Hey All: I remember when myself and Gordie first came down to Austin to play with Whipper for the month of August 2003. It was kinda like a working holiday. Whipper had set up gigs every Monday at Antones, every Tuesday at The Continental Club and various weekend shows.
The first time that we played the Continental, we showed up an hour before showtime to a packed house listening to Toni Price. At the time, we were wearing suits. It was August in Austin, with temperatures between 100 and 105 fahrenheit. As we loaded our gear into the club through the sweaty hippies and drinkers, we immediately started sweating. By the time we were set up on stage we were wet. By the time the first song was over, we were soaked and by the end of the set we were drenched. Both myself and Gordie like to sweat, and it seems like the hotter and sweatier it is, the more we rock.
Later in the month we played outside at Auditorium Shores at 4PM facing into the blazing hot sun.
I remember one of Dale Watson’s band members being astonished that we could wear the suits and still have so much energy in the baking heat. I asked him if he’d ever played much in the east, and he said that he had not.
“Have you ever played a show on New Years Eve, outside when it is snowing and minus ten degrees Fahrenheit?” I asked. He couldn’t say that he had.
Well let me tell you folks, we would much rather play a show in the broiling hot sun, than play in the snow in sub zero temperatures when your hands go numb after 5 minutes and after 10 minutes you are so cold that you just want to die.
It’s summertime in Austin and it’s time for some sweaty hot Continental Club shows.
The Continental Club
1315 South Congress Ave
Frank Mustard Project 10:00PM
Amplified Heat 12:30AM
Chili Cold Blood: 12:30AM
So join GRADY and some of our favorite local Austin Bands for an ice cold Lone Star Beer, come on down and watch us sweat…