Live music this week in San Antonio: Black Joe Lewis, Intocable, Dirty Honey and more

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  • Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears will rock Sam’s Burger Joint on Saturday.

It’s showtime!

After months of weathering the pandemic, the San Antonio music events are once again hosting a variety of touring, regional and local acts. So many that almost feel like pre-pandemic times. Nearly.

When you’re annoyed and ready, grab your dance shoes. The offer this week is plentiful.

Tuesday June 8th
Dirty honey
A relative newcomer, LA Dirty Honey released her self-titled debut EP in 2019. Their single “When I’m Gone” topped the Billboard mainstream rock songs chart, an accomplishment made all the more impressive considering they were the first unsigned band. The group, whose name was inspired by Robert Plant’s retro solo band The Honeydrippers, made high profile appearances as the opening concert for Guns’ N Roses and the Who. $ 8-25, 7pm, Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 255-3833, – Mike McMahan

Thursday June 10th
Tiesto is a man who EDM fans need no introduction. The Dutch-born superstar has achieved several accomplishments throughout his long career, including being the first solo DJ to perform in a stadium and pioneering a series of six-hour one-man DJ performances. Tiesto, who also performed at the Olympics, released his latest album The London Sessions in 2020. If you want to go out and dance in a crowd this might be the right choice for you, especially given recent cowboys history of packing ’em in. Ah, but we’re kidding. $ 43, 9 p.m., Cowboys Dancehall, 3030 NE Loop 410, (210) 646-9378, – MM

Friday June 11th
Psycho 78 + blood and tears + more
Want to hear Misfits songs without guilty of paying for the Misfits? Well, tribute band Psycho 78 will take care of all of your horror punk needs. Added bonus: you’ll be performing with Gdansk tribute band Blood and Tears, which you can record without having to worry about Gdansk describing the idea for his next film. 7 p.m., The Rock Box, 1223 E. Houston St., (210) 677-9453, – Brianna Espinoza

Carolina story
Husband-wife duo Carolina Story, who specialize in sound on the acoustic side of Americana, make a stop in San Antonio on their return to tour after COVID. There will even be Bob Dylan-like harmonica-plus-acoustic-guitar double problems. Free, 6:00 p.m., The Rustic, 17619 La Cantera Parkway, Suite 204, (210) 245-7500, – BE

Aaron Lewis at the John T. Floore Country Store
Have you ever asked yourself, “What can I do to turn America into a racist shithole again?” If so, taking part in this show can be a step in that direction. The tainted singer Lewis somehow coped with the daunting task of downgrading the quality of his musical output by not only hugging commercial land but also spicing up his live shows with stage banter steeped in the modern strain of racist and nationalist “patriotism” are. If that sounds appealing, go for it. $ 35- $ 150, 7:00 p.m., John T. Floores Country Store, 14492 Old Bandera Road, (210) 695-8827, – MM

Saturday June 12th
Black Joe Lewis and the Honey Bears
Building on the worthy influences of James Brown and Howlin ‘Wolf, Black Joe Lewis unfolds a vintage sound that is permeated with soul, blues and rock’ n ‘roll. The Austin-based artist’s rep is building way beyond this city, which explains why he and his band have played so many music festivals over the years. 22- $ 200, 9 p.m., Sam’s Burger Joint, 330 E. Grayson St., (210) 223-2830, – BE

Known across the region for her innovative approach to Tejano and Norteño sounds, Tex-Mex queen Intocable returns to the Cowboys Dancehall for a grit-rich night. Let’s hope the venue stays busy this time. $ 50- $ 1000, 7pm, Cowboys Dance Hall, 3030 NE Loop 410, (210) 646-9378, – BE

Murali Coryell in Gruene Hall
The son of guitar maestro Larry Coryell is a successful himself and was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame. His style spans a wide range of sounds not limited to blues but also includes soul, jazz, and latin music. He grew up with icons like Carlos Santana and Miles Davis and opened up to blues-rock heavyweights like Gregg Allman and George Thorogood. Free, 1:00 p.m., Gruene Hall, 1281 Gruene Road, New Braunfels, (830) 606-1281, – MM

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