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Welcome to the Houston Continental Club, located in Midtown in Houston: 3700 Main Street.

For the most up to date information call 713.529.9899 .

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Houston Continental Club: main site
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Nov. 12th, 2005 @ 01:19 pm James McMurtry
Local songwriter Hayes Carll opening up for James McMurtry tonight. (doors at 8, Hayes at 9)

article in the Chron todayCollapse )

McMurtry is always a good show!
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Sep. 29th, 2005 @ 09:09 am The Gong Show #3
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Tonight 10pm
The Gong Show
The Continental Club

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Sep. 24th, 2005 @ 11:00 am We're Open Tonight!
The Continental Club and the Big Top, like most of Houston, have come through the storm without much of a problem.
We have no damage, and we have electricity.

Tonight, the doors of the Big Top open at 8pm.
Allen Oldies Band starting around 10pm.

Sig Lagoon will be open for all your eclectic needs.
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Sep. 10th, 2005 @ 11:07 am Judy Masliyah
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Thursday's star section of the Chronicle had a nice article about block resident Judy Masliyah. Along with photographs taken in the club and next door at Sig's Lagoon.

Designer Judy Masliyah turns vintage fabrics into fun frocksCollapse )
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Sep. 8th, 2005 @ 07:15 am Katrina Benefit on Sunday
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Friday: Amazing Texas Singer/Songwriter James McMurtry, followed by Austin's grind-it-up bluegrass The Weary Boys.

Saturday: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings - modern, no... nostalgic, no... modern... Funk.

Sunday: Katrina Benefit - give generously at the door. Starts at 3pm. Joe King Carrasco, Jug o Lightnin, Norma Zenteno, Michael Haaga, Lisa Novak, and many many more!
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Jul. 28th, 2005 @ 06:24 pm Sean Reefer in the News
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The Chronicle highlights Big Top & Continental Club regular and denizen Sean Reefer:

July 27, 2005, 1:08PM

Reefer and the Boys have created a buzz

By JOEY GUERRA
For The Chronicle


Let's just get it out of the way early. Yes, Sean Reefer and the Resin Valley Boys' name is a reference to marijuana. And yes, many of the songs on the group's first disc, Texas Hill Country, mention or allude to marijuana.

With those songs, Reefer and the Boys have steadily built a pretty big buzz on the local scene. The group combines classic country, western swing, bluegrass and a touch of rock 'n' roll for a wholly original sound.

"The Texas singer-songwriter phenomenon that's come on the past five or so years — we decided we really didn't want to go down that route," says drummer Neal La Croix. "We've played in front of punk-rock crowds. We've played in front of biker crowds, rockabilly crowds. Everybody comes away from the show feeling good."

Reefer himself channels Hank Williams (the original), from his matter-of-fact delivery to his spot-on yodeling. The group even hosts a Hank Happy Hour every Thursday at the Big Top.

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Jul. 23rd, 2005 @ 05:43 pm Banjo & Sullivan
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Jesse is a regular at the Continental Club, whether it's his solo act, with the Road Kings, or sitting in with someone else.

There's some 30 second audio clips on the Chron web site, if you want to give it a listen.

July 21, 2005, 4:48PM

Dayton discovers fiction pays

Rockabilly musician fits the bill for film

By MICHAEL D. CLARK
michael.d.clark@chron.com
Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle


Beaumont native and local rockabilly favorite Jesse Dayton has found that fiction can be pretty lucrative. It can also be plenty fun.

After more than 15 years of making a stylish rock-country hybrid best categorized as "NashVegas," Dayton got an unexpected phone call from monster metal-head Rob Zombie.

"The voice on the other end says, 'This is Rob Zombie,' " says Dayton. "I'm like, 'The rock 'n' roll guy?' "

The reason for Zombie's call: He needed somebody to create music for Banjo & Sullivan, a fictional country music duo that goes missing, presumed to be part of the body count in Zombie's new carnage-fest film The Devil's Rejects.

"It was really all out of left field how it came about," Dayton admits.

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Jul. 14th, 2005 @ 08:40 am Local Loss: Tim McGlashen
Tim McGlashen of The Buddhecrush recently passed away. Our Condolences.
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Jul. 11th, 2005 @ 10:50 pm Wednesday: Vibe Committee
You should come out and check some good local tallent - Vibe Committee. A bluesy funk band with a flute player and a female singer. Also, soon to record a new album. Until then, you can grab some MP3s from their web site and the Chronicle's...

Vibe Committee
thier blog
their web site
Chron site


and props for using the Houston cityscape in their photo!
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Jul. 3rd, 2005 @ 09:51 am July Calender
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Here's the calendar for the upcoming month.



July 2005Collapse )

You can always get updates at the website's calendar or call 713.529.9899
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Apr. 30th, 2005 @ 10:12 am May Calendar
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Here's the calendar for the upcoming month.



May 2005Collapse )
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Apr. 27th, 2005 @ 10:16 am Steve Poltz
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We received an email from Bobnoxious of Austin who said:
Lance and I saw Steve Poltz last night at the cactus.

It was another kick ass show…about 2.5 hours worth with Stinky, the box playing percussionist, playing all sorts of furniture.

http://www.poltz.com

He’s playing the Continental in Houston tonight... highly recommended!
So, you should come check out the Poltz this evening. He hits the stage about 10pm, cover is $8.

Also, next door at the Big Top (never a cover) is the Light Rock Express.
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