photo by John Anderson

Best Birthday Bash for a King

Continental Club

The King is dead. Long live the King. So it is decreed every January and August (Elvis' birth and death respectively) when the Continental Club plays host to celebrations worthy of the King himself, drawing fans from 7 to 70 years. And we're not talkin' cheesy Elvis impersonation night; Shaun Young & the New Blue Moon Boys and Ted Roddy & the King Conjure Orchestra have too much reverence for the man and his music for that. The Blue Moon set covers the early years. Ted Roddy and crew then blow the roof off the joint with the second set, improbably squeezing a horn section, backup singers, keyboards, guitars, and drums on the minute stage. Roddy channels Elvis in full Vegas form, sans jumpsuit. For those who thought those years were a sell-out of the rockin' promise of his earlier days, this show is a revelation. The King is dead. Long live the King.

Continental Club
1315 S. Congress, 512/441-2444
www.continentalclub.com

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