"...“This business is all relationships,” nodded Charles Attal in an exclusive interview at the Chronicle last week about billion-dollar concert giant Live Nation acquiring “a controlling stake” in C3 Presents. Myself and two of the three Charlies – Attal and Charlie Jones – bonded over our fledgling local careers 20 years ago..."
"...His newborn daughter had him up at 4am again and after he put her down, Charles Attal knew he couldn't go back to sleep, so he got dressed and walked the mile down the hill to Zilker Park. This was late September 2008 and the park's Great Lawn was in the process of being transformed into the setting for the Austin City Limits Music Festival, which would fill the park with 75,000 fans for three days the next week...."
"...The transfer takes place immediately. “I’m meeting [C3 head] Charles Attal at the building with the keys,” he stated just before 6pm...."
"...Two weeks before this year’s inaugural Sydney City Limits Festival late last month, Charles Attal felt confident about the first real “City Limits” push outside of Austin. He was also realistic in his expectations for the brand’s pair of new international festivals, SCL and Auckland City Limits...."
"...Yet if the bookers and promoters are so vital to the local music scene and the music economy, why does no one really talk about them? According to Charles Attal of C3 Presents, it's "because we're not very interesting."..."
"...Late Monday afternoon, not long after banking hours had ceased, Emo's owner Frank Hendrix was headed to the East Riverside music venue for a drizzling, 6pm rendezvous with C3 Presents principal Charles Attal...."
"...Jones' model has been the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an annual festival with a distinct, but diverse, musical aesthetic that attracts as many tourists as locals. It was only in July that all parties involved finalized plans and set Stubb's Charles Attal loose to chase talent..."
"...Chicago did in fact go loco for Manu Chao's swing last Saturday night. Third-billed headliner at Lollapalooza 2006, produced by Austin's Charles Attal Presents and Capital Sports & Entertainment organizers of both the Austin City Limits Music Festival and the Rolling Stones' Zilker Park date Chao was King Kong..."
"...The story ultimately landed on the front page of The Dallas Morning News and led all five local TV newscasts. Stubb's Charles Attal repeatedly stated that the proposed ordinance would put his club out of business..."
"...Charles Attal has spent the past five years receiving a crash course in concert economics at Stubb's. Attal co-owns and books both the restaurant's small inside room and Stubb's Waller Creek Amphitheater, a Backyard-style outdoor venue..."
"...Deserted, that is, except for a small encampment of portable buildings in the park's southeastern corner. Here, in the ACL Fest command center, organizers Charlie Jones and Charles Attal, who oversee a staff of more than 1,000 volunteers and paid workers, managed to ignore their constantly chirping cell phones for half an hour...."
"...The public hearing for Austin's new sound ordinance is, as stated here last week, today, Thursday, 6pm, at the Austin City Council Chambers, 3701 Lake Austin Blvd. The scene there may not be as riotous as was expected, however, at least according to Stubb's Charles Attal..."
"...Although the irrigation system prompted by last year's dust bowl isn't completely installed, it looks like they won't need it. "The park is as green as I've ever seen it," says promoter Charles Attal..."
"..."They don't have the facts," counters producer Charlie Jones. "Ninety-five percent of our vendors are local," says his partner, Charles Attal...."
"..."Basically, this would put Stubb's out of business," said club co-owner Charles Attal, "Not even maybe -- this is a definite." Attal said Stubb's has always operated under a "sort of self-imposed" 11pm curfew, but at 70 decibels (half the volume of 80, since decibel ratings are logarithmic, not arithmetical), "there's not a band in the city who would want to play under these conditions," he said. "And forget about any of the higher-profile road shows."..."
"...Nevertheless, Pratz and Stubb's co-owner Charles Attal recently unveiled plans to join forces and occasionally "co-promote" shows at each other's venues, beginning with October dates for Rusted Root and Dog's Eye View at Liberty and David Lindley at Stubb's. And in what constitutes an announcement equally surprising, Direct Events president Tim O'Connor has declared that he would like to meet with both Pratz and Attal to discuss a potential ceiling for what local mid-size venues will pay artists and agents in the case of highly contested bidding wars...."
"...A decade ago, then-Chronicle Music news columnist Chris Gray interviewed C3 bosses Charles Attal and Charlie Jones as they readied Zilker Park for the second ever ACL Fest...."
"..."It's obvious why there aren't more when you consider it's almost impossible to open a club when you're looking at $10,000 a month in rent," says Stubb's owner/booker Charles Attal...."
"...Harlem rapper A$AP Ferg joins homegrown concert promotions executive Charles Attal of C3 Presents, Billboard editorial director Mike Bruno, and Angela Yee, co-host of hip-hop-leaning syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club, for a discussion about tech’s effect on creation, distribution, monetization, and music consumption...."