CONTINENTAL CONFIDENTIAL

"Revealing the facts, and naming the names"

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THE CONTINENTAL CLUB GALLERY

A Fusion of Art, Funky Jazz and Cocktails


1313A S. Congress Avenue, Austin TX 78704

Two doors up from The Continental Club

http://www.continentalclub.com

http://www.facebook.com/ContinentalClubGallery

http://twitter.com/ContClubGallery

Volume XVIII, Issue 3.4 * August 28, 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
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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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"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 Quarterly Tertulia has moved to Sunday, August 31st! We're going into the fourth year of the Iberian tradition of Tertulias, which are gatherings of artists, writers & musicians and are free to the public. Thank you to Jon Dee Graham for so graciously offering to share his Sunday night residency spot with the Tertulia. Hostessed by Gretchen Harries Graham & Kellie Salome, who will also read, the Tertulia presents new works on the theme of "It's Not As Bad As It Looks," by Nathan Brown - Poet Laureate of Oklahoma! — with Brian T. Atkinson, Curtis McMurtry,Jon Dee Graham, Jaimee Harris, Kathy Kiser Benayoun, Noëlle Hampton, Charlie Faye, Kellie Salome, Kacy Crowley, Harold Whit Williams, Jenni Finlay, Bernadette Noll, David Jewell, Dianne Scott, and William Harries Graham.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, August 28. 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, August 29. 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, $15. No advance tickets.
@ 10:30pm: This week's edition of the Mike Flanigin B-3 Trio, features guitarist Jimmie Vaughan & 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
Jimmie Vaughan
Robert Kraft Trio

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Saturday, August 30. 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: 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
Hilary York

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Sunday, August 31. Doors open at 7:45pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:00pm: The Quarterly Tertulia has moved to Sunday! Going into 4 years of Tertulias, the Iberian tradition Tertulias are gatherings of artists, writers & musicians and are free to the public. Thank you to Jon Dee Graham for so graciously offering to share his Sunday night residency spot with the Tertulia. Hostessed by Gretchen Harries Graham & Kellie Salome, who will also read, the Tertulia presents new works on the theme of "It's Not As Bad As It Looks," by Nathan Brown - Poet Laureate of Oklahoma! — with Brian T. Atkinson, Curtis McMurtry,Jon Dee Graham, Jaimee Harris, Kathy Kiser Benayoun, Noëlle Hampton, Charlie Faye, Kellie Salome, Kacy Crowley, Harold Whit Williams, Jenni Finlay, Bernadette Noll, David Jewell, Dianne Scott, and William Harries Graham.
@ 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

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Monday, September 1. 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, September 2. Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover. Doors open at 8:00pm.
@ 8:30pm: Betty Soo
“Time has steeled her vision, unlocking tiny transformational moments in her songs that capture the encompassing swell of depression, heartbreak, and torrents of everyday life. The local songwriter’s pop sensibilities remain untarnished yet expanded…concealing darker, harrowing tones in the balance of hope and sorrow. BettySoo’s vocal versatility marvels throughout, trilling in the swirl of “Last Night” and breathing low despair on “The Things She Left Town With” and “Josephine,” a sound shifting between Patty Griffin and Lucinda Williams. Though excavating depths with a cool, observant distance, When We’re Gone tears at pain with precision.” ~Austin Chronicle.
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.
Video Links:
Ephraim Owens
Betty Soo

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Wednesday, September 3. 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! Snizz & Friends fills in when Andrew & Anthony are gone.
Video Links:
Trube, Farrell & Snizz
Matt Hubbard

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Thursday, September 4. 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, September 5. 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, September 6. 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: 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
Hilary York

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Sunday, September 7. 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: 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

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Coming...Monday 9/8: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night....... Tuesday 9/9: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: Betty Soo @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 9/10: Late: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 9/11 Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 9/12: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 9/13: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 9/14: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 9/15: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night........ Tuesday 9/16: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: Betty Soo @8:30, no cover... Wednesday 9/17: Late: Trube, Farrell & Snizz @10:30, $5; Early: Matt Hubbard Trio @8:30.... Thursday 9/18 Tameca Jones @10:30, Liv Mueller @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 9/19: @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 9/20: @10:30pm, $5; Hilary York @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 9/21: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 9/22: 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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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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Rockin' South Austin since 1955


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http://www.continentalclub.com

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Volume XVIII, Issue 3.4 * August 28, 2014

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

"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!

Danny B Harvey just let us know that he is going to have Annie Marie Lewis (Donlan) with him singing backup and a few songs of her own on Thursday, September 4th. Annie Marie is Jerry Lee Lewis’ niece and a singer in her own right. Her mother, Linda Gail Lewis, is Jerry Lee’s sister.

Advance tickets ($17) are now on sale for the Friday, September 26th show with David Ramirez and Carson McHone! Buy Tickets!
David Ramirez isn't looking to top the charts. He just wants to tell the truth. A man and his guitar... honest, unfiltered and true. In a landscape filled with Top 40 beats and harmonizing folk groups, a lone singer- songwriter definitely has his work cut out for him. Being just as drawn to artists like Dylan and Adams as he is to The National and Arcade Fire is perhaps what draws both young college crowds and folk traditionalists to his live shows.

Advance tickets ($17) are now available for the Saturday, 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.”

Advance tickets ($14) are now available (and selling fast) for the Friday, October 10th Official 2014 ACL Festival Late Night Show w/Blank Range @9:30, Benjamin Booker @11, and Barfield, The Tyrant @12:30. Buy Tickets!


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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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What's happening at the Austin Chronicle?

music

Bobby Patterson - I Got More Soul! (Omnivore)

Reviewed by Scott Schinder

He never scored the hit that would've made him a household name, but Bobby Patterson remains way too good to be relegated a cult figure. The charismatic Dallas soul auteur recorded a pile of killer sides in the Sixties and Seventies, produced by the likes of Fontella Bass and Chuck Jackson; saw his compositions covered by Albert King, Jeff Tweedy, and the Fabulous Thunderbirds; flourished as record company A&R man; and put his ebullient personality to use as patter-spieling DJ on Dallas' KKDA. Despite misguided attempts at updating his sound beginning in the Nineties, I Got More Soul! boasts the comeback Patterson deserves. With Relatives and Black Joe Lewis brain Zach Ernst serving as co-producer, guitarist, and bandleader, the brisk 10-song set offers up spaciously funky grooves that stand aside from the old stuff. The insistent title tune launches the album on an appropriately brash note, showing off Patterson's voice and persona – equal parts O.G. swagger and Foghorn Leghorn bluster – as expressive and magnetic as ever. He unveils a convincing tender side on ballads "Let Me Heal It" and "I Feel the Same Way," and decisively reclaims "It's Hard to Get Back In" and "Everybody's Got a Little Devil in Their Soul," a pair of Seventies compositions he'd given other artists. The latter features the Relatives trading ironic call-and-response vocals with Patterson. Elsewhere, the singer brings abundant heart to unlikely covers of Sly Stone ("Poet") and the Dirtbombs ("Your Love Belongs Under a Rock"). I Got More Soul! comes littered with pithy verbal asides, references to old Patterson numbers, and the sort of flashy rhyming outbursts he regularly tossed out on his radio show. That barrage of self-affirmation reaches critical mass on the hilarious "Can You Feel Me?" and boils over on album-closer "The Entertainer, Pt. 1," whose subtitle suggests that, at 70, Patterson has plenty more to give.
**** (4 Stars)

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Golden Dawn Arkestra - Golden Dawn Arkestra
Reviewed by Chase Hoffberger

Afrobeat bands often take their cues from Nigerian kingpin Fela Kuti, but Golden Dawn Arkestra's influence orbits the interplanetary jazz-funk of Sun Ra. This Austin crew may actually prove even stranger. Recorded and produced by local A-team Erik Wofford and Adrian Quesada, the extraterrestrial 10-piece beams six songs in 24 minutes that walk a tightrope strung by two fellow locals, Hard Proof's electric boogaloo and Dead Music Capital Band's brass freakshow. Add in organs, guitars, a cosmic dance squad, and call it the "Afropocalypse." From the space-age disco futurism of "Dimensions" to the sun-kissed sand sweep of "Saharan Knights," saxophonist/bandleader/Sahara Lounge partner Topaz McGarrigle and company launch the type of musical spaceship not seen in Austin this millennium. And make sure you board the mothership. For all this debut EP's lift off, there's no replacing the real thing.
*** (3 Stars)

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Texas Monthly reports!

Goodbye Robert Plant, One-Time Texan
by Dan Solomon

Robert Plant has been making the press rounds behind his latest album, Lullabye ... and the Ceaseless Roar, this week. Like many of the former Led Zeppelin frontman's works, it explores his love of the folk and blues tradition (instrumentation includes: bendirs, djembe, tehardan, kologo, ritti), but unlike his previous album, 2010's Band Of Joy, it signals not his arrival to Texas, but his departure.

Alas, it's clear from the interviews he's been giving this week that Plant has pulled up his Austin stakes and returned to his homeland of England. Plant tells Vulture that his time in Austin came to an end recently after his collaborators in the U.S. faded. 

I was very fortunate to enjoy great friendships in Austin, which I sadly miss. I found their hospitality and charm in Austin second to none. But I was yearning for a musical project. My work with American musicians has faltered and come to a natural, suitable finale. My family was saying, “Where has he gone?” And I was thinking, Where have I gone? I’d gone to sea. So I had to come back.

That's bad news for those who had hoped that the frontman for one of the most significant acts in rock and roll history might return to the 550-capacity Continental Club for another benefit show with one-time paramour Patty Griffin—but Plant's departure wasn't, he tells The Independent, a result of their rumored (and now confirmed) breakup. 

“Patty and I tried a sort of zig-zag across the Atlantic,” says Plant, “but she didn’t share my penchant for cider and she used to marvel at the Black Country character I became after four pints of Thatchers. My feelings are very much ones of sadness and regret, but I also disturbed myself.  I had to come back [to Worcestershire] to find out just how much I valued what I’d left behind – it’s an old song, I guess.

It's not outside the realm of possibility that Plant might return to Austin from time to time (presumably mostly on tour with his new outfit, The Sensational Space Shifters), but if he does, don't expect to bump into him at Whole Foods. As Vulture learned, he's more a Fiesta man. "Whole Foods is more of a dating agency than a shop," he told the outlet's Lane Brown. "If you’re gonna go shopping for food in Austin, go to Fiesta, the supermarket with a difference. You can get a pork enchilada there whilst picking up some British tomato ketchup and some teabags, and you can do the whole transaction in Spanish." Fair enough, good sir—and ramble on.

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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. 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 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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Sound Bites

Thursday, August 28, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, $5 at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 6:30pm: The Whiskey Sisters are going to be rockin' the house in a big way every Thursday! The Whiskey Sisters is a co-chick fronted rock/blues/country band! Teal Collins (The Mother Truckers) and Barbara Nesbitt (Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe) met in Austin and decided to get together to sing a tune or two. By the time they reached the first chorus harmonies they knew it was going to be a good thing. They have been working hard to form their new band, The Whiskey Sisters, which is a sound like nothing else you've heard. Joined by crack musicians, they are going to take the world by storm.
Late Show, $7 at the door. No advance tickets!

@ 10:00pm:
Benny Peters often teams up with the Horton Brothers while he's in Austin. Benny & the flybyniters (his Aussie band) have been playing Rhythm & Blues since 1999. Benny & the flybyniters have been a stalwart of the Melbourne roots music scene since 1999. From humble beginings playing local bars and pubs, to tours and Festivals in the USA and Europe, the Flybyniters have made their mark. Backing the likes of Lazy Lester, Big Jay McNeely, Ska/Bluebeat great Owen Gray, to name few, Benny & the flybyniters have always been the go to band in Australia for your Rhythm & Blues fix.
@ 12:00am (midnight): The Ugly Beats have been making a glorious, 60s garage-fueled racket for 11 years in their hometown of Austin, Texas and throughout the U.S., Mexico, Canada and Spain.  The band wound the clock all the way back to 1966 before striking their first note in 2003 and has left it there ever since. A force to be reckoned with live, they have also released three terrific records on Get Hip Recordings: Bring on the Beats, Take a Stand with the Ugly Beats and MOTOR!  Their new record Brand New Day is out now on Get Hip.
Video Links:
Ugly Beats
Benny Peters
Whiskey Sisters

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Friday, August 29, 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: Roxy Roca has been called Dynamite Texas Soul, Powerhouse Southern Soul, Green Eyed Texas Funk and Texas Funk N Soul. And they're all accurate! This is one seriously talented band with flash & style to spare. However, they never let it overtake the powerful tunes they're putting out. One of the best times you can have with your clothes on.
@ 12:00am (midnight): LaTasha Lee & The BlackTies.
Latasha Lee was born in Corpus Christi Tx and 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 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 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.
Video Links:

Latasha Lee & The BlackTies
Roxy Roca
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, August 30, 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, $20 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm: Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis. If Austin’s happily egalitarian music scene suddenly switched to a monarchy, Bruce Robison and Kelly Willis might have to learn to perform while balancing hefty crowns. The two already reign as one of Americana music’s coolest couples, and their latest release, Our Year, elevates them closer to the lofty territory once occupied by beloved royals Johnny ’n’ June and George ’n’ Tammy. Not that they would ever seek royal treatment, of course. This duo is way too down-to-earth for Downton Abbey airs. They’re Texans, after all. Robison is a Bandera boy; Oklahoma-born Willis an Army brat, got here as soon as she could. They fell in love while harmonizing together, though it took them until 2013 to release their first officially billed joint effort (not counting four children): Cheater’s Game.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Locust Honey's Chloe, Hilary, and Meredith bring their respective experience in Old-Time, Bluegrass, and Pre-war Blues to both their original material and the traditional songs and tunes of the American Southeast. With a rotating instrumentation of fiddles, open-back and resonator banjos, acoustic and resonator guitars and upright bass, they set an emphasis on lively arrangements that showcase their vintage three-part vocal harmonies. "It's raw, rugged and just about perfect - just wonderful - I bet you'd have a great night in the kitchen if they were sittin' around!" 
~Frank Hennessy on BBC Radio Wales.
Video Links

Locust Honey
Bruce & Kelly
Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, August 31, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! This Sunday’s orbit features a special songwriter’s edition featuring Marvin Dykhuis, Danny Britt and Tracie Lynn. Plenty of fantastic picking and wonderful song stylings are guaranteed or your admission will be cheerfully refunded. Come on down to the Austin Landmark Continental Club at 3:30pm this Sunday for a great time.
Early Show (since January, 2012), $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Monday, September 1, 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 (since November, 2003), $8 cover at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 9:30pm: The Marlars
are opening for Dale Watson! They play 1960's Country and Western with the respect it deserves. Members are Bobby (Texas Bob) Marlar - Vox, Acoustic; Stephanie Marlar - Vox; Billy Horton - Bass; Bobby Horton - Guitar; Buck Johnson - Drums; Dave Biller - Pedal Steel Guitar.
@ 10:30pm:
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
The Marlars
Peterson Brothers

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Tuesday, September 2, 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, September 3, 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): James McMurtry "The simple fact is that James McMurtry may be the truest, fiercest songwriter of his generation..." ~Stephen King, Entertainment Weekly. “James McMurtry is a true Americana poet – actually he is a poet regardless of genre” ~Michael Nesmith. “James writes like he's lived a lifetime.” ~John Mellencamp. Never one to rest on his laurels, James McMurtry continues to tour constantly, and consistently puts on a "must-see" powerhouse performance. 'The Washington Post' noted McMurtry's live prowess: "Much attention is paid to James McMurtry's lyrics, and rightfully so: He creates a novel's worth of emotion and experience in four minutes of blisteringly stark couplets. What gets overlooked, however, is that he's an accomplished rock guitar player. At a sold-out Birchmere, the Austin-based artist was joined by drummer Daren Hess and bassist Ronnie Johnson in a set that demonstrated the raw power of wince-inducing imagery propelled by electric guitar. It was serious stuff, imparted by a singularly serious band."
Video Links:
James McMurtry

Jon Dee Graham
Painted Redstarts

Hot Club of Cowtown

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Thursday, September 4, doors open at 4pm.
Happy Hour, $5 at the door. No advance tickets!
@ 6:30pm: The Whiskey Sisters are going to be rockin' the house in a big way every Thursday! The Whiskey Sisters is a co-chick fronted rock/blues/country band! Teal Collins (The Mother Truckers) and Barbara Nesbitt (Tim Flannery & The Lunatic Fringe) met in Austin and decided to get together to sing a tune or two. By the time they reached the first chorus harmonies they knew it was going to be a good thing. They have been working hard to form their new band, The Whiskey Sisters, which is a sound like nothing else you've heard. Joined by crack musicians, they are going to take the world by storm.
Late Show, $8 at the door. No advance tickets!

@ 10:00pm: Danny B Harvey Rockers Release Party w/Annie Marie Lewis (Dolan) (Jerry Lee Lewis' niece)
. Although best known as the guitarist for the super group HeadCat (a band he formed with Lemmy from Motorhead and Slim Jim Phantom from Stray Cats), The Original Neo-Rockabily band The Rockats and his dynamic "Whitestripes of Country” duo THE LONESOME SPURS. Danny B. Harvey has also produced, recorded and performed with Wanda Jackson, Nancy Sinatra, Johnny Ramone, The Rockats, Levi Dexter and The Swing Cats. Currently has a new CD with his band THE 69 CATS coming out August 5th which features the singer from THE 69 Eyes Jyrki 69, Clem Burke from Blondie and former CRAMPS bassist Chopper Franklin. As a guitarist, producer and composer Danny has played and recorded with such great artists as Levi Dexter, Tim Polecat, Johnny Ramone, Nancy Sinatra, Lemmy Kilmister, Lee Rocker, Slim Jim Phantom and Wanda Jackson. Annie Marie Lewis is the niece of Jerry Lee Lewis, Daughter of Linda Gayle Lewis and cousin of Mickey Gilley. Annie Marie Lewis has the genealogy, the roots, and is a direct blood connection to the first family of Rock’n’Roll. Annie Marie has been opening shows for Jerry Lee with her mama since she was a teenager as well as singing backups with her uncle Jerry and touring the world with mama Linda Gail. Currently she has hooked up with the Texas Rockabilly Vampire Danny B. Harvey and will be recording her debut American CD later this fall with Danny B. Producing. Pure Rock’n’Roll Royalty!
Video Links:
Danny B. Harvey Rockers
Annie Marie Lewis (Dolan)
Whiskey Sisters

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Friday, September 5, 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: The Carper Family “The Carper Family is my favorite Texas band, and I know my high opinion of them is shared by many. This three-woman group performs in a traditional  acoustic style, and their repertoire combines great country tunes with truly excellent original material... Each possesses a distinctive voice, and their three-part harmonies blend sweet-and-smooth with honky tonk for a gorgeous sound.”  ~Gary Mortensen, Texas Swing Kings. "Evocatively edgy harmonies" ~AmericanRootsUK.com. "They're great instrumentalists, singers and songwriters and they have this unique way of blending contemporary with traditional.  The result is this beautiful mix of timeless music." ~Cindy Cashdollar, Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame.
@ 12:00am (midnight):
James Hand. Though he's been making powerful original Country music for over forty years, until recently James Hand had unjustly remained one of American music's secret treasures -- a local legend in Texas, modestly plying his craft in countless smoky dives and dancehalls to a slowly widening circle of admirers. What he does, he does straight from his heart, taking the hard-won lessons that life and love have taught him and pouring them into his songwriting and performing. James Hand sings like nobody but himself, his phrasing drawing out the pain and humor of his lyrics with an unpredictable yet soulful series of tiny inflections. His songs are equally mysterious and unclassifiable. While they are noticeably rich with the influences of his heroes -- classic country architects like Hank, Lefty, and Ernest -- Hand's songs are uniquely his, imbued with equal parts gallows humor and the ability to stare unflinchingly into life's darkest corners.
Video Links:

James Hand
Carper Family
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, September 6, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August, 2000), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Cornell Hurd Band
serves up a delicious combination of Western Swing, classic country, and boogie-woogie, spiced with a dash of rock ‘n roll. When the band kicks into high gear, the dancers hit the floor and the joint starts jumpin'! And they've got a brand new CD, XX!
Early Show, $10 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 7:30pm: Radiola is a diverse group mixing unique instrumentation with finely crafted songwriting to create a genre all its own. Radiola's eclectic sound bears traces of many styles, from 70s rock to classical influences, with touches of Latino rhythm and gypsy strings. Radiola is Joe McDermott: songwriting, lead vocals, guitar, ukulele, conga; Beth Blackerby: violin; Kathy Brotherton: piano, accordion; Tom Thornton: bass guitar; Katherine Adams: vocals, bassoon, hand percussion; and Tim Garza: percussion.
@ 8:30pm: Jamie Provenzano & The Suspended Chords Band release party! "Another one of the generation that grew up consumed by Beatlemania and Vietnam. The sublime and horrific. Everyone was in a band. Every place was a venue. Especially churches: Calvin’s, Alban’s and a hundred others. I was in the Savages, Stonelight, Anthem, many more. We grew our hair, smoked a lot of pot, we took our clothes off. We listened to John and Paul, Mick, Bob, Joni, Janis, Jimmy, David, Stephen, Graham and Neil, Aretha, Marvin, Shirelles, Chiffons, Temptations, 4 Tops, and for me Dizzy, Stan, Miles, Mingus and Gershwin. Rock, reggae, ska, samba, bossa nova, R and B, soul. The twist, pony, frug, mash potato, watusi, jerk, the tighten up. There were big words: draft, Watergate, Panthers, lib, protest, Twiggy, hippy, assassination, riot, Watts, o.d., peace, groove, flower, joint, tab, lid, brother, man, love, dig, My Lai, TeT, Kent State, Nixon, Silent Spring. These are the genetics of my youth, they are all in the music and in the collective consciousness all of us of that time. This album does not live there but these people and things are as much a part of me as my skin, so the music finds all of it somewhere."
Late Show, $10 cover at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 10:00pm: Rosie Flores Born in San Antonio, TX and raised in Southern California, Rosie Flores’ music blends the best of honky tonk, rockabilly, and jazz with the traditional sounds of her Tex-Mex heritage. Since the late 70s, she has been an important figure in the Los Angeles, Austin, TX and Nashville music scenes. Rosie’s reputation as a high octane rockabilly star is well established. Critical raves from prestigious publications such as the Los Angeles Times and Guitar Player magazine leave no doubt about her talent for filling dance floors and lighting up rooms with her blazing guitar solos. "Flores has toiled in the trenches for far too long. Maybe Working Girl’s Guitar will do for her what Nick Of Time did for fellow ball-busting guitarist Bonnie Raitt and rightfully win her an armful of Grammys. Now that would be poetic justice." ~Elmore.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Jesse Dayton Blasting from the Gulf Coast of Texas like a hurricane force wind, Jesse Dayton is a force in country music that, a decade or so ago, would have knocked the entire industry on its collective backside. But unfortunately, raw roots music done with a twist was not what Nashville wanted. So although he played guitar in Ray Price's orchestra, despite the fact he played for Waylon Jennings on "Right For The Time," and Johnny Cash called him, with respect, "different," Jesse Dayton was forced to take the independent route, walking that harsh and hard line so many unique artists are required to take in this day and age of blow-dried, cookie-cutter "country" acts. Dayton is too unique to fit in, but that means a small but fiery catalog of absolutely amazing songs, sung in Dayton's velvet-swathed razor's-edge voice and backed by his incredible Telecaster. Dayton's own brand of jacked-up rockabilly, dubbed "turbo country" or "hard- charging country," is as unique as his sound, a crisp amalgam of country, rock, and rhythm & blues, all firmly steeped in tradition and as rootsy as a boy from Texas can make it. He eventually based himself in Austin and started his own label (Stag Records) so he could continue to make his own music his way. It's not for nothing this powerhouse is referred to as "the best- kept secret in modern country music."
Video Links

Jesse Dayton
Rosie Flores
Jamie Provenzano
Cornell Hurd

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Sunday, September 7, doors open at 3:00pm.
Matinee (since August 2007), no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! Roots rock deluxe with Rick Broussard, and taking a brief break from the Dave/Phil Alvin tour, Brad Fordham and Lisa Pankratz....Free!
Early Show (since January, 2012), $10 at the door. No advance tickets.
@ 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.
Video Links:
Heybale!
Wagoneers

Planet Casper

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Coming.. Monday 9/8: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, The Marlars @9:30, $8; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 9/9: Barfield, The Tyrant @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 9/10: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 9/11: The Austin Steamers (as seen in Boyhood) @12, Ramsay Midwood @10, $8 at the door. No advance tickets; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 9/12: Late Show: Ted Roddy @12am, Tony Joe White @10pm, $17 Buy Tickets!; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 9/13: Late Show: Pinata Protest @12am, Buggaboo @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 9/14: Late Show: Heybale! w/Redd & Earl & Dallas @10:15pm, $8; Early Show: The Wagoneers @7:30pm, $10; Matinee: Planet Casper @3:30, no cover.... Monday 9/15: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10:30pm, The Marlars @9:30, $8; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 9/16: Barfield, The Tyrant @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 9/17: Late Show: James McMurtry @12am, Jon Dee Graham @10:15pm, The Painted Redstarts @9:30, $8; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 9/18: TBA @12, Rich Hopkins & The Luminarios @10, $7 at the door. No advance tickets; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30, $5... Friday 9/19: Late Show: TBA @12am, JDub and the Tease release party! @10pm, $7 at the door. No advance tickets; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 9/20: Late Show: Li'l Cap'n Travis @12:30am, Churchwood @11:15, Invincible Czars @10:00pm, $10 at the door. No advance tickets; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover... Sunday 9/21: Late Show: Heybale! w/Redd & Earl & Dallas @10:15pm, $8; Early Show: The Wagoneers @7:30pm, $10; Matinee: Planet Casper @3:30, no cover.... Monday 9/22: Late Show: TBA @10:30pm, The Marlars @9:30, $8; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover

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Birthdays And Memorials

August Birthdays

Bradley Kopp, Mark Hallman, Ivy Brom (1), "Big" Walter Price, Larry Vanston (2), Randy Weeks, Tony Redman, Andy Haynes, Heather Kinley, Laura Durham (3), Graham Wilkinson, Savannah Welch (4), Marshall Hood, Alyssa Archambault (5), Cory Moore, Pat MacDonald, Gaynielle Neville, Kellie Jo Gonzalez [The Original Ruby Rockit], Sarah Slattery (6), B.J. Thomas, Denny Freeman, Raoul Hernandez, Noska Chickatello, Tracy Brown (7), Tony Villanueva, Ian Moore, Susan Voelz, Kym Olson (8), *Robert Shaw (9), Jimmy Dean, *Alfred "Snuff" Johnson, BB Morse, Billy Block, Will Sexton, Doug Strahan (10), *Ronnie Dawson, Charlie Sexton, Jackie Bristow, Brennen Leigh (11), *Buck Owens, Johnny Reno, Doak Short (12), *Bobby Doyle, Mike Flanigin, Matt McCormick, Charlotte Pickett, Larry England (14), *Gary Claxton, Lyman Hardy, Justin Collins, Rick Heysquierdo, Diane Clegg (15), Billy Joe Shaver, *Champ Hood, Robin Rather (16), Eric Johnson, Kevin Welch, Cherry Chainsaw, Kathleen Smith (17), Mark Rubin, Irene Triola Shaver, Rona Mayer (18), Stanley Smith, Lois Richwine, Chasee Chappell Hudgins, Shuichi Iwami (19), Don Leady, Robert Williams [Big Sandy] (20), Kenny Rogers, Matt McCormack (21), Dale Hawkins, Corey Keller, Mark Patterson, Cavan Carruth, Ben Sherman (22), Rob Villarreal [Rob's Chop Shop], Susan Adams (23), Mason Williams, Eliza Gilkyson, Bob Futey (24), Rich Brotherton (25), Brannen Temple (26), Charlene Hancock, Yolanda Adams, Sharon Lindsay, Chris Matic (27), Conrad Choucroun, Django Walker, Gary Belvedere (28), Shelley King (30), Scott Rylander (31), Happy 26th Anniversary to HIGH NOON, the rockabilly trio!

August Memorials (date of death)

8/2: Billy Lee Riley (2009); 8/13: Les Paul (2009); 8/15: Erbie Bowser (1995), Ural DeWitty (1995), Jim Dickinson (2009); 8/16: Elvis Presley (1977); 8/20: Danny Roy Young (2008); 8/27: Stevie Ray Vaughan (1990)

September Birthdays

*Boxcar Willie, Archie Bell, Charlie Robison, Chris Rhoades, *Virginia Scott (1), Sam Hurt, Seth Walker, Susan Bollinger (2), Hank Thompson, *Freddie King, Don Harvey, David Green, Kathy Ziegler (3), David Murray, Guy Juke, Tracy Seeger, Jody Bilyeu, Janice Brooks, Ashley Overton (4), Bill Campbell, Dave Pipkin, Bucket (5), David Allan Coe, Gary Myrick, Rhett Miller, Karen Peters, Matteo Bosisio (6), *Buddy Holly (7), *Jimmie Rodgers, Guitar Shorty, Michael Hall, Michelle Vignault, Anna Keyah (8), Miss Pamela Des Barres, Sharon Lohse, Jan Kornstad (9), Rosie Flores, Miles Zuniga, Mark Guerra (10), Hosea Hargrove, Roger Wallace, John Nelson (11), *Kenneth Threadgill, *George Jones, *Barry White, Christine Albert, Steve Reynolds, Jennifer Hoskins, Shontae Moeller, Michael Lahrman, Amanda Smith (12), *Marchel Ivery, Bill Small, Georgianna K. Maxwell, Claudia Parker, Rose Reyes (13), *Hank Williams, *Don Walser, Ames Asbell, Carrie Hill Kinchla (14), Mary McBride, Beaver Nelson, Stephanie Nelson, Jennifer Attal Allen, Karen Salter, Becky Gernand, Giorgio Angelini, Bryan Hibler (15), Terry McBride, Max Crawford, Andrew Duplantis, Paul Minor, Eric C. Hughes, *Will Indian, Charles Attal, Mike Stewart (16), *Hank Williams, John Morthland, Tracy Anne Hart, Rachel Lynn, (17), Lance Armstrong, Rodney Craig, Steve Pound, Tricia Gernand (18), Don Raby, Rob Hooper, Corri Mava (20), Bobby Snell, Gary Newcomb (21), Rick Shea, Chris Gunn (22), John Avery Lomax, Scott Garber, Alan Durham (23), Andi Taylor, Mark Gonzales, Traci Goudie (24), Martha Merriell Chang, Brian Salvi, Carrie Weld Grimes, Griff Luneberg (25), Chris Miller, Mike Whitely, Gary Newgord (26), Meat Loaf, Scott Angle, *Alex Napier, Jamie Wellwarth, Becky Brewington (27), *Paul Skelton, Tomas Ramirez (28), *Joe "Guitar" Hughes, Alvin Crow, Chris Johnson, Troy Harber, Betsy Moore (29), Johnny Mathis, Gibby Haynes, Kenny Braun, *Nick Curran, Noelle DeBruhl, Anthony Bice (30)

September Memorials (date of death)

9/1: Vanessa Alvarez (2006); 9/11: Remember the Heroes of 9/11 in NYC, PA & Washington DC (2001); 9/12: Johnny Cash (2003); 9/13: Ann Richards, former Governor of Texas (2006); 9/19: Toby Solomon (2001); 9/20: Don Walser (2006); 9/29: Brenda Hutchison (2012)

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

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Notable Obituaries - August 2014 Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

Michael Johns (Michael John Lee) - Died 8-1-2014 in Tustin, California, U.S. ( Pop - Rock ) Born 10-20-1978 in Perth, Australia - Singer - (He did, "Heart On My Sleeve") - Was a member of Film and The Rising.

Jake Hooker (Jerry Mamberg) - Died 8-4-2014 in Malibu, California, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 5-3-1952 or 1953 in Haifa, Israel - Guitarist - Was a member of Streak which became The Arrows (They did, "I Love Rock 'n' Roll" which Jake co-wrote with Alan Merril and "Touch Too Much") - Founder of Hook Entertainment - At one time married to actress and singer, Lorna Luft.

Val Eddy (Valentino E. Decastris) - Died 8-4-2014 in Rockford - Cancer and Parkinson’s disease ( Jazz ) Born 7-3-1926 in Rockford - Played bass, banjo and mandolin and was a singer - He was half of The Val Eddy Duo with Homer Carlson - Worked with Boyd Raeburn, Tommy Dorsey, Woody Herman, Del Courtney, Bob Vincent, Louie Armstrong, Lawrence Welk, Les Brown, Stan Kenton, Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie and Lionel Hampton.

Robin Williams (Robin McLaurin Williams) - Died 8-11-2014 near Tiburon, California, U.S. - Hanged himself - Born 7-21-1951 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. - Comedian and actor - Worked with Bobby McFerrin (They did a version of, "Come Together") - He also appears in Bobby McFerrin's video of, "Don't Worry Be Happy") - He portrayed Mork on TV's Mork & Mindy - Acted in the films Good Morning, Vietnam, Awakenings and Mrs. Doubtfire.

Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

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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

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Volume XVIII, Issue 3.4 * August 28, 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!

Are you a Freddie King fan? Or are you a Freddy King fan? It's a trick question since both are the same guy but at different stages of his career. You'll get to hear ALL of it though when we celebrate with a Freddie King Birthday Bash! It'll take place on Wednesday, September 3rd @7:00pm with Denny Freeman, Dave Leroy Biller, Eve Monsees, Mike Buck, Randy Glines, Kaz Kazanoff, Ted Roddy and more! And it's a FREE show!

C-Boy's Heart & Soul has its own website!! You can find us at http://cboysheartnsoul.com!

Michael Martin who passed away on July 24th after a lengthy battle with cancer will be remembered in a ceremony on August 31st, 2014, @3:00 - 6:00pm (thanks to Steve Wertheimer and his great staff). Michael's son Noah had been with him most of his last few days and said Michael was in good spirits when they said their good nights, as he passed in the early hours, not in pain nor alone.
Michael was born on April 19th, 1948 in Branson, MS and after a quick stint with the local Coca Cola bottler he quickly left that area as much of us did back then going to New York where he became a street vendor of sorts selling candles and Indian jewelry - mostly silver/turquoise where he met his wife Jody. They soon moved to Austin to open the Cactus Flower. They had a son Noah and daughter Chrissy, plus four grandchildren, and surviving younger sister/older brother, both still in Mississippi. 
One of Michael's greatest claims to being a legitimate Austinite was his herald fight to save the famous Ken Featherston mural Peyote Dream from 1974 painted on the west wall of Michael's ranch style home in the Shoal Creek neighborhood which is now housed in South Austin Popular Cultural Center. 
Michael was also instrumental in founding the infamous Toni Price "Tuesday Happy Hour" at the Continental Club which inadvertently became a social, civic, ruly crowd know as the Club Chi-Wa-Was "We Bark, We Bite, We Dig All Night."
Michael, with his affable and charming demeanor became a mainstay on the Austin night life circa from the early 1970’s all through most of the 1990’s hosting large gatherings as he booked clubs up and down 6th St, made some of the earliest live video footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan and band that was purchased after much debate by VH1. He also opened the doors to his own hacienda many nights after a particular great live music show. With the large, privacy fence, and pool may a great night was had.
A man of many interest and proclivities I don’t think he left any stones unturned and after his benefit on June 22nd, barely two months ago, also held at C-Boys (thanks again to Steve) is still being talked about ballyhooed as the circle is complete send off he must have sensed at that time. 
Although his will and desire to live was hopeful his body was not up for the battle and that arrow which is your life line hit dead center taking him onto a cosmic journey as could hope and wish. He will be much missed and loved always as one of our true native sons, father, and friends. Compassion / forgiveness reign.
Good friend Tommy T will help provide the music by Kevin and the Crawlers, plus Hoode Goode, and an open mic will be available for testimonials. 

Coming in September...Lazy Lester will entertain everyone with his music & stories & jokes on Wednesday 9/17 at 10pm and on Saturday, 9/20 @7:30, before Mike Flanigin Trio w/Jimmie Vaughan & Frosty! Also, for the month of September T Bird & The Breaks will follow The Peacemakers on Thursday nights with a different opener each week at 9:30pm!

Coming in October...We'll be offering some very special shows for the first two weekends of October, since that's ACL Festival! The Filthy Six is just one of the treats in store!

Coming in November...Black Cat 88 and Johnny Hootrock will play @10 on the 1st Monday of each month!

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, August 28, 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.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. You won't want to miss these shows since Paul will be gone on tour for a month. The Peacemakers will fill in while Paul is gone.
@ 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, August 29, doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $10:

@ 10:00pm:
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. He'll be leaving us for a month to go on tour, so come get it while you can!
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Paul Oscher

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Saturday, August 30, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$10 cover:
@ 10:00pm:
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. He'll be leaving us for a month to go on tour, so come get it while you can!
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Paul Oscher

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Sunday, August 31, Doors open at 2:00pm.
Early, no cover (donations accepted):
@3:00pm - 6:00pm: Michael Martin Memorial Service
. Michael Martin who passed away on July 24th after a lengthy battle with cancer will be remembered in a ceremony (thanks to Steve Wertheimer and his great staff). Michael's son Noah had been with him most of his last few days and said Michael was in good spirits when they said their good nights, as he passed in the early hours, not in pain nor alone.
Michael was born on April 19th, 1948 in Branson, MS and after a quick stint with the local Coca Cola bottler he quickly left that area as much of us did back then going to New York where he became a street vendor of sorts selling candles and Indian jewelry - mostly silver/turquoise where he met his wife Jody. They soon moved to Austin to open the Cactus Flower. They had a son Noah and daughter Chrissy, plus four grandchildren, and surviving younger sister/older brother, both still in Mississippi. 
One of Michael's greatest claims to being a legitimate Austinite was his herald fight to save the famous Ken Featherston mural Peyote Dream from 1974 painted on the west wall of Michael's ranch style home in the Shoal Creek neighborhood which is now housed in South Austin Popular Cultural Center. 
Michael was also instrumental in founding the infamous Toni Price "Tuesday Happy Hour" at the Continental Club which inadvertently became a social, civic, ruly crowd know as the Club Chi-Wa-Was "We Bark, We Bite, We Dig All Night."
Michael, with his affable and charming demeanor became a mainstay on the Austin night life circa from the early 1970’s all through most of the 1990’s hosting large gatherings as he booked clubs up and down 6th St, made some of the earliest live video footage of Stevie Ray Vaughan and band that was purchased after much debate by VH1. He also opened the doors to his own hacienda many nights after a particular great live music show. With the large, privacy fence, and pool may a great night was had.
A man of many interest and proclivities I don’t think he left any stones unturned and after his benefit on June 22nd, barely two months ago, also held at C-Boys (thanks again to Steve) is still being talked about ballyhooed as the circle is complete send off he must have sensed at that time. 
Although his will and desire to live was hopeful his body was not up for the battle and that arrow which is your life line hit dead center taking him onto a cosmic journey as could hope and wish. He will be much missed and loved always as one of our true native sons, father, and friends. Compassion / forgiveness reign.
Good friend Tommy T will help provide the music by Kevin and the Krawlers, plus Hoody Goode, and an open mic will be available for testimonials.
Video Links:

Hoody Goode
Kevin & The Krawlers

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Tuesday, September 2, Doors open at 2:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 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.
@ 10:00pm:
James Robinson is creating eclectic music with Soul. He works with many projects and delivers on music from jazz standards to electro-pop. He says the next generation of artists will truly blend their influences together to form a new expression of music and he wants to be part of that revolution!
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James Robinson

8 1/2 Souvenirs

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Wednesday, September 3, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 7:00pm-9:00pm: Freddie King Birthday Bash! With Denny Freeman, Dave Leroy Biller, Eve Monsees, Mike Buck, Randy Glines, Kaz Kazanoff, Ted Roddy and more! Gilmer TX native, guitarist Freddie King rode to fame in the early ’60s with a spate of catchy instrumentals which became instant bandstand fodder for fellow bluesmen and white rock bands alike.
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Freddie King

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Thursday, September 4, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover all night!
@ 6:30pm: The Peacemakers are Willie Pipkin, Greg Izor, Mike Keller, Johnny Bradley, and Corey Keller. Blues from South Austin!
@ 9:30: Sideshow Tragedy
. 2014 is shaping up to be a big year for Austin TX blues punks The Sideshow Tragedy: the band is currently finishing up songs for their fifth LP, which will be recorded later this spring at Old Soul Studios in New York and produced by Kenny Siegal(Chris Whitley,Langhorne Slim, Beirut, Joseph Arthur, New Pornographers). They will be touring the South and Northeast during this time as well, and are gearing up for their second European tour in the Fall.
@ 11:00pm: T Bird & The Breaks are a big, funky, band. Horns? Check. Female singers that swing-it-while-they-sing-it? Check. Fire-in-the-hole rhythm-section of drums, bass, guitar, and keys? Check. Gravel-voiced front-man who always leaves it on stage? Check.
Hailing from Austin, TX, T Bird And The Breaks play a style of dance music that has it's most basic and obvious roots in the Funk and Soul music of the late 1960's and early 1970's. It'll get you dancing. It'll make you sweat. It'll make you smile. But...it can't be classified as strictly throw-back, retro, Funk/Soul. The original songs belie lyrical influences such as Beck. Or Bob Dylan. And the contemporary swagger of The Breaks' live show especially pays homage to the creativity and positivity of early and golden-age Hip-Hop. The band's “kitchen-sink-style” of music is evident on their cover of Shirley Ellis' 1965 R&B hit “The Clapping Song” in which they include verses from Tom Waits' “Clap Hands”.
It's a melting-pot of funk but one that people of all ages, and across musical genres, can dig. In the last few years they've been invited to play shows with artists as eclectic as The Flaming Lips, The Funky Meters, Sting, Robert Randolph and the Family Band, and Galactic.
2014 will see T Bird and the Breaks releasing their third studio album, “What It Is (Harmonism)”, and bringing their electric, tear-a-hole-in-it, funk-bomb of a live show to a stage near you.
Video Links:

T Bird
Sideshow Tragedy
The Peacemakers

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Friday, September 5, doors open at 5:00pm.
Late, $5:

@ 10:00pm:
Benny Peters & the Fly-By-Niters have been a stalwart of the Melbourne, Australia roots music scene since 1999. From humble beginings playing local bars and pubs, to tours and Festivals in the USA and Europe, the Flybyniters have made their mark. Backing the likes of Lazy Lester, Big Jay McNeely, Ska/Bluebeat great Owen Gray, to name few, Benny & the flybyniters have always been the go to band in Australia for your Rhythm & Blues fix.
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Benny Peters

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Saturday, September 6, Doors open at 2:00pm.
Late, $5:
@ 10:00pm:
Benny Peters & the Fly-By-Niters have been a stalwart of the Melbourne, Australia roots music scene since 1999. From humble beginings playing local bars and pubs, to tours and Festivals in the USA and Europe, the Flybyniters have made their mark. Backing the likes of Lazy Lester, Big Jay McNeely, Ska/Bluebeat great Owen Gray, to name few, Benny & the flybyniters have always been the go to band in Australia for your Rhythm & Blues fix.
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Benny Peters

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Sunday, September 7, Doors open at 2:00pm.
No cover!
@ 3:00pm: A bimonthly Sunday afternoon Moto Rally 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, September 9, Doors open at 2:00pm.
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.
@ 10:00pm:
James Robinson
is creating eclectic music with Soul. He works with many projects and delivers on music from jazz standards to electro-pop.
Video Links:

James Robinson

8 1/2 Souvenirs

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Coming... Thursday 9/12: Late: T Bird & The Breaks @11:00pm, Barfield, The Tyrant @9:30, no cover; Happy Hour: The Peacemakers @6:30pm, no cover... Friday 9/12: Barfield, The Tyrant @10:00pm, $5....Saturday 9/13: Barfield, The Tyrant @10:00pm, $5....Sunday 9/14: The West Side Horns  play the Official The Eastside Kings Festival After-Party! @9:00pm....Tuesday 9/16: James Robinson @10pm, 8½ Souvenirs @6:30pm, no cover....Wednesday 9/17: Lazy Lester @10:00pm, no cover....Thursday 9/18: Late: T Bird & The Breaks @11:00pm, Berkshire Hounds @9:30, no cover; Happy Hour: The Peacemakers @6:30pm, no cover

And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

Quick Links!

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