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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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Communion Austin residency debut: The Eastern Sea, Bee Caves & SAFIA

Communion, an artist-led organization based in London focused on creating a sense of community among established and emerging artists across the globe, teamed up with Glitter Tribe, an Austin based event promotion and artist management company, to launch the inaugural Communion Austin residency at Historic Scoot Inn on Oct. 29.

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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.