd, Joins Guitarist Jeff Beck Onstage During Tobin Center Show

09/24/2019 - 10:30pm

Fans of Jeff Beck got an unexpected jolt of star power this weekend when actor Johnny Depp showed up at The Tobin Center Sunday night to jam with the guitar god. 

As he has done at several other recent stops on the tour, Depp joined the former Yardbird for a handful of songs, including "Isolation," social media posts show. 

Instagram users posted both onstage and backstage snaps of the A-list movie star plus video from the performance.