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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Wicked Season

Wicked Season

Story and pictures by Joseph Martinez

   Who wants a double scoop of HARD ROCK! That’s what you get when you go see Wicked Season. They played this pass weekend at the Tonic bar . From Billy Idol to heavy sounds from Metallica; they will slip an older “Foghat” tune at times.  Powerful and LOUD is the norm for this band.  You are guaranteed to have a great time if you are a hard core rocker.

Dick Dale King of The Surf Guitar

Dick Dale        King of The Surf Guitar


Story and pictures by Joseph Martinez / River City Attractions

It was a pleasure and honor to listen to a living legend of rock and roll Dick Dale.  

At Sam’s Burger joint just off Broadway on Grayson Street. Dick played his unusual stringed left handed guitar with ease. During the evening he did a little bit of drumming and played the bass in a very different and strange way.  (Look the pictures to see what I mean)

River City Rockfest coming

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© River City Rockfest 2013

 SUNDAY, MAY 26TH 2013




Explosive Device & San Antonio LIGHT”S

Explosive Device & San Antonio LIGHT”S

Story & Photographs by Joseph Martinez

Explosive Device

2 rock bands in one night. How cool is that. At the local night club “Tonic Bar” off the corner Babcock rd. and Eckert rd.!/pages/Tonic-Bar/120120971338498?fref=ts

           It started with Explosive Device. A hard rocking; well tune band.

I ask why the name Explosive Device?  The answer given…Mankind

 is destructive to one self and some of the songs we play reflect that feeling.

National Poetry Month 2013

National Poetry Month 2013

Pictures and story by Joseph Martinez

       All this month, it’s National Poetry Month. It started with an invitation to go  listen to some talented local poets from our city.

At Trinity University’s radio station “KRTU 91.7” I was treated with “Jazz Poetry Lunch Feature” with Kory Cook.  With knowledgeable guest hosts: Jim Lavilla-Havelin and Catherine “Kat” Lee.  She spoke of how  poetry and jazz go hand in hand and the creative methods on how different poets assemble their own spoken words.