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First Concert: Steve Wertheimer
Continental Club and C-Boy’s Heart & Soul owner revisits Dazed & Confused
Music Story  September 20, 2018
"...Steve Wertheimer Owner, Continental Club, C-Boy's Heart & Soul, Avenue Barber Shop, Dave's Perfection Automotive..."

To C-Boy, With Love
Continental Club maverick Steve Wertheimer pays tribute to his mentor – with a nightclub
Music Story  January 31, 2014, by Michael Corcoran
"...Steve Wertheimer spent more than half a million dollars and 18 months of his life in order to answer the question he kept hearing over and over for the official grand opening on New Year's Eve...."

After Hippie Hour
Casper Rawls takes over the Continental Club's Tuesday's Hippie Hour.
DAILY Music  September 13, 2007, by Jim Caligiuri
"...After 15 years, Toni Price played her last Tuesday early evening gig at the Continental Club in April. Price has since moved to San Diego, but she left a huge hole in the SoCo venue’s schedule that left owner Steve Wertheimer scratching his head as how to fill it..."

A Room With a View
Steve Wertheimer prepares to open a second Continental Club -- in Houston.
Music Story  May 26, 2000, by Christopher Gray
"..."It basically feels like a grown-up version of what's in Austin." Steve Wertheimer is standing on the debris-strewn platform that in a few weeks -- knock on plywood -- will host the likes of Mojo Nixon, Jon Dee Graham, Jimmie Vaughan, and maybe even the Jayhawks. It's soon to be the stage of the Houston Continental Club, which, provided all goes according to plan, will bring a touch of South Congress to the nation's fourth-largest city. With 50-foot ceilings, 4,300 square feet, 25 tons of air conditioning, and a 28-foot bar, the building at 3700 Main certainly has the potential to be a nightclub emporium the likes of which Wertheimer's beloved Austin establishment only hints at..."

Austin soldiers on beyond SXSW with hot rods, SPAM, and puking
Music Column  March 28, 2003, by Christopher Gray
"...If there's anything Continental Club owner Steve Wertheimer likes better than Toni Price or Jon Dee Graham, it's tricked-out, custom-built hot rods. He can often be seen cruising to and from the South Congress venue in his ground-hugging "Black Dahlia," and this weekend Wertheimer and his compadres in the Kontinentals car club are once again hosting the Lonestar Rod & Kustom Round Up..."

Beware of Bingo Narcs!
On July 18, an investigator from the Texas Lottery Commission's Charitable Bingo section informed Continental Cub owner Steve Wertheimer that the club's bingo night was illegal --way illegal. Why?
News Story  August 2, 2002, by Jordan Smith
"...That's pretty much how El Orbits' bingo night at the Continental has transpired since its founding two years ago. On July 18, however, an investigator from the Texas Lottery Commission's Charitable Bingo section informed Continental owner Steve Wertheimer that the bingo was illegal -- way illegal..."

Q: What do you get when you combine the Continental Club, Trophy's, and the Rome Inn? A: C-Boy's.
Music Column  May 4, 2012, by Kevin Curtin
"...The times they are a-changing for Trophy's. Owner Dave Sprauer has partnered with Continental Club honcho Steve Wertheimer to turn the five-star dive bar into a modern day juke joint..."

Night in, Night Out
Steve Wertheimer describes working longtime Austin clubs
News Story  October 8, 2010, by Richard Whittaker
"...It wasn't just because its iconic neon sign appears on nearly every "Greetings From Austin" postcard. Since taking it over in 1987, owner and booker Steve Wertheimer has taken the former burlesque joint and punk pit back to its roots as a roots and rockabilly haven..."

Dancing About Architecture
Ritalin Kids sign a record deal; Steve Wertheimer gets wet all over.
Music Column  August 18, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"..."It was a wet weekend," sighs Continental Club owner Steve Wertheimer, well on his way to developing an aversion to water that would rival that of W.C. Fields..."

Maintaining the World's Most Expensive Record Collections
Austin's Small Label Scene
Music Story  September 15, 1995
"...Usually, a friend of a band sees his pals struggling unsuccessfully to scratch the itch to make a record, and finds himself volunteering to issue the slab himself. Undone's Christian Caperton was a Sound Exchange employee caught up in the excitement of co-workers Craig Koon and Roger Morgan launching their respective Rise and Unclean imprints, and inaugurated Undone with johnboy's initial 45, "Calyx." The Continental Club's Steve Wertheimer used the Naughty Ones as an excuse to initiate Continental Records..."

Playback: FREE WEEK!
2014, you're up
Music Column  January 3, 2014, by Kevin Curtin
"...› Steve Wertheimer's new nightclub C-Boy's Heart & Soul opened Saturday night bearing no resemblance in sight or smell to Trophy's, the former rock & roll ashtray that used to occupy the South Congress space. The dimly lit club, which will specialize in soul, blues, and R&B, features an upstairs lounge, back deck, and a tinsel-backdropped stage for weekend entertainment..."

Dancing About Architecture
Our resident Marshmallow Peep relates the news and hearsay in and around the Live Music Capital...
Music Column  July 27, 2001, by Ken Lieck
"...As intimated in Stephen Moser's fashion column last week (of all places!), there's a good chance that playing the Continental Club may soon net you a much larger audience than can fit into the beloved South Congress venue itself. As stated therein, Die Krupps founder Juergen Engler, currently of, owns the old recording studio next to the club, and this week, Continental owner Steve Wertheimer confirmed he's interested in the idea of opening up the wall between the venue and the studio to produce live recordings from his club..."

Step Outside
California's Smoking Ban... Coming to a Club Near You?
Music Story  February 13, 1998, by Michael Bertin
"...Based on the figures from those nights, Continental owner Steve Wertheimer corroborates Luneberg's stated correlation between drinking and smoking. "It's been my experience in the past that when we've done smoking and non-smoking shows that the ring is bigger on the smoking shows," says Wertheimer, adding, "I'm talking $1,000 to $1,500 difference between what the first group imbibes versus what the second group does."..."

Rock and a Hard Place
Balancing the Austin Music Ledger
Music Story  December 1, 1995
"...While it's important to note they are the exception, and that they both admit their technique is based more on emotion than smart finance, it's interesting that the two clubs most often cited by musicians as the most consistently cooperative and straightforward payers in town, the Continental and the Hole in the Wall, both feature untraditional payment methods that often lead to dipping into bar sales. So although bands at the Continental work for the door, the bands and owner Steve Wertheimer say the club believes in its bands' drawing power so strongly it's not in the business of sending bands home with dismal payouts...."

Leon Bridges Comes Home
Ft. Worth soul sensation Leon Bridges returns for Austin's second-biggest music festival
Music Story  October 1, 2015, by Jim Caligiuri
"...Steve Wertheimer, owner of C-Boy's and both Continental Clubs, had the young soulster on his radar before almost anyone else and harbored zero doubt that his clubs would be an ideal match for Bridges' sound and style...."

Off the Record
The fast and the furious: the sentencing of J Kapone, Steve Wertheimer's Hot Rod Revolution, and 'How to Tour in a Band or Whatever'
Music Column  November 19, 2010, by Austin Powell
"...After five years in the Bay Area, the Hot Rod Revolution rolls into the Seaholm Power Plant on Saturday, Nov. 20, thanks in no small part to Continental Club owner Steve Wertheimer and Lucky Lounge's Will Muntz (see "Kontinental Krew," March 26, 2004)..."

The Astros' World Series run prompts memories from longtime fans, and memories of smoking in local bars will stay just that
Music Column  October 28, 2005, by Christopher Gray
"...World Serious Walking out of the UT-Texas Tech game last Saturday, TCB happened across Continental Club owner Steve Wertheimer. The Horns had just whipped the Red Raiders to, barring a Vince Young injury or other major catastrophe, clear a path to January's national title game in Pasadena, Calif..."

On Any Sunday
Continental Sunday nights at Heybale's two-step cotillion
Music Story  June 24, 2005, by Margaret Moser
"...Any night you go in there you can see folk music, blues, rock – Grady, Toni, Honky, Gypsy Jazz Swing, Heybale, all kinds. It's obvious [owner] Steve [Wertheimer] just loves music..."

Dancing About Architecture
The Mercury enters a new orbit, how to build your own music festival, the Continental Club get's a new big brother, plus more food for thought about buildings and songs
Music Column  February 11, 2000, by Ken Lieck
"...Part of the assurance in its continued existence is that unlike most of its species, it's capable of reproduction. As reported here before, a Continental Club is soon to be born in Houston, and this week owner Steve Wertheimer let loose with a bundle of details about his new pride and joy..."

Austin Music Industry Award Winners
Business and non-performer accolades precede the AMAs
DAILY Music  March 7, 2016, by Raoul Hernandez
"... Politics were otherwise in short supply, but emotions ran deep. Austin Music People staged awards within an awards show and touched Continental Club backdoor guardian Dianne Scott to tears with an Unsung Hero AMP trophy, while her benevolent boss Steve Wertheimer was moved to recall his parents’ disappointment in his becoming a “saloon owner” instead of a doctor or lawyer..."

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