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16 f' SQUARE AM PH ITH EATR E 11th and Red River June 2nd )bby Bridger June 3rd Allen Damron June 4th "ie San Antonio J~ne 9th i111 Kurt V:m Sickle I I IJune :tOth III Mike Williams I I IJune 1.h I I |Beto and III the Fairlanes III Lat niazz Ill 476-6064 business hours I!1476-3511 evening of concer III AUSTIN'S III ENTERTAINMENT III ALTERNATIVE II/box office open at 7:30 IlL--concert begins at 8:34 FOR BOOKINGS, CALL (512) 459-5234 OR (512) 451-3641 Professional Musicians LEAD GUITAR " BASS DRUMMER COUNTRY'ROCK BAND ROADHOUSE PRODUCTIONS 478-3610 Appearing This Week- JUNE 1-2 BINGO BAND / DYNAMIC BOOGIE BAND FROM DALLAS (NO COVER) JUNE 3-4 HOWLERS ($2.00 COVER) JUNE 5 JOHNNY DEE & THE ROCKET 88'S ROCK & ROLL OF THE 50'S ($2.00 COVER) JUNE 7-8-9 BUTCH HANCOCK & HIS BAND (NO COVER) JUNE 10-11 MOTHER OF PEARL ($2.00 COVER) The Bl, le Beats & The Reason "What we're trying to do," says Buddy Banks of The Blue Beats, '% some emotion." And their material does just that. It's a mixed bag of old blues, and the more soulful rhythm and blues of the mid-sixties. Songs by Etta James, Howlin' Wolf, Wilson Pickett, and Jimmy Walker , included in the Blue Beats set. Actually, the name of the band is The Blue Beats, Featuring The Reason Wh Reason Why consists of two female vocalists, Eloise Burrell and S they add a whole new dimension to Blue Beat performances. The Blue Beats are one of the few bands in recent Austin history scene cold and begin to make waves quickly. Recently they have been Alliance Wagonyard, Antone's, and the Rome Inn, playing that club last Doug Sahm. Buddy thinks the reason for the band's increasing popularity is that finally opening up. "For a long time," he says, '~lues here in Austin had a bad name. as sad music, or down music, but it's not. At least not to me. Blues get me me off." Banks believes too that recent musical trends, like disco, punk rock, and country, have left the blues pretty much unchanged, at least locally. 'There's always been good people here doing the blues. The Cobras started Alexanders Garage,just like we did, and they've been doing the blues for a ld Doug Sahm has too, though maybe not so much as the Thunderbirds or the a lot of his roots are in that music. The Thunderbirds are a gutter blues they're serious about their music. If you know those old, old blues know how serious they really are. It's not a copy either because they're themselves." The Blue Beats have been together a relatively short time, even members have been playing for several years. Banks and Joe SiddonS, guitarist, have been hooked up for three years. Together they have bands as Showdown and The River City Rockets prior to coming together other members of the band. ~ i Still, they are a young band, not calloused to the point that they wont amplifier unless someone pays for. it. Their obvious plus is enthusiasm. 'It's a good thing in certain ways," says Banks. '%ike I feel good about Short, the bassist.) He'd never played bass before he got to us, but he guitar and he liked the band so he sold his guitar and bought a bass. all of us. I'd never played keyboards before. John Staton played the fiddle plays tenor saxophone too. Even though he has played drums for many years, H.T. Young had some time before getting back into music with The Blue Beats. Br~ instruments has kept enthusiasm up and created a sort of magic. Banks explains it this way: 'It's like when a certain combination of together, that gives the unit, together, a sort of magic. That's definitely girls have added to this band." Right now the band is searching for new material and dream of down version of the old shows at New York's Apollo Theater. e 1 112 W. 6th 472-6349 Austin's Only Down Home Pub Wed., June l BINKER D Thurs., June 2 KERRVILLE WINNER TIM HENDERSON / & MARILYN SCOTT Fri,, June 3 BINKER D Sat.. June 4 KERRVILLE WINNER JUBAL CLARK Sun., June 5 CLOSED Mon., June 6 BINKER D II Tuo II MICHAEL JAMES IIII \ 47e-OSllO ' ~i REVIVES LIVE MUSIC IN AUSTIN HAPPY HOUR 3-8 P.M. SHOW IS BORN ::S" , :ii KRIS K STOFFERSON RITA' coOL PLUS SPECIAL GUEST BILLY SWAN ,ik ~.JAr~IVlIII,.J#--II,/'~ATIII I' AV, * * * * AUSTIN MUNll JUNE 11th 8PM AUDITORIUt TICKETS INNER SANCTUM, DISCOVERY RECORDS, jOSKE5 "" SAN MARCOS: DISCOVERY RECORDS Texas Sun-June 3, 1977