San Antonio, Texas – 01/20/18

Posted on | January 20, 2018 | No Comments

Buttercup in Concert
Saturday, January 20, 2018
8:00pm - All Ages Buy Tickets
100 Auditorium Circle
San Antonio, Texas 78205

Seats are roomy and comfy. The lines of sight are perfect. It's modern and engineered to sound great. The Tobin is acoustically perfect.

Other Info
Buttercup performs and and releases a new video: “Acting Thru Music”

$20. All Ages. 8pm


Buttercup will premiere a new video: "Acting Thru Music." Afterwards, the band will be joined by Emilio Navaira on drums for a rousing performance to cap the night. They will feature songs from their new album, "Battle of Flowers." The Carlos Alvarez theater is a beautiful 300+ seat room, features state of the art acoustics, and is engineered to sound and look fantastic.


“Acting Thru Music” is produced by Edwin Stephens (San Antonio Sound Garden/fishermen) and directed by Matt Buikema. The video was filmed on stage at the Empire theater and in the basement of the Majestic. The film quickly moves behind the scenes to reveal the architecture behind a rock show. The lyric of “Acting Thru Music” poetizes the work and sweat of being a working band, but never grouses about it. The video features a scene with a duo of managers, played by Brent Barry and Rick Frederick, paying Buttercup $3, a dollar for each member. The band is then shown smiling. The message here is clear: the music of Buttercup values love over money.

It many ways, the video reprises Buttercup’s 2016 ambulatory rock and roll performance at the Majestic, where the audience was taken on a journey through the catacombs below the Majestic, and all over the theater, where they witnessed performances by San Antonio based musicians in surprising spots in the historic building. The video also features many San Antonio musicians in cameos: Marcus Rubio, Charlie Roadman, Chris Maddin, Libby Wardlaw, and Melanie Robinson. Brent Barry, NBA all star and Champion, plays two roles, as Buttercup’s drummer and manager.

There is an air of levity throughout the video. The crowd, except for one superfan, is completely tuned out and non-plussed. The audience’s lack of enthusiasm is juxtaposed with Buttercup’s irrepressible joy on stage. This is not dissonance, but rather the triumph of the love of music over the lust for money.

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