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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).

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OV Exclusive: Reed Calhoun of Bee Caves Preps for ACL Madness

Austin’s music scene is flooded with underrated, under the radar artists. Everyone knows this, but no one knows just where to find them. Concealed within the crevices of south Austin (specifically The Continental Club), the hidden gem Bee Caves, a cosmic Americana band, resides. Their E.P. “Animals with Religion,” combines moody folk and psychedelic rock, filling a gap that the local Austin music scene was lacking.

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OV Exclusive [AUDIO]: Feeling the energy of the capitol city with Joyce Manor

Austin is a punk haven for artists in all places, but where else but to start at the Mohawk, one of Austin’s premiere venues that has been host to a myriad of punk artists over the years. Luckily, as Red River faces a sharp decline in venues, the Mohawk has stood against the rising tides of rent and red tape. I have seen many shows here, and tonight’s show was an experience that is difficult to put into words; however, seeing as it’s my job, I’m gonna do the best I can.

Weekly Staff Picks: Rock n’ Roll and a Little Bit of Space Travel

This week’s culmination of songs is a post-rock aural journey, dripping with psychedelic overtones and overdriven guitars from the likes of Ghostbunny‘s “Static Love” and Hunter Jones‘s “Laurel.” For those who would trade the psychedelic trip for a mosh pit, Otis the Destroyer and The Bravo hold it down with two biggest rock anthems of the playlist, “Goldfame” and “Everybody Needs a Friend.

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Pecan Street Fest turns Austin’s Dirty 6th Street into vibrant weekend festival

When anyone brings up 6th street, flashbacks to regretful nights followed by mornings of headaches are typically all that comes to mind.

However, twice a year Dirty 6th is transformed into a less chaotic, more respectable street festival. Pecan Street Festival commemorates the history of 6th street – formerly Pecan Street – as well as celebrates the diversity of art and talent that Austin has to offer.