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Antone's: Home Of The Blues Review


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I didn't spend nearly as much time as Antone's as I should have during the eight years I lived there, but it was -- and is -- a great place to go to hear the blues. It's really the only blues place in town worth a damn, and Dan Karlok's documentary about the legendary establishment is here to tell you that it may be the only blues place in the world that you should care about.

Karlok's documentary is pretty straightforward: Talking heads like Marcia Ball and Jimmie Vaughan explain why Antone's is so important, and founder Clifford Antone himself takes Karlok (and us) on a lengthy tour of Antone's history and the blues in general, road-tripping around the south to Port Arthur and Louisiana. Naturally, copious musical acts break the monotony of the talking heads.

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