Category: Perspective

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Five minutes of fame: OV’s take on Austin’s thriving comedy scene

Silence your cell phones, please.

When you think of cities for comedy, the big ones that pop up are New York, L.A., Chicago. These are the biggest cities in America, and yet the Austin comedy scene has launched some of the greatest comedians of the last thirty years, including Sam Kinison and Bill Hicks.

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Local bands that should have played ACL 2015

We all know and love (or love to hate) the biggest music festival that comes to town: Austin City Limits. It is a chance to see your favorite bands perform at Zilker Park with the growing skyline in backdrop, nestled away from the downtown chaos. It brings in floods of tourists, surges on Uber rides and the best musical acts coming from around the world.

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Best Weekend Performance: That Girl Dre and Drew Davis bring soul back to the Cactus Cafe

Deep in the heart of Guadalupe Street, lays the 36-year-old bar that doubles as a live music venue: Cactus Cafe. The Cafe’s legendary acoustics and atmosphere headlined the raw, natural and local talent of That Girl Dre on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 8).