Hi y’all, we are back! Nick has moved on to bigger and better things so I decided to see what I can do with this little site to bring you the best of Austin. -Brian (Austinite 6 years and counting)
The Greatest Songs About Austin You Never Heard Of - Nothing says cool like a vinyl LP released in 1989 to boost tourism. This is a listen you won’t regret!
Buzz Mill 2.0 - The Buzz Mill you know and love is trying its luck north of Lady Bird Lake.
Roman Style In Austin - That old run down convenience store on South Congress is now back and better than ever.
Your Trip Downtown Just Got More Expensive - Everything costs more in Austin, including the parking….
Get Your Mac On - Who needs BBQ when you can have the best mac and cheese all in one place.
Bring Out Your Inner Wizard - Movies in the park is still ongoing. Time to relive your Harry Potter childhood.
Friday is Bike to Work Day - Check out the 40 fueling stations with free coffee & snacks, there’s also a great Bike After Work Party at Cheer Up’s this year.
Sorry, closed for Comedy at Shed on Thursday - Great local comedy show benefitting Out Youth.
The 2nd weekend of the West Austin Studio Tour is this weekend - Download the mobile app to help plan your route and check out some great local artists, presented by Big Medium.
Unplugged at the Grove featuring Charlie Mars is on Thursday night - Bring a blanket and some buds but get there early.
The AVP Austin Open is this weekend - Beer, sun, volleyball, free? Yes, please.
COTA bike nights are ongoing, every Tuesday night this summer - Take your bicycle out to COTA and ride the super smooth racing track.
The Austin Record Convention is this weekend @ Palmer - Level up your tape cassette and vinyl collection, in true Austin fashion.
Blues on the Green kicks off next Wednesday - First up, Jamestown Revival with Sir Woman.
Franklin is getting close to opening up his coffee & taco truck - Now the question is, which line do you stand in?
New book highlights the stories behind 100 of Austin’s best musicians - release party tonight @ ABGB 6-9
Some other Holiday Light Trails - ya know, if the Trail of Lights crowds are too much
Loving the ACL lineup this year - Sept. 30-Oct. 2 & Oct. 7-9
Stuff your face at the new revolving sushi bar - Our first one?
The Paramount announced their summer classic film series - Purple Rain, Labyrinth, Space Jam and a bunch more
Transmission Events(FFF & various major venues) purchased - Excited to see what Graham does with the new business
4/1 Friday - 4pm - St Roch’s
4/3 Sunday - 1pm - Rattle Inn - 2lb. portions. Pre-purchase available.
4/3 Sunday - Whislers - Delicious drinks, live music.
4/3 Sunday - 1-5pm - Infamous Brewery
4/9 Saturday - 1-6pm - The Goodnight
4/9 Saturday - 1-10pm - Whip in
4/16 Saturday - 12pm - Uncle Billy’s
4/23 Saturday - Swamp thing festival - 7k pounds, a lot of live music. Sounds like a cluster.
4/23 Saturday - 5:30-10:10pm - LoneStar Crawfish Festival @ Stubb’s - Pat Green & Blue Water Highway Band
4/24 Sunday - 3:30-7:30pm - Crawfish & Croquet @ Fiesta Gardens
Hopefully everyone survived SXSW, back to the normal schedule.
Woah, great selection for the Movies in the Park Series this season - Bueller, Sandlot! & other classics.
Tickets for the very last X Games Austin are now available - Including Blink-182, G-Eazy.
Oh, I’ve also re-branded as ‘The ATX Brief’ since it’s a brief newsletter about Austin :) Hopefully the name makes a bit more sense than ATXup(who would pick a name like that??).
I’ll see you at the first ever Lone Star Beer - Texas Heritage Festival - Celebrate all things Texas, ya’ll.
Fun fact: P. Terry’s goes through 63,500 pounds of potatoes per week. source
Monthly Austin subscription box - Delicious locally made items curated and sent to you once a month.
Willie Nelson & Jimmy Kimmel say farewell - Some great local flavor laughs.
We’re getting a Voodoo Doughnut shop - The Portland based donut shop will be opening a new location in Austin.
The Complete Greenbelt Guide - Perfect weather to get out and go hiking now.
Austin Television Festival - Almost sold out but it looks like they’ll have some great premieres and some notable guests in attendance.
Interview with the owners of Patika - The story behind their first brick-and-mortar.
Guide to bat season - Ever have questions about the bats? It’s all in here.
Parties with free drinks - mmm, free.
Live stream of SXSW with SXSW On - Some really cool programs in here, excited to see this out here.
Vertical Cinema debuting at SXSW - How tall is that screen??
Official City of Austin SXSW permit list - Well this makes finding parties incredibly easy.
Texas bill filed to legalize marijuana? - Oddly enough, in the name of the lord. “Everything that God made is good, even marijuana”.
Antone’s returning for SXSW - woot, it’ll be great to have this venue back downtown.
Great collection of Austin murals - Highlights a bunch of great local mural artwork.
It’s always a good time to get into vinyl - Great highlight of local shops and reasons to own vinyl.
Local stand-up comedian spotlight piece - Part of the Stag! comedy group and working on a comedy album.
Zilker Kite Festival! - Kites in trees and hitting you in the head, yay. But seriously, it’s fun.
1959 aerial photo of Austin - There used to be a baseball field by Butler Park?
Travis county first to issue same-sex marriage in Texas - Yay for Austin and equality!
Willie Nelson movie starts filming next month - Excited for Willie, he has a great story to tell.
Sundance is coming to Austin? - Free, mini sundance, nifty.
The Cathedral of Junk mini doc - If you’re not familiar with it, interesting little documentary and tour.
13th Floor Elevators reunion show in Austin - It’ll be a good year to be at Psych Fest.
Unlimited live music subscription service expands to Austin - Subscription based concert tickets, great way to see more music.
Local label will have a music showcase during SXSW - Another way to keep it local during SXSW. Also, the full music schedule for SXSW is live.
Oldest bar in Austin looking for new owners - Scholz Garden looking to hand over the reins.
Great video work of downtown Austin - Follow the pro BMXer Chase Hawk around town.
5 new spots opening on the eastside - coffee, food, beer, and more.
Free cheese week by Antonelli’s - Only a few days left, the last day is Friday.
World of Beer opening in Austin - 500 bottled beers and 50 taps.
Another proposed “Pocket Patio” - Really like these European style patios.
Seasonal veggies to plant right now - Get that garden going.
Austin’s getting a cat cafe - Yah, keep it weird
Untapped - craft beer and indie music - 65+ brewers, 200+ beers, and great music
Summer X Games lineup announced - It’s back for round two, music lineup is a bit interesting…
The new Chi’lantro brick & Mortar is open - 200 square feet of deliciousness, treat yo self.
Austin Oyster Festival is coming up - 3rd annual deliciousness
Sawyer and Co. going in the old Arkie’s Grill - A little history of Arkie’s and Sawyer’s tribute to Arkie’s.
Moontower fest lineup announced - Wanda Sykes, Patton Oswalt, Marc Maron, Maria Bamford, T.J. Miller, Pete Holmes, and more.
Infographic about why everyone is moving to Austin - A lot of interesting data lovingly compiled into a useful infographic
15 minute podcast about the history of the moontowers - Really interesting background about the moontowers, via Reddit
Welcome to the weekly ATXup newsletter, a condensed weekly newsletter without a bunch of fluff.
Ramen Tatsu-Ya is opening their second location on South Lamar - Just as delicious and more seating.
SXSW Music Wristbands go on Sale tomorrow - Great deal but these go really fast.
City council holding town hall tomorrow on improving public enagement - If you can’t make it, you can always stream it at atxn.tv
We’re getting a Hyperloop! - No details on where yet but thanks Elon!
Austin based healthy lifestyle companies - Local companies to support when you’re being a bit more health conscious.
2nd Annual Austin Bacon and Beer Festival - mmm, delicious.
Discussions starting around a subway system in Austin - I’m still a fan of Frog’s proposal.