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"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 XVII, Issue 10.2 * March 13, 2014

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Quick Links!

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C-BOY'S HEART & SOUL: Dianne's C-Boy 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!

• We've got lots of special events for you in the next few days! If you'd like one handy guide, check out our SXSW Week Guide.

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Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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Art

Coming Saturday March 15...We will host an Art Opening & Celebrity Jam with artists & musicians Jon Dee Graham & Daren Hess on Saturday, March 15 @5pm-8pm! Jon Dee's iconic bears and Hess's portraiture will be the focus of the March display.

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a. James McMurtry portrait by Daren Hess b. "My Duct-taped Heart" by Jon Dee Graham

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Literati

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Music

Thursday 3/13 Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover all night!
@ 8:30pm: Sherah & The Fine Souls are an Austin original band performing Sherah's hand-crafted songs: a blend of jazz, blues and acoustic soul. For may years, Sherah had been singing covers publicly, while privately writing and developing her own music. In November of 2010, the timing was perfect for her to step out onto the stage with her own songs in hand. In January of 2011, she released an EP produced by California Conga called "Lay Low" and soon gathered a professional band together to begin her foray into the Austin music scene. She and her band also self-produced their first full-length album, "A Thousand Oceans."
@ 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
Sherah & The Fine Souls

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Friday 3/14 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 3/15 Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Scarlett Olson is a songwriter/performer/singer from San Antonio who has developed her own sound, mixing electronica/ rock/ cumbia /reggae/pop. Michael Ramos (Charanga Cakewalk) produced her first album and she is currently working on her second.
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
Scarlett Olson

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Sunday 3/16 Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm: Jon Dee Graham & The SXSW Orphans w/Steve Poltz, Walter Salas Humara, Alejandro Escovedo, The Mastersons, Jon Langford, and more! 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

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Monday 3/17 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 3/18 Doors open at 5:30pm.
Early Show, $10. Doors open at 8:00pm. No advance tickets!
@ 8:30pm: James McMurtry began playing these intimate shows while getting ready to make a solo recording and to debut material, and work on songs for that project. It quickly gained momentum and McMurtry will continue the solo shows. "This intimate space doesn’t get enough credit for its low-key charm — you’d be hard-pressed to find a better listening room in town, perennial favorite the Cactus Cafe excepted. You couldn’t find a better place to see a solo acoustic set from clever Austin troubadour James McMurtry." ~Patrick Caldwell, Austin American-Statesman.
Late Show, 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
James McMurtry

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Wednesday 3/19 Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover!
@ 8:30pm: Sit Down, Servant! Gordie Johnson’s new project – Sit Down, Servant!! – gives him the chance to combine blues and gospel with dub in his own unique way. Accompanied by Big Sugar drummer Stephane Beaudin on drums, Johnson sings and plays steel guitar along with his Moog bass pedals for a rousing electric set of boot-stomping tunes being heard by audiences for the first time. The musical talents of Gordie Johnson have long been an influence in the rock music world. His extraordinary guitar stylings are the driving force behind Big Sugar and Grady, two bands with large followings in North America. This is an excellent introduction to another side of the man and his music.
Late Show, $5 cover. No advance tickets!
@ 10:30pm: Trube, Farrell & Snizz are Anthony Farrell and Andrew Trube 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!
Video Links:
Trube, Farrell & Snizz
Sit Down, Servant!

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Thursday 3/20 Doors open at 8:00pm.
Early Show, no cover all night!
@ 8:30pm: Dan Dyer. Soul-folk singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dan Dyer rose to prominence in Austin, TX during the late 90s as frontman of the much heralded blues-rock outfit, Breedlove. Dyer’s voice and live performance intensity are raw and hot, yet soulful and sensitive, drawing from a wealth of classic soul, blues, folk, and R&B legends.
@ 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
Dan Dyer

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Friday 3/21 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 3/22 Doors open at Noonpm.
Early Show, no cover.
@ 8:30pm: Scarlett Olson is a songwriter/performer/singer from San Antonio who has developed her own sound, mixing electronica/ rock/ cumbia /reggae/pop. Michael Ramos (Charanga Cakewalk) produced her first album and she is currently working on her second.
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
Scarlett Olson

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Sunday 3/23 Doors open at 8:00pm.
No cover all night!

@ 8:30pm-1:30am: 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 3/24: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night.... Tuesday 3/25: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: James McMurtry @8:30, $10... Wednesday 3/26: Late: Trube, Farrell & Sniz @10:30, $5; Early: Sit Down, Servant! @8:30.... Thursday 3/27: Tameca Jones @10:30, Dan Dyer @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 3/28: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 3/29: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Scarlett Olson @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 3/30: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 3/31: Kalu James @10:30; Church on Monday with Elias Haslanger, featuring Dr. James Polk and Jake Langley @8:30, no cover all night..... Tuesday 4/1: Late: Ephraim Owens Experience @10:30, no cover; Early: James McMurtry @8:30, $10... Wednesday 4/2: Late: Trube, Farrell & Sniz @10:30, $5; Early: Sit Down, Servant! @8:30.... Thursday 4/3: Tameca Jones @10:30, Dan Dyer @8:30pm, no cover... Friday 4/4: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30, $5 cover, The Robert Kraft Trio @8:30pm, no cover... Saturday 4/5: The Mike Flanigin Trio @10:30pm, $5; Scarlett Olson @8:30pm, no cover.... Sunday 4/6: Dupree @10:30pm; Jon Dee Graham & Friend @8:30pm, no cover all night... Monday 4/7: 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
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Dianne's Gallery DishArtLiteratiMusicThe Gallery's Coming Shows

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

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Rockin' South Austin since 1955


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Volume XVII, Issue 10.2 * March 13, 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

"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!

We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to all of the victims of the Thursday night tragic downtown car crash. Police say Rashad Charjuan Owens will be charged with capital murder in the deaths of 35-year-old Steven Craenmehr of Amsterdam, Holland and Austin resident Jamie West, 27. Twenty-three others were injured, some critically.
"A suspected drunken driver, fleeing a routine traffic stop early Thursday, crashed through a police barricade and sped down a downtown Austin street crowded with South by Southwest festival-goers, killing two and leaving a horrific trail of injured pedestrians over two blocks. In the hours after the tragedy, SXSW managing director Roland Swenson said shows would continue and Police Chief Art Acevedo attended a vigil for the victims." ~Jay Janner, Laura Skelding and Ralph Barrera

We've got lots of special events for you in the next few days! If you'd like one handy guide, check out our SXSW Week Guide.

Alejandro Escovedo's SXSW Conference closing shows are legendary. One of his annual guests, Peter Buck (R.E.M.) has a favorite charity that Alejandro has chosen to be the recipient of money from these shows for two years. Here's where your donations go...
The Palapa Society of Todos Santos A.C
Mission Statement
The Palapa Society of Todos Santos, A.C., founded in 2003, is a multi-cultural non-profit Mexican Civil Association. Our mission is the development and administration of scholarship, educational, medical and environmental programs for the benefit of local children and their families. This is accomplished by working in concert with various community entities and through the efforts of our dedicated volunteers.
Vision
We consider children to be the most precious resource of all and are working to improve the quality of their lives. We believe the secret to the future of this pueblo, and the promise for a better world, resides in the education and welfare of our children.
Since its inception in 2003, the basic goal remains the same: optimizing opportunities for local children. Thanks to Peter Buck, and others, our improved financial health has allowed us to broaden the levels of educational and medical support that we provide. We are now at our 10 year milestone and in a position to expand our development to include environmental and cultural programs that further involve and benefit the children of our community but all of this is dependent on continued donor support and the success of our Palapa Building Fund Campaign to create a permanent home for the Palapa Center in Todos Santos.

Tickets for the Saturday, March 29th Big Star and The Replacements Tribute are available NOW. Buy Tickets, $20.

And what comes after SXSW? The 13th Annual Lonestar Round Up, April 4th & 5th, 2014 in Austin, Texas!
The Lonestar Round Up is held on the beautiful rolling grounds of the Travis County Expo Center (just east of downtown Austin at 7311 Decker Lane)
Welcome to the Lonestar Round Up, a huge outdoor car show and live music festival featuring tons of vintage hot rods and custom cars driven here from all over the country, that has become an annual pilgrimage to Austin for visitors from all over the world.
We have some amazing bands onstage playing for you while you check out all the incredible rides. Find first-rate artwork created by some some seriously talented artists and pinstripers. Enjoy some one-of-a-kind shopping and services with our lineup of unique vendors
In the rodeo barn - we put together a big swap meet where you can find that perfect part, vintage collectibles or a project you've been looking for, or even a new (old) car to drive home. And there are daily mini-bike races tearing it up on the dirt oval.
Enjoy some great food from local vendors, and share a few cold drinks with your friends and family as you experience the best weekend all year. 
Thanks for joining us! your hosts, The Kontinentals Car Club.
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
Register your car today for the Round Up - its fast and easy. You can now register completely online!  - check out the complete details here.
Admission is at the gate and just $15 gets you a wristband that gets you in the show all day Friday and Saturday. Kids under 12 are FREE.
General admission parking is FREE.

Friday, April 4th
Get an early start and join the official Round Up Garage Crawl - starting at 7:30am in Round Rock and hitting lots of great garages, check out some killer projects - and caravan over to Dell Children's Hospital to let the kids have a look at the rides, before heading to the Expo Center - details are here

Onstage at The Expo Center Friday April 4th:
11am - Western Swing of The Horton Brothers
12:45pm - Rockabilly of The Modern Don Juans 
2:30pm - The Tyrant of TX Funk Barfield
4:30pm - Rockabilly Siren Marti Brom

Onstage at The Expo Center Saturday April 5th:
11am - Delta Metal of Grady
12:45pm - Shake it with The Jungle Rockers
2:30pm - Crescent City Chicano Rock with The Iguanas
4:30pm - Blues Guitar Legend Jimmie Vaughan & the Tilt-A-Whirl Band

"Simply put, it is the best damned car show in America. Period."   - The Jalopy Journal

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What's happening at the Austin Chronicle?

music

Have You Seen Your Mother, Baby, Standing in the Shadows - Austin Music Awards Director Margaret Moser goes out with a bang

By Chase Hoffberger

Begin with the Fabulous Thunderbirds in 1984, and remember who you're talking about. A preeminent band beginning in the mid-Seventies, Kim Wilson, Jimmie Vaughan, Keith Ferguson, and Fran Christina did it all and did it first for Austin: major label deal/hits/sales, Grammy bait, MTV staples, jamming with the gods (Stones, Clapton, Santana).

The guitarist's eager young brother watched, learned, and eventually leap-fogged his elders. Every blues and rock act in Austin, from the Arc Angels to Gary Clark Jr., follows in the T-Birds' wake.

Now bring in the Big Boys, counterculture to the counterculture – early evolution of punk music, music's dominant subculture of the late Seventies and early Eighties. Core trio Randy "Biscuit" Turner, Tim Kerr, and Chris Gates humanized the emerging hardcore scene by adding horns, its frontman's tutu, and skate culture to a quickly atrophying regime of punk rock rules. Throw credit to twin pillar the Dicks, and virtually every club on Red River springs from this DIY imprint, not to mention Fun Fun Fun Fest, named for the seminal Big Boys EP from 1982.

Two years later, on March 9, for the third annual Austin Music Awards at Willie Nelson's Austin Opera House just off Congress Avenue near the Continental Club, Margaret Moser booked both groups as her headliners. In a year where Stevie Ray Vaughan took home top honors for his debut Texas Flood; Butch Hancock beat out Townes Van Zandt for Songwriter of the Year despite the latter's "Pancho and Lefty" winning Song of the Year; and Hall of Fame inductions for Bob Wills, Buddy Holly, Roy Orbison, Janis Joplin, and Ornette Coleman, Moser defined the burgeoning local scene by highlighting its two topmost extremes. One act represented the status quo and the other its antithesis, but together they spanned the already widening breadth of Austin music.

Attendees that night – hipsters, hippies, cowboys, rednecks – got everything they bargained for including a fight between the Big Boys and some beef-fed Willie fans who didn't like the way they operated. Fans and bandmembers exited with a few lumps and bruises. Moser left with a template.

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SXSW Panel: Lou Reed: A Rock & Roll Heart - Velvet Undergrounder found a voice to speak with

By Greg Beets

In the wake of Lou Reed’s death last October at age 71, Thursday’s Bill Bentley-moderated panel offered a wide range of unique perspectives on a great American musical life.

Veteran NYC rock storyteller Garland Jeffreys became friends with Reed in 1961 at Syracuse University. He fondly recalled how he and Reed spent afternoons drinking with poet Delmore Schwartz.

“The key for Lou and I was our love of R&B, especially doo-wop,” offered Jeffreys. “I think he was jealous that I could actually sing like that.”

Sylvia Reed, who was married to Lou from 1980 to 1994, focused on the degree to which he strove to make his music perfect: “He was almost like a Japanese calligrapher in terms of his desire for perfection.”

Rolling Stone senior editor David Fricke was one of the few journalists Reed trusted after an infamous back-and-forth with Lester Bangs. From Fricke’s perspective, Reed’s reputation for causticity toward the press was rooted in the belief that journalists should care as much about their craft as he did.

“He wanted me to be a good writer and a good interviewer,” acknowledged Fricke.

Jerry Harrison recalled seeing the Velvet Underground at Harvard in 1967, but not recognizing their importance until Jonathan Richman came along. The onetime Modern Lover read “He Couldn’t Find a Voice to Speak With,” a poem Reed submitted to a Harvard literary magazine. Then he shared Reed’s initial assessment of Talking Heads.

“I think one of his comments was that David’s arms were a bit hairy,” Harrison deadpanned.

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Thursday Picks & Sleepers

The Baseball Project - Pick
9pm, Continental Club
A baseball-themed side project featuring members of the Dream Syndicate, Young Fresh Fellows, and R.E.M. doesn't sound like the recipe for an enduring career, but this alt-rock supergroup has gotten considerable mileage out of the sports thing, a third album on deck for a late March release. ~Scott Schinder

Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin - Pick
10pm, Continental Club
Before sibling rivalry drove them apart, the Alvin brothers created classic Eighties roots-rock with the Blasters. They still share a mutual love for seminal bluesman Big Bill Broonzy, which brought about Common Ground: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin Play and Sing the Songs of Big Bill Broonzy, their first new recordings together in three decades. ~Scott Schinder

John Doe - Pick
1am, Continental Club
Doesn't seem like a SXSW unless X's erstwhile bassist plays. Doe stands out on a Yep Roc showcase bristling with singer-songwriters schooled equally in punk and twang and exhibiting serious urban noir lyrical visions. Hopefully this signals a follow-up to 2011's aptly-named Keeper, which played like a highly literate Rolling Stones disc. ~Tim Stegall

Saturday Picks & Sleepers

Mike Stinson - Sleeper
12mid, Continental Club
What kind of musician leaves L.A. for Houston? The kind that rocks out, and bounces blues and honky-tonk across Texas before most bands finish setting up their effects pedals. The road-tested Stinson couples musical versatility with adroit songwriting, as Dwight Yoakam's "Late Great Golden State" attests. Building on that, 2013's Hell and Half of Georgia packs equal amounts twang and wit. ~Greg Beets

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Playback

SXSW news and sightings

By Kevin Curtin

After a long night of showcase-hopping in which I witnessed...soul cowboy badass Barfield singing at C-Boy's Heart & Soul on South Congress while esteemed locals Gary Clark Jr. and Mike Judge watched, it wasn't easy getting up after three hours sleep...

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Austin Music Source

SXSW 2014: At Austin Music Awards, spotlight is on Margaret Moser

By John T. Davis

Wednesday night’s Austin Music Awards featured Grammy-winning musicians, head-turning celebrities, million-selling artists and myriad musical highlights. But the person to whom the evening was dedicated was not known for either singing a note or strumming a chord.

With all due respect to the winners of the Austin Chronicle’s annual readers’ poll of the best Austin music had to offer, this year’s AMA was basically a four-hour shout-out to Margaret Moser, the event’s director for almost the entirety of its history.

After 32 years of helming the awards show, Moser, who is battling with cancer, decided to hang it up, and seemingly the entire music community came out to celebrate not just her tenure, but the woman herself.

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South By Southwest goes on after crash kills 2

By Will Weissert, The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas —

Fleeing police, a driver gunned a gray Honda Civic through a street barricade and into a crowd of South By Southwest festival attendees early Thursday, killing two people, injuring 23 others and casting a pall over one of the nation's hippest celebrations of music, movies and technology.

The driver struck multiple pedestrians around 12:30 a.m. on a block filled with concertgoers, then sped down the street, hitting and killing a man from the Netherlands on a bicycle and an Austin woman on a moped, Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo said. The driver eventually crashed into a parked van and tried to flee on foot before police used a stun gun to subdue him.

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What's the word at Arts+Labor?

Up on the Sun: The Nick Curran Story

By Michael Corcoran

Some people are stars without being famous. Their talent shines so brightly and the way they carry themselves is so confident that destiny calls their name. Nick Curran had all that and his own look/s. He was a flash-fingered standout in a guitar town, a singer who could do Etta James and Bon Scott back to back. When he’d walk onstage wearing his trademark Brando motorcycle cap, tattooed arms hauling a big electric guitar, the whole place would get switched on, ready to rock.

And then he was gone.

His birthday was the anniversary of James Dean’s death, a date forever aligned with tragic unrealized potential. But even though gifted, hard-working and clear of vision, Curran was taken away before his Rebel Without a Cause moment. The skinny guitar player from Maine was still learning, evolving, mixing colors. Since he was a two-year-old playing drums during soundcheck with his father’s band, Curran was on a musical mission to put his own stamp on the nascent rock and soul echoes that possessed him. But cancer, that evil motherfucker, shot him down on Oct. 6, 2012 at age 35.

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And there you have it until next week,
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.
Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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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, March 13, doors open at Noon.
The Continental Club Presents!
No cover:

@12:00pm: Robert Kraft Trio (Austin, TX) - Pop/Jazz
@1:15pm: Guitar Summit w/Whit Smith & JD Pendley (Austin, TX) - Hot Jazz
@2:30pm: Jitterbug Vipers (Austin, TX) - Viper Jazz
Happy Hour, $5 cover:
@4:00pm: The Whiskey Sisters (Austin, TX) - Rock
Late Show:
Doors open at 7:00pm, badges, wristbands or cover charge. Yep Roc Records' SXSW Official Showcase
@7:20pm: Jonah Tolchin (Princeton, NJ) - Singer-Songwriter
@8:00pm: The Autumn Defense (Chicago, IL) Rock
@9:00pm: The Baseball Project (Portland, OR) - Rock
@10:00pm: Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin (Los Angeles, CA) - Rock
@11:00pm: Tony Joe White (Franklin, TN) - Rock
@12:00am: Ian McLagan (Austin, TX) - Rock
@1:00am: John Doe (Fairfax, CA) - Rock

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Friday, March 14, doors open at Noon.
Friends of Sit Down, Servant!! No cover.
@12:00pm: The Ghost Wolves (Austin, TX) - Rock
@1:00pm: Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (Vancouver, Canada) - Blues/Roots Rock
@2:00pm: Luther Dickinson (Memphis, TN) - Blues/Rock
@3:00pm: Rejected. Youth. Nation. featuring Omari Neville (New Orleans, LA) - Afro Punk Metal Funk
@4:00pm: Sit Down, Servant! (Austin, TX) - Gospel Blues
@5:00pm: Rich Robinson (Atlanta, GA) - Roots Rock
Late Show:
Doors open at 7:00pm, badges, wristbands or cover charge. New West Records' SXSW Official Showcase
@8:00pm: Howe Gelb (Tucson, AZ) - Avant/Experimental
@9:00pm: Nikki Lane (Greenville, SC) - Folk
@10:00pm: Luther Dickinson (Memphis, TN) - Folk
@11:00pm: Robert Ellis (Houston, TX) - Country
@12:00am: The Ben Miller Band (Joplin, MO) - Bluegrass
@1:00am: The Whigs (Athens, GA) - Rock

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Saturday, March 15, doors open at 9:30am.
Mojo's Mayhem! No cover.
MC'd Mojo Nixon, and FREE jalepeño pancakes served by the Dancin' Sistas!
10:00am: Allen Oldies Band (Houston, TX) - Pop/Rock
10:50am: Laura Cantrell (Nashville, TN) - Country                                      
11:40am: Peewee Moore & the Awful Dreadful Snakes (Chattanooga, TN) - Outlaw Country                                      
12:30pm: Blackie & The Rodeo Kings (Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA) - Roots Rock/Alternative Country
1:20pm: J.D. Wilkes & The Dirt Daubers (Paducah, KY) - Blues/Rock
2:10pm: Shoulders (Austin TX) - Rock
2:20pm: Jon Dee Graham (Austin TX) - Rock
3:15pm: James McMurtry (Austin TX) - Rock
4:10pm: Whiskey Sisters (Austin TX) - Rock
5:10pm: Mojo-ke (San Diego CA) - Rock
Late Show:
Doors open at 7:00pm, badges, wristbands or cover charge. Little Brother Music's SXSW Official Showcase
@8:00pm: Rod Melancon (Los Angeles, CA) - Alt Country
@9:00pm: American Aquarium (
Raleigh, NC) - Alt Country
@10:00pm: Shurman (
Austin, TX) - Rock
@11:00pm: Jon Dee Graham (
Austin, TX) - Rock
@12:00am: Mike Stinson (
Houston, TX) - Alt Country
@1:00am:
Ian Moore (Seattle, WA) - Rock

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Sunday, March 16, doors open at 1:00pm.
Alejandro Escovedo & Friends! Doors open at NOON..
Alejandro Escovedo & Friends! Benefiting The Palapa Society of Todos Santos A.C. $20 cover
@12:30pm: Kris Gruen (Burlington, VT) - Americana/Folk
@1:00pm: Amanda Cevallos (Austin, TX) - Country
@1:30pm: John Velghe (Kansas City, MO) - Rock
@2:00pm: Okapi Sun (Los Angeles, CA) - Electronic Tribal Dance Party
@2:30pm: Cheetah Chrome (Nashville, TN) - Punk Rock  
@3:00pm: The Painted Redstarts (Austin, TX) - Rock
@3:30pm: Richard Barone (New York, NY) - Rock
@4:00pm: Pedaljets (Kansas City, KS) - Rock
@4:30pm: Steve Wynn (New York, NY) - Rock
@5:00pm: The Frank Mustard Project (Austin, TX) - Rock
@5:30pm: The Mastersons (New York, NY) - Rock
@6:00pm: Fauntleroys featuring Alejandro Escovedo and Ivan Julian (New York, NY/Austin, TX) - Rock
@6:30pm: BP Fallon (Austin, TX/New York, NY) - Rock
@7:00pm: Ghost Wolves (Austin, TX) - Garage Rock
@7:30pm: Jesse Malin (New York, NY) - Rock
@8:00pm: Rosie Flores (Austin, TX) - Rockabilly
@8:30pm: Riverboat Gamblers (Austin, TX) - Punk Rock
@9:00pm: Garland Jeffreys (New York, NY) - Rock                            
@9:30pm: Dr. James Polk (Austin, TX) - Jazz
@10:00pm: Urge Overkill (Chicago, IL) - Rock
@10:30pm: Fleshtones (New York, NY) - Super Rock
@11:00pm: Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk (Austin, TX) - Country Funk
@11:40pm: Los Texmaniacs (San Antonio, TX) - Tex-Mex
@12:30am: Alejandro Escovedo and Sensitive Boys and Girls (Austin, TX) - Rock    


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Monday, March 17, doors open at 6:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm:
Peterson Brothers Band is the Best Under-18 Band for the 2012-2013 Austin Music Awards! And if that isn't enough, their award was presented by Bernie Worrell of Parliament-Funkadelic! They also placed in the top 10 for Best Blues Band and in the top 10 for Best Bass! "They only just entered their teens, but bassist Alex and lead guitarist Glen Jr. have already opened for the likes of B.B. King due to their exceptional grasp of what they like to call 'that blues spirit.' Currently working on their debut album under mentor Bootsy Collins, see what all the buzz is about at the Continental for free, then stick around for Dale Watson & His Lone Stars at 10pm." ~Wanderless.com.
Late Show, $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, March 18, 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: The Ghost Wolves are a new, cutting edge rock duo based out of Austin, Texas. Formed in early 2011, they have been carving their own voodoo-soaked groove in the independent music scene over the last 3 years - self-releasing two short format recordings, multiple DIY music videos, and touring relentlessly in the USA, where their over-the-top live shows have earned them an ever multiplying fanbase. Their first full length record will be released in May of 2014 on Nashville multi-genre label Plowboy Records.
@ 12:00am (midnight): Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk! 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

Ghost Wolves
Toni Price

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Wednesday, March 19, doors open at 4:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover.
@ 6:30pm: Jitterbug Vipers
transform the swinging sounds of 1930s and 40s “viper” jazz into 21st Century music that enchants and delights listeners of all ages and brings out the dancer in folks from most every walk of life. The “swingadelic” quartet is one of Austin, Texas’ most popular and pervasive live acts, enlivening and entertaining audiences on an almost nightly basis, everywhere from folk festivals to jazz bars, not to mention a residency at the classic Continental Club. Whenever they strike up the band, this foursome summons up the spirit of The Vipers’ namesakes, the pot tokers of the jazz era who personified cool, both on the stage and in the back alley, flashing knowing smiles while pumping out party music with glee and expertise. Think Fats Waller, Ella Fitzgerald, Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday and Cab Calloway brought to contemporary times with relentless, red-hot combo musicality. Viper music gets its name from the sssssst sound made by a viper being onomatopoeic for the sound made by an inhaling pot-smoker.  It’s a distinct and vital genre of American music.
Late Show, $8 cover at the door. No advance tickets
@ 9:45pm: The Painted Redstarts This is William Harries Graham's new original rock band! And they do!
@ 10:30pm: 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

Jitterbug Vipers

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Thursday, March 20, 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, $10

@ 10:00pm: Elizabeth McQueen Born in Little Rock and raised in Columbia, Maryland, Elizabeth McQueen started her music career 13 years ago in Austin by fronting her own band, The Firebrands, and making name for herself as one of the music city's most infectious voices. Known for her beautiful and timeless vocal style and buoyant and joyous live shows, she quickly became the one one to watch upon her arrival in Texas. One short year after settling in Austin, she was named by the Austin Chronicle as a young musician to watch. Of her 2003 SXSW performance the Austin Chronicle's Jerry Renshaw said: " What Elizabeth McQueen is doing these days is a far cry from Patsy Cline, Connie Smith, and Kitty Wells and certainly miles away from the crop of Nashville angels. In a marketplace that's saturated with traditional female country singers, that difference, along with her charm, talent, and attitude, may be just what she needs to really stand out."
@ 1
1:30am:
Chuck Mead After leading several popular ‘80s cult bands in and around his hometown of Lawrence, Kansas, Chuck Mead landed on Nashville’s Lower Broadway where he co-founded the famed ‘90s Alternative Country quintet BR549. The band’s seven albums, three Grammy nominations and the Country Music Association Award for Best Overseas Touring Act would build an indelible bridge between authentic American Roots music and millions of fans worldwide. With BR on hiatus, Chuck formed The Hillbilly All-Stars featuring members of The Mavericks, co-produced popular tribute albums to Johnny Cash and Waylon Jennings, guest-lectured at Vanderbilt University, and became a staff writer at one of Nashville’s top song publishers. In 2009, he released his acclaimed solo debut album, Journeyman’s Wager, and toured clubs, concert halls and international Rock, Country and Rockabilly festivals with his band The Grassy Knoll Boys.
Video Links:
Chuck Mead
Elizabeth McQueen
Whiskey Sisters

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Friday, March 21, 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, $10
@ 10:00pm: The Ugly Beats Revivalism? Not really. The Ugly Beats dress, play, and rock like 1967's still giving off heat waves of love. The local quintet has carved out a sweaty niche in Austin's garage, slapping on go-go boots, igniting dance parties, and lamenting the hot death of wax through their own high energy twist and shout. 2003 saw their formation - frontman/guitarist Joe Emery, organist Jeanine Attaway, guitarist Jake Garcia, drummer Stephen Austin, and bassist Jason Gentry - from the ashes of local bands like Sir Finks and the Shakewells. The group grew out of the DJ Sue Fuzz Club parties, securing the Ugly Beats as torchbearers of the Nuggets sound and American Bandstand's stomping grounds. 2005 brought Bring on the Beats!, and 2007 saw the debut of Take a Stand. Both discs were released on Get Hip, the label run by fellow garage rockers the Cynics, and boil down Farfisa rock into a beehived, lollipop rock around the clock. The rave up is not dead. ~Audra Schroeder.
@ 1
2:00am (midnight):
 Agent Orange The Original Southern California Punk/Surf Power Trio, Agent Orange has been around since forever. Never bought in, never sold out. Blazed a musical trail so wide that imitators had no trouble driving right up the middle of it in an armored truck full of major label ca$h. Still flying under the radar after all these years, with a loyal following that's always one step ahead. Hooked up all over the world, but always looking for someplace else to go. 100% guaranteed to make your ears ring. Expose yourself to Agent Orange's Fullblown-Supercharged-Punk-Surf-Grind, and you'll never be the same. C'mon down front, and have some fun!
Video Links:
Agent Orange
Ugly Beats
Blues Specialists

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Saturday, March 22, doors open at 3pm.
Matinee (since 2001), 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 with a Sex Drive™, Zia ™ and a Mucho Boosto™ too!
Late Show, $10
@ 10:00pm: TBA
@ 1
2:00am (midnight):
Soul Track Mind Recently featured on the cover of Texas Music magazine, Soul Track Mind has made a name for themselves by blending ’60s and ’70s era soul and R&B with flares of jazz, blues, funk and dance rhythms and a sound deeply rooted in retro convictions that still manages to feel fresh and modern. Over the last few years, whirlwind front man Donovan Keith and the dapper disciples of Soul Track Mind have become synonymous with raucously entertaining shows. Since releasing their debut album, Ghost of Soul, Soul Track Mind has become a force to reckon with in the modern soul genre. "A cultural exclamation point about American music... They come out of a gritty melting pot that includes seasonings from Booker T and the MGs, Otis Redding, Billy Preston, the later works of Ray Charles, and more contemporary influences like the Black Keys and John Legend." ~Jim Moore, Huffington Post.
Video Links:
Soul Track Mind

Redd Volkaert

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Sunday, March 23, doors open at 3pm.
Matinee, no cover.
@ 3:30pm: Planet Casper has made this Sunday Matinee the place to be!! What to expect? Just about everything from an all-acoustic front-porch hang to an electric romp through blazing instrumentals. Planet Casper is abundant with surprising and unpredictable treats of musicianship, groove and damn good songs. Strap yourself in -- you never know who might share the planet with Casper that each Sunday afternoon. 3/23: SoCo Rave Up when Brian Hofeldt from The Derailers, Lisa Pankratz and Brad Fordham from Dave Alvin's Guilty Ones join Casper...Let's Have A Party!! 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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Coming... Monday 3/24: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 3/25: Late Show: Barfield @12, Ghost Wolves @10:30pm, $7; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 3/26: 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 3/27: Erik Larson & Peacemaker @12:45am, Randy Weeks @11:30pm, Matt McCormack & The Valley Below @10, $7; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30... Friday 3/28: Late Show: Cashd Out @12am, Jimbo Mathus & The Tri State Coalition @10pm, $10; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 3/29: Late Show: Big Star and The Replacements Tribute! @10pm, $20 Buy Tickets; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover, doors open @3pm... Sunday 3/30: 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 3/31: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no cover...Tuesday 4/1: Late Show: Southern Culture On The Skids @11:30, Frank Mustard Project @10:30pm, $15; HH: Toni Price @7pm, $10... Wednesday 4/2: Late Show: Southern Culture On The Skids @11:30, Bellfuries @10pm, $15; HH: Hot Club of Cowtown @6:30, no cover.... Thursday 4/3: Southern Culture On The Skids @11:30, Marti Brom @10, $15; Happy Hour: Whiskey Sisters @6:30... Friday 4/4: Late Show: Southern Culture On The Skids @12am, Useless Playboys @10pm, The Ugly Beats @8:30pm, $20; Happy Hour: The Blues Specialists @6:30pm, no cover.... Saturday 4/5: Late Show: Southern Culture On The Skids @12am, Useless Playboys @10pm, L'il Bobby Bleed @8:30pm, $20; Matinee: Redd Volkaert @3:30pm, no cover, doors open @3pm,... Sunday 4/6: 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 4/7: Late Show: Dale Watson & his Lone Stars @10pm, $7; Happy Hour: Peterson Brothers Band @6:30pm, no coverSouthern Culture On The Skids

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

March Birthdays

Roger Daltrey [The Who], Kevin "Snit" Fitzpatrick, Claudette Murphree (1), Chuck Prophet (4), Redd Volkaert, Willie Braun, Nell Hoff (5), *Bob Wills, Mary Wilson [The Supremes], Kimmie Rhodes (6), *Townes Van Zandt, Phillip Plyler, Bradley Jay Williams (7), Bart Willis (8), Mickey Gilley (9), Dean Torrence [Jan & Dean], *Nick Travis, Daktari, Laura Lee, The Continental Club Gallery's Anniversary [since 2006] (10), Flaco Jimenez, Darden Smith, Cella Blue, Lena Fisher (11), Earl Poole Ball, Justine Smith, Joanne Steele (12), Neil Sedaka, Toni Price, Kevin Connor (13), *Lightnin' Hopkins, Sly Stone, Leslie Wells (15), Ray Benson, Jerry Jeff Walker, Patty Griffin, Sean Mencher, Ann L. Brown (16), Shanti (17), Charley Pride, James McMurtry (18), Jimmie Vaughan, Marcia Ball, Glover Gill (20), Barry "Frosty" Smith, Scott Sayward, Donna [the Bionic Librarian] (21), Aretha Franklin, Tommy X Hancock (25), Diana Ross, Wayne Zinkand, Nathan (26), Brendan Hill, Chris Gates, Jason Moeller, Georgia Bramhall (27), Sue Foley, Craig Smith, Malford Milligan (29), *Frankie Laine, Eric Clapton (30), *"Lefty" Frizzell (31); Happy Anniversary to The LeRoi Brothers who have been roots rockin' since March 1981!

March Memorials (date of death)

3/2: Dusty Springfield (1999); 3/8: Robert Pastorelli (2004); 3/27: Jan Berry [Jan & Dean] (2004)

April Birthdays

*Ronnie Lane, John Breaux, Corey Kasberg, Julianne Wilson [Mrs. Wig] (1), Aliya Howell, Angeline Booras (2), Russell Scott (3), Beth Bellanti (5), Roscoe Beck, Stephen Barber, Jim Stringer (6), Suzie Millions (7), Santiago Jimenez Jr., Evelyn Porter, Lori Stevensen (8), *Mance Lipscomb, Hal Ketchum, Christina Marrs, Addie Blue Gordon, Alycia Howell, Star Naeya (9), *Jesse Taylor, Big Dave (10), Jim Lauderdale, J.T. Van Zandt (11), Mike "Cornbread" Traylor, Brandi Cowley (12); Pete Gordon, Tom Lewis, Michael Bradshaw, Kathleen Kern (13), Dana Smith, Rolee Rios (14), Mike Barfield (15), *John Delafose, Jake Andrews (16), Freddie "Steady" Krc (17), *Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Richard Bowden, Brian Auderer, Michael Martin (18), Ray Campi, *Gary Primich, Teal Collins Zee, Chrysta Bell, Paula Calkins (20), Betty Page, Hook Herrera (22), *Roy Orbison, Mishell Kneeland, Theresa Calvert (23), *Santiago Jimenez Sr., Renee Zellwegger, Bryan Jaska (25), Monte Warden, Bevis Griffin, Matt Powell, Tim Holt, Doug Tretiak, Kris Schultz (26), Cary Ozanian (27) Paul Timick, Sheridan Roalson (28), *Hasil Adkins, Stephen Belans, Harmoni Kelly, Ed Bailey (29), Willie Nelson, Mel Davis, Adam Ahrens, Benjamin Todd, Kevin Couch, Maury Bradley (30)

April Memorials (date of death)

4/1: Marvin Gaye (1984); 4/6: Tammy Wynette (1998); 4/15: Joey Ramone (2001); 4/25: Bobby "Boris" Pickett (2007); 4/26: George Jones (2013); 4/28: B W Stevenson (1988); 4/30: Lester Bangs (1982), Muddy Waters (1983)

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

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Notable Obituaries - March 2014 Courtesy of Dead Rock Stars Club

Charles Love - Died 3-7-2014 in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Complications of pneumonia ( Funk - Soul - R&B ) Born in Kansas City, Missouri, U.S. - Guitarist and singer - Was a member of The Sinceres (They did, "Don't Waste MyTime") who became Bloodstone (They did, "Natural High" and "Tell It To My Face") - Kansas Music Hall Of Fame Inductee.

Buren Fowler (James Van Buren Fowler) - Died 3-8-2014 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. ( Rock ) Born 6-29-1959 - Guitarist and guitar tech - Was a member of Drivin' n' Cryin' (They did, "Fly Me Courageous" and "Build A Fire") - Worked with R.E.M.

Jerry Corbitt - Died 3-9-2014 in Smiley, Texas, U.S. ( Folk Rock ) Born in Tifton, GA, U.S. - Sang and played guitar and harmonica and was a producer - (He did, "Along For The Ride" and "Two Shades Of Blue") - Was a member of The Youngbloods (They did, "Get Together" and "Grizzly Bear") - Was half of the duo, Corbitt And Daniels - Worked with Don McLean, Pete Seeger, Buffy St. Marie, Ramblin' Jack Elliot, The Rooftop Singers, Joy Of Cooking, Janis Ian, Felix Pappalardi, Charlie McCoy, Brownie McGee, Cypress Hill and Sonny Terry.

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

http://www.continentalclub.com

http://www.facebook.com/CBoysHeartNSoul

http://twitter.com/CBoysHeartSoul

Volume XVII, Issue 10.2 * March 13, 2014

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

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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 C-Boy DishMusic

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Dianne's Heart & Soul Dish

Hello everyone!

• We've got lots of special events for you in the next few days! If you'd like one handy guide, check out our SXSW Week Guide

• Booking submissions are NOT being accepted for C-Boy's Heart & Soul at this time. Thank you for your interest and your cooperation.

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And there you have it until next week,
Dianne

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Music

Thursday, March 13, doors open at 5:00pm.
SXSleazeFest! $10 cover at 7pm.
@8:00pm: The Ugly Beats
(Austin, TX) - Garage Rock
@9:00pm: The Woggles
(Athens, GA) - Garage Rock
@11:00pm: Bobby Patterson
(Dallas, TX) - Soul/R&B
@12:30am: Barrence Whitfield & The Savages
(Boston, MA) - Rock

Friday, March 14, doors open at 5:00pm.
Early Show, no cover
:
@3:00pm: The Allen Oldies Band (Houston, TX) - Pop/Rock
Late Show, $10 cover at 8pm:
@9:00pm: Greyhounds (Austin, TX) - Funk/Soul
@10:30pm: Tina & The B-Sides (Minneapolis, MN) - Rock
@12:15am: Iguanas (New Orleans, LA) - Roots Rock

Saturday, March 15, Doors open at 2pm.
$10 at 9:00pm:
@10:00pm: Jimmie Vaughan w/Mike Flanigin & Frosty! Just Added!!
Video Links:
Jimmie Vaughan

Thursday, March 20, doors open at 5:00pm.
No cover!
@ 10:00pm
: Super King Soul Sound
with DJ GJ spinning pure soul tunes!
Video Links:
Super King Soul Sound

Friday, March 21, doors open at 5:00pm.
Happy Hour, no cover
@ 6pm: 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."
Late Show, $5 cover @9pm
@ 10:30pm
: Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk! 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
Mike Flanigin
Jake Langley


Saturday, March 22, Doors open at 2:00pm.
$7 cover @9pm:
@ 10:00pm:
The Lost Counts
will help you find your soul. Whether it be in a funky soul-jazz organ cooker, a Memphis-soul stew, or a piping hot gut-bucket boogie, these boys will get you moving. The Lost Counts are comprised of members, Josh Perdue on guitar, Nate "Count" Basinger on Hammond Organ, and either ace percussionist Johnny Radelat or Bobby Trimble on drums. Although The Lost Counts specialize in the kind of instrumentals that cause rare groove aficionados to salivate, guitar slanger Josh Perdue, also boasts some soulful pipes! This Austin based act hopes to see you at a show soon.
Video Links:
Lost Counts

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Coming...Thursday 3/27: Super King Soul Sound with DJ GJ spinning pure soul tunes @10pm, no cover all night.. Friday 3/28: Chicken Strut @10pm, $5; Happy Hour: Dupree (Mike Flanigin, Jake Langley & Kyle Thompson), no cover... Saturday 3/29: Chicken Strut @10pm, $5....Welcome Lonestar Round Up! Thursday 4/3: Big Mike Geier & The Useless Playboys @11:30; Soul Supporters @10pm, $7...Friday 4/4: Texas Blue Dots @12, Jimmie Vaughan @10pm, $15; Happy Hour: Dupree (Mike Flanigin, Jake Langley & Kyle Thompson), no cover... Saturday 4/5: Barfield, The Tyrant of Texas Funk @12, Jimmie Vaughan @10pm, $15

Keep readin' & rockin'....
Dianne

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