"...Big Jack Johnson & Kim WilsonAntone's, Saturday 16 After several days of ear-shattering rock & roll and jarring hip-hop beats, it was an aural palette cleansing of sorts to hear a down-home set by Clarksdale, Miss., singer/guitarist Big Jack Johnson and former Fab T-Bird harmonica ace Kim Wilson. Johnson, affectionately referred to as the Oilman and a longtime member of the Jelly Roll Kings, has been tearing up juke joints in the Delta for decades..."
"...He saw to it that some much-needed pocket money got put in the hands of Texas musicians and songwriters like Billy Joe Shaver. He made it to not only his own 60th birthday, but also to pal Willie Nelson's in 1993, where his surprise appearance and duet with the birthday boy on "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys" at the formerly Drag-bound Antone's was one of the big moments of the evening..."
"...ROCK AND ROLL JAZZ CAMP If you want Austin to continue its reign as Live Music Capital of the World for many generations to come, do your part by sending your kid to the Austin School of Music. Their two-week, performance-oriented camp culminates with a concert at Antone's..."
"...But if Satan can appear disguised as a man of peace, why can't the way to salvation lie behind batting bedroom eyes? Gospel albums this sexy probably drive Baptists crazy. (Wednesday, March 14, Antone's, 11pm)..."
"...I missed Lyle Lovett. I missed Antone's..."
"...Beth Orton, Antone's Thursday..."
"...Thursday: Gulf Coast Playboys, Nash Hernandez Orchestra, The Mystic Knights, Cornell Hurd, Jazz Vatos, Ponty Bone, Thomas Ramirez, Eliza Gilkyson, Antone's..."
"...Saturday: Joe Ely, Antone's..."
"...Saturday: Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Antone's; Pam Hart, Elephant Room..."
"...Thursday: Tab Benoit, Antone's..."
"...Sunday: Guy Forsyth, Antone's..."
"...Sunday: Guy Forsyth, Antone's..."
"...Monday: Blue Monday Band, Holy Moellers, Keller Bros., Antone's..."
"...Wednesday: Roky Erickson's 50th B-day, Antone's..."
"...Monday: Toni Price, Leroi Bros., Antone's..."
"...Thursday: Gulf Coast Playboys, Antone's; Jack Ingram, La Zona Rosa; Shiner, Dead and Gone, Norman Mayer Group, Emo's..."
"...Saturday: Storyville, Lisa Tingle, Stubb's; Toni Price, Bill Carter, Gwil Owen, Antone's..."
"...Sunday: Omar & the Howlers, Antone's..."
"...Sunday: Tab Benoit, Antone's..."
"...Freed from slick production, Clark plays to his many strengths, from the swampy fingerpicking of "Don't Owe You a Thang" and Chuck Berry roll of "Travis County" to the rumbling 12-bars of "Next Door Neighbor Blues." He also pokes and prods his staples, adding a reggae lilt to the grungy "When My Train Pulls In," introing the metalized "Numb" with clean slide, injecting dissonant solos into the warm-bath R&B tunes "Things Are Changin'" and "Please Come Home," and even transmogrifying "Blak and Blu" from electro-pop to six-string soul. As required by Antone's law, Clark pays tribute to the genre's roots with traditional readings of BB King's "Three O'Clock Blues" and Robert Petway's "Catfish Blues," while powering Albert Collins' "If Trouble Was Money" with a squalling lead..."
"...Then, when the Rome Inn closed, C-Boy worked a lot at the pizza place on the Drag. We'd close the place down and head to wherever the good show was – Steamboat, the Ritz, Antone's, etc..."
"...Emmylou Harris & Rodney CrowellAntone's, March 14..."
"...It's a little over two miles from Antone's to Zilker Park; Gary Clark Jr. took the long way around this year..."
"...For an encore, the youngbloods – also playing tonight at a sold-out Antone's – got down to their roots, dedicated to two recently deceased musical giants. Earl Scruggs' “Ground Speed” was unleashed with aplomb, followed by a rowdy rendition of the Band’s “Ophelia,” fiddle player Gabe Witcher hollering his best Levon Helm as locals shouted and grinned right along...."
"...They wanted to see Girl in a Coma. Buzzing with anticipation and $2 beers, the new music venue around the corner from Antone's packed a mix of well-dressed Austinites, swarms of videographers, and lesbian superfans who would've been there at any price, let alone free..."
"...Possessed by Paul James, Antone's (Chase Hoffberger)..."
"...And now that Ely Properties has finally lowered the boom and ordered everyone out in 30 days, an entire troupe of Austin musicians is going through just such a breakup. Charlie Faye and her group are hoping to save at least a few of the cottages, but just where do you store entire buildings while looking for a permanent spot for them? I'm thinking it's time for a financial angel. So how about it, Richard Garriott? You've spent millions diving to the Titanic and orbiting the Earth, got a few extra bucks to preserve some Austin history, maybe nurture another generation of musicians? Or how about you, John Paul DeJoria, I know you helped keep Antone's afloat..."
"...Live, that won't be a problema. (Wed., Antone's, 8pm; Wed., 1am, Mi Casa Cantina)..."
"...Ed Jurdi, Colin Brooks, and Gordy Quist are all seasoning songwriters, and together they paint a vivid canvas. (Thu., 8pm, Antone's)..."
"...Filled with a brand of progressive folk music unlike anything you've ever heard, it crackles, sways, and whines, breaking through barriers we didn't know existed while creating a listening experience that's spellbinding. (Thu., 9pm, Antone's)..."
"...Ultimately, this is Weiss' album, with nearly every song showcasing her ability to play the master technician, the muscular soloist, and the mother of all timekeepers. (Fri., 11pm, Antone's.)..."
"...Danny Barnes6pm, Antone's (Also: Wed., 12:30am, Beauty Bar/Palm Door)..."
"...In those two years since the local quintet returned from incubation in Athens, Ga., and released its eponymous debut LP, Nelo has honed its sound into a more confident, coherent blend. Yet while principle songwriter Matt Ragland has better accommodated Umstattd's strengths, and the acoustic orientation of these five tunes plays well to the Alpha Rev contingent of the Antone's crowd, TYA still mires in trite 1990s pop-rock that lacks distinctive edge..."
"...Midnight at the Movies, like 2008's The Good Life, consists largely of old-school country variants rendered with skill and taste, such as "They Killed John Henry," an original folker easy to mistake for a traditional. Earle cleverly uses the almost-hokey comfort of his music to couch lyrics with deep sadness, rescued from desperation only by the resulting irony, such as the faded beauty that "withers away" on the bouncy "Black Eyed Suzy" or the jaunty "Poor Fool" with "no will to live, no will to choose." Earle even suggests a new point of comparison for his fun, smartly composed, yet kind of depressing music by covering the Replacements' "Can't Hardly Wait." (Thu., Antone's, 11pm; Sat., Red Eyed Fly, 12mid.)..."
"...The raucous "Six Days on the Road" rip of "Tex-Mex Mile" serenades South Congress' seedy side, but closer "Tighter" encapsulates the joy of fleeting victories, even if "All yer left with's a record and a past kinda checkered." (CD release: Friday, Jan. 30, Antone's.)..."
"...A few key gems: -Secret Machines 8/2 at Stubb's -Blind Melon 8/6 at Antone's -Nellie McKay 8/7 at Stubb's..."
"...Afterward, Mr. Cotton and I dropped into the Van Wilks benefit at Antone's..."
"...The swearing-in begins at 6pm at city hall, 301 W. Second Street, followed by a reception at Antone's thrown by noobs Morrison and Shade..."
"...Cale ("Trouble in the City"), Bruce Robison ("Bad Girl Blues"), and the estimable Terri Hendrix ("I Found the Lions"), Carolyn Wonderland has stepped through the looking glass. (Saturday, March 15, Antone's, 12mid.)..."
"...Add brilliant garage mess-up "Home in My Head" and the poisoned we've-got-a-fuzzbox-and-we're-gonna-use-it petulance of closer "Goodbye Service" (hello Grinderman!), and you're left with an LP's worth of reasons not to piss off Bethel lest she aim scathing, introverted deconstruction of you on the next Sons & Daughters disc. (Wednesday, March 12, Antone's, 11pm.)..."
"...With all the scintillating prose you'll find in print this week, let Chronic direct you to After a Fashion as not to miss this: "A MODEL MAYOR It seems like just yesterday that our mayor, Will Wynn, strutted down the runway at Antone's wearing a silk smoking jacket and pajama pants from our own Made in Heaven collection. Our hunky leader slyly pushed the jacket back to reveal his shoulders, and by the time he made it to the end of the runway, he was completely shirtless, and the audience was a happy, howling mess..."
"...With the exception of closer "Age," which, thanks to keelless melodies, should've been lain upon the cutting-room floor, Security delivers more epic, horn-thrusted, and tightly woven songs to launch booty into duty. (Friday, March 16, Antone's, 12mid)..."
"...Ultimately, you'll break his heart, and while his love for you may eventually go out "Like a Light," you can rest assured he'll be writing songs about you for a long time. (Wednesday, March 14, Antone's, 12mid)All Showcases Subject to Change..."
"...Austin über-bassist Roscoe Beck wears many hats: the low end behind the Dixie Chicks, Eric Johnson, and Robben Ford; co-producer of the platinum 1986 Leonard Cohen tribute Famous Blue Raincoat; the subharmonic groove pushing Antone's Blue Mondays; and string wizard who auditioned to be a Rolling Stone. Beck's friends help on this solo debut, including singers Jacqui and Mike Cross, Omar Dykes, Ruthie Foster, and Malford Milligan; timekeepers Brannen Temple and José Galeaño; James Cotton and Kim Wilson on harmonica; guitarists Ford, Johnson, Derek O'Brien, Mitch Watkins, and David Grissom; and a bunch of quality session players..."
"...Somewhere around 201 establishments currently hold "unrestricted" smoking permits that would expire under the new ordinance. Of these, about a third (63) are listed as "live music venues" in the Chronicle listings, including several of the most prominent clubs in town: the 311, Antone's, the Back Room, Beerland, Continental, Elephant Room, Emo's, La Zona Rosa, Hole in the Wall, Lucky Lounge, Saxon Pub, and more...."
"...ANDY LANGER: The Frames, Antone's, Friday, March 18..."
"...If they keep on having fun like this on and off the record, then the next five minutes hold a lot of success. (Saturday, March 19, 11:30pm @ Antone's)..."
"...7:10 Antone's: Home of the Blues..."
"...Welcome to part two of the Chronicle's look at local record labels and the individuals who make them tick. (Check out part one.) As we intimated last week, ours was not a completist endeavor; important, tenacious, and in some cases, long-running local imprints big (TMG/Antone's) and small (Heart Music) have not been profiled..."