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Updating the Big Eight
Austin's Torch-Bearing Indies
Music Story  September 15, 1995
"...ANTONES, DOS, AND DMZ: On the Antones blues side, the label is already looking towards next year's releases for Teddy Morgan (March), Sue Foley (produced by Stephen Bruton and expected in May), Lavelle White (summer), and Steve James (summer). Also in the works for next year is a 20th anniversary salute to Antone's nightclub, a possible box set that will be produced under the direction of Derek O'Brien and will likely feature live recordings from the club's long, illustrious history..."

Music Recommended
The Austin Chronicle's 14th Anniversary
Music Story  September 8, 1995
"...It all starts at 9pm. INT'L MUSIC EXTRAVAGANZA Casa de Luz, Friday 8 Multi-culturalism is an oft-abused term but there's not a better one to describe this fiesta that includes a bevy of Austin performers - like East Babylon Symphony, Antonio Dionisio, and Steve Bernal - and international journeymen musicians who will transform this outdoor venue into a tropical isle in the Caribbean. CINCO AñOS! FIESTA Liberty Lunch, Saturday 9 Not quite as old as us Chroniclers, Trance has managed to accomplish just as much in five years (just check the new Cinco Años comp), and to prove it, they've assembled some of their finest label stalwarts in Starfish, Cleveland's My Dad is Dead (on the new Trance imprint Emperor Jones), Sixteen Deluxe, and Bedhead. All hail the King! PIANORAMA Antone's, Sunday 10 It's fitting that this year's keyboard lovefest is dedicated to the late Erbie Bowser - he was the Eastside's own Piano Man..."

This Town
The Go-Go's Kathy Valentine takes the Zilker Park train back to her Austin upbringing
Music Story  February 9, 2007, by Margaret Moser
"...... I got such an education between Soap Creek, the Armadillo, and Antone's..."

A Hell of a Year
Kathy McCarty presses Jon Dee Graham about the good and the bad old and new days
Music Story  October 21, 2005, by Kathy McCarty
"...JDG: That's a different conversation. Proceeds from the Los Lobos/True Believers show at Antone's, Thursday, Oct..."

Red River Valley
Red River, home to Austin's real live music venues
Music Story  June 22, 2001, by Christopher Gray
"...The places that opened offered brewpub suds, swing, oldies, disco, and salsa. Transplanted Antone's began sucking in people with a riptide of Scabs, veterans like Jimmie Vaughan and Joe Ely, and high-priced roadshows..."

Ruling the Roost
Austin Preeminent Concert Promoter Ponders Retirement
Music Story  June 1, 2001, by Andy Langer
"...And yet, his primary obstacle has been not being able to buy large shows year-round. While he's used venues like the Mercury and Antone's to stage larger shows in the off-season, he also runs the risk those clubs will eventually cut him out of the deal...."

Welcome Wagon
Doyle Bramhall II, classic rock's most promising new blood
Music Story  May 25, 2001, by Andy Langer
"..."It was surreal, flattering, and intimidating," says Bramhall of his first visit to the White Room, an Antone's-size, white-furnished living room in Clapton's Los Angeles home. Two acoustic guitars had been set out for the occasion..."

Trouble Men
The post-SRV trials and tribulations of Texas' most famous rhythm section
Music Story  February 9, 2001, by Andy Langer
"...The re-emergence started with local guitarist/ songwriter Bill Carter pulling Layton out of the house for a gig at Pearl's, and although the drummer literally cried behind the kit, he found playing therapeutic. Meanwhile, Shannon sat in for a few Blue Mondays at Antone's...."

Parallel Universe
Ruben Ramos: El Gato Negro's
Music Story  February 6, 1998, by Raoul Hernandez
"... Ruben Ramos & the Texas Revolution play Dance Across Texas with Little Joe, and Rocky y La Familia, Sunday, February 8. On Thursday, February 26, Ramos and his band play Antone's...."

Java Amping
Austin's Coffeehouse Circuit
Music Story  October 20, 1995
"...There are tons of Y&Rs. At last count, there were three Ruta Mayas in Austin with another one about to open inside Antone's, of all places..."

Remembering Clifford Antone, who gave Austin a home of the blues
Music Column  May 26, 2006, by Christopher Gray
"...BLUES FOR CLIFFORD Clifford Antone, founder of Antone's nightclub and one of the godfathers of the Austin music scene as we know it today, died early Tuesday at his downtown condominium; his body was discovered by police at about 1:15pm. The Travis County Medical Examiner's office said Wednesday morning the cause of death was unknown, pending results of a toxicology report, which they estimated would take about two weeks, but preliminary speculation is that Antone succumbed to a heart attack..."

Play Jimmy Reed
Blues great schools us on Antone's
Music Story  September 18, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...He's been seen at his friends' shows, and a recent Daily Telegraph piece about his Australian supermodel girlfriend Nicole Trunfio stated the couple have purchased a home locally. His other homegrown investment: signing on last month as a partner in Antone's, the historic blues club currently being resurrected by famed geneticist Spencer Wells and Lamberts/Arlyn Studios impresario Will Bridges...."

Postmarks  September 3, 2004
"...Dear friends and supporters, We are totally in awe at the love and support we have received from the people of Austin and the Austin music community. It is at the same time humbling and inspirational that so many would recognize us in our time of need. We would like to thank Kevin Wommack, Rusty Smith, Cleve Hattersley, Joe and Judy Able, David Cotton, Clifford Antone, Susan Antone, and all the staff at the Saxon Pub and Antone's for their generosity and hard work..."

Austin's weeklong goodbye to Clifford Antone, while the club he left behind ponders its own future
Music Column  June 2, 2006, by Christopher Gray
"...Antone, the best friend the blues ever had, dead of a heart attack at 56. By the third or fourth phone call into the Chronicle, it was obviously not a rumor, the TV crews setting up outside the club bearing Antone's name further confirmation..."

Buried Alive in the Blues
The night Austin's Godfather of the blues granted Ed Ward a favor he'll never forget
Music Story  May 26, 2006, by Ed Ward
" There was this club called Antone's, and it was his fiefdom, his domain..."

Blue Monday
Antone's Blue Mondays continues, 25 years later.
Music Story  December 29, 2000, by Margaret Moser
"...At half past 10pm on a sticky night in late September, Antone's Monday Night Blues Band is already cranked up and wailing. Guitarist and bandleader Derek O'Brien is working on a shuffle and gives a nod to bassist Roscoe Beck, inviting to the stage local guitarslinger Chris Duarte as vocalist Mike Cross takes a break..."

Our readers talk back.
Columns  June 2, 2006
"...Antone's was one of the first clubs I visited upon my arrival in Austin in 1975. That night I saw James Cotton and Junior Wells, with Angela Strehli opening – what a lineup! And there were many more nights just as fabulous, at all four locations...."

Dancing About Architecture
Happy Anniversary, Baby
Music Column  June 20, 1997, by Ken Lieck
"...It's always something, isn't it? With Antone's finally moved to a better location and their christening celebration taking place this weekend, Clifford Antone's troubles with the law have returned. A statement from the U.S..."

Last of the Delta Bluesmen
Pinetop Perkins goes home to Mississippi
Music Story  April 22, 2011, by Margaret Moser
"...One night in 1976, at Antone's original Sixth Street location, Pinetop leaned on the end of the long bar nearest the front door. Nearby, Clifford Antone's mother stuffed grape leaves for dolmas, which were sold at a small sandwich counter in the club's earliest days..."

Antone's Home of the Blues
Music Review  June 9, 2006, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Antone's Home of the Blues (Koch)..."

Page Two
Austin owes Clifford Antone.
Columns  December 10, 1999, by Louis Black
"...Clifford Antone leaned over, pointed at the roof, saying, "I think I can see Doug hanging off that rafter over there." Onstage, an amazing band was rocking Antone's -- the only thing missing was Sir Douglas himself, but if he wasn't there in body, he was there in the music. The peak was an awe-inspiring version of "She's About a Mover," driven by Augie Meyers' keyboards..."

Picks & Sleepers
Music Story  March 20, 1998
"...And it's a shame because Hubbard, as evidence by his last Rounder release, Dangerous Spirits - a mean album of redemption and loss - is steadily approaching the status of Lone Star legend. (Antone's, 11pm) -Michael Bertin..."

Music Story  March 14, 1997
"...Sarah Brown's bluesy sensuality was honed in Ann Arbor's famous Sixties blues-rock scene; over 15 years in Austin has given her a subtle finesse that borders on sublime. (Antone's, 9pm) -- Margaret Moser..."

Steel Bluebonnet Determination
Robin Shivers, founder of HAAM, worked behind the scenes, and yet was one of the Austin music scene's most important faces
Music Story  November 27, 2009, by Margaret Moser
"...When her interest in music began dominating her time, she started a management company and took on roots rockers Loose Diamonds and their frontman Troy Campbell as clients. Among numerous boards she served on, she advised the Gibson GuitarTown project and Clifford Antone's annual fundraiser for American YouthWorks..."

Hope Springs Eternal: The Line-Up
Music Story  July 6, 2001, by Margaret Moser
"...A few days ago, I was sitting in the back of Antone's Record Store with Susan Antone and longtime scene vet/store manager Al Ragle. A young UT student named Steven Palkot showed up and introduced himself, saying he was interested in writing about the Antone's legacy for a class and perhaps parlaying it into a piece for The Daily Texan...."

Dancing About Architecture
Clifford Antone receives a sentence; Heinz Geissler takes over the Antone's Records label; Ed Hamell is hospitalized after a car accident.
Music Column  June 2, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...The news crews were out in full force at the federal courthouse last Thursday, with not one but two major trials under way that merited constant coverage. One was the "Whatever Happened to Madalyn Murray O'Hair" trial, the other was the sentencing of Antone's nightclub founder Clifford Antone on drug-related charges..."

Off the Record
Sign of the Times: Emo's partners with Antone's as the Cactus Cafe's iconic years draw to a close and Daytrotter moves to town
Music Column  August 20, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...Uncertain times create unlikely alliances. On Monday afternoon, Antone's announced a new partnership with Emo's owner Frank Hendrix that essentially hands over daily operations at the revered blues joint to the Red River anchorman..."

Critics Poll
Music Story  January 5, 2007
"...Andy Langer: The impromptu Antone's celebration, Antone's, May..."

Antone's 28th Anniversary
Live Shot
Music Review  July 25, 2003, by Raoul Hernandez
"...Antone's 28th AnniversaryAntone's, July 13-19 From the looks of things, only Clifford Antone had the stamina to go all nine days of his namesake's 28th birthday bash. Some of us managed half of that, yet were still in the majority of blooze hounds left barking by the time Beaumont's Barbara Lynn took the club's stage early Saturday evening..."

Rising Son
The son of Muddy Waters inherits the family bidness.
Music Story  July 6, 2001, by Raoul Hernandez
"...After that, all you really need to know is that the big, imposing, barrel-voiced, guitar-playing, 45-year-old scion of the King of the Blues is following in his father's tyrannosaurus-sized footsteps. Right on down to becoming a regular at Austin's Home of the Blues, Antone's...."

Dancing About Architecture
Adios Antone; A wild and Willie Fourth.
Music Column  July 7, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...And he doesn't say a whole lot back, but the look in his eyes speaks volumes. With Antone's 25th anniversary kicking off this weekend (see Music Listings), there are those who thought maybe Clifford Antone's trip to the big house might get delayed another few days, but the final hours of Tuesday night saw Antone staring out across his club quietly, preparing to leave the following day for his four-year prison stretch..."

Dancing About Architecture
Clifford Antone gets one more reprieve?, More music at the airport, and more
Music Column  December 10, 1999, by Ken Lieck
"...Is he or isn't he? That's been the question on everyone's lips these past couple of weeks when it comes to Clifford Antone -- and the man known for his "ask me about the music, nothing else matters"stance has kept predictably mum. Antone's sentencing on federal charges of racketeeering had been set for December 15 -- next Wednesday -- but late last week came rumors that the date would be postponed because the judge was on vacation..."

Dancing About Architecture
Music Column  January 14, 1999, by Ken Lieck
"..."Anyone who asks me about anything but music is missing the point!" he laments. "We need more pages on music, leave this stuff to the lawyers!" If nothing else, Antone's legal problems have brought musician friends out of the woodwork..."

Road Shows
Music Story  May 2, 1997
"...FRI 2 CJ Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band, Antone's..."

Telecaster Sovereign Sue Foley Lands Back in Austin
The Ice Queen is on fire
Music Story  February 22, 2018, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...A year later in 1990, upon Clifford Antone's invitation, the Northerner touched down in Austin, helping usher in a new era of torchbearers for the blues city reeling from the death of Stevie Ray Vaughan and the end of Jimmie Vaughan's reign in the Fabulous Thunderbirds. Foley quickly proved her mettle with 1992 debut Young Girl Blues and the breakout Big City Blues in 1995, joining the ranks of blues royalty like Barbara Lynn and Marcia Ball on the Antone's label...."

Reissues: James Cotton & Pinetop Perkins
Music Review  January 28, 2016, by Alejandra Ramirez
"...James CottonMighty Long Time (New West) Live at Antone's Nightclub (New West) Pinetop PerkinsLive at Antone's Vol. 1 (New West) Pinetop's Boogie Woogie (New West)..."

Point Austin: Blues for Clifford
Men are remembered not for what they had, but for what they gave
News Column  May 26, 2006, by Michael King
"...I keep trying to get my earnest focus back on public school finance and the drearily official Capitol of Texas, but since last evening, my mind keeps wandering back to 1977 and my first visit to Clifford Antone's Home of the Blues, then on Sixth at Brazos. I'd been in Austin one week, with a new job at UT and looking for a home, but I couldn't leave town without hearing Junior Walker..."

After a Fashion
Columns  July 22, 2005, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...A FAMILY AFFAIR: Last Friday was the final show of the series for Antone's 30th Anniversary party. If I weren't so vain about getting older, then I'd admit that I'd been to Antone's legendary first location on Sixth Street 30 years ago..."

Dancing About Architecture
A recap of the first Austin Music Commission Town Meeting; the Antone's Blues Festival looks to have a bright future.
Music Column  May 19, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...The weather was great, the bands were hot, and the crowd was well-behaved, "and when it's your name and your ass on the line, you pray for things like that." So says Clifford Antone of last weekend's Antone's Blues Festival. The Neville Brothers, hoped-for replacements for the ailing John Lee Hooker, were unable to do the festival, though Jimmie Vaughan and company seemed to keep the reasonably large audience happy enough, and the Fest is expected to grow into a two-day event within the next couple of years..."

Top 10 Decade/Local
Music Story  January 7, 2000
"...Christopher Gray 1. Miss Lavelle White, It Haven't Been Easy (Antone's)..."

A Song About My Hometown
One man's discovery of Doug Sahm's "(Is Anybody Going to) San Antone," and his own roots
Music Story  November 26, 1999, by Raoul Hernandez
"...More than just the actual song, however, the experience of standing in an Austin club watching Sahm work his magic, was something that never struck me as anything less than real, live history in the making. Squeezing into Antone's during South by Southwest 1995 to see the Sir Douglas Quintet set the house alight; witnessing Sahm nearly upstage his pal Dylan at the Austin Music Hall in 1996; last year's blowout CD release party with the Gourds at Stubb's ­ every time I saw him, I got goosebumps..."

Beautiful Loser
Keith Ferguson: No Apologies, No Regrets
Music Story  May 9, 1997
"...During one visit, it's my job to drive Ferguson to some urgent destination. Though banished from the Antone's blues community, Ferguson is highly received in the Mexican ghetto like some kind of shaman..."

Dancing About Architecture
They Blowed Up Real Good!
Music Column  March 28, 1997
"...All Smiles at Antone's So far, the new Antone's location at Fifth & Lavaca seems to be all that its owners hoped it would be. "I absolutely love it," gushes Clifford Antone, "but that doesn't mean I don't miss my old place." Antone, in fact, thinks it's a shame that the city doesn't buy the old place, move the Stevie Ray Vaughan statue there, and let him run a music club for art's sake, focusing on traditional music like hard-core blues, conjunto, zydeco, and the like..."

Distributor Capped!
Music Column  June 14, 1996
"...Followers of this column knew it was coming, but now it's official; Antone's Records has signed a distribution deal with Discovery Records and will be receiving marketing support and major distribution through the monstrous WEA (Warner/Elektra/Atlantic) network in North America and Warner Music International in Australia. This follows Arista/Texas as the second major distribution deal to be struck in the city..."

Guide to Austin Record Stores
Exploring the grooves, from black metal to blues
DAILY Music  August 23, 2017, by The Music Staff
"...And speaking of Antone’s: This storefront shop at Antone's Nightclub sells records, cassettes, Antone's merch, signed Susan Antone photography, posters, playing cards, and even dominoes. [image-1-right] Breakaway Records..."

After a Fashion
Your Style Avatar offers his best, most fabulous bets for the SX season
Columns  March 15, 2013, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Margaret told me that she first met the Peterson Brothers when they were 9 and 11 years old. She recommended them to Susan Antone who booked them for Antone's anniversary show with Pinetop Perkins..."

Antone’s Is Relocating
Historic ‘Home of the Blues’ will vacate Fifth Street
DAILY Music  January 21, 2013, by Kevin Curtin
"...Hendrix, also proprietor of Emo’s, took over Antone’s operation in 2010. He says Antone's will thrive in a location with better parking and visibility...."

Floyd Moore R.I.P.
DAILY Music  January 29, 2008, by Margaret Moser

After a Fashion
Stephen and the rest of town remember Clifford
Columns  June 1, 2007, by Stephen MacMillan Moser
"...Sister Susan Antone graciously greeted everyone afterward, no doubt a tough challenge considering that she must have had a very heavy heart. Tuesday night was the big celebration of Clifford's life with a knockout lineup of stars performing at Antone's, but the musical celebration really began on the previous Friday night with the Scabs concert, followed by the newly formed Blues Society membership drive that was dedicated to Clifford..."

Clifford Will Be Missed
Postmarks  May 26, 2006
"...I know what it took to pull this issue together at the last minute, since I was working at the Chron in 1990 when the Stevie Ray Vaughan issue was published. But we at least had a little more lead time! Antone's was one of the first clubs I visited upon my arrival in Austin in 1975..."

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