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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.

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Penny Loafer PR Hosts Pennyfest 2015: Empire Control Room & Garage overwhelmed with Texas talent

pWhat is even more impressive than the culmination of Austin and other Texas talent under one roof is that the connections of Penny Loafer PR founders and Australian natives, Rob Pascolo and Sharna Haine, put this local home run event together. This promotions company, providing opportunities for local artists from Austin all the way to Australia, masterfully put together a bill that accurately encompassed what the local music scene is all about.

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Whiskey Shivers and Wood & Wire take over Historic Scoot Inn: Bluegrass electrifies Austin’s east side

Historic Scoot Inn, packed from wall to wall last night with concert goers, who filled the air with nothing but excitement, four dollar Lone Star sweat and a haze of cigarette smoke (and not your hippie American Spirits either.)

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Un-Holy Mountain: Celebrating the last month of an Austin relic

I gotta say, I really love my job.

I arrived fashionably late to Holy Mountain on their rendition of Barbarella’s “Emo Night”: a nostalgic romp through time back to that one song that reminds you of that one girl/guy. My stuffy Uber driver shifted awkward glances towards my tattooed and pierced brethren as they meandered through the streets like a black, horn-rimmed glassed river capable of melancholy.

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Glitter Tribe Packs Swan Dive with Local Talents

Just a block short from the packed bars and long lines of dirty Sixth Street, lies a cozy, ambient venue: Swan Dive. On Sept. 10, 2015, local Austin artist management and event promotion company, Glitter Tribe, hosted a fantastic show stacked with local artists. The night opened with Waking Fable, a group effortlessly delivering sultry and soulfully rich sounds with an acoustic and subtle pop vibe.