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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Hot Night of the Blues July 1 at Galeria 409

The Blue Kats and Los Bluzanos invite you to A Hot Night of the Blues at Galeria 409 at 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1. Special guest Gene Novagrodsky will read from original works.

A minimal $5.00 cover charge includes food, drinks and entertainment.

Galerîa 409 is located at 409 E. 13th St. in downtown historic Brownsville, one block from the Gateway Bridge. For information, call (956) 455-3599.


Blogger BobbyWC said...

One of the few things I miss about Dallas is my piano bar. There is nothing like a women or an old fashion drag queen singing at a piano bar- Judy, Liza, Barbara, Cher - and on and on and on -

Does Brownsville a piano bar? I use to be able to walk from my townhouse. It was nice I could have a couple of drinks and walk home

BObby WC

Thursday, June 26, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

I miss the big-city cultural choices -- like being able to choose on the same night whether to go to a piano bar, or go watch a French film with the local French club, or go swing dancing, or have some fantastic Thai food. We are limited in our choices here, but we're certainly not limited in our imaginations!

I went to the Galeria 409 recently to attend an event that featured local musicians -- the same one Ben Neece performed at. It was something I had never experienced here. It was a display of amazing talent at this small gallery in historic downtown Brownsville.

I recommend any event held at this gallery. The ambiance contributes to the overall experience.

Thursday, June 26, 2008  
Blogger Kurgan said... still my beating heart.

West End, Dallas. Blues Bar in the basement. The fact I don't recall the name; tells you all you need to know.

M, of the SMU heritage, there was a place, might have been "Molly's", right off Fondren.
I am probably aging myself.

27th floor, 5th Ave. NYC highrise and I am happy.


Thursday, June 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How appropriate. I just happened to have the blues myself. Not bad for $5. We have it pretty good in Brownsville.

Johnny C

Friday, June 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This post reminded me of an interview with Vinyl Dharma I read not long ago. One of the last questions was:

How is the music scene in Brownsville, Texas?

It is not happening. There isn’t that many people that support independent bands. Clubs here prefer a cover band to play for 4 hrs rather than having an original band. It’s horrible! That is why the "Valley receives no attention from record labels and huge musical events." There are not enough people supporting the arts down here. There is not enough money and spirit. Sometimes it feels like people don’t want to succeed over here. It’s such an ugly feeling.

Maybe there should be something akin to the Brownsville Film Commission to explore ways to improve the music scene; if not appointed by the City Commission, then maybe put together by the business community who would benefit from more entertainment choices in the city.

Patricia A.

Friday, June 27, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What's the saying? You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink? That's the case here. Best thing to do is spread the word to like-minded people. This blog might be a good example of that. Promote this by telling your friends and when they get there, show them what a good time is to be had by this. They'll come back to it. This will be my first blues show if I make it on time. Johnny C Goode

Friday, June 27, 2008  

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