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By Christopher Gray, September 9, 2005, Music


No two Southern locales have a stronger kinship than Austin and New Orleans. Besides an almost obsessive appreciation for food, drink, and music, both steamy cities share an overall tempo much more relaxed than the rest of the country. But, when it comes to marshaling money and supplies for our beleaguered neighbors to the east, Austin has been anything but slack. A number of benefits were held over Labor Day weekend; many more are in the early planning stages. What follows is as complete a list of relief shows as TCB had Tuesday afternoon. All proceeds from the following shows go toward the American Red Cross and/or other organizations aiding New Orleanians' long journey toward recovery. Please do what you can. For a complete listing of Katrina-related relief efforts, see Politics, p.28.


1) ATX Magazine's Fall Fashion Fling at Emo's outside, with the Chapters, Pompeii, and Cassette. Free chair massages for Katrina evacuees; donation points for clothing, nonperishable food items, and cash.

2) What Made Milwaukee Famous, the Glass Family, the Lord Henry at the Parish.

3) Jerry Jeff Walker, Jack Ingram, and 1100 Springs, presented by KVET/KASE, at Stubb's. Doors at 7pm.


4) "Katrina Is a Bitch" benefit at Austin Daze, 1300 E. Fourth: Carolyn Wonderland, Echo Base Soundsystem, King Tears, Groovin' Ground, Blaze, Brownout!, and more. 6pm-2am.

5) ATX Magazine's "Fall Fashion Fling" at Redrum with the Mack Price Trio, 2 Guy Trio, and Ameritrash. See Thursday for details.

6) "Long Live New Orleans" fundraiser, featuring the Waxploitation DJs, at Red's Scoot Inn. Special set of New Orleans funk at midnight. DJs also spinning classic New Orleans R&B and soul 6-8pm at Gene's PoBoys, East 11th Street and Rosewood Avenue. $5 donation suggested.

7) Cyril and Gaynielle Neville, their son Norman Caesar, and Papa Mali & the Instigators at the Saxon Pub. Not a benefit per se, but "these people need to work," says the Saxon's Dave Cotton.


8) ATX Magazine's "Fall Fashion Fling" at Tambaleo with Sydney Price and DJ Toddy B. See Thursday for details.

9) New Orleans Relief Fund Jazz Band at the Austin Farmers' Market, Republic Square Park. 10-11:30am.


10) Saints football and music all day at the Shoal Creek Saloon.

11) This Damn Town, the Apeshits, and the HotRails at Beerland.

12) Elizabeth McQueen & the Firebrands and Brothers Lazaroff at Hole in the Wall.


13) Heybale!, Jon Dee Graham, Fastball, Alejandro Escovedo with Charlie Sexton, Ian McLagan & the Bump Band, James McMurtry, and Dan Dyer at Antone's. $20.


Next Friday, Sept. 16, finds Marcia Ball, Joe Ely, Delbert McClinton, and Asleep at the Wheel at "Sixth Street for Bourbon Street," which will close down UT's bacchanalian drag from Red River to Congress... Clifford Antone, meanwhile, is organizing a Sept. 21 benefit at the Frank Erwin Center. Willie Nelson has signed on to headline... Abra Moore, King Tears, the Golden Apples, Jade Day, and Greg Vanderpool of Milton Mapes play a fundraiser and collection drive at Ruta Maya Sept. 21. The South Congress coffeehouse is also hosting a hip-hop benefit Sept. 29 and offering free cover at its Sept. 18 Queen hoot night for Katrina evacuees... Marcus Allen, Broken Down South, Rocket Surgery, and the Gustavo Rodriguez Band play a benefit/collection drive Sept. 24 at the Rosemount on Williamson Creek, 4509 E. St. Elmo Rd.... Mike Dickinson of Chicken Ranch Records wants to put together a benefit; interested bands and clubs should e-mail


The Austin Music Co-op is housing several displaced New Orleans musicians and their families... Cyril Neville of the Neville Brothers and Funky Meters has relocated to South Austin, telling the Chronicle's Daniel Mottola, "People here have made me feel so welcome"... A Web site aiding displaced New Orleans musicians is at Sara Hickman, Tee Double, and many other local musicians are donating the wholesale costs of CDs sold at to relief efforts... Beerland bartenders have started a "Red River Relief Fund," reachable at 7111Ú2 Red River, Austin, 78701... Because of Katrina, KOOP radio (91.7FM) has postponed its fall fundraising drive. Call 472-1369 for details.

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