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.
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.
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.
Oct. 29, Sidewinder, a reinvented merger between Red Eyed Fly and Red 7, hosted a power-packed local lineup: The Bravo, Ghostbunny, Otis the Destroyer and MCG.
Last Friday, October 16th, On Vinyl Music set up shop at Rainey Street Hookah along with Human Influence Garment Haus clothing to throw a party with some of Austin’s best underground DJ’s. Here’s what you missed:
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.
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.