June 7, 2012
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By Ronnie Narmour
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Every Tuesday (7:00 pm) The new, old Austin… Each week I email my column to buddies near and far…and I just got an email from an old Austin friend, Hudson Harkins, who moved his band The Hoo Doo Cats to St. Louis many years ago. Hudson wrote, “Hey Ronnie, Great to get these articles of yours. You guys sure are sportin’ some good music in your area! Looks like Port Aransas is the new, old Austin.” Yup Hud, my old friend, that’s why I live here; that, and the traffic really sucks in Austin. Stick around long enough and the world comes to you. Let’s roll…
321 N Alister * (361) 749-2337 of CD’s out, tour across the state and are on the radio charts. And, by the looks of the dance floor at the Porch last Friday, they’re doing something right. With such fun energy and rockin’ songs they should go far.
John Arthur Martinez
The Derailers played the Back Porch on June 2nd.
John Arthur Martinez played the Back Porch on May 31st. The “surprise band of the week” goes to John Arthur Martinez (Marble Falls, TX). First of all, I want to commend Susan Powell on the strength of her Thursday night bands at the Back Porch. So far, every one has been a keeper (Emory Quinn and Texas Renegade, plus Uncle Lucius and Clay McClinton are coming up soon.) Martinez played there last Thursday and was more than impressive… far more. The band was a three piece: Martinez on acoustic guitar and vocals, Kurt Baumer on violin and back-up vocals, and Brazilian percussionist, Luiz Coutinho de Souza. I’ve got to say, this mix of instruments combined with Martinez’s beautiful voice and touching original songs made for a night of amazing music. (Some of the songs he performed were co-written with the brilliant wordsmith, Mike Blakely). Martinez may be from central Texas and wear a big cowboy hat and boots, but his music is anything but stereotypical. In fact, some of it could be classified as “world beat.” This is definitely an artist to keep an eye on. What a pleasant surprise!
The storied Derailers (Austin, TX) played the Back Porch last Saturday night to a packed house. This band has been honky tonkin’ Austin for decades and is a mainstay at the famous Broken Spoke (whose musical history dates back to Bob Wills). Although the dance floor at the Porch is a little small for a band like the Derailers, the crowd more than showed their enthusiasm. It’s easy to see the influence of Buck Owens, George Jones, Roy Orbison, Elvis Presley and Charlie Rich.
Ule Jackson I had forgotten how good Ule Jackson (Texas Hill Country) was until I heard him play the Tarpon Ice House last weekend. His solo show is a lesson in preferred folk songs: Townes Van Zandt, John Prine, Guy Clark, etc. And he’s playing the obscure tracks, not just the hits. He has a deep strong voice and a well honed picking style that was very engaging. Like a true troubadour, Ule hit the island unannounced but managed to play several gigs and jams while he was here…truly a man who lives to play his music.
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Six Market Boulevard This weekend is packed with choices…
Six Market Blvd. played the Back Porch on June 1st. Six Market Boulevard (Stephenville, TX) played the Back Porch last Friday. The band was formed in 2008 at Tarlington State University in Stephenville and consists of Clayton Landau (lead vocals, harmony, rhythm guitar), Josh Serrato (lead and 12 string guitar, harmony, piano and organ), Ben Hussey (lead vocals, harmony, electric bass, stand up bass) and Dallas Neal (drums and percussion). The term everyone is latching onto these days is Americana but what I’m hearing here is good old rock and roll with a hint of country. The formula has worked well for such artists as Stoney LaRue, Wade Bowen, Jason Boland and Reckless Kelly and it seems to be working for Six Market Boulevard. They have a couple
There is a ton of music in our part of the world this weekend (June 7, 8 and 9). Take a deep breath, here we go. First and foremost, the Rockport Music Festival starts tonight (Thursday, June 7) with performances by the legendary Delbert McClinton (Ft. Worth, TX) and Austin’s hippiest chick, Toni Price. Tomorrow night (Friday, June 8) the fest goes country with the great Rodney Crowell (Nashville, TN) and rising star, Hayes Carll (Austin, TX). And on Saturday, June 9th, all heck breaks loose with a stellar musical lineup that includes the phenomenal Los Lobos
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(East Los Angeles, CA), Louisiana roots rocker, Marcia Ball (Austin, TX), The Blues Broads featuring Traci Nelson (Nashville, TN) and Angela Strehli (San Francisco, CA), Greezy Wheels (Austin, TX) and the RMF All Stars: Derek O’Brien, David Grissom and Chris Layton (all from Austin, TX). All of the acts leading up to Los Lobos at 9:00 p.m. are music compadres and it’s a fair bet we’ll see a lot of stage sharing going on. Also, Armadillo World Headquarters icons, Greezy Wheels will be playing the Back Porch tomorrow night (Friday, June 8th); zombie honky tonker, Jesse Dayton (Austin, TX) will be there on Saturday, June 9th and Americana rockers, Emory Quinn (San Antonio, TX), will be there tonight (Thursday, June 7th). Still with me? Aqua Vox, the new surf/ Brit pop band from Port A will play Sunset Sounds summer outdoor series in Roberts Point Park tomorrow (Friday, June 8th) at 7:00 p.m. Sunset Sounds is hosted by Toni Price will play the Rockport Music Festival on June 7th. Gary Masorski at Port Aransas spectacular shows to look forward to. On Parks and Recreation and is a th free event. Thank you Gary for your ongoing Saturday, June 16 , Pat Green, The Turnpike support of coastal bend artists, staged in one of Troubadours and Cody Johnson will play America’s loveliest settings! Additionally, the the Texas Game Wardens Association fishing very cool band, Reba and Her Naked Sisters tournament in the pavilion at Roberts Point th (Austin, TX) will be at the Tarpon Ice House Park. Also on the 16 , Houston Marchman on Saturday, AND the great Austin folk stars will be at the Back Porch, and Terri Hendrix Christine Albert and Chris Gage will be and Lloyd Maines will play at the House of at the Third Coast Theater in Port A, also on Rock with songwriting ace/ record producer nd Saturday. Decisions. Decisions. If you can’t extraordinaire, Jack Saunders. On June 22 , find something in there to entertain you, then the Queen of Rockabilly, Wanda Jackson, will be at House of Rock, and on June 23rd, the king you must be dead. I wish I could clone myself. of Tex Mex, Joe King Carrasco will play the On the near horizon… Back Porch. So much music, so little time! On following weekends we have EVEN MORE And that’s the truth!
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Thursday, June 7th
Wednesday, June 13th
John Cortez Blues Jam @ House of Rock Open Mic @ Executive Surf Club
Thursday, June 14th Emory Quinn @ Back Porch Delbert McClinton/ Toni Mike Milligan and the Price @ Rockport Music Altar Boys @ Back Porch Festival Sean McConnell@ Damn Quails/ Midnight Brewster Street Ice THurs. 6/7 Fri. 6/8 Sat. 6/9 River Choir @ Brewster House Street Ice House Emory Greezy Jesse Antone & the All Stars @ Antone & the All Stars @ Dr. Rockits Quinn Wheels Dayton Dr. Rockits On Blast Standup Friday, June 15th Showdown @ House of Thurs. 6/14 Mike Milligan & The Altar Boyz Davin James @ Back Rock Porch The Klocks @ Brewster 132 W. Cotter Port Friday, June 8th Street Ice House Keep the Scene Alive @ Greezy Wheels @ Back House of Rock Porch Cruise Control @ Aqua Vox @ Sunset Executive Surf Club Sounds- Roberts Point The Daze @ The Sea Wall Park Rodney Crowell/ Hayes Saturday, June 16th Carll @ Rockport Music Festival Houston Marchman @ Another Level @ Back Porch Brewster Street Ice House Terri Hendrix & Lloyd NetherMedia presents Maines/ Jack Saunders @ 517 South Alister Street JAMFEST 2012 (6 House of Rock bands) @ House of Rock Pat Green/ Turnpike Port Aransas, Tx Aloha Dave & the Troubadours/ Cody Tourists @ Executive Johnson @ Roberts Point Park Surf Club Metal Shop @ Brewster Street Ice House Hilda Lamas and the Hilda Lamas Band @ The Bar Nutz @ Executive Surf Club Sea Wall Profile @ The Sea Wall
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Guitar master, Derek O'Brien will perform at the Rockport Music Festival on June 9th.
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Saturday, June 9th
Jesse Dayton @ Back Porch Reba & Her Naked Sisters @ Tarpon Ice House Albert and Gage @ Third Coast Theater Los Lobos/ Marcia Ball/ Blues Broads/ RMF All Stars/ Greezy Wheels @ Rockport Music Festival 2nd Saturday Sing-Along Piano Show @ Brewster Street Ice House Brightly Feathered Ones/ Microphonic/ Golden Meanies @ House of Rock Soul Struck @ Executive Surf Club Destiny @ The Sea Wall
Sunday, June 10th Open Jam w/ Rockin’ Ricke @ Tarpon Ice House Ballabajoomba Poetry Jam @ House of Rock Mike Guerra & John Lopez @ The Sea Wall
Monday, June 11th
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Sunday, June 17th Open Jam w/ Rockin’ Ricke @ Tarpon Ice House Mike Guerra & John Lopez @ The Sea Wall
Monday, June 18th Open Jam w/ Antone Perez @ Doctor Rockits Acoustic Monday w/ Collin Roche @ House of Rock
Tuesday, June 19th Open Mic w/ Tiffany & the Lost Boys @ Tarpon Ice House Antone & the All Stars @ Welcome Doctor Rockits Open Mic w/ Rev. Matt Martinez @ House of Rock
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Wednesday, June 20th Flatbroke @ House of Rock Texas Moon @ Vernon’s
Thursday, June 21st Scarecrow People @ Back Porch Miranda Lambert @ American Bank Center Adam Hood/ Grady Skelton @ Brewster Street Ice House Antone & the All Stars @ Dr. Rockits Adam Carroll/ Owen Temple/ Pake Rossi @ House of Rock