Austin360 Artist of the Month check-in: Continental sounds of Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few

Monte Warden & The Dangerous Few perform at The Continental Gallery on Thursday, July 28, 2016 in Austin, Texas. Erika Rich for American-Statesman

Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few at the Continental Gallery. Photo by Erika Rich for American-Statesman

When we announced Monte Warden & the Dangerous Few as our Austin360 Artist of the Month for August, we brought the band into our video studio for a performance of their song “Black Widow.” That clip accompanied our feature story on the band earlier this month.

But we’ve also spent some time checking out their shows this summer at the Continental Club and Continental Gallery, the flagship live music venues on South Congress. The band has been holding down the Thursday slot in the smaller upstairs Gallery space for a few months now. Every now and then, they also play on Sundays downstairs in the larger Club room. (They’ll be there again on Sept. 4.)

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The band plays all original material recalling the glory days of classic crooner pop. Joining Warden are trumpeter Erik Telford, keyboardist T. Jarrod Bonta, drummer Mas Palermo and bassist Craig Pettigrew (with Brent Wilson subbing on occasion). Here’s a taste of what it sounds like at the shows:

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