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).
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.
Barbarella’s in Austin, a bar known for its awesome vibe, great drink specials, and the always interesting themed nights. Tonight, Barbarella’s will be hosting its monthly “emo night” also known as Tears and Beers.
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.
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.“
There are novice DJs and then there are thriving yet under-appreciated artists such as Casual T.
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.
In the spirit of collaboration, we feature four local music-inspired projects taken on by Austin creatives who also understand the culture of desk naps and coffee-turned-cold and are well worth supporting.
This week marks the final one for Austin’s most notable music venues, Holy Mountain, which has paved a reputation of being an incubator for Austin artists on the rise and hosting one of the most intimate set ups in town.