Scott Laningham Music News: w/Watkins, Haslanger, Escovedo, Flanigin

Reposted from my email newsletter, dated Apr 9, 2015

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First off, these newsletters are more important than ever, since I decided to leave Facebook. For me, it was too difficult to resist its tempting allure even while the value of it seems to be waning. For me, views and traffic have suffered greatly as FB’s News Feed algorithms appear to be restricting who sees what and turning the whole thing into a paid advertisers’ playground. I decided to leave it completely and turn my attention to being more creative.

Therefor, this newsletter, as well as my Twitter account (scottlaningham) and my blog ( will be the way to stay up on my gig news and related writing. I appreciate that you continue to welcome me into your email inbox.

Upcoming gigs:
WHO: Trio with Mitch Watkins (guitar) & Chris Maresh (acoustic bass)
WHERE: The Brass House, 115 San Jacinto between 2nd and Cesar Chavez
WHEN: Tonight and every Thursday. 6-8:30pm
Short promo video:

WHO: Elias Haslanger Quintet
WHERE: The Elephant Room, 315 Congress Ave.
WHEN: Friday, Apr 10, 9:30-late
Elias’ web site:

WHO: Mike Flanigin Trio (Ballads, Blues & Standards)
WHERE: The Continental Gallery, 1313A S. Congress
WHEN: Sunday, April 12, 10:30-late
Mike’s web site:

WHO: Church on Monday
WHERE: The Continental Gallery, 1313A S. Congress
WHEN: Every Monday, 8:30-10pm
Promotional video:

WHO: Alejandro Escovedo and the Sensitive Boys
WHERE: The Continental Club, 1315 S. Congress
WHEN: April 14, 21 (tentative), & 28 , 10:30pm (one set)

So much community can happen at these gigs. Church on Monday, two-and-a-half years running, has generated a lot of sweet stories including three couples who came together while enjoying the uplifting atmosphere and top-tappin’ soulful vibe of our weekly Continental Gallery residency. People continue to talk of how Church on Monday is essential to starting their week right. Alejandro still captures it beautifully, for me.

I wish you all the best and hope to see you out at some of these performances. Your support of live music keeps us going, and growing. Without your embrace of the unique and powerful experience of live, and in particular, local music, we’d all just be playing at home.

best wishes,

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