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Austin-American Statesman: HOLE, FILLED

By Joe Gross - Thursday, July 10, 2003

The Hole in the Wall is back in business as a live music venue, with bands starting much earlier in the evening than at other venues, which the Hole hopes will draw in patrons who have 9-to-5 jobs. Austin musician (and local music promoter) Paul Minor and new booker (and longtime bartender) J. Beaman have lined up 7 p.m. shows from now until the end of August. (Sunday shows start later.) Beaman says most of the groups will play at least "two hour-long sets." There is still no cover at the door.

The Hole also announced the return of the Sunday night "Rock and Roll Free For All." Plans are for Minor's band Superego All-Stars to play a set at 8:30, a special guest to go on at 9:30 and a jam session at 11 p.m., with all the music wrapping up at the "user-friendly hour of midnight." This Sunday's special guest is Austin Music Foundation "Incubator Artist" grant winner Tucker Livingston. Beaman also said that local songsmiths Mark Ambrose and Jackson (one name only) will be doing a songwriter's showcase on Monday nights starting at 7 p.m.

Those of us who like catching "The Daily Show" before drifting off to sleep at a reasonable hour applaud the Hole's efforts.

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