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10-02-2007, 11:17 AM
next week i'll be in Austin TX for a job meeting.
Since it's my first time in Austin (to be honest is my first time in U.S., i'm italian), I would like some hint from you about Austin City.
I would like to know your suggestions on:
- live music places in Austin
- good drum stores to visit
- nice places or parks to go running before dinner
I think my hotel will be in downtown, near Town River
10-02-2007, 11:50 AM
Austin is the city with the most live music in the world!!!
If you love Stevie RayVaughn: Bands in his style are everywhere!!
Go to Downtown - Sixth Street -
A stroll down the city's famous Sixth Street places visitors in the midst of some 50 nightclubs and restaurants, with live music offerings of every genre anda host of colorful street characters. Sixth Street, between Congress Avenue and I-35-- 512-478-0098
10-02-2007, 03:17 PM
Just what Bernhard said. Take a stroll down 6th street and you will be in for a great experience. There will be a different band belting out tunes every 20 feet. If you like the blues then this is your journey to Mecca. Austin is beautiful country. You might want to take a drive down MLK boulevard and check out the UT campus as well. It's quite a site.
10-05-2007, 05:20 AM
Drum shops to check out:
Tommy's Drum Shop: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=1100+S+Eighth+St+austin,+tx+78704&sll=30.26757,-97.74295&sspn=0.047814,0.059481&ie=UTF8&z=16&iwloc=addr&om=1
Jeff Ryder's Drum Shop: http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=jeff+ryder+drum+shop+austin,tx&ie=UTF8&ll=30.357471,-97.742958&spn=0.191081,0.237923&z=12&iwloc=A&om=1
Tommy's is a smaller shop and might not visually impress, but it used to be a 5 Star drum shop (don't know if it still is or not..). Also, I don't know if Tommy sold off Fibes yet or not, but the factory is across from the drum shop, so you might want to see if you can sneak in a tour (no idea if that's possible or not, but wouldn't hurt to check...).
Jeff's shop is so packed with stuff you almost trip over yourself trying to get around the store. I feel like a kid in a candy store every time I go.
10-05-2007, 10:00 AM
As others have said, just head for 6th street. You're bound to find something there that tickles your fancy. Just walk by the clubs and, when you hear something you like, go on in.
10-05-2007, 06:25 PM
went to Austin for ACL 2006. It's a great city. I stayed at the Holiday Inn on Town Lake. There is a nice jogging trail for you all along the water. And 6th street is awesome. It's like a cleaner version of Bourbon street.
12-26-2007, 05:12 PM
While doing a search for Private Lessons in Austin (I just moved here) I came across this thread. I know it's a bit late now, but for anyone coming to Austin, if you are a bit older than the college crowd, check out the Warehouse District (fourth street) for a more laid back music scene.
I haven't been yet, but Antone's is world-famous too.
12-26-2007, 05:13 PM
Nice to see you around Stu. Welcome back.
12-27-2007, 07:50 AM
I heard Emo's was nice.
Apparently half of the venue is outside. I've never been but my friends drove down there to see Protest the Hero and really had a good time.
But you cant go wrong on 6th Street : )
12-27-2007, 07:58 AM
yes welcome back Stu!!
You moved to Austin - great. Hopefully we will have a chance to meet PASIC 2008...
- and a happy new year!!!
12-27-2007, 09:16 AM
6th street is certainly a cool place to go and see. During my stay in Austin for the WFD competition, Matt Smith, Daniel Rice, and I walked down the street to go and see what was up. There was a lot of music around, a lot of babes (that we tried to pick up lol), and it was a pretty cool atmosphere. But we couldn't get into any of the clubs, because they didn't allow minors (anyone under 21) and so we couldn't really check out the music that was happening inside... we could only get into the stores. But fortunately, we found a club that had no adults inside at the time, and so the people in charge didn't see the harm in letting us in... and as long as we didn't cause any mischief, we were allowed to listen to this jazz-funk group play. Good times.
12-27-2007, 08:38 PM
What's great about Austin is that you don't need a plan. Just take a cab down to 6th street and go exploring.
12-27-2007, 10:42 PM
I am playing Saturday night at the light bar 4th and congress, The Hellkats.
My name is Robert, stop by and say hello.
Must do food
Salt Lick BBQ
The Hula Hut
01-06-2008, 04:04 AM
I love austin. 6th street is so fun, it's my dream to play in some venue there.
01-06-2008, 04:06 AM
Do you live close?
My band hosts a jam night Thursdays at the Light Bar, 4th and Congress
All bands are welcome!
01-06-2008, 06:31 AM
Man, I miss Texas.. I lived there over 20 years.. and go back whenever we get back to the states..
Eat lots of BBQ Brisket and drink lots of iced tea..
Austin has one of the best live music scenes anywhere.. the folks are great, the food is better.
If we ever move back, it will probably be back to Texas.
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