Author: Arielle Avila

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Casual Strangers Releases Second Album Pink Panther on Feb. 26

With the pressure of releasing a successful sophomore album, Casual Strangers ditched an almost complete set of tracks to move in a totally different direction. The result is an instrumental, psychedelic record that invites listeners to take the passenger seat through an introspective journey that is Pink Panther.

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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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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.