Seems the Mink has found an old movie projector and is planning to put it to good use this evening. After a couple of Charlie Chaplin shorts, the bar will screen the superb 2007 documentaryJoe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten
, and even provide free popcorn. "A makeout row can be provided on request," they add. Doors at 7; no cover. The Beaumont Enterprise reported today that Scout Bar Beaumont, the hard-rock hub of the Southeast Texas city's Crockett Street Entertainment Districtwas shut down permanently this last weekend for "non-financial reasons,"
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according to the Crockett Street property manager. Rocks Off has also heard the club's counterpart in San Antonio will be closing soon as well. We emailed Scout owner Thomas Wilson for more information, but have not heard back yet.
Front-runners to replace the Beastie Boys, who canceled all tour dates and postponed their upcoming album release Monday to allow Adam "MCA" Yauch to recover from salivary-gland cancer, at the Austin City Limits Music Festival: the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. At the moment, this is just an educated guess - the YYYs were just named to replace the Beasties at Lollapalooza, and have a friendly relationship with ACL/Lolla producers C3 Entertainment. Also, the trio has not brought its tour supporting this year's It's Blitz to the South and Southwest yet, and has a whopping hole in its fall tour calendar. Rocks Off promises to shut up about Roky Moon & Bolt someday, but not today. The knock-your-socks-off local glam-rockers are looking for a sax player who can blow like King Curtis or Clarence "Big Man" Clemons to further flesh out their sound. If that's you, contact Bolt via MySpace or Facebook. Bolt's next gig is August 9 at Free Press Houston's Summerfest in Eleanor Tinsley Park. Chamillionaire is picking people at random to win a copy of his new Mixtape Messiah 7. Buy new single "I'm So Gone (Patron)" at iTunes and email either a screen capture or receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org. Then holla at him via Twitter and cross your fingers. Just announced: Butthole Surfers at House of Blues Thursday, September 24.