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Bands, brews and beers: Austin’s best live music coffee shops

Constantly on the lookout and trying new coffee shops, I somehow still end up at the same handful of bars. They’re the coffee shops that can give me the best of both worlds: A place where I can study while sipping on a hot cup of coffee and a place where I can procrastinate with a cold drink in my hand, listening to live music. These four coffee shops do just that and fuel my caffeine addiction show after show. Here are the best live music coffee shops in Austin that’ll have you coming back for more.

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OV gets political: On Vinyl Music hosts Electoral College Party

In the face of uncertainty and with the leadership of our nation perched precariously on the edge of a cliff — on one side reason and experience and the other a brackish swamp of bad hair and even worse policy — the On Vinyl Music staff did the only thing we know how to do well: throw one hell of a party.

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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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Old Settler’s Music Festival announces portion of 2016 lineup

Today, a portion of the lineup for the 2016 Old Settler’s Music Festival was announced. The Americana and roots music festival will be held at Salt Lick and Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood from April 14-17. Discounted early passes go on sale Nov. 14 at 10 a.m. with prices starting at $140 for a three day entry.

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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.