From Warren’s latest newsletter: “I’m sure most of you that live in Austin have heard by now that Momo’s on 6th has been shut down. It was a huge shock to myself as well as the owner and staff of the club. Basically what happened was the owners of the property were in the midst of renovations when they accidently hit a support beam. The building shifted and was deemed unsafe. Paul(owner of Momos) was given 48 hours notice to have everything out. He had to cancel shows from that day all the way to shows he had booked in May. A lot of bands and employees suddenly found themselves out of work. It was quite a mess. Paul told me he plans to relocate in south Austin at some point but for now my Sunday night residency is over. I’ve played Sundays in the club since I was 16 with the South Austin Jug Band. My band took over about 6 years ago have have missed only a handful of Sundays in that time. Many folks have asked where we’re plan to move our Sunday night shows and the answer right now is that we have no idea. We’re focused on completing the record for now and we may find a new Sunday night home this summer. I want thank each of you for making Sundays so wonderful for my entire music career up to this point. Wether you were there every Sunday or lived across the globe and came once a year on the Sunday after SXSW the band and I appreciate your support very much.”
I live in the San Francisco Bay Area and have always looked forward to any videos I can find of Warren Hood and Hoodlums or the Goods, especially from Momo’s. Glad to hear that Warren Hood and band already have some dates lined up at Austin’s Continental Club. Looking forward to the next time they make their way around the Bay Area again and sure hope Momo’s finds a new location sometime soon.
Here’s a clip of Warren Hood and the Goods at Momo’s from 2011: