Stateside at the Paramount
"...The longest lag in a decades-long residency concluded two weeks ago at a sports bar. Antone’s enduring Blue Monday, ongoing since the early Seventies, returned after a two-month hiatus March 10..."
"...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..."
"...Buddy Guy will play Antone’s for the first time in over two decades on Monday at a special edition of Blue Monday that benefits the Clifford Antone Foundation...."
"...A native of Indiana, he landed in Austin in 1977 and four years later scored a job at KUT, where his Phil Music filled the space between City Council sessions. Monroe went on to host Texas Radio, Segway City, and his essential Blue Monday show, which always commenced with Fats Domino singing "I've got to get my rest 'cause Monday is a mess."..."
"...Royal Blue #3, 609 Congress, Monday July 9, noon-2pm..."
"...The Monday after SXSW, we drove out past the Y in Oak Hill to look for a will in Nancy’s house. Just a couple days earlier, as I’d started yet another festival work shift after an actual day out seeing music on South Congress (Cody Chesnutt at South by San Jose), Agnes put in that awful call and more or less ended my SXSW..."
"...Medicine’s Rod of Asclepius stamped each shoulder, giving way to hemp leaves cascading down the front, back, and sleeves, which at the elbows came stitched with the scales of justice. Legalize medicinal marijuana? Five consecutive years of summer tour warm-ups in Austin during May yielded a first at the Moody Theater Monday: Jimmy Buffett wore a blazer...."
"...Opposing sides of the abortion debate are each planning noon rallies on the south steps of the state Capitol on Monday. What could possibly go wrong?..."
"...Lunch: Monday-Saturday, 11am-5pm..."
"...Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday, 11am-10:30pm; Saturday, noon-10:30pm..."
"...Monday-Thursday, 11am-10pm; Friday, 11am-10:30pm; Saturday, noon-10:30pm..."
"...At 6:30am Monday, people started lining up outside the State Theater. Ranging from college students to seniors, they sat quietly, intent on getting a good seat to that day's live broadcast of Al Franken's radio show on the Air America network the local debut for the company trying to bring liberal voices to AM talk radio..."
"...On Monday morning I cancel my flight and toss my bag into the back of the Subaru, the engine running, the radio blaring news about our impressive military progress in Iraq...."
"...The Zubik House parks here weekdays (except Monday) and serves delicious, seasonal kolaches with fillings like bacon, apple, and Brie, or Texas beef sausage. Chef/owner Andy Zubik also puts out a small, inspired menu of sandwiches and brunch items, including the Czech Benedict with smoked pork shoulder, fresh basil, and a fried local egg on top of grilled kolache bread..."
"...Call O'Brien by any number of titles: first-call guitarist in Antone's still-intact stable and leader of the brand's decades-old Blue Monday tradition (revisit "Earache!" bulletin "Blue Monday Returns," March 31); Grammy-nominated producer of Doug Sahm's The Last Real Texas Blues Band (1994) and Willie Nelson's Milk Cow Blues (2000); member of the mysterious Titty Bingo band; VIP bandleader for endless local benefits and tributes; and of course, blues Everyman...."
"... A sufferer of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to KDRP founder Daryl O’Neal, he was taken to a hospital late last night after experiencing breathing problems. O’Neal says he spoke to him earlier in the evening about his Blue Monday show...."
"...The Austin Music Awards ceremony isn't until next week, but the industry awards were announced at the Palm Door on Sixth Monday (3/6) evening...."
"...There are tiny spaces between the sonic bursts of Buddy's solo, and in these spaces you can hear people yell and whoop. They're on the same locomotive. Blue Monday..."
"...After a House committee on Friday quietly approved three bills that would further demolish a woman’s right to an abortion, the Texas Legislature convened Sunday with the emphasis on Senate Bill 5 (which ultimately passed Monday morning, with the House addition of a “fetal pain” amendment)...."
"...I'm Richard Harvey and I just read your story on Blue Monday at Antone's ["Blue Monday," Dec. 29]..."
"...Harris' surreal triptych opens the new Blue Screen video and film series at the Blue Theater on Monday, Feb. 11, and will be followed each successive Monday evening by another example of what co-programmer and local filmmaker Kyle Henry calls a "psychotronic, underground, avant-garde, freakshow, culture-jammer kind of thing."..."
"...14. Antone's Blue Monday Band..."
"...But his name is totally absent in any category. You see John Aielli's Eklektikos, Paul Ray's Twine Time, Larry Monroe's Blue Monday all listed under Radio Music Program, and you see all three men listed again under Radio Personality..."
"...Movement (1981) is shaded by the hanged leader: the tribal, driving "Denial"; the ethereal sorrow of "Doubts Even Here"; and a rougher take on "Ceremony." It's the wake prior to the Ecstasy-influenced Power, Corruption & Lies (1983) and the beginning of the band's club-friendly age of condescension. Gilbert's famously rampant keyboards announced "Blue Monday" (still the bestselling 12-inch of all time), alongside overlooked gem "Murder," its eerie samples from Caligula and 2001: A Space Odyssey..."
"...Monday-Friday, 11am-2pm, 5-10pm; Saturday, 5-10pm..."
"...Monday comes hard when the fair grounds are closed, despite fest-related workshops, in-stores, satellite shows, and enough Dr. John gigs to rename the city New Rebennack..."
"...Prior to a cameo during SXSW, Jarosz and the folk revivalists cut "Queen of the Silver Dollar" for Sugar Hill Records' Twistable, Turnable Man: A Musical Tribute to the Songs of Shel Silverstein. Old Settler Patty Griffin, who raises sand alongside Buddy Miller in Robert Plant's new Band of Joy, chops down "The Giving Tree" on the comp and returns to ACL on Monday. Get Thee Behind Me, Satan..."
"...Blue Sunshine plays as part of the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown's High for the Holidays on Monday, Dec. 27, 7pm..."
"...But how will they cope with their muted celebrity until then? "What am I supposed to say?" asks Saldaña. "On the Internet, baby, I'm so famous?" SXSW Interactive will present Red vs Blue: The Blood Gulch Chronicles at midnight Monday, March 15, at the Alamo Drafthouse Downtown (409 Colorado)..."
"...I know I really don't, but I feel like I personally know Storyville. From packed Storyville shows at Antone's and Dessau to laid-back Monday nights at Antone's with Malford and the Blue Monday band..."
"...• (Blue) Bells Will Be Ringing: H-E-B announced that it expects first delivery of the newly produced Blue Bell Ice Cream – after a listeria outbreak forced it to temporarily close earlier this year – to begin Monday at Austin stores. "Due to the limited production capacity from Blue Bell's Alabama facility," H-E-B announced Saturday, "Blue Bell will re-enter our market in five phases..."
"...Monday nights upstairs in the Continental Club Gallery are remarkable. In a living room straight out of Mad Men, privy to maybe 50 people at a time, tenor saxophonist and native son Elias Haslanger leads his Church on Monday combo back to an age when cocktail lounges pulsed blues and funk with all the righteousness of gospel music...."
"...Hulin, plus Classie Ballou, and Raa-Raa & Da Zydeco Allstarz, then embeds Saturday in a James Cotton tribute with members of Muddy Waters’ band and a whole bandstand of blues vets. Sunday, he helps ATX’s ranking soul queen Miss Lavelle White mark 88 with fellow R&B vet Bobby Patterson, while Monday he sits in with the Blue Monday Band..."
"...Despite its resident staple Blue Monday holding on at Midway Field House, the live music iteration of Antone's didn't host a single show in 2014, yet the dream of its namesake Clifford Antone remains alive. July brought news that the conglomerate of investors who purchased the historic blues brand last fall had dissolved and reformed with stronger local ties: Arlyn Studios co-owner Will Bridges, guitarist Gary Clark Jr., and Susan Antone join purchaser Spencer Wells..."
"...“We owed him a makeup show, and I’m stoked it’ll be RTJ,” enthused Williams Monday afternoon...."
"...This is part two of Godzilla Fest, as last Monday it was the original US release (complete with a baffled-looking Raymond Burr) of Godzilla, King of The Monsters tag-teaming with the mega-monster-meltdown Destroy All Monsters. So what will be adding those distinctive lizard shrieks to the balmy June air tonight?..."
"...As for the other guys you mentioned who are they? I don't know who you think you're talking to, but I'm a WWF loyalist who hasn't been involved that much with the WWE in the last few years so I, as well as a few other attendees on Monday night I'm sure, will need some help getting updated. Is Stone Cold still wreaking havoc? Is the Rock still cooking up some poontang pie? Just tell me who the Legion of Doom are going up against and I'll be prepared...."
"...• Take it from OTR, these are tough times for modern radio. KUT is replacing the late-night programming from longtime staples Larry Monroe and Paul Ray with Music With Matt Reilly, KUT's new assistant music director (Tuesday-Thursday, 8pm-12mid), and Gregg McVicar's syndicated Undercurrents (Monday-Thursday, 12mid-3am)..."
"...The hallmarks of Electroclash, a term Tee actually trademarked, are a preponderance of vocoders, "Blue Monday"-like basslines and beats, and an element of outlandishness like that of the "Emerge"ing Fischerspooner, whose gender-bending, occasionally lip-synched performances are closer to a fashion show than a rock concert...."
"...It's an assembly of talent with a pedigree that stretches from one side of the Austin music scene to the other and beyond. The idea for the group began with a conversation between Antone's Blue Monday bass player Larry Fulcher and Welbourne and Newcomb...."
"...Some insist that the Texas state capital doesn't have a music industry infrastructure – just a lot of motley musicians wandering aimlessly from club to club. Dispelling that long-held notion, the Austin Music Industry Awards drew a mind-boggling local network to the Palm Door on Sixth Monday night...."
"...From there, the Joe Scott Orchestra blasts right into “36-22-36,” and for a 12-year-old to hear that song while shooting pool with teenage hoodlums-in-training, drinking little bottles of ice-cold Coca-Cola and pretending to be a grown-up, well, life changed right then and there. Songs like “Turn On Your Lovelight,” “Stormy Monday Blues,” “Your Friends,” and others seemed to burn right off the turntable...."
"...• Former Wax and 22 Jacks frontman Joe Sib hosts Complete Control, a punk and hardcore specialty show that airs every Monday on 101X (12mid-2am)...."
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"...Two seconds shy of 30 minutes, Fats Is Back doesn't have a lot of time to spare. That's why, initially, the minute-and-a-half intro at disc's start seems embarrassingly egocentric: a dozen or so of Antoine "Fats" Domino's hits spliced together ("Ain't That a Shame," "Blueberry Hill," "I'm Walking," "Blue Monday," etc.)..."
"...And the players recognized the opportunities, never missing a chance to talk to, hang out around, or play with the bluesmen. Those Blue Mondays never sounded as good as they did immediately following a week's residency by one of the legends...."
"...Monday: Don Walser, Babes..."
"...For example, a new condo built next to a club must soundproof accordingly – and vice versa. Agent of Change isn't one of the four Omnibus policy points headed to the dais late this month, but a draft heads to the Music Commission meeting on Monday...."
"...In other municipal music news, Austin's Music Commission met Monday, welcoming newly appointed member Rick Carney. The Jesus Christ Superfly singer/guitarist and local School of Rock director has more tattoos than any commissioner in recent memory..."