CONTINENTAL CONFIDENTIAL

"Revealing the facts, and naming the names"

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THE CONTINENTAL CLUB, AUSTIN

Rockin' South Austin since 1955

1315 S. Congress Ave, Austin TX 78704

http://www.continentalclub.com

http://www.facebook.com/ContinentalClub

http://twitter.com/ContinentalATX

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Volume XVIII, Issue 7.3 * December 18, 2014

Quick Links!

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"This is simply one of the greatest clubs in the country. With its rich tradition and great reputation for always having good music, the Continental Club seems to be a hot spot for anyone who really likes music. And if you go, you just may find yourself sitting next to Julia Roberts or Johnny Depp. You never know at the CC. And that's why bigger acts always make a stop here on tour. As far as musicians are concerned, there's no better place to play...or go." ~CitySearch.com

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Dianne's Dish

Hello everyone!

All three of our venues will be closed on Wednesday 12/24 for Christmas Eve, and on Sunday 12/28 for the staff Holiday event!

What's happening on NEW YEAR'S EVE?
The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave): James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $20 cover at the door, includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets.
The Continental Club Gallery (1313A S. Congress Ave): Os Alquimistas @10:30pm, $10 at the door includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets.
C-Boy's Heart & Soul (2008 S. Congress Ave): Tickets are on sale NOW for Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty! Advance tickets available now - Box Office! $40 per person includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors, OR $420 for Booth A (in front of sound booth) with tickets for 6, a complimentary bottle of champagne and party favors.

Saturday, January 10th will be the 28th Annual TRIBUTE TO THE KING Memorial Show! Featuring Ted Roddy & The King Conjure Orchestra, plus special guests, Shaun Young's New Blue Moon Boys! 21+ only. Doors open @6:30; Show @7pm. $28 Advance tickets will go on sale Friday 12/20 @6pm.

Guess who's coming back to Austin? The Blasters!! Yup, we've got 'em on Thursday, February 12th and Friday, February 13th!

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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You can follow us on our Facebook Pages for The Continental Club, CC Gallery and C-Boy's Heart & Soul in Austin. If you're on Facebook, we'd love to have you "Like" our pages. We also have Twitter accounts for The Continental Club, The Continental Club Gallery and C-Boy's Heart & Soul! Things change so quickly though that it's always best to double-check with our Austin online calendar (click on Upcoming Shows and then click on calendar date), or call the Austin Club at 512-441-2444 for the most up-to-date information.***
Please Note: While I try to be very accurate with lineups, times & cover charges for our shows, last-minute changes and errors can, and sometimes do, occur. Call the Club at 512-441-2444 for the most current information for Austin shows. Also, we are a 21+ venue! No under-21 admissions!

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The Continental Club History is always an ongoing project for me. If you have stories or photos to share, I would love to hear/see them! I've posted several photos of the refurbished CC sign from 1987 on our photo page. I'm now I'm also getting together with Mrs. Jeanette Brown regarding the early years - her family owns the 1200 block where Amy's Ice Cream & Lucky Robot are located. Mrs. Brown has many early photos & stories for me! Jennifer Luna, the granddaughter of previous propriators, Gilbert & Jo Kathryn Grovier, hooked me up with her mother who shared some of her memories of The Continental Club. I've also found a lot of information on The Continental Club's very first residency band - The Mascots - from 1955! You can even hear 6 of their songs on MP3. Click here to learn more, view the photos & find the link to hear the MP3s.

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Are you a customer with questions about upcoming show times, tickets, cover charge etc.? In Austin call: (512) 441-0202 or (512) 441-2444 or e-mail Dianne at info@continentalclub.com. In Houston call: (713)529-9899 or (713) 529-9666. Are you a musician inquiring about booking a gig? Booking in Austin? Steve & Celeste: steve@continentalclub.com and cmartin@continentalclub.com. PR in Austin: Dianne, info@continentalclub.com.

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If you would like to get on the list to receive a weekly e-mail of our happenings, please request the Austin info from Dianne at info@continentalclub.com. Please let me know if you want to receive the newsletter for the Club or the Gallery or both! To unsubscribe from the e-mail version, or if you feel that you have received the e-mail in error, please respond to info@continentalclub.com with "unsubscribe" as the subject. Don't forget to get your birthday to me if you want to be on the monthly birthday list.

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Quick Links!

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB: Dianne's DishContinental Service ClubSound BitesThe Club's Coming ShowsBirthdays And MemorialsNotable Obituaries

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY
:
Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's Heart & Soul DishMusic

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Sound Bites

Thursday, December 18, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm: Shoulders. Upon seeing the band Shoulders perform, Ira Robbins of Newsday wrote, “Led by guttural singer Michael Slattery, the raucously amplified acoustic group – imagine a street band celebrating Mardi Gras, Halloween and St. Patrick’s Day simultaneously – stoked its bonfire with Kurt Weill and sea chanteys alike; its literary lyrics ran the gamut from Hemingway to Hammett.” “The band is literally bursting with personality, playing a twisted, inside-out brand of blues, discordant jazz-inflected folk, ethnic jigs, dance tunes, and just about everything in between.” ~Luke Torn, Austin Chronicle.
Late Show, $8 cover at the door. No advance tickets
@ 10:00pm
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Marshall Hood fills in at the last minute for Emily Gimble! If the last name Hood sounds familiar to you - that's because it probably is. The Hood legacy thus far includes Champ Hood, original member of the many-would-say-genius Uncle Walt's Band, and long-time guitarist for Lyle Lovett, and Warren Hood, ace fiddler and composer for The Waybacks, The Bodeans, and his own band, Warren Hood and the Goods. Marshall Hood, the youngest link in the Hood chain, rounds out a family of wildly talented musicians with effortless guitar work and a knack for crafting the most charming of songs – so reminiscent of his Uncle Champ it’s sometimes hard to tell the difference.Much like the famed Uncle Walt's Band, Marshall’s songs can’t be pigeonholed into any one category - they transcend genre. But with a keen lyrical sense and subtly catchy melodies to match, it won’t matter what you call it, you’ll be too busy humming along.
@ 12:00am: La Tampiquena "If man was made from dirt and mud, La Tampiquena was formed from a mixture of sawdust and the beer spilled on the floor of Arkies Silver dollar saloon. Carried on the boot soles of the Trans-Pecos traveler, the poultice was co-mingled with the mineral-laden mud of the Caverns of Sonora; from whence it was transported through underground channels and into the Devil's River, where it took form, came ashore, heard the corridos from across the border, and promptly headed to South Austin in search of a Lone Star and a hot-rat." ~La Tampiquena.

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Friday, December 19, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour (since January 1988), no cover.
@ 6:30pm-8:30pm: The Blues Specialists have played continuously on Fridays at The Continental Club for 25 years! Although founding members Erbie Bowser & T.D. Bell have passed on, their legacy continues with Mel Davis (T-Bone Walker's nephew - he doesn't brag on it, so I will) on vocals, sax & harmonica and T.D.'s son, Lawrence on keyboards.
Late Show, $10 at the door.
@ 10:00pm: Jesse Vain Happy Hour Holiness Movement Rock n' Roll Reverend, Shaman of Shake, Southern Snakecharmer, Musical Mystic, Memphis Medicine Man, High Priest of the Happy Hour. The band is Kasey Rebello, Justin Babineaux, Dan Krause, Josh Comeaux, Lee Sadler, Cara Sadler, Jené Vain, Courtney Jo Shonk, and Greg Winn
@ 12:00am (midnight):
Scott H. Biram. The self proclaimed ‘Dirty Old One Man Band’ successfully, and sometimes violently, lashes together blues, hillbilly and country precariously into raucous punk and godless metal. Years of non-stop touring have honed his assault to a fine edge; his wide-eyed throw downs in the First Church of Ultimate Fanaticism routinely lead giddy followers to a fiery baptism.

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Saturday, December 20, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August, 2000), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Redd Volkaert (Heybale!, Merle Haggard) picks & grins for his classic country Saturday matinees with a great cast of players, including Rich Harney, Nate Rowe and Chris Gilson. Redd's playing is so revered that many other musicians come to Redd's shows just to study his technique & sound. He is a Telecaster master.

Late Show, $10 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm: Patricia Vonne B'day Bash! he has worn many hats in her day: singer, songwriter, bandleader, actress and activist, among them. But with the release of her fifth album, Rattle My Cage (Bandolera Records, Sept. 10, 2013), she assumes a new role — rock 'n' roll Cinderella. "She's such a passionate artist and person and all that seeps through the grooves of her new record. I think it's her best yet" ~Alejandro Escovedo. "Patricia Vonne, one of the great treasures of I'm not kiddin' rock till u drop American roots music, lays down some of the most righteous, low down, sexy, glorious, you're not gettin' outta here alive (and who would want to) rock 'n' roll this side of the grave on her new album. "Rattle My Cage" is her best work. Roots rock for those who want it real! 4 Stars out of 4!" ~Willie Nile.
@ 12:00am:
The Infidels San Antonio's Michael Martin leads the folk-rock band the Infidels, which he formed in the mid-'80s and whose name was inspired by Dylan's 1983 album "Infidels." Hector Saldana of MySanAntonio says "There's only one musician in this town who musses his hair like Keith Richards, sings like Bob Dylan and plays guitar like kindred spirits Jerry Garcia, Mark Knopfler and Chuck Berry. That person is rock 'n' roller Michael Martin."

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Sunday, December 21, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! Mandy Mercier, Sarah Brown and Grammy nominee Lisa Pankratz join Casper for for SoCo cheer!  Free!! Last orbit of 2014.  Thanks to all for a spectacular year!
Early Show (since January, 2012), $10 at the door. No advance tickets. Wagoneers Annual ALL-AGES Holiday Show!
@ 7:30pm: The Wagoneers. Long before there was something called alt-country, The Wagoneers made high-intensity, twang-infused music that combined the sounds and subject matter of traditional country with the raw energy of rock and roll. Respectful of what came before yet brash enough to make it their own, they showed everybody that playing country could be cool. Formed in 1986, the band played the very first South By Southwest festival in 1987. In 1988, the Wagoneers released Stout & High and quickly followed with Good Fortune in 1989. They received rave reviews, played on Austin City Limits, at the Grand Old Opry, and found themselves sharing the stage with both country and rock legends. Then, in late 1989, they suddenly called it quits, but not before establishing themselves as originators and innovators. They truly helped lay the foundation for the Americana and alt-country movement of the 1990′s.
In 2011, the Wagoneers were asked to get together and play a brief set at the Austin Music awards to coincide with their induction into the Austin Music Hall of Fame. The band found that playing together again felt so natural, they booked a few shows around town. Next thing you know, there’s a full-fledged Wagoneer’s revival going on. The band has re-released their first two albums on CD as The Essential Wagoneers and they are working on a new album. The original four members of the band are the ones making this happen, so it’s not one of those reunions with just one or two original members. The most impressive thing is that you would never know that the band ever broke up. They don’t sound like a band that took a twenty-plus year hiatus. The response at their shows makes it seem like they’ve been together with their audience the entire time." ~Mathew Sturtevant, The Sound of Austin Portraits.
Late Show (since July 2000), $8 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:15pm: Heybale! w/Redd Volkaert & Earl Poole Ball & Dallas Wayne! Heybale! featuring guitarist & vocalist Redd Volkaert (Merle Haggard) and piano man & vocalist Earl Poole Ball (Johnny Cash) is Austin's best & most popular country supergroup! The lineup includes singer, songwriter, bassist, guitarist and SeriusXM host of Outlaw Country and Willie's Place, Dallas Wayne, pedal steel master Johnny "Dumplin" Cox (Ernest Tubb, Jim Ed Brown, Del Reeves, Ray Price, Connie Smith, Mel Tillis), and drummer Tom Lewis (Raul Malo, Wanda Jackson, Jim Lauderdale, Junior Brown). It's all Heybale!, all night, and still a bargain at $8!
"When country music was 'discovered' to be more popular than rock and a host of other genres in the 90s it seemed to prompt Nashville and elsewhere to aim to be everything for everyone. To some extent they succeeded, but they gave up something in the process, and if you want to get a taste of what that something is here it is. I love these songs, and the way these guys play them and write them it's obvious they do too. I've seen them a number of times at the Continental and the audience is madeup of a crazy mixture of hipsters, drunks, punks dancing with sexy grandmas and a smattering of Austin's best musicians. The music transcends a lot of the usual barriers. Whether of not you went to church you can still get a little bit of heaven on a Sunday night." ~David Byrne, Talking Heads.

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Monday, December 22, doors open at 6:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Peterson Brothers Band was the Best Under-18 Band for the 2012-2013 Austin Music Awards! And if that isn't enough, their award was presented by Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic! They also placed in the top 10 for Best Blues Band and in the top 10 for Best Bass! "They only just entered their teens, but bassist Alex and lead guitarist Glen Jr. have already opened for the likes of B.B. King due to their exceptional grasp of what they like to call 'that blues spirit.' Currently working on their debut album under mentor Bootsy Collins, see what all the buzz is about at the Continental for free, then stick around for Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at 10pm." ~Wanderless.com.
Late Show (since November, 2003), $7 cover at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Dale Watson & his Lone Stars are in the business of making music on stage for their fans on the dance floor. Traditional country music gets its due when Dale & his Lone Stars are playing it. Dale's originals fit seamlessly with the few covers he throws in. You never know who's going to show up & end up on stage with Dale... James Intveld, Chris Wall, Ian Moore, Gordie "Grady" Johnson, Alan Haynes, Tommy Mack, Hilary York, a fiddle player from Scotland, a harmonica player from Spain... who knows. This just might be the best $7 you'll ever spend! Michael Corcoran says "It’s Dale Watson’s club (the Continental). We just two-step in it."

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Tuesday, December 23, doors open at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 7:00pm: The undisputed Queen of The Continental, Miss Toni Price, continues to pack the house for her Happy Tuesday Hippie Hour! The cover is $10 for an incredible evening of music. She will feature a cast of musicians which will include some of her super-talented sidekicks like Rich Brotherton, Marshall Hood, Warren Hood, Willie Pipkin, and others.
Late Show, $7 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm: Uncle Lucius Like the city that brought them together, UL is a gumbo, with hints of Americana and folk juxtaposed with a slow-cooked roux that is steeped in classic rock 'n' roll and the blues. The resulting flavor is familiar and unique, roots at its most refined, albeit with a gutbucket foundation. 
@ 12:00am:
Lew Card has branched out from the bands he has led since relocating from Murfreesboro, Tennessee in 2002. His music is “jug band meets county blues.” A style that harkens back to when he first started writing at age 12. You could say Card learned from Ralph Stanley or John Prine, or the pickers back in Tennessee he’d play alongside as a teenager. Low Country Hi-Fi is a songwriter’s record that draws on Card’s 20-plus years as a picker, songwriter and singer.

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Wednesday, December 24
Closed for Christmas Eve!

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Thursday, December 25, doors open at 9pm.
$12 cover at the door. No advance tickets
@ 10:00pm
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Dale Watson & his Lone Stars Annual Christmas Show & Dance! All Dale, all night! And Christmas songs! And good cheer! Not a "Bah Humbug" in the bunch. Traditional country music gets its due when Dale & his Lone Stars are playing it. Dale's originals fit seamlessly with the covers he throws in.

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Friday, December 26, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour (since January 1988), no cover.
@ 6:30pm-8:30pm: The Blues Specialists have played continuously on Fridays at The Continental Club for 25 years! Although founding members Erbie Bowser & T.D. Bell have passed on, their legacy continues with Mel Davis (T-Bone Walker's nephew - he doesn't brag on it, so I will) on vocals, sax & harmonica and T.D.'s son, Lawrence on keyboards.
Late Show, $10 at the door.
@ 10:00pm: Two Hoots and a Holler all night long!
San Antonio, Texas native, Rick Broussard, has for over twenty years proved himself a gifted song-writer and guitarist as well as a riveting front man. With eight cds to his credit, Broussard and his fire-breathing band continue to write, record, and perform the music they love.  Front man, song writer, and founder of Two Hoots and a Holler (established 1984).

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Saturday, December 27, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August, 2000), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Redd Volkaert (Heybale!, Merle Haggard) picks & grins for his classic country Saturday matinees with a great cast of players, including Rich Harney, Nate Rowe and Chris Gilson. Redd's playing is so revered that many other musicians come to Redd's shows just to study his technique & sound. He is a Telecaster master.

Late Show, $10 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm: Li'l Cap'n Travis "Named after the son of a redneck who used to rent party barges at a onetime job of drummer Mandon Maloney, Austin's Li’l Cap’n Travis mixes and matches seemingly disconnected genres into an unimaginable yet highly listenable whole. Their sound is Americana at it’s purest, from Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb to the Flaming Lips and Wilco." – Jim Caligiuri, Austin Chronicle.
@ 12:00am:
Ramsay Midwood “Take a healthy dose of John Prine, a dollup of Bringing It All Back Home electric Dylan, a pinch of early Tom Waits, a sprinkle of Charlie Poole, and a splash of Lightin’ Hopkins…the result might be as intriguing as Midwood’s first album, Shoot Out at the OK Chinese Restaurant.” ~Dustin Ogden, “Gospel Music for Inspired Barflies”, No Depression.

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Sunday, December 28
Closed today!

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Coming.. Monday 12/29: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 12/30: Uncle Lucius all night long @10pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 12/31: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $20 at the door includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets; No Happy Hour today. Doors open at 9pm.... Thursday 1/1/15: Late Show: Shoulders @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; No Happy Hour today. Doors open at 9pm.... Friday 1/2: Late Show: Mingo Fishtrap @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 1/3: Late Show: Stooges Brass Band @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 1/4: Late Show: Heybale! w/Redd & Earl & Dallas @10:15pm, $8; Early Show: The Wagoneers @7:30pm, $10; Matinee: Planet Casper @3:30pm, no cover.... Monday 1/5: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 1/6: Barfield all night long @10pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 1/7: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8 at the door. No advance tickets; HH: TBA @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 1/8: Late Show: TBA @12:00am, TBA @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; HH: Shoulders @6:30pm, no cover.... Friday 1/9: Late Show: Modern Don Juans @12am, Two Hoots & a Holler @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 1/10: Late Show: Gene Taylor @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets!; 7:00pm: 29th Annual TRIBUTE TO THE KING! 21+ only, $28 Buy Tickets: Doors open @6:30....Sunday 1/11: Late Show: Heybale! w/Redd & Earl & Dallas @10:15pm, $8; Early Show: The Wagoneers @7:30pm, $10; Matinee: Planet Casper @3:30pm, no cover.... Monday 1/12: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover

Quick Links!

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB: Dianne's DishContinental Service ClubSound BitesThe Club's Coming ShowsBirthdays And MemorialsNotable Obituaries

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY
:
Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's Heart & Soul DishMusic

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Birthdays And Memorials

December Birthdays

Julia Gonzales (1); Billy Dee Donohue, George Devore, Gerard Kuijpers (4); Crystal Taub, Erika F., Amanda Talbot (5); Tish Hinojosa, David Holt, Chadd Thomas, Dylan Rivera (6); *Grey Ghost, Bob Ray (7), Genette Hofmann, Steve Ender (8); Kerry Awn, John "Lunchmeat" Ludwick, Juan Magee, Nell Hoff (9); Geno Stroia, Peter Turner, Debbie Okrina (10); *Willie Mae "Big Mama" Thornton, Troy Campbell, Adam Berlin, Robbin Kohn, Mike Thompson (11); Kevin Smith, Trish Murphy, Michael "Soupy" Sessa (12); Pat Collins (13); Elexia (14); Tito Larriva, Billy Gibbons, *Bill Hicks, John Keller (16); Chris Masterson, Jeff Johnston, Etta Vendetta, Sandy Furlong, Jackson Saunders (17), John X Reed, *Blaze Foley, Kristin Och Gunn, Chris Gray (18), *Phil Ochs, Patricia Vonne, Cody Braun, Lenicia Gordon, Stacey Vernick (19); David Grissom, Herman the German (20); Allen Crow (21); Rob Gasper, Speedy Sparks (22); *Toby Solomon, Roggie Baer Elm (23); Doyle Bramhall Jr., Cornell Hurd, Pierre Pelegrin, Debbie Gardner (24); Wammo, Angus Wynne (25), *TD Bell (26); Dave Prewitt (27); Edgar Winter (28), Michael Nesmith, Jimmy Lindsey, Ana-Jo (30); Steve Dean, The Continental Club Austin under Steve Wertheimer's ownership! (31)

December Memorials (date of death)

12/4: Chad "Pimp C" Butler (2007); 12/12: Ike Turner (2007); 12/25: Dean Martin (/1995), James Brown (12/25/2006)

Birthday Legend: * = deceased; italic = Continental Club staff (past & present)

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And there you have it until next week,
Dianne


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Volume XVIII, Issue 7.3 * December 18, 2014

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Quick Links!

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB: Dianne's DishContinental Service ClubSound BitesThe Club's Coming ShowsBirthdays And MemorialsNotable Obituaries

THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY
:
Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's Heart & Soul DishMusic

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"The Continental Gallery’s ambience is strikingly different from most other clubs around town, highlighted by the revolving art displays on the walls and relatively quiet live music. Upstairs from The Continental Club, patrons find more secluded seating areas and a ping-pong table. Unique touches like this one are what make the gallery so exciting." ~DTWeekend.com

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Dianne's Gallery Dish

Hey, y'all!

Mike Flanigin is very appreciative of all the support he received for the fundraiser for his new recording. Y'all were very generous, and rightly so! We can't wait to hear the finished product. Mike will not be in the Gallery on Friday & Saturday nights this month. He can be found at C-Boy's Heart & Soul with Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty. And that includes New Year's Eve! His weekend spots will be filled by some of our other great musicians, like Red Young, Hard Proof(!), and Josh Perdue.

All three of our venues will be closed on Wednesday 12/24 for Christmas Eve, and on Sunday 12/28 for the staff Holiday event!

What's happening on NEW YEAR'S EVE?
The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave): James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $20 cover at the door, includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets.
The Continental Club Gallery (1313A S. Congress Ave): Os Alquimistas @10:30pm, $10 at the door includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets.
C-Boy's Heart & Soul (2008 S. Congress Ave): Tickets are on sale NOW for Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty! Advance tickets available now - Box Office! $40 per person includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors, OR $420 for Booth A (in front of sound booth) with tickets for 6, a complimentary bottle of champagne and party favors.

Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, December 18, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Liv Mueller. Singing/writing years ago in a Rockabilly band called "The Screaming Lillies" & barely 19, Liv packed up and re-located herself to Nashville from the Midwest, where she performed at places like 'Tootsies' and 'The Rose Room' while supplementing her income occasionally by playing for money on the streets with an open guitar case. Not long after Nashville, Austin became her next home wherein she formed the first incarnation of  'The Lovelies'. Liv has just released a solo album entitled 'LIV SINGS' Love Songs For The Forlorn And Misguided, in which she composed, played, recorded and mixed nearly the entire album alone in her home studio. This new album is now available through CDBaby, and iTunes
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Tameca Jones. Coined the "Tina Turner of jazz" due to her long legs, fierce hair, and aggressive vocal stylings, Tameca Jones is a rare creature--an Austin, TX musician actually born and raised in the musical city. Since embarking on her mission to put her unique and soulful spin on covers in 2008, she has taken the local scene by storm with her potpourri of jazz, blues, rock, and soul. She opened for Gary Clark Jr., BB King, Smokey Robinson, David Sanborn and Joey Defrancesco, Oleta Adams, Take 6, Al Di Meola, Robert Cray, Ruben Studdard, and many other notable artists. In the summer of 2010, she won a prestigious contest that allowed her to open for Jill Scott, Anthony Hamilton, and Mint Condition. At one of her shows, you can hear her refreshing takes on a wide range of artists from Nirvana and Jimi Hendrix to Talking Heads and Bob Marley. Her band are regulars at established Austin venues like The Elephant Room, Z Tejas, Central Market, One World Theatre, One2One Bar and the Continental Club Gallery.

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Friday, December 19, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: The Robert Kraft Trio will be performing American popular song, originals, Seventies pop and soul. It's more about songs than genres. Clean, tight arrangements that emphasize the beauty and lyricism of the songs. If they like a song, they will do it, no matter what era it hails from. Robert Kraft- voice; JD Pendley- guitar; Lindsay Greene- upright bass. You can pick up one of their CDs too!
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Red Young is a pianist, organist, arranger, producer, vocalist and artist. Born in Ft Worth, TX, Red started playing piano at age 3, first classical concert at age 10, played with bands and accompanied vocalists throughout high school and started playing Hammond organ at 16. Over his 45 year career he has recorded and toured with a wide variety of artists: Freddy Fender, Sonny & Cher, Noel Redding, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Eric Burdon, Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle to name a few before he started his own groups. 

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Saturday, December 20, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Hilary York was born in Houston, Texas but moved overseas for a while where she began writing poems and learning piano. Years later, while hitchhiking through Europe, Hilary co-wrote her first song. She moved to Austin, went to school and started to write songs on guitar and play at open mics. York has been playing shows since 2000. She's released two albums, "The Moon" and "In The Dark" and is recording more songs with her band for "Shiny Things" due 2015.
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Red Young is a pianist, organist, arranger, producer, vocalist and artist. Born in Ft Worth, TX, Red started playing piano at age 3, first classical concert at age 10, played with bands and accompanied vocalists throughout high school and started playing Hammond organ at 16. Over his 45 year career he has recorded and toured with a wide variety of artists: Freddy Fender, Sonny & Cher, Noel Redding, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Eric Burdon, Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle to name a few before he started his own groups. 

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Sunday, December 21, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Friend. The Jon Dee & Friend Show is an acoustic format with Jon Dee playing guitar, lap steel and who knows what else. Each week he invites a special guest to join him for a semi-acoustic concert punctuated by stories that will bring lots of laughter and maybe even a few tears. Jon Dee has a way of getting his fellow musicians to relax & talk & share stories that you probably haven't ever heard before. It's not just music - it's also part talk show & part comedy hour, and 100% genuine.
@ 10:30pm: Red Young is a pianist, organist, arranger, producer, vocalist and artist. Born in Ft Worth, TX, Red started playing piano at age 3, first classical concert at age 10, played with bands and accompanied vocalists throughout high school and started playing Hammond organ at 16. Over his 45 year career he has recorded and toured with a wide variety of artists: Freddy Fender, Sonny & Cher, Noel Redding, Dolly Parton, Tanya Tucker, Eric Burdon, Linda Ronstadt, Nelson Riddle to name a few before he started his own groups. 

 

Monday, December 22, doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 8:30pm:
Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley have made a home in Gallery. Elias' latest CD, "Church on Monday," was inspired by the early 60s Blue Note recordings by Stanley Turrentine and Jimmy Smith. The quintet is partially made up of jazz saxophonist and composer Elias Haslanger, with James Polk on B3 and Jake Langley on guitar.
@ 10:30pm:
Money Chicha is Austin's first chicha group, incorporating the psychedelic sounds of guitars, fuzz, and reverb with heavy percussion.

 

Tuesday, December 23, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, $10. Doors open at 8:00pm. No advance tickets!
@ 8:30pm:
James McMurtry began playing these intimate shows while getting ready to make a solo recording and to debut material, and work on songs for that project. It quickly gained momentum and McMurtry will continue the solo shows. "This intimate space doesn’t get enough credit for its low-key charm — you’d be hard-pressed to find a better listening room in town, perennial favorite the Cactus Cafe excepted. You couldn’t find a better place to see a solo acoustic set from clever Austin troubadour James McMurtry." ~Patrick Caldwell, Austin American-Statesman.
Late, no cover:
@ 10:30pm: The Ephraim Owens Experience is the brainchild of trumpet master in the jazz arena, Ephraim Owen. He is especially well known for his signature solos and ability to improvise. He has an uncanny ability to imagine his music laid on top of anything else he hears, and his adaptability makes him a welcome addition to any lineup. The Austin Chronicle ranks Ephraim as "Best Horn" in Austin. When Ephraim is out of town, Brannen Temple usually fills in for him.

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Wednesday, December 24
Closed for Christmas Eve!

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Thursday, December 25, doors open at 9:00pm.
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Josh Perdue & Friends Josh is a member of The Lost Counts, The Golden Dawn Arkestra, and The Robert Walter Trio, as well as having his own trio. With an extensive upbringing in music, Josh Perdue has a great knowledge of multiple instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. Taking the stage at age 12, Josh began performing for several years with his father's soul revue band on guitar, bass, drums, as well as learning the intricacies of vocal harmony.  He would later form his first band at age 16 and continue to cut his musical teeth in clubs around the DFW area.  Upon graduating from high school, Josh spent the next decade between the DFW and Austin areas playing with several bands.

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Friday, December 26 doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: The Robert Kraft Trio will be performing American popular song, originals, Seventies pop and soul. It's more about songs than genres. Clean, tight arrangements that emphasize the beauty and lyricism of the songs. If they like a song, they will do it, no matter what era it hails from. Robert Kraft- voice; JD Pendley- guitar; Lindsay Greene- upright bass. You can pick up one of their CDs too!
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Josh Perdue Trio is a member of The Lost Counts, The Golden Dawn Arkestra, and The Robert Walter Trio, as well as having his own trio. With an extensive upbringing in music, Josh Perdue has a great knowledge of multiple instruments in a wide variety of musical genres. Taking the stage at age 12, Josh began performing for several years with his father's soul revue band on guitar, bass, drums, as well as learning the intricacies of vocal harmony.  He would later form his first band at age 16 and continue to cut his musical teeth in clubs around the DFW area.  Upon graduating from high school, Josh spent the next decade between the DFW and Austin areas playing with several bands.

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Saturday, December 27, doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Hilary York was born in Houston, Texas but moved overseas for a while where she began writing poems and learning piano. Years later, while hitchhiking through Europe, Hilary co-wrote her first song. She moved to Austin, went to school and started to write songs on guitar and play at open mics. York has been playing shows since 2000. She's released two albums, "The Moon" and "In The Dark" and is recording more songs with her band for "Shiny Things" due 2015.
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: Steve Bidwell's Armada. Steve Bidwell (drummer for Hard Proof, the Calm Blue Sea) leads this funky collective of Austin all-stars. Local sax hero Topaz (Mudphonic, Golden Dawn Arkestra) joins forces with Bidwell!

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Sunday, December 28
Closed today!

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Coming...Monday 12/29: Money Chicha @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night...... Tuesday 12/30: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: James McMurtry @8:30, $10... Wednesday 12/31: Los Alquimistas @10:30pm, $10 at the door includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets; Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30, no cover.... Thursday 1/1/15: Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 1/2: Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 1/3: Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 1/4: Dupree @10:30pm, Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night...Monday 1/5: Money Chicha @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night....... Tuesday 1/6: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: James McMurtry @8:30, $10... Wednesday 1/7: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:30pm, $5 at the door. No advance tickets; Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30, no cover.... Thursday 1/8: Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 1/9: Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 1/10: Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 1/11: Dupree @10:30pm, Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night...Monday 1/12: Money Chicha @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night.

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL

2008 S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

http://cboysheartnsoul.com

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Volume XVIII, Issue 7.3 * December 18, 2014

C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL (2008 South Congress, formerly Trophy's) is open 7 days a week. The hours are Monday through Saturday at 5pm to 2am, and Sunday at 2pm to 2am. The Original New Orleans Po-Boy & Gumbo Shop will be open too! Please "like" us at C-Boy's Heart & Soul! And you can follow us on Twitter at CBoysHeartSoul.

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Dianne's Heart & Soul Dish

Hello everyone!

Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty returns for ALL Friday & Saturday nights December, PLUS NEW YEAR'S EVE! Advance tickets available now - Box Office! $40 per person includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors, OR $420 for Booth A (in front of sound booth) with tickets for 6, a complimentary bottle of champagne and party favors.

All three of our venues will be closed on Wednesday 12/24 for Christmas Eve, and on Sunday 12/28 for the staff Holiday event!

What's happening on NEW YEAR'S EVE?
The Continental Club (1315 S. Congress Ave): James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $20 cover at the door, includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets.
The Continental Club Gallery (1313A S. Congress Ave): Os Alquimistas @10:30pm, $10 at the door includes champagne toast @midnight & party favors! No advance tickets.
C-Boy's Heart & Soul (2008 S. Congress Ave): Tickets are on sale NOW for Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty! Advance tickets available now - Box Office! $40 per person includes a complimentary champagne toast at midnight and party favors, OR $420 for Booth A (in front of sound booth) with tickets for 6, a complimentary bottle of champagne and party favors.

Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, December 18, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 6:30pm: Paul Oscher is a multiple W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner, blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist. Oscher first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.The Thursday Happy Hour with multiple W.C. Handy Blues Music Award winner Paul Oscher is gaining legendary status! He's been joined by some of Austin's elite for an impromptu Paul Oscher Band with Mike Keller, Sarah Brown, Corey Keller, Fran Christina. Paul's residency has been drawing some high profile audience members as well like Hugh Laurie, Hook Herrera, Mojo Nixon and Delbert McClinton.
@ 10:00pm: The Bellfuries "Roots music? Pop music? Some rockabilly, a lot of rock and roll, a lick of country soul, power-pop underpinnings... you can decide what to call it for yourself. Don and Phil, Brian and Carl, John and Paul, Ritchie, Buddy - it's all there written in between the lines of The Bellfuries beautific and shakin' stuff. We're just glad they exist." ~ATX Music Mag.

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Friday, December 19, doors open at 5:00pm.
@ 6:30pm: Jitterbug Vipers
specialize in a cult jazz offshoot called “viper music,” a screeching U-Turn back to the party where jazz music packed the dance floor and dazzled the audience with brilliant streams of improvisatory musicianship. Steeped in the ribald wit, quaint sophistication, and graceful virtuosity of classic artists like Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie, the Jitterbug Vipers make the sound their own. “We don’t think of ourselves as a jazz band,” says bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux. “We think of ourselves as a 1930s rock band. We just wail.” Raucous and refined, toking and swinging, the Austin-based quartet draws the crowd into its heady bliss whenever and wherever it takes the stage.
$10 cover, no advance tickets:

@ 10:00pm:
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty. "One of the many charms of living in Austin is being able to walk into a small club on South Congress on a Friday night and watch an incredible local band perform with a legend. Mike Flanigin, who has rocked the Hammond B3 Organ every weekend at the Continental Gallery with Jonny Moeller and the renowned Barry “Frosty” Smith on drums, has won the praise of such musicians as Eric Clapton, David Byrne, Ryan Adams, and especially Jimmy Vaughan. Flanigin’s latest show with Vaughan is a reminder of just how blessed the Austin music scene truly is." ~Gina Sigalitto

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Saturday, December 20, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$10 cover, no advance tickets:
@ 10:00pm:
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty. "One of the many charms of living in Austin is being able to walk into a small club on South Congress on a Friday night and watch an incredible local band perform with a legend. Mike Flanigin, who has rocked the Hammond B3 Organ every weekend at the Continental Gallery with Jonny Moeller and the renowned Barry “Frosty” Smith on drums, has won the praise of such musicians as Eric Clapton, David Byrne, Ryan Adams, and especially Jimmy Vaughan. Flanigin’s latest show with Vaughan is a reminder of just how blessed the Austin music scene truly is." ~Gina Sigalitto

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Monday, December 22, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover.
@6:30pm
: Presto Chango - all I know for sure is that ace guitarist Billy Pittman and drummer Charlie Jones are in the band. Last week Greg Izor was with them. You'll get a healthy dose of blue Monday with these guys!

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Tuesday, December 23, Doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!

@ 6:30pm: 8½ Souvenirs
– the original Austin Swing & Gypsy Jazz band! Ready or not, here they come – EVERY Tuesday Happy Hour at C-Boy’s Heart & Soul! Although based in Austin, Texas, the retro-swing outfit 8½ Souvenirs drew much of their inspiration from European artists like Django Reinhardt, Serge Gainsbourg and Nino Rota; led by French expatriate singer/guitarist Olivier Giraud, the group was formed in 1988, and originally also comprised singer Kathy Kiser-Benayoun, bassist Todd Wulfmeyer and drummer Adam Berlin.

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Wednesday, December 24
Closed for Christmas Eve!

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Thursday, December 25, doors open at 9:00pm.
No cover all night:
@ 10:00pm: Mike Buck & Friends featuring The Tailgators, Eve & The Exiles & special guests! It's sure to be a blow-out of EPIC proportions!

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Friday, December 26, doors open at 5:00pm.
@ 6:30pm: Olivier Giraud & Friends
. French expatriate singer/guitarist Olivier Giraud, of 8 1/2 Souvenirs, will bring together some of his friends for a special holiday happy hour! You can certainly expect to hear some take on the Gypsy Jazz & Swing styles that Giraud is so well-known for.
$10 cover, no advance tickets:

@ 10:00pm:
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty. "One of the many charms of living in Austin is being able to walk into a small club on South Congress on a Friday night and watch an incredible local band perform with a legend. Mike Flanigin, who has rocked the Hammond B3 Organ every weekend at the Continental Gallery with Jonny Moeller and the renowned Barry “Frosty” Smith on drums, has won the praise of such musicians as Eric Clapton, David Byrne, Ryan Adams, and especially Jimmy Vaughan. Flanigin’s latest show with Vaughan is a reminder of just how blessed the Austin music scene truly is." ~Gina Sigalitto

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Saturday, December 27, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$10 cover, no advance tickets:
@ 10:00pm:
Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty. "One of the many charms of living in Austin is being able to walk into a small club on South Congress on a Friday night and watch an incredible local band perform with a legend. Mike Flanigin, who has rocked the Hammond B3 Organ every weekend at the Continental Gallery with Jonny Moeller and the renowned Barry “Frosty” Smith on drums, has won the praise of such musicians as Eric Clapton, David Byrne, Ryan Adams, and especially Jimmy Vaughan. Flanigin’s latest show with Vaughan is a reminder of just how blessed the Austin music scene truly is." ~Gina Sigalitto

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Coming...Monday 12/29: Presto Chango @6:30pm, no cover....Tuesday 12/30: 8½ Souvenirs @6:30pm, no cover....Wednesday 12/31: Mike Flanigin Trio w/ Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty @10pm, Advance Tickets! Doors open at 8:30pm;....Thursday 1/1/15: Red Young B-3 Trio @10:00pm. Doors open at 9pm...Friday 1/2: TBA @10:00pm, $10; Happy Hour: Jitterbug Vipers @6:30, no cover....Saturday 1/3: TBA @10:00pm, $10... Monday 1/5: Presto Chango @6:30pm, no cover....Tuesday 1/6: 8½ Souvenirs @7:00pm, no cover....Wednesday 1/7: Roxy Roca @10pm; Malford Milligan w/John Gaar & Dave Sebree @6:30pm, no cover....Thursday 1/8: Red Young B-3 Trio @10:00pm; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 1/9: Soulman Sam Evans @10:00pm, $10; Happy Hour: Jitterbug Vipers @6:30, no cover....Saturday 1/10: Miss Lavelle White @10:00pm, $10....Monday 1/12: Presto Chango @6:30pm, no cover....

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THE JADE ROOM
(upstairs from C-Boy's)

2008 S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

No shows at this time.

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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