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I Ching Gatos

I Ching Gatos

Indie / Esoteric / Outsider San Antonio, TX  US
Anything But Stable
Anything But Stable
The Surface of the Moon
The Surface of the Moon
It's Not in the Medicine
It's Not in the Medicine
Dark, with Sparks
Dark, with Sparks
Left-Handed Women from Mars
Left-Handed Women from Mars


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    Is It On? Released on Dec 1, 2012
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    Mysterious Mess Released on Jan 1, 2009


Fool Around


  • Sat

    Jul 25

    San Antonio, TX, US | 7:00pm

    This is a long form show - four sets in four hours - lots of variety - lots of fun - bring your friends and family!

  • Sat

    Jul 18

    San Antonio, TX, US | 7:00pm

    Urban-15's Anniversary Block Party!

  • Sun

    Jul 12

    San Angelo, TX, US | 9:00pm

    I Ching Gatos heads west - featuring guest "Gata" Erica Missey, from Monkeysoop.

  • Fri

    Jun 5

    San Antonio, TX, US | 6:00pm

    FIRST FRIDAY at SNAKE HAWK PRESS Art & Design Studio located in ol' train station on the Southside of San Antonio. The studio is home to International Contemporary Artist Cruz Ortiz. There will be live printmaking demonstrations using vintage letterpress machines and super cold beerongas tambien!!! JUNE 5th 144 zapata satx ART & COMIDA VENDORS: PAPER TRAIL DJ ACTION CON: EL BABY RAE CABELLO LIVE JAMS BY: I CHING GATOS sponsored by: ALAMO BEER

  • Sat

    Apr 25

    Mcallen, TX, US | 8:00pm

    I Ching Gatos rocks the Rio Grande Valley's premier rock'n'roll club.


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  • Los Perros Del Barrio (Artist)
    Los Perros Del Barrio
    Orale! Here's a "Big Bow-Wow" from Los Perros.
  • Jesse James & GGBR (Artist)
    Jesse James & GGBR
    I'm pretty much in love with this stuff. Great manic gods have shined upon you! Hope to catch a show soon.
  • Chuck Brunicardi (Artist)
    Chuck Brunicardi
    "Flying Machine" edgy violin and style is phenomenal i Ching Gatos. You are indie heroes. Best wishes from LA.
  • Susan Martin (Artist)
    Susan Martin
    Fine tunes and great energy!
  • I Ching Gatos (Artist)
    I Ching Gatos
    Thanks, y'all! It's great to get the feedback.
  • RSA210TX (Fan)
    The new album kicks ass!!! Great job!!


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  • Everything here is black and white.
  • The joke's on us!



Sounds Like: The Velvet Underground, Neil Young with Crazy Horse

Manager: Presently open to suggestions.

Bio: I Ching Gatos began in 1990 as Tequila Mockingbird. The original four members broke up the band and then reformed some months later, this time using the name I Ching Gatos.
The band garnered good press locally and made an impact on the local alternative scene. We were regulars at the local alter...See Full Bio

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Last day of July - play it loud! I Ching Gatos can play loud or soft, fast or slow, funny or serious. These are some of our louder songs.


“Armed with the Nuggets collection and an off-color, multilingual pun that would make James Joyce jealous, I Ching Gatos have crafted a Mysterious Mess. Guitarist and lead vocalist Joe Sanchez assures “I’m OK, I’m just in a whole lot of pain,” before enumerating a laundry list of modern-day bellyaches. While most of the album’s songs conclude with exuberantly loud and sloppy guitar solos (think “Cortez the Killer” working against a shot clock) this one fades into an ambient haze. “White Flour Tortillas” follows with what at first seems to be a goofy, one-note joke but ends up as a commentary on culture loss. “Nothing but Money” and “It’s Not in the Medicine” seem too excessively, unselfconsciously awesome to’ve been released anytime after 1979, but “Weapons of Mass Destruction” and “Suicide Bomber” offer a one-two punch of current-ish political rhetoric that’d be easier to take seriously if it didn’t sound like the band wer”

— Jeremy Martin, The San Antonio Current

Recent Blogs

Not Scared
Jan 14, 2012

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Natural World
Jan 9, 2012

Refrigerators and microwaves Have replaced the hearth in our homes. We’ve got ai... [more]


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Q: How can I be more" I Ching Gato "in my daily life? Or, how can I stop it? Love the Surface too.

A: Hi - Mike - whoa! Reverbnation-land. It's all so surreal. How can you get more? Unfortunately, you have no choice - there's a whole lot more to come - and soon! How can you stop it? You can't. Turn in, tune in, drop in.

Asked by Michael Martin. Answered on Tue Sep 30 2014

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