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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.

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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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Crowdfunding, Cats and Controversy: Austin’s new Blue Cat Cafe under fire in a Gentrification war

This new hip cafe in Austin’s historic East side has become a place for cat lovers and coffee drinkers alike, but has also become a centerpiece of Austin’s neighborhood conservation and gentrification struggle.  

Weekly Staff Picks: An experimental hip-hop party in the coolest Hilton hotel lobby of all time

Step into this technicolored, bass-bumpin’  hotel elevator with me, as we go through fourteen levels of experimental hip-hop from some of the best artists Austin, Texas has to offer. These tracks have a tendency to make you feel like you are in the coolest Hilton hotel lobby of all time.