OV Recommends: Six of the Best Local Residencies


Austin is known for the coming and going of the biggest names in music. With the constant flow of concerts circulating the city, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Where is the consistency? Where is the authenticity? We’ve attempted to help find just that with a list of a few local Austin residencies that are worth checking out. From loud, funky brass tunes to interactive comedy sketches, there’s something out there for everyone.


Louk-Cox-Mason-Hankamer-InterrobangTaking the soulful sounds of NOLA to the streets of Austin, Interrobang, an 8-piece brass band, brings the funk downtown. Start the weekend off with a bang at Swan Dive‘s first-Fridays with On Vinyl’s favorite up-and-coming brass band.

Bee Caves: Thursdays at the Continental Club

Bee-Caves-bandAustin natives Bee Caves deliver a diverse mix of sounds featuring sultry folk and moody psychedelic rock to one of the city’s oldest live music venues. Join the quintet on Thursdays at the Continental Club, hosting legends since 1957.

Atash: Tuesdays at Flamingo Cantina

atashAtash returns to its hometown sharing the sounds of the world with ATX. Voted Best World Music Band six years straight, it’s only fitting that Atash is the September and October residency at Flamingo Cantina, a downtown oasis that stages reggae, worldbeat, latin and ska music.

Rob Gagnon: Tuesdays at The New Movement

The-Sandbox-Rob-GagnonComedian, producer and nice guy Rob Gagnon fearlessly creates a show that is one part stand up, one part improv that’s all about breaking convention. The Sandbox is presented by Gagnon and other guest comedians every Tuesday night at The New Movement.

The Coordinates: Wednesdays at Strange brew

The-CoordinatesEnjoy the soothing harmonies and rich chords of The Coordinates (respected by our staff for their alumni status at St. Edward’s University) on Wednesdays in the intimate setting of Strange Brew Lounge Side. The venue is dedicated to creating a space for primarily listening, a perfect setup to appreciate the band’s blend of folk and psychedelic music.

Warren Hood: Wednesdays at The ABGB

Warren-HoodSinger-songwriter and instrumentalist Warren Hood brings feel-good music to happy-hour on Wednesdays at The ABGB. Showcasing his vast musical talents, Hood performs a spectrum of sounds ranging from his background in bluegrass and folk to his more recent endeavors in jazz and rock.