Red Tide on TX Coast and Remembering Antonelli’s +Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar!

Hi Friends!

Good news and bad. Bad: Red tide along 20 miles of TX Gulf Coast including portions of SurfsideQuintana and Galveston have been affected – over 1,000,000 fish have died (primarily the bait fish: manhaden). Texas Parks and Wildlife posted this yesterday about the current status of the affected coastal regions. While gathering information about Red Tide along the Gulf I came upon an enlightening article that included pics of Red Tide at night. The Web Ecoist article asks: can you see Red Tide at night? The answer is YES but it’s not red…it’s blue! Fluorescent, glowing blue!

One look at these pictures and it dawned on me that if what we always labeled as phosphorous in the Gulf could have, at times, been Red Tide? If anyone has an answer or opinion about that, please leave some comments. I think I’ll take a trip to Quintana tonight to check it out and see if there’s any blue tide to be found. I haven’t seen luminous water in many years but I remember how spectacular it was. I’ll take the camera and let you know what I find.
BTW: During Red Tide – None of this (or other shellfish…sorry…that means shrimp too) should be consumed if it’s from the Gulf -
Never a dull moment on the Brazos is there?! Lots going on in the music scene, too. A few weeks ago, Pachomp! caught Bo Counts Band at Belles Landing – see what she has to say about Bo and his talented band – especially the ladies. Bo Counts Band will be back at Belles Landing this Saturday. It seems every time Bo and the band play at Belles there’s lots of positive comments about their ability to get people on their feet!
Saturday night, we saw Bo Counts Band at Belle’s Landing.  Belle’s was about half-packed, but I blame the mosquitoes for that because I’ve seen this band pack in a crowd here before. Bo Counts (vocals, guitar), has an eye for very talented band members. I applaud him for being able to sit back for a few songs and let the band play their best. Not every front man would agree to showcase their band members as much as Bo, but he made a great choice by putting Dustin Black, bass player/vocals, and Stephanie Jansky-Miller, fiddle/vocals, on the mic for a few songs.  Stephanie’s got some pipes!  The highlight of my night was when Stephanie paired up with Casey Duval, vocals/tambourine, to sing Pistol Annie’s “Hell on Heels” because that’s my theme song!  Don’t ya know?!
I’d like to thank the band members that took a minute to talk with me.  Also, thank you, thank you, thank you, to all the talented ladies that blew me away this weekend!  You make me wish I would have picked up an instrument when I was younger, then maybe I could have been lucky enough to be in Bo Counts Band.  ;)
Bo Counts Band on Mouchette Hall stage at Belle’s Landing on Saturday, July 8th
Sam David (lead guitar), Stephanie Jansky-Miller (fiddle/vocals), Casey Duval (vocals/tambourine), Pachomp!, Bo Counts (lead vocals/rhythm guitar), Steve Thompson (drums), Dustin Black (bass)
Vocals, fiddle, and bass?!  Go Stephanie!!  Go!!
Jen’s Weekly !LIVE! Music Calendar Thur. Aug 16 – Sun. Aug 19

Thursday Aug16
Th  Angleton Icehouse and Grill   Check back for updates
Th Belles Landing, E. Columbia  Matt Edquist and Benny Notgrass  Country/Americana
Th Busters Bar, Brazoria: Notorious R.O.D. & Dub D Ent.  TX Style Karaoke & Music
Th Castaway’s Surfside:
Th Club 332  (Super 8 Motel)  Clute:   DJ Juan and Ultimate Sounds
Th  Cooter Brown’s, Brazoria: Darker Side Karaoke - No Cover!
Th The Crab Trap  Sargent
Th Kicks, Angleton: Stephen Chadwick   Country
Th Kaboom Next Check back for Update
Th Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: Poker Night
Th Pier 30, Surfside: Karoake by Karoake Concepts
Th Shady’s Porch Pub , Angleton:
Th Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Digital Juke Box
Th  Sharkie’s on the Beach (Surfside)
Th West of the Brazos, Damon:   Sam C DJ

Friday Aug 17
Fr Angleton Icehouse: Check back for updates
Fr Armadillo Ballroom, Brazoria: David Glenn Country
Fr Belle’s Landing, E Columbia: Lazy J and the Dirty Shuffle Low Down Dirty Greasy Funky Texas Blues Music
Fr  Buster’s Bar, Brazoria
Fr Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside:  Check back for update
Fr Dido’s Seafood and Steak   Check back for updates
Fr The Clarion (Brazosport College): Clint Black 9/14 click here for ticket info!
Fr Club VIP, Freeport:   Country

Fr Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:   Check back for updates
Fr Kaboom Next (217 E. Park Ave., Freeport) Check back for update
Fr KC’s on the Creek: Oyster Creek
Fr Kicks, Angleton:     Stephen Chadwick   Country
Fr Iron Cactus BBQ & Grill , Sargent Benny Notgrass (1st Friday of each month)    Country
Fr Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton:  DJ Seduction
Fr Neon Moon,   Steel Country   Country
Fr Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:   James Buffaloe and his Congo Drummer
Fr Sharkies on the Beach: Surfside
Fr Willie’s Event Center (formerly Bobby Joe’s)
Saturday, August 18

Sa Angleton Icehouse:   Check back for updates

Sa Armadillo Ballroom Sour Mash  Country

Sa Belle’s Landing,  E. Columbia:     Bo Counts Band    Country
Sa  Beach Bait and Tackle, Surfside 
Sa Buster’s Bar, Brazoria:

Sa Castaway Bar and Grill, Surfside:  Check back for updates
Sa  The Clarion at Brazosport College:  Clint Black 9/14 click here for ticket info!
Sa Club VIP, FreeportDJ – Variety/Dance
Sa Dido‘s, Brazoria   Restaurant and Entertainment
Sa Fraternal Order of the Eagle #3111, (6818 Surfside Road, Hwy. 332 E, Freeport Texas 77541)
Sa Iron Cactus Grill BBQ & Grill:  Sargent
Sa  Kaboom Next (formerly The Venue 217. E Park Ave.) in Freeport -
Sa KC’s on the Creek, Turtle Cove: Billy Ray Adkins Benefit – Live Auction Raffle and BBQ Plates For Sale
Sa Kicks, Angleton:      Stephen Chadwick   Country   Country
Sa Mulberry Bar and Grill, Angleton: Spinning House  DJ
Sa Neon Moon, Bay City   Sour Mash   Country
Sa Pier 30, Surfside:   Citizen X  Pop/Rock
Sa Ronnie’s Icehouse, Brazoria: Check back for updates
Sa Rumors Nightclub, Freeport:
Sa Sandbar and Grill   Quintana
Sa Scotties Lounge, Freeport: Internet Jukebox
Sa Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton:  Brady Brown   Country
Sa Sharkies on the Beach: Surfside  
Sa VFW Hall (108 So. Ave. D, Freeport)
Sa Tammy’s Tavern, Freeport: 2 Smooth  Pop/Rock
Sa West of the Brazos: Damon  Notorious Rod  DJ

Sunday, August 19
Su Belle’s Landing, E Columbia   5-9pm Karaoke by  Winstorm
Su Cooter Brown’s Country Club, Brazoria:
Su Pier 30, Surfside:   Rock
Su Bridge Bait and Tackle, Surfside: Could be anyone who shows up and wants to jam!
Su Shady’s Porch Pub, Angleton
Su  West of the Brazos,  Damon  Classic Rock Sundays!


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Thank you Kevin Burns for sending this benefit announcement!
City of Freeport Historical Museum (311 East Park, Freeport, TX) Will be Serving Free Root Beer Floats this Saturday (8/18/12) 10:00 am to 4:00 pm! 
They want to hear YOUR favorite stories about Antonelli’s Root Beer Stand; and I know you’ve got at least one! Henry was married to my great aunt, I may be able to come up with a few :-)
Antonelli’s Root Beer Stand near Freeport, TX Library.

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