Bullet the Blue Sky
Gypsy swingers Hot Club of Cowtown are a big hit on their minor-league ballpark tour with Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Nelson has joined Hot Club onstage several times, and violinist Elana Fremerman regularly sits in with Dylan. More at: www.groups.yahoo.com/group/hotclubofcowtown.
New DVDs of local interest include Stevie Ray Vaughan's double-disc Live at Montreux, Los Lonely Boys' Live in Austin (special preview Sept. 13 at the Alamo Downtown), and Sept. 7's Thickfreakness in Austin, a Black Keys show shot here by locals Jumper Productions, attached to the Akron, Ohio, duo's fresh Rubber Factor.
Scott H. Biram and sometime Hank Williams III bass-slapper Joe Buck swoop into Room 710 Tuesday on their Battle of the One Man Bands tour. Austin's John Schooley referees.
You don't have to party as hard as Rick James to check out before your time. Laura Branigan may be gone, but "Gloria" lives on anywhere there's a Girl's Night Out in progress.