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

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Volume XVIII, Issue 2.3 * July 17, 2014

Quick Links!

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

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

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

"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!

I know July is barely underway, but I want to give you a head's up for August, because we have a lot of special events coming up. Beginning on Tuesday, July 29 and continuing through all of August, Alejandro Escovedo returns for his popular Tuesday night "Sessions on South Congress" @10:30pm, $10 cover at the door! On Saturday, August 9th we host the incomparable Miss Wanda Jackson @10pm! We'll be celebrating Planet Casper 7th Anniversary @3:30 on Sunday, August 10th. That Matinee is immediately followed by one of our biggest shows of the year - it's the Buck Owens Memorial Birthday Bash benefiting HAAM @8pm, $20 cover at the door. All Buck, all night! No advance tickets!

We just confirmed Marshall Crenshaw for August 21! And guess who's returning? Mother Hips on October 24 & 25!

Advance tickets ($23) are now available for the Thursday, August 14th Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with The Guilty Ones show @10pm, with Two Hoots & A Holler @midnight. Buy Tickets!
It took a near-death experience to reunite Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin, the California brothers at the heart of "roots heroes" (Rolling Stone) The Blasters.
"Phil died and was brought back to life over in Spain," Dave says of his brother's 2012 health scare. "That was a real wake up call to me. We hadn't made a full album together since 1985, but as you get older, you realize you're not immortal and you've only got so much time."
Here's an NPR Interview, and a Hollywood Reporter show review.

Advance tickets are now available for the 28th Annual Tribute To The King @7pm ($28 Adult only) on Saturday, August 16. Buy Tickets!
Ted Roddy and The King Conjure Orchestra have paid tribute to The King at Austin's Continental Club twice annually since 1986. Starting as a hoot night and evolving into a full-tilt rock-n-roll show experience Ted Roddy and crew (some of Austin's finest musicians) have wowed audiences with their spot-on interpretations of Elvis' musical legacy. No jumpsuits, no jokes just dynamite rock-n-roll a la King! NEXT SHOW on the anniversary of Elvis' death, August 16, 2014. After careful consideration, the 3pm Matinee show has been cancelled. There will only be one show at 7pm in August.

Advance tickets ($17) are now available for the Friday, September 12 appearance by legendary Swamp Fox, Tony Joe White. Ted Roddy closes the show at midnight. Buy Tickets!
Touring in support of HOODOO, Tony Joe White will embark across Europe to share new and old songs. With added dates in France, Holland, and Germany, fans will have numerous opportunities to catch Tony Joe on tour this summer. He heads back to the States in time to play in Austin on September 12th. Despite his illustrious past, White feels no pressure to top himself. “There’s not a push nowhere,” he concludes. “Maybe I’ll stop playing shows and making records when the songs quit coming to me. But they still come to me. You see, I don’t work for a song—but once I get a hold of it I don’t let go. I just keep writing, and when I do, I want to go out and play it for somebody. It’s the songwriting that keeps me going.”
In fact, even with HOODOO in the can, White’s already gathering new material. “Yesterday I was fishing,” he says,” and a guitar lick comes into my head…then it lays back there. It’s still in my head, every 30 minutes it comes back. So I know that I gotta build a fire, sit down, and figure out what it’s gonna tell me.”

Don't forget, the Best of Austin Readers Poll is coming to the Austin Chronicle at the end of the month, and we would love to have your vote! And how about C-Boy's Heart & Soul for Best New Venue? You can make it happen! The Readers Poll will be running in print and online beginning next Thursday 6/26 through 7/21. The winners will be published on September 12th. Here's the link to vote!

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What's happening at the Austin Chronicle?

music

earache!

Johnny Winter (1944-2014)

Guitar great, 70, dies two weeks after our story on him

By Raoul Hernandez

Baby bands take note: You don’t want a feature about your act in the Chronicle. Used to be bands simply broke up after landing on our cover (looking at you Ed Hall, playing this Saturday at the North Door). Now, the curse is worse. Two weeks to the day after our Johnny Winter story comes the news that the Beaumont blues great died in Zurich yesterday.

Given the career overview Sony Legacy put out just prior to South by Southwest this year, February’s 4-CD True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story, and then new documentary Down & Dirty screening at the festival with the guitarist in attendance, it seemed like a no-brainer to get with the Texas pioneer while he was in Austin. We saved the piece for our summer, semi-annual box set roundup, which ran July 4, and like all Chronicles came out a day prior.

Editors know better than most that oftentimes the best laid plans of man never come to fruition. We tell writers that projections of clubs, albums, collaborations are just as likely to flounder the moment their announcement hits the press. It’s times like this when a line from Jim Caligiuri’s fine overview of Winter’s long, celebrated career comes back to haunt those involved in its publishing:

“New from Winter: September’s Step Back, an all-star collection featuring....” The album will likely still happen, only now it becomes the dreaded "posthumously.”

The most extreme example of Chronicle coverage coinciding with a Texas great’s demise came in 2005, when during the production of a cover story on Big Boys great Randy “Biscuit” Turner the singer died. Heavy hearts finished that issue, just as shocked ones woke this morning to the news of Johnny Winter. Like all seminal musicians, we rejoice in all that he left us and the sounds that makes when it emanates from our speakers.

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Playback: Smiling Your Way to Heaven

Supernatural advice by West Texas sage Tommy Hancock, tears from Billy Gibbons

By Kevin Curtin

"The most important realization I ever had was that all I had to do to live in heaven on earth was to love everybody, and the way I could do that is smile. It works. You can smile your way into heaven."

Tommy Hancock beams a blissful grin in my direction.

"Even smile to people who don't merit it. If someone bad-vibes you, smile. It fucks them up!"

Pretty typical day for the dangerously witty and casually enlightened 85-year-old patriarch of the Supernatural Family Band. He hit the V.A. hospital, fielded another interview, and now we're going to meditate. Eyes closed. Body relaxed. Distractions eliminated. Breathing focused.

"I think being able to contact your own soul is one of the most important things in life," he tells me, perched peacefully in his Downtown apartment. "I can't hardly hear, I can't see very well. My mind doesn't work very good. I meditate to make up for it. Getting old would be a tough trip without it."

Hancock's sage ponderings of spirituality, music, family, drugs, dancing, and adventure constitute the bulk of West Texas Muse, a documentary screening Sunday, 2pm, at the Marchesa Theatre. Using footage shot by Charles Harp around the millennium, local filmmaker Dwight Adair constructed a 60-minute showcase for a one-of-a-kind personality who's lived life well.

Hancock began as a fiddler in the Forties, working himself up to ownership of Lubbock's famed Cotton Club. There he served as house bandleader while impacting West Texas music culture by acting as a peacemaker between the warring tribes of cowboys and hippies in the Sixties. He experimented with LSD, moved his family into a primitive log cabin, and led his wife and five children in the Supernatural Family Band, which toured America in a school bus for a decade. Eventually he became a follower of guru Prem Rawat and wrote a high-minded book about dancing after gracing all manner of shows and venues in Austin for too many decades to count. During those same years, he became an avid letter writer to this publication.

Hancock has attended each of West Texas Muse's five sold-out showings and again on Sunday he'll be on hand to answer questions afterward. Take heed, however: The film may inspire you to gas up the school bus, trip out in an empty swimming pool, and move into the woods. Don't forget to smile.

Mike Flanigin Tops Himself

On November 1, 1981, young Mike Flanigin got a ticket to see the Rolling Stones, ZZ Top, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas – his first concert. His older sister had to work, so her boyfriend defaulted the $17.50 stub to the 17-year-old military brat whose own musical aspirations hadn't yet budded. The seats were horrible, way in the back and behind a column, but that hardly mattered.

"Can you imagine being dropped into a ZZ Top show in 1981?" enthuses Flanigin. "That's as big as rock & roll gets."

Three decades later, the B3 organ wiz has collaborated with Thunderbird's leader Jimmie Vaughan, bought the Leslie speaker Ian McLagan used on that Stones' tour, and become friends with ZZ Top guitarist Billy Gibbons, who called on him last July.

"I told Flanigin to dust off the passport and get on a plane," recalls Gibbons. "Within 12 hours, he was in Switzerland in a black suit and continental tie, ready to bear down on the B3."

ZZ Top was playing at the Montreux Jazz Festival, a prestigious event standing on shaky ground after the festival's founder and manager of 45 years, Claude Nobs, died in January 2013.

"Claude's love for jazz and the sound of the B3 organ was no small part of Montreux, so we thought it apropos to dig down and play something genuinely jazz for the event," explains Gibbons.

On July 10, 2013, Flanigin waited nervously behind the curtain and flashed back to the Cotton Bowl while listening to ZZ Top play "Waitin' for the Bus" and "Jesus Just Left Chicago." Then Gibbons summoned him, along with local guitarist Van Wilks, to the stage to play Jimmy McGriff's "Kiko" and Freddie King's "I Love the Woman." In between, the band stepped back and Flanigin laid down a full-fisted jazz interlude while photos of Nobs were projected.

"There wasn't a dry eye in the house," remembers Gibbons. "And that includes me."

ZZ Top's Montreux performance arrives on DVD and Blu-ray Tuesday.

"To have my first performance with ZZ Top released on DVD is incredible," grins Flanigin, whose Dupree plays the Continental Club Gallery the last two Sundays in July. "I would have been happy with some cell phone footage."

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What are they saying at the Austin American-Statesman / Austin360.com?

Austin Music Source

By Peter Blackstock

Legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter, a native of Beaumont who performed often at 1960s and '70s-era Austin venues such as the Vulcan Gas Company and Armadillo World Headquarters, died Wednesday at a hotel room in Zurich, his publicist confirmed to The Associated Press Thursday morning. He was 70.

Winter put out his 1968 debut album, “The Progressive Blues Experiment,” on Austin label Sonobeat before moving on to Columbia Records, for whom he made a string of definitive blues guitar albums in the late ’60s and ’70s. In the late ’70s and early '80s, Winter produced a series of Grammy-winning albums for blues master Muddy Waters for Columbia affiliate Blue Sky.

Winter continued recording and touring throughout his life and was in the midst of a very active stretch in 2014. “True to the Blues: The Johnny Winter Story,” a four-CD box set, came out earlier this year on Sony Legacy, and the documentary film "Johnny Winter: Down and Dirty" premiered at South by Southwest in March. A new album titled “Step Back,” featuring collaborations with Eric Clapton, Billy Gibbons, Ben Harper, Dr. John and others, is due out Sept. 2 on the Megaforce label.

Austin bassist Tommy Shannon, who later became a member Double Trouble backing Stevie Ray Vaughan, played with Winter in 1968 and 1969, including a show at the Vulcan Gas Company opening for Waters. Shannon recalled Thursday that Winter's band jammed with Waters after-hours, planting the seeds for Winter's production work with Waters later. Shannon also played with Winter at Woodstock in the summer of 1969. Shannon said he last saw Winter at an Antone's memorial show for Uncle John Turner, who played with Winter and Shannon in the late 1960s, after Turner's death in July 2007.

Look for a full obituary in Friday's American-Statesman.

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Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone dies

By Cox Media Group National Content Desk

Tommy Ramone, the last surviving founding member of the punk band The Ramones, has died at age 62. 

Dave Frey, who works for Ramones Productions and Silent Partner Management, says Ramone's wife called to tell him he died on Friday. He didn't have additional details early Saturday. Ramone was 65.

Ramone, a drummer, co-founded the Ramones in 1974 in New York along with singer Joey Ramone, bassist DeeDee Ramone and guitarist Johnny Ramone. All four band members had different last names, but took the common name Ramone. The band influenced a generation of rockers, and their hit songs "I wanna be sedated" and "Blitzkrieg Bop," among others, earned them an induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002.

More popular and trending stories

Ramone died at his home in New York after suffering from bile duct cancer. (Blabbermouth.net

Ramone was born with the name Erdelyi Tamas in Budapest, Hungary. "Tom Erdelyi emigrated to America in 1957 and grew up in Forest Hills, Queens, where he played with guitarist John Cummings – later Johnny Ramone – in Tangerine Puppets. He went on to study engineering and worked at the Record Plant (where he assisted on a 1969 Jimi Hendrix session) and other facilities." (Variety)

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On The Record

By Peter Blackstock

IN THE NEWS

Escovedo supergroup: Much as the 1990s band Buick MacKane gave Austin’s Alejandro Escovedo an outlet that was more focused on heavier rock ’n’ roll than his widely varied solo projects, his new band the Fauntleroys pairs him with former Richard Hell & the Voidoids guitarist Ivan Julian, powerhouse Miracle 3/Baseball Project drummer Linda Pitmon and his longtime Chicago pal Nicholas Tremulis. Their six-song debut “Below the Pink Pony” will be out Sept. 16 on Plowboy Records, a Nashville label co-owned by founding Dead Boys member Cheetah Chrome.

IN REVIEW

Robyn Ludwick, “Little Rain” (July 15): Raised in Bandera with her brothers Bruce and Charlie Robison, and now living in Wimberley with her husband John “Lunchmeat” Ludwick, who plays bass with Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis among others, Ludwick is deeply rooted in Central Texas country music. Like her brothers, she travels toward the rough shoulders more than the center stripe on this Gurf Morlix-produced disc. “Little Rain” is her fourth album and showcases the rich expressiveness of her singing on cuts such as the ballads “Heartache” and “Over Me,” while she dips into Buddy Holly-esque tuneful pop on “Something Good.” Bruce and Kelly covered one of her songs on their latest record, and there’s a lot more evidence here that Ludwick is coming into her own as one of the region’s most distinctive country songwriters.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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We have our own YouTube channel, ContinentalClubATX! And now I have 5 Playlists: Dianne's Daily Dish is an almost-daily Video Blog about what's going on at The Continental Club and The Continental Club Gallery; The Continental Live! is where I conduct interviews with musicians, artists, crafters & more; The Continental Stageside! focuses on performances (although I still have to work on the audio portion);and SXSW 2013 is a few shout outs & interviews done in March; Around The Continental Club & Gallery will be various videos recorded by others.
My latest foray into Social Media has produced a Video Blog, Dianne's Daily Dish on our own YouTube channel, ContinentalClubATX! You can subscribe at http://www.youtube.com/ContinentalClubATX. In this almost-daily Vlog, I will tell you what's going on at The Continental Club and The Continental Club Gallery that day, as well as any available music news and what's happening around Austin. I will keep you as up-to-date as possible, and probably give you a giggle - I don't edit. <grin>

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The Continental Club and The Continental Club Gallery are now using DeliRadio! And it's FREE! Listen to our station here: ContinentalClubATX or check out the player below. When a musician puts their music & show dates in DeliRadio - they'll automatically be joining our venue station, and any other venue's station, for their shows. Our DeliRadio Venue Station is a great way to alert potential and existing fans about shows, and artists can share it with 1 click on Facebook / Twitter or drop it in email blasts. Wed love for all of our artists to visit DeliRadio.com - join - and upload some tracks and photos. It's free, takes only a few minutes and can really move sales. You can also sell your music there for no charge. If you're too busy - they'll set up your account for free:  http://blog.deliradio.com/consent. It's SO cool!


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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 operators, 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@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
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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, July 17, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm: Shurman There is an elusive sweet spot at the crossroads where soul music, country, and rock’n’roll intersect, and the Austin, TX-based band Shurman hits that bulls-eye dead on. The band has gained a reputation as a “must see live act” built on their sweat-drenched live shows and relentless touring schedule. Underneath the raw energy and grit of the band’s performance lie memorable songs that will have you singing along at first listen.
Late Show, $10
at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Ramsay Midwood
will be holding down a two-month residency on Thursday nights, showcasing some of his favorite bands, alongside his own. “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, No Depression. It's also said that he has "...a voice/vibe like Bobby Charles and Link Wray playing Russian roulette in a woodshed.” Damn, that's good!
@ 12:00am (midnight): The Black is a country rock band that formed in 2002 when singer/songwriter David Longoria began collaborating with drummer Andy Morales. The two were later joined by renowned guitarist Alan Schaefer (son of famous guitar maker Ed Schaefer) and Nick Moulos of the Austin band The Cr
ackpipes. The Black has performed with as few as two and as many as ten members. Longoria has performed or toured with the Trail of Dead, Yo La Tengo, James Hand, Deertick, Fiery Furnaces, Joe Ely, Shiva’s Headband, The Sword, and Voxtrot.
Video Links:
Ramsay Midwood
The Black
Shurman

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Friday, July 18, 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. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Warren Hood Band All Night Long! Warren Hood began playing the fiddle at the age of eleven. He attended Berklee School of Music where he was awarded the school's top honor - The String Achievement Award. He has since gone on to win numerous awards for string virtuosity and has been recognized three times as String Player of the Year in the Austin Chronicle Music Poll. The son of Austin, TX music legend, Champ Hood (Uncle Walt's Band, Toni Price), Warren has become an accomplished multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and singer. He has toured extensively as a member of acclaimed Bay Area band The Waybacks (featured on NPR) who accompanied former Grateful Dead founder Bob Weir and as violinist for world-renowned recording artists, The BoDeans. He has also performed and/or recorded with such noteworthy artists as Lyle Lovett, Joan Osborne, Emmylou Harris, Ben Kweller, Little Feet, Elvis Costello, Susan Tedeschi, Gillian Welch, and Alejandro Escovedo. The Warren Hood Band features Austin guitar ace Willie Pipkin, and singer and pianist, Emily Gimble. Gimble is the granddaughter of Grammy Award winning fiddler Johnny Gimble, who was a member of the original Texas Playboys. Emily has also gained notoriety for her role as lead singer and pianist of the Marshall Ford Swing Band. She has shared the stage with such greats as Ray Benson, Marcia Ball, Bobby Bare and Willie Nelson. This will be Emily's last show with the Warren Hood Band, as she steps into the spot left vacant by the departure of Elizabeth McQueen. Good luck, Em! You're gonna slay 'em.
Austin360.com Also Playing.
Video Links:
Warren Hood
Emily Gimble
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, July 19, doors open at 3pm.
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 at the door. No advance tickets!

@ 9:30pm: TG Bad is Austin blues stalwarts Denny Freeman, John X Reed, Speedy Sparks, and Rodney Craig. They'll play the blues for you..
@ 11:30pm: Stooges Brass Band has earned their rank as one of the elite brass bands in New Orleans. Emerging onto the scene in 1996, the Stooges Brass Band has gained notoriety as a full-blown musical party immersing the crowd in a cut-loose vibe that is contemporary yet deeply rooted in the culturally rich musical legacy of New Orleans.  The band has shared the stage with: Ozomatli, Black Star (Mos Def & Talib Kweli), Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Shemekia Copeland, Pedrito Martinez Group, Galactic, Brownout, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Ave, Big Sam's Funky Nation, The Funky Meters, and Jessica Simpson, among others. The band consistently provides a welcome blast of true New Orleans spirit engaging audiences with their innovative blend of traditional New Orleans brass sounds, contemporary jazz and hip-hop beats. Whether they're second-lining in the back streets of the Crescent City, or performing their spirited stage show, the Stooges Brass Band delivers an authentic New Orleans celebration.
Austin Chronicle Recommended.
Video Links:
Stooges Brass Band
TG Bad
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, July 20, doors open at 1:30pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! Eclectic, Electric Summertime Blues on SoCo with Omar, Frosty, Jackie Newhouse, and Casper...for free!
Early Show, $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Monday, July 14, doors open at 6:00pm.
Happy Hour , no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Peterson Brothers Band is the Best Under-18 Band for the 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, $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."
Video Links:
Dale Watson
Peterson Brothers

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Tuesday, July 15, 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.
@ 10:30pm: Barfield, The Tyrant Mike Barfield is probably one of the few people on the planet who has opened for both Merle Haggard and Bernie Worrell of P Funk. He is part of a somewhat forgotten legacy of lead singers/frontmen who comfortably mix genres together. Imagine one part Cash, one part Clash, some James Brown and a little Screamin' Jay and you got Barfield, the Tyrant!! Funky, garage soul from Austin, Tx.
Video Links:

Barfield

Toni Price

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Wednesday, July 16, doors open at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Hot Club of Cowtown The band--Elana James on violin and vocals, Whit Smith on guitar and vocals, and Jake Erwin on bass and vocals--still swings harder than ever as it continues to develop it's unique, ever-evolving sound. This journey, which began with the roots of the Hot Jazz era, Americana music, vintage pop and folk music, continues to unfold into the new sound of the group's original songs.
Late Show, $8 cover at the door. No advance tickets -
@ 9:30pm: The Painted Redstarts are William Graham, Marlon Sexton, Sam Jackson, and James Caldwell. Rolling Stone hailing the Painted Redstarts as the future of Austin music after their performance at Moody Theater/ACL Live in January 2014. The Painted Redstarts were top picks for this year's SXSW, including the New York Times & a featured pick from KUTX. Since SXSW their single "Curtains Wide" has been in radio rotation, available as a free download here. Kevin Curtain/Playback Austin of the Austin Chronicle hails William Graham as the "voice of his generation."
@ 10:15pm (since 1997): Jon Dee Graham. A former member of the True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo, Graham is the only musician ever to be inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame three times. Jon Dee Graham is most well known for his solo work, including the critically acclaimed records "Escape from Monster Island", "Hooray For The Moon", and "Full". He is also well known for his tenure in The Skunks, Austin's very first punk band, and roots-rock pioneers The True Believers with Alejandro Escovedo. Jon Dee has also played guitar with acts such as John Doe (X, The Knitters), Exene Cervenka (X), Michelle Shocked, Alejandro Escovedo, Kelly Willis, and The Gourds and has had his songs covered by many artists, including Patty Smythe, Patty Griffin and James McMurtry.

@ 12:00am (midnight):
Bill Kirchen Grammy nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen is one of the fortunate few who can step onto any stage, play those trademark licks that drove his seminal Commander Cody classic Hot Rod Lincoln into the Top Ten, and elicit instant recognition for a career that has spanned over 40 years and includes guitar work with Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Named “A Titan of the Telecaster” by Guitar Player Magazine, he celebrates an American musical tradition where rock 'n' roll and country music draws upon its origins in blues and bluegrass, Western swing from Texas and California honky-tonk. "You might call [Hot Rod Lincoln] the Triumph of the Telecaster. Then again, you might say that about Kirchen's whole career." ~No Depression.
Video Links:

Bill Kirchen
Jon Dee Graham
Painted Redstarts
Hot Club of Cowtown

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Thursday, July 24, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, $5.
@ 6:30pm: Mike Stinson Three years ago, Mike Stinson took a big chance. After clawing his way to the top of the country music club scene in Los Angeles where he was described by Billboard Magazine as the king of the neo-honky-tonkers, Stinson, who wrote Dwight Yoakam’s stellar “Late Great Golden State,” packed a U-Haul, chucked his place in the West Coast pecking order, and moved to Texas to start fresh. A rare voice in this cluttered world of country pop and banjos-for-the-sake-of-banjos alternative country, Stinson has set the bar as high it goes with the monumental “This Year.” One listen to this gripping song establishes that Stinson’s pen is as sharp as any. Stinson is the king of broken hearts, and with “This Year,“ he captures the torment of love like few can. He also shows his cleverness by turning his problems with punctuality into a scorching Bob Dylan-ish burner called “Late For My Funeral.”
Late Show, $10
at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Ramsay Midwood
will be holding down a two-month residency on Thursday nights, showcasing some of his favorite bands, alongside his own. “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, No Depression. It's also said that he has "...a voice/vibe like Bobby Charles and Link Wray playing Russian roulette in a woodshed.” Damn, that's good!
@ 12:00am (midnight): Grady
’s live show is a spontaneous subsonic combustion that swerves between punk rock agro and field holler hypnosis. As Jello Biafra once enthused "These guys are the missing link between Junior Brown and Black Flag." "Grady is a thundering Texas locomotive flying down the tracks with a sound that will convince you Motörhead has joined forces with John Lee Hooker." "Soaking wet with Texas bluesy twang on a foundation of earthquaking distorted bass rumble, the sheer power on this CD leaves little doubt about the size of these boys’ cajones." "Gordie 'Grady' Johnson unleashes his guitar like a starving hellhound with a fresh whiff of raw meat." "The overall sound is lean and nasty. The sinuous guitar work punctuated by a monstrous sprawling bass and gunshot drumming."
Video Links:
Ramsay Midwood
Grady
Mike Stinson

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Friday, July 25, 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. No advance tickets!
@ 10:00pm:
Latasha Lee and the Blackties. At the age of twenty, Latasha Lee caught the attention of Universal platinum producer Salih Williams. Latasha who has always admired Aretha Franklin, Whitney Houston,Sam Cooke, Gladys Knight, Etta James and Otis Reddings, new her sound must contain the essence of these artist. In 2006 she signed to Salih Williams production company Carnival Beats and immediately started songwriting with him to create the Latasha Lee sound. In 2012 latasha made it to the top 50 spot on the television show X-Factor. In 2013 LaTasha along with producer Salih released her self-titled album along with 17 compelling music videos on youTube. With extensive online and offline marketing it allowed LaTasha Lee to quickly develop a fast growing fanbase. LaTasha's band The BlackTies were quickly assembled shortly after releasing the album and the live shows began rolling in. October 4th of 2013 LaTasha Lee & The Blackties displayed their live performance for the Austin City Limits Music Festival in Austin Tx. Latasha Lee has been featured on many radio and blog sites such as GrownFolkMusic.com, NiceKicks.com, Verbicide Magazine/UK, Next2shine.com, Afropunk.com, ThisisRnB.com, Redbullsoundselect.com, Echoes Magazine/UK, RollinSoulsBrasil, KUTX 98.9, The Bob Edward Show, Soulbounce.com and other various internet radio and blog sites across the world. LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies have performed throughout the US drawing large crowds and leaving them wanting more. Her music along with her soulful voice cuts cleanly and crisply through the genre clutter with a groove that slices directly to the heart with honest power. This is music with teeth, heart and soul.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Hard Proof Afrobeat
. Locally produced and internationally-inspired, Hard Proof is an Austin-based collective that brings intense Afrobeats to the state of Texas. Hard Proof tightly fuses sounds from sub-Saharan Africa with adventurous jazz and deep funk to stimulate your brain and move your feet. Members of Hard Proof also perform with bands such as Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Ocote Soul Sounds, Echocentrics, The Calm Blue Sea and Cougar. "Hard Proof Afrobeat are not the only Austin band with international aspirations, but the average band fronted by a jazz studies major has only a fighting chance of being half as good as this Fela Kuti-influenced but genre-busting supergroup of strong performers.  Including players in Black Joe Lewis And The Honeybears, Echocentrics, and Calm Blue Sea, Hard Proof excels in putting on high-energy, dancey shows that betray a careful ear toward a diverse subset of musical styles and approaches." ~The Onion AV Club.
Video Links:

Hard Proof Afrobeat
Latash Lee & The BlackTies
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, July 26, doors open at 3pm.
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 at the door. No advance tickets!

@ 10:00pm: Roxy Roca is Taye Cannon - Lead Vocals; Errol Siegel - Guitar, Vocals; Roger Wuthrich - Bass; Paul Kresowik - Drums; Thomas Hays - Trombone; Houston Rawls - Tenor Sax; and Royce Phillips - Alto Sax. They are known for Dynamite Texas Soul, Powerhouse Southern Soul, Green Eyed Texas Funk, and Texas Funk N Soul! They do it all! "If you’ve never seen Roxy Roca then I pity you. Front man Taye Cannon is a living, breathing legend. They find the perfect middle ground of old school funky soul that this city is missing. With elements of jazz, polished blues sound and an explosive showy rebel rock attitude, Roxy Roca is one of the most entertaining performers in Austin right now." ~Ovrld.com.
@ 12:00am (midnight): KP & The Boom Boom
formed in the fall of 2010 in Austin, TX. They made major waves around town in 2013, releasing a three-track EP produced by AJ Vallejo, debuting a music video for their single, “Feel It,” and stirring up buzz with a multitude of high-energy performances. Come see a show and you’ll realize why the band has garnered such a strong following. Frontwoman Kate Priestley sparkles with energy at center stage. Surrounding her, her six bandmates command a critical mass of instruments—in addition to guitar, bass, and drums, there are two members blowing on horns and another switching off between a vibraphone, timbales, bongos, congas, and other assorted percussion. The crowd hugs the stage, pulsing to a singular groove. Inevitably, your feet start to move and the scene pulls you in. Within the sweaty depths of the dance mob, what started as a spectacle starts to feel more like a happening.
Video Links:
KP & The Boom Boom
Roxy Roca
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, July 27, doors open at 1:30pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! South Austin and World treasures Leeann Atherton and Barry "Frosty" Smith join Casper for a wonderful musical orbit...Free! Plus Miss Dianne and Aliya host "Bring a Dish or Bring a Dollar" Potluck in back!
Early Show, $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Coming... Monday 7/28: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 7/29: Late Show: Barfield @12, Alejandro Escovedo @10:30pm, $10; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 7/30: Late Show: The Everydudes @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30pm, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 7/31: Ramsay Midwood @12am, The Carper Family @10, $8; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 8/1: Late Show: Pong @12am, Frank Mustard EP release! @10pm, $10; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 8/2: Late Show: Zapata @12:15am, Cody Jasper @10:30pm, Ted Russell Kamp @9, $10; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 8/3: 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 8/4: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $; Happy Hour: TBA @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 8/5: Late Show: TBA @12, Alejandro Escovedo @10:30pm, $10; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 8/6: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30pm, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 8/7: Ramsay Midwood @12am, A. Sinclair (formerly Frank Smith) @10, $8; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 8/8: Late Show: Wino Vino @12am, White Ghost Shivers @10pm, $10; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 8/9: Late Show: TBA @12am, Wanda Jackson @10pm; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 8/10: Late Show: 23rd Annual Buck Owens Memorial Birthday Bash! benefiting HAAM @8pm, doors open @7pm, $20 at the door. No advance tickets.; Matinee: Planet Casper 7th Anniversary! @3:30-6pm, no cover.... Monday 8/11: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $; 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

July Birthdays

James Cotton, Junie Tune, Ilse Haynes, Jerry Clayworth (1), Turk Pipkin, Claude Bernard (2), Miss Lavelle White, Carla Olson, Floramay Holliday, David Beebe, Kacy Crowley (3); Dave Marsh, Eric Zapata, John Prestia, Melanie Lambert (4); Dan Forte [Teisco Del Rey], Shilah Morrow, Leela Oceans, Denise Hosek (5); Nanci Griffith, Darlene Plyler, Tommy Mack, Huck Johnson, Jason Morales, Matt "The Electrician" Sever (6); Blondie Chaplin, Lynney Rossi, Barb Donovan, Betsy Eades, Angela Ryan (7); Justine Gilcrease, Tim Harmon (8); Ralph White, Shaan Shirazi, Ross Howard, Gert Stefan (9); Tom Clifford (11), *Van Cliburn, Butch Hancock, Jimmy Lafave, Evan Johns, Steve Young, Bill Oliver, Julie Miller (12); "Long" John Hunter, Gil T. Isais, Darren Hoff, Jacob Travis Mencher (13); *Woody Guthrie, Beth Galiger, Jeremiah Ball (14); Roky Erickson, Jeff Hughes, Steve James, George Reif, Lesley Anne Sloan, Mark Shuman, Kevin LeMoine (15); Gurf Morlix, Caroline Hammond (16); Alice Spencer, Jeff Eaton (17); *"Blind Lemon" Jefferson, Kelon Bryant (18); Katie Costanza (19); *Cindy Walker, Sleepy LaBeef, Radney Foster, Jo Carol Pierce, Chou-Chou Keel-Smith, Chris Gonflé (20); Kim Fowley, Charlie Pritchard, Gerard Choucroun, Darcie Deaville, Tracy Hightower (21); Don Henley, Mark Patterson, Kevin Remme, (Black) Joe Lewis, Kermit Monk, Kellie Salome, Kelly Quinney (22); *Keith Ferguson, Ricky Davis, Jeff Van Zandt, Chris Findlay, Judy Jones (23); Gwill Owen, Chris White, Donna Biram (24); Patrick Clifford (25), Nathan Hamilton, JoRae Di Menno, Aimee Monger, Miles Earney (26); Damon Bramblett, Ted Hurst (27); Floyd Domino (28); Caroline Casey, Dave Wolfe, Barbara Prashner (29); R.C. Banks, Mike Middleton, Tom Middleton (30); Roy Heinrich, Larry Cooper, Eddie R. Fisher, Jack Ortman (31)

July Memorials (date of death)

7/11: David "Chris" Christopher Holzhaus [Blues guitarist] (2008); 7/12: Jim Litherland (2006); 7/17: Walter Cronkite (2009); 7/23: James Henry [Owner of Henry's Bar & Grill] (2008)

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

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Notable Obituaries - July 2014 Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

Nick Charles - Died 7-1-2014 ( Blues ) Bassist - Worked with Billy Branch And The Sons Of Blues, Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, Magic Sam, Earl Hooker, Buddy Guy and Son Seals.

Tommy Ramone (Erdelyi Tamas) - Died 7-11-2014 in Queens, New York, U.S. - Bile duct cancer ( Punk - Bluegrass ) Born 1-29-1949 in Budapest, Hungary - Played drums, mandolin, guitar, banjo and dobro - Was a member of The Tangerine Puppets (They did, "Drop In The Bucket" and "He's Got The Whole World In His Hands") The Ramones (They did, "Blitzkrieg Bop" and "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend") and Uncle Monk (They did, "Wishing At The Moon" and "Airday") - Was an engineer for Jimi Hendrix - Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Charlie Haden (Charles Edward Haden) - Died 7-11-2014 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. - Illness ( Jazz ) Born 8-6-1937 in Shenandoah, Iowa, U.S. - Played double bass - Was a member of The Liberation Music Orchestra - Worked with Ornette Coleman, Paul Bley, Archie Shepp, Henry "Red" Allen, Pee Wee Russell, Attila Zoller, Bobby Timmons, Tony Scott, Art Pepper, Keith Jarrett and Carla Bley.

Johnny Winter (Johnny Dawson Winter III) - Died 7-16-2014  in Zurich, Switzerland ( Rock - Blues ) Born 2-23-1944 in Beaumont, Texas, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Brother of guitarist and singer, Edgar Winter -  Blues Foundation Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

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And there you have it until next week,
Dianne


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Volume XVIII, Issue 2.3 * July 17, 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!

The Best of Austin Readers Poll is coming to the Austin Chronicle at the end of the month, and we would love to have your vote! And how about C-Boy's Heart & Soul for Best New Venue? You can make it happen! The Readers Poll will be running in print and online beginning next Thursday 6/26 through July 21. The winners will be published on September 12th. Here's the link to vote!

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, July 17. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 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
@ 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.
Video Links:
Tameca Jones
Liv Mueller

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Friday, July 18. 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: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Josh Perdue & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Robert Kraft Trio

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Saturday, July 19. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Sherah & the Fine Souls is an acoustic Jazz/Roots Pop band with a romantic vibe. Accompanied by acoustic guitar, upright bass and percussion, her warm, soulful voice and lyrical style is easy to listen to and speaks to the heart. Take a listen and fall in love!
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Redd Volkaert & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Sherah & The Fine Souls

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Sunday, July 20. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Kevin Russell. 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. Whether on his 6 string Uke or his Electric guitar or singing acapella Kevin Russell will entertain you like no one else. The freedom with which he moves coupled with his incredible voice is an experience in and of itself. His original songs laced with magical-realism along with novel interpretations of popular songs old and new (George Jones, TLC, Leadbelly, T-Pain) are the true art that runs throughout. He’s Burl Ives meets Al Green, Hank, Jr. meets Teddy Pendergrass. Wendell Berry meets Chuck Berry.  Truly something not to be missed. A unique musical experience and an original expression of our colorful musical heritage.
@ 10:30pm: Dupree, a trio of B3 organ (Mike Flanigin), guitar (Jake Langley) and drums, is in the Gallery on Sunday nights! Dupree carries on the organ trio tradition of the 1950's & ‘60's that blends swing, blues, boogaloo & pop with a little country & rock creating their own Texas sound."
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Jake Langley
Jon Dee Graham
Kevin Russell

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Monday, July 21. 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: Kalu James Born in Nigeria, Kalu James moved to the United States at the age of 18 and although he had sung in the choir since age 9, it wasn't until he moved far from home to New York State in 2001 to study computer technology that he discovered his gift for songwriting. With a blend of Blues-Rock, Soul and African folk rhythm, Kalu James brings to the table emotive, genuine lyrics with his remarkably unique and unforgettable style of vocal delivery. Critics have said it best: “Kalu James has nicely blended the sounds of acoustic, folk, and soul into a nice melodious tune”
Video Links:

Kalu James
Church on Monday

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Tuesday, July 22. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Betty Soo
. The Austin American-Statesman says BettySoo has “exceptionally well-arranged songs, as easily equal in precision to, say, Patty Griffin or Alison Krauss…a confidence that speaks volumes,” and KUT praises her “beautiful, heart-wrenching songs that are also edgy and unwavering.” Her latest recording, When We’re Gone, builds on this previous success, brimming with what feels like new-found confidence and strength. Perhaps all the shared brokenness from the past five years is paying its dividends. "In the over-crowded, somewhat stale field of Americana, BettySoo is the very real deal…" ~Houston Press
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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Ephraim Owens
Betty Soo

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Wednesday, July 23. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover!
@ 8:30pm: Matt Hubbard Trio Matt Hubbard began his career by studying electronic music at Oberlin Conservatory. He began working with Willie Nelson in 1998 and has been running Nelson's home studio in Luck, TX since 2000. Matt co-produced Willie Nelson's "Rainbow Connection" (Island/Def Jam 2001) which was nominated for the Country Album of the Year Grammy Award. He has also done extensive work as a recording engineer and session musician playing keyboards, harmonica, trombone and other instruments. In 2009 he joined 7 Walkers, a band with former Grateful Dead drummer Bill Kreutzmann, Meters bassist George Porter, Jr. and guitarist Papa Mali. Matt's latest project is the Matt Hubbard Trio with Brad Houser and Rob Kidd on bass and drums. Their debut album was recently completed with the help of producer and percussionist John Bush.
Late Show, $5 cover. No advance tickets!
@ 10:30pm: Trube, Farrell & Snizz are Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell of the Greyhounds, along with drummer Dave "Snizz" Robinson. They bring their mix of funk, soul and r&b to the Gallery every Wednesday night for a real happening scene. When Trube, Farrell are out of town, Snizz puts together a great band of co-horts to fill in. I don't always know about these shows in advance, so check out Trube, Farrell & Snizz on Facebook for the most accurate info. Snizzlestrut or Snizz & Friends fills in for TF&S whenever Andrew Trube & Anthony Farrell are out of town. It's always a groovin' funky good time! 7/30: Snizz & Friends fills in while Andrew & Anthony are gone.
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Trube, Farrell & Snizz
Matt Hubbard Trio

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Thursday, July 24. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 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
@ 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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Tameca Jones
Liv Mueller

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Friday, July 25. 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: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist TBA & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Robert Kraft Trio

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Saturday, July 26. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Sherah & the Fine Souls is an acoustic Jazz/Roots Pop band with a romantic vibe. Accompanied by acoustic guitar, upright bass and percussion, her warm, soulful voice and lyrical style is easy to listen to and speaks to the heart. Take a listen and fall in love!
Late Show, $5. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist TBA & the inimitable Barry "Frosty" Smith on drums! The Mike Flanigin Trio features Mike on Hammond organ amplified through a classic Leslie cabinet. His backing players vary from night to night, but you count on it being the cream of Austin's crop in jazz, blues or funk.
Video Links:
Mike Flanigin
Sherah & The Fine Souls

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Sunday, July 27. Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & Will Johnson. 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. When Will Johnson isn’t touring or recording with his main projects Centro-matic and South San Gabriel, making solo records or working on his visual art (his folk-style paintings have been displayed in galleries from Texas to New York), the prolific renaissance man keeps busy with a slew of notable side projects. He’s a member of the indie supergroup Monsters of Folk, featuring M. Ward, My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Bright Eyes’ Conor Oberst. He’s got a debut full-length on the way from Overseas, his new collaboration with former Pedro the Lion frontman David Bazan and brothers Matt and Bubba Kadane of The New Year. And this past February saw the release of New Multitudes, a long-in-the-works Woody Guthrie Archives project featuring Johnson, Jim James, Anders Parker and Son Volt’s Jay Farrar.
@ 10:30pm: Dupree, a trio of B3 organ (Mike Flanigin), guitar (Jake Langley) and drums, is in the Gallery on Sunday nights! Dupree carries on the organ trio tradition of the 1950's & ‘60's that blends swing, blues, boogaloo & pop with a little country & rock creating their own Texas sound."
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Mike Flanigin
Jake Langley
Jon Dee Graham
Will Johnson

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Coming...Monday 7/28: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night...... Tuesday 7/29: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: Betty Soo @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 7/30: Late: Snizz & Friends @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 7/31: Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 8/1: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 8/2: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; TBA @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 8/3: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Jamie Lin (The Trishas) @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 8/4: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night...... Tuesday 8/5: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: Betty Soo @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 8/6: Late: Snizz & Friends @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 8/7: Tameca Jones @10:30, TBA @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 8/8: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 8/9: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 8/10: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 8/11: Kalu James @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 2.3 * July 17, 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!

C-Boy's Heart & Soul has its own website!! You can find us at http://cboysheartnsoul.com - it's still being filled out, so some content isn't completed yet. Bear with us for another week & we should have everything there. I'll be working on the calendar this weekend!

The Best of Austin Readers Poll is coming to the Austin Chronicle at the end of the month, and we would love to have your vote! And how about C-Boy's Heart & Soul for Best New Venue? You can make it happen! The Readers Poll will be running in print and online beginning next Thursday 6/26 through July 21. The winners will be published on September 12th. Here's the link to vote!

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. Blues singer, songwriter, recording artist, and multi-instrumentalist, Paul Oscher first came to national attention as Muddy Waters’ harmonica player.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, July 17, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!
@ 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.
@ 10:00pm: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge bring a vinyl funk & soul party to Thursday nights!
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Paul Oscher

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Friday, July 18, doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm: Soul Supporters
play early soul, R’n'B, and blues with a sparse rhythm section, stinging guitar, and breathtaking gospel and blues-tinged vocal harmonies. The band’s equally formidable singers Lauren Cervantes and Angela Miller have picked up the torch of Austin blues sirens like Lou Anne Barton, Angela Strehli, and Marcia Ball, and are carrying it on with incredible harmony vocals that must be heard. Influenced by early R n’B artists like The Ikettes, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Ruth Brown, the band is brewing a potent non-commercialized concoction of “retro-soul” with a growing number of tradition-inspired originals, and is flooring audiences everywhere they happen to play.
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Soul Supporters

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Saturday, July 19, Doors open at 2:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
Soul Supporters play early soul, R’n'B, and blues with a sparse rhythm section, stinging guitar, and breathtaking gospel and blues-tinged vocal harmonies. The band’s equally formidable singers Lauren Cervantes and Angela Miller have picked up the torch of Austin blues sirens like Lou Anne Barton, Angela Strehli, and Marcia Ball, and are carrying it on with incredible harmony vocals that must be heard. Influenced by early R n’B artists like The Ikettes, Sugar Pie DeSanto, and Ruth Brown, the band is brewing a potent non-commercialized concoction of “retro-soul” with a growing number of tradition-inspired originals, and is flooring audiences everywhere they happen to play.
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Soul Supporters

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Sunday, July 20, Doors open at 2:00pm.
C-boys Motorcycle Sunday Shindig:
@ 3:00pm: A bimonthly Sunday afternoon Shindig featuring Classic Bikes and Scooters! (All motorcycles & scooters welcomed no matter if it's Classic, Modern or just hammered together in your garage!) We are celebrating all things 2-wheeled! Drinks specials! Cajun food truck! AND featuring the return of the "Church Of The Round Sound" DJ's! Spinning classic vinyl from the '50's-'60's for all you Mods & Rockers! Hot wheels! Cool Kats & Kittens in leather! Classic motorcycle movies on the tube! Cold drinks on a beautiful Austin afternoon in the hippest joint on South Congress! Bliss! See you soon! (Soon to feature live music from some of Austin's best bands ripping up the classic sounds of yesterday!)

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Tuesday, July 22, Doors open at 2:00pm. World Fusion Night!
Late, $5:
@ 8:30pm-9:45: Atlas Maior
maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Arab Turkish, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. Atlas Maior composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Their unique sound balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful cinematic melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages.
@ 10:15 - 11:45pm:
Indimaj interweaves musical forms across the Middle East, India and the West, and through its improvisations offers a transcendental musical experience.
Video Links:

Indimaj
Atlas Maior

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Thursday, July 24, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!
@ 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.
@ 10:00pm: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge bring a vinyl funk & soul party to Thursday nights!
Video Links:

Paul Oscher

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Friday, July 25, doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
TBA
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Saturday, July 26, Doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
TBA
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Tuesday, July 29, Doors open at 2:00pm. World Fusion Night!
Late, $5:
@ 7:30pm: Atlas Maior
maps diverse musical traditions, placing Jazz, Arab Turkish, and Latin American musical idioms in dialogue with one another. Atlas Maior composes music that pays homage to the stewards of these traditions and their cultural and geographic origins. Their unique sound balances intimate moments of sincerity with powerful cinematic melodies and incendiary rhythmic passages.
@ 10:00pm:
Indimaj interweaves musical forms across the Middle East, India and the West, and through its improvisations offers a transcendental musical experience.
Video Links:

Indimaj
Atlas Maior

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Coming... Thursday 7/31: Late: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge @10:00pm, no cover; Happy Hour: The Peacemakers @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 8/1: TBA @10:00pm ... Saturday 8/2: TBA @10:00pm....Sunday 8/3: C-boys Motorcycle Sunday Shindig @3:00pm....Tuesday 8/5: World Fusion Night! Indimaj @10pm, Atlas Maior @7:30pm, no cover....Thursday 8/7: Late: The Git Down! DJs Captain Jim & Jusgeorge @10:00pm, no cover; Happy Hour: Paul Oscher @6:30pm, no cover....Friday 8/8: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:00pm ... Saturday 8/9: Snizz & Friends w/Topaz McGarrigle, Bobby Perkins, Josh Perdue & el john! @10:00pm

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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

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

 

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