Gin Jones & Co. @12am, Rosie Flores @10:00pm – $12 cover at the door @9:30pm. No advance tickets. 21+ only.
Gin Jones and Co. are a four-piece brother act. Just a couple of guitars, bass, and drums, like it was all the bar could find on a short notice. To hear youngest brother Gin tell, that’s just how it happened. “Our dad [the late Pill Jones] was kind of a legend in central Texas, being with the Original Dime Box Band, and before I…us all moved to Austin, I spent most of my teens in little bars up and down 71. I can’t say the names because of TABC…but even before I could drink, most times you’d find me in those places, because I just wanted to lead a band, and see how Dad did it.
Beginning in the late 70s with her rockabilly punk band the Screamin’ Sirens, Rosie Flores has been crafting a pioneering career in the roots underground. She was an integral part of the LA New Traditionalist scene that gave rise to Dwight Yoakam and Los Lobos, recorded with West Coast roots icon Ray Campi, swing masters Asleep At The Wheel, and rockabilly and riot grrl icons Janis Martin and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Wanda Jackson on the seminal (and thoroughly kick-ass) album The Rockabilly Filly. Rosie also raised funds for and produced the posthumous Janis Martin album The Blanco Sessions released in 2012.
Her top-notch guitar playing is always revelatory. Tell her (or us) she plays good “for a girl” at your own peril—there are few out there who play with the mix of virtuosity and wild energy than she does.