This past Saturday, the KRTU family attended Band Merch Night at the Aztec Theatre. With doors opening at 5:30, individuals were able to buy CDs, t-shirts, stickers, and more from local bands that set up their respective tables throughout the theatre. All the while, live music from local artists like Amea, Lloronas, Collective Dream, Pinko, and others echoed throughout the venue from 6pm to midnight. Upstairs, Southtown Vinyl and Friends of Sound were available for your vinyl-browsing pleasure.
Black Market Club opened the night, showcasing to its audience its hard rocking sound. After that, sounds ranging from the psychedelia of True Indigo to the soulful power of Alyson Alonzo filled the theatre. Visuals provided by Liquid Sunshine Experience gave the audience the full psychedelic experience, using different colors and old projections to display behind the artists performing. With Wayne Holtz as emcee, the night was kept lively and fun, with surprise visits from his dogs who happened to leave a parting gift on the stage that had to be cleaned up by staff.
Coordinated by KRTU Live and Local's own Jeanette Muniz, Band Merch Night gave its attendees a unique opportunity to not only see their favorite bands live, but also support the San Antonio music scene by being able to meet and interact with the vendors there. Considering this was the third year of Band Merch Night, it is highly probable that those who attended and those who didn't will have the special opportunity to check it out next year.