"...More than a club, Antone's remains monument to a man whose belief in low-down, 12-bar blues and respect for the good souls from whom it poured became so contagious that the venue evolved into both a museum and incubator for the genre. Clifford Antone opened his namesake nightclub on Sixth Street in 1975 and operated it until his death in 2006..."
"...The careful resurrection of Antone's was nearly complete:..."
"..."It's been keeping me up at night since last October," Zach Ernst reveals of his musical obsession, the Antone's anniversary poster. "It's something you have to put together with a lot of care and love."..."
"...Antone's was christened with a six-pack of Lone Star beer late Tuesday night. News had broken earlier in the day that Austin's world-famous Home of the Blues had secured residence on East Fifth Street, closing a 14-month chapter of homelessness, and beginning a new one where the club returns Downtown..."
"...Technically, it wasn't a "grand opening," but there was nothing "soft" about the New Year's Eve unveiling of Antone's. The comeback of Austin's brand venue, reopened Downtown after two years on mute, proved a heartfelt cause for community celebration..."
"...who now leads the Red-Hot Louisiana Band on accordion. The inaugural gig will aso feature an Antone's all-star band including Marcia Ball, Derek O'Brien, Denny Freeman, Lou Ann Barton, Eve Monsees, and Georgia Bramhall...."
"..."I'd talk to him after class and he'd say, 'You have to listen to this CD I have in my car' or 'Follow me to Antone's Record Shop and I'll show you some stuff to buy,'" remembers Ernst. "It seems like a movie, looking back..."
"...Mere weeks after celebrating its 35th anniversary, Antone's has partnered with Emo's owner Frank Hendrix. Contrary to my previous report, Susan Antone will remain a part owner of the venue, while Hendrix will handle daily operations and assist with booking duties...."
"...In celebration of his life in music, the family of musician-composer Doyle Bramhall Sr. invites the public to Antone's, Monday Nov..."
"...Antone's Fri, January 20, 2012 Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:30 pm..."
"...Along the way, there are a number of poignant setups, including Antone revisiting all three of his namesake venue's previous locations, and the club owner on the days immediately before and after his "going away," 2000-2003. The pacing is unhurried, Karlok's only real lapse occurring with the inexplicable absence of Antone's partner in blues, sister Susan Antone..."
"...Antone's, one of the capital's landmark live music venues, will vacate its West Fifth Street space after South by Southwest. Proprietor Frank Hendrix confirmed Monday that two Downtown hotels, a condo development, the Beauty Ballroom, and another large property on East Riverside Drive are all being considered for future locations..."
"...His explosive sax punched up recordings by Parliament Funkadelic and Bootsy’s Rubber Band as well as his own funked-up records, including his most recent, a double CD called Roots and Grooves. The first disc is a tribute to Ray Charles while the second is appropriately titled “Back to Funk.” The date of Parker’s Wednesday show at Antone's carries bittersweet meaning – it celebrates Clifford’s birthday...."
"...This summer marks Antone's 42nd anniversary. I met Margaret sometime that first year in 1975..."
"...The award recognizes women in our music community who make lasting contributions to Austin culture. Antone will accept the honor at the Austin Music Awards, Wed., March 16, at the Hilton Grand Ballroom, which will also feature a special Antone's tribute set led by Jimmie Vaughan...."
"...This is the tangled world director/writer/former Austinite Kevin Booth dives into with his new documentary, American Drug War: The Last White Hope, which is having its Austin premiere this Thursday, Dec. 20, at Antone's before screening on Showtime in March..."
"...The 63-year-old Austin music community matriarch handpicked the location – Antone's, where Lady Gaga materialized Tuesday night after a sold-out Erwin Center show for a surprise appearance with frequent collaborator Brian Newman – the charitable beneficiaries (SIMS, Girls Rock Camp, her beloved South Texas Museum of Popular Culture), and two of her vocational sons, who she'd been fawning over since they were teens trading Wednesdays at Club Foot, as bandleaders: Charlie Sexton and Monte Warden...."
"...Whereas today labels release super-limited runs to incite collectability, these largely private press editions were put out in small batches because minimal finances and fan bases dictated it. Thanks to the record gurus who helped me brainstorm: Breakaway Records' Gabe Vaughn, Antone's Records' Mike Buck, End of an Ear's Dan Plunkett, Groovers' Paradise's Greg Ellis, Chronicle record nerds Mark Fagan and Jerald Corder, and Butthole Surfers drummer/Trance Syndicate Records owner King Coffey...."
"...Lazy Lester passed away August 22 at age 85. The Louisiana singer and harmonica player, born Leslie Johnson, counted among the architects of swamp blues via incredible singles on the Excello label – particularly 1958's rockabilly-tinged "I'm a Lover, Not a Fighter" and red hot B-side "Sugar Coated Love." The funny, laid-back bluesman enjoyed deep and lasting associations with Austin, releasing on the Antone's label and playing here frequently...."
"...List of participating Austin record stores: End of the Ear Friends of Sound Exploded Records Encore Records Waterloo Records Antone's Record Shop Breakaway Records Trailer Space Records Out of the Past Collectibles..."
"...The Krayolas will be around Austin this week, playing tunes from the past and present. Thursday they are live on KUT at 2pm, then head across the street to Antone's Record Shop for an in-store at 5:30pm..."
"...Antone's and blues. Bridges and bats..."
"...True to Austin Music Awards form, last Sunday's four-hour afternoon show at Antone's connected generations of friends, family, and fans of a woman who, since the Seventies, was inextricable from Austin music – and never more so than staging some three decades of AMA shows. One young act she championed, the Peterson Brothers, opened with a glorious fiddle and guitar recitation of "Amazing Grace" that turned the gravity of a memorial event into revelry for music scene matriarch Margaret Moser, who succumbed to cancer in August...."
"...Whitney (Thu., Antone's) Secretly Canadian-signed casual rock sophisticates helmed by former Unknown Mortal Orchestra drummer Julien Ehrlich, who often sings in a fetching falsetto, and Smith Westerns guitarist Max Kakacek...."
"...It's National Infant Immunization Week, and let's hope that sufficiently annoys Alex Jones and his deluded local followers. Council will be honoring the late Mary Gay Maxwell by renaming the Slaughter Creek Management Unit (in the water protection lands) after her (quite an improvement), enjoying the rhythmic energy of the Rattletree School of Marimba, and – even better – awarding a certificate of appreciation to Miss Lavelle White, 87 years young, and performing at Antone's Sunday evening City Budget Forecast: Partly Cloudy..."
"...ACMC Artistic Director Michelle Schumann – who handles keyboard duties on the beloved Vince Guaraldi tunes – hoped to make this a seasonal tradition, and with the third round of the Peanuts shindig upon us – Saturday, Dec. 6, 3:30 & 7:30pm – Schumann appears to be getting her Christmas wish: Tickets sales for this year's shows at the Stateside have doubled those for the 2013 shows at Antone's..."
"...They were just in a hurry to get of out the dead zone that was Downtown Austin. I mean, what was there to keep them in the '01 after they clocked out of the office? No Antone's yet..."
"...Well-known nationally because of their early involvement with JamBase.com and heavy touring schedule, the Greyhounds remain regulars at Ruta Maya, Antone's, the Parish, Stubb's, and Lamberts. They also have a Wednesday residency upstairs in the gallery at the Continental Club, billed as Trube, Farrell & Sniz, because the band's regular drummer doesn't live in Austin..."
"...We want to see stuff we already have because that tells us we belong, and we want to see stuff that we always wanted but could never find, and we want to see stuff we've never heard before, because if we trust the store, we know we'll like it. Whether it's a blues or soul fan at Antone's, an indie rocker at Sound Exchange, or a Tejano lover at Maldonado's, a relationship develops...."
"...I would find myself jealous that I didn't discover it sooner, and in its height. I went to Antone's on the Drag and Fifth but never was part of this family..."
"...The musician was a very young Stevie Ray Vaughan. A few months later I saw SRV and Double Trouble at Antone's..."