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Mid-30's looking for Stevie Ray live music

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Mid-30's looking for Stevie Ray live music

When I was last in Austin, 10 years ago, I went to several places that were playing Stevie Ray tunes (or same style).

Where would you suggest 4 35 year olds (i.e. not a college hang out) guys could go hear that type of great music?

Thanks.

Also....anyone want to describe the SOCO scene and if it is within walking distance of the dtwn Hampton Suites?

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1. Re: Mid-30's looking for Stevie Ray live music

Live music lovers come in all shapes, sizes, and ages in Austin, so don't worry about feeling out of place anywhere you go, as long as you ditch the preppy clothes and stay very casual. As for the type of music you are looking for, go to auschron.com for the music listings and explore there, and when you get into town, grab a copy of the Chronicle most anywhere. New edition (hard copy and online) every Thursday. As might be expected, you will have the most choices Thurs to Sat, but can find something most any night.

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2. Re: Mid-30's looking for Stevie Ray live music

For quintessential Texas music check out any of the following venues.

Broken Spoke http://www.brokenspokeaustintx.com/

The Continental Club http://www.continentalclub.com/

Emos http://www.emosaustin.com/

Cactus Café www.utexas.edu/student/txunion/ae/cactus/

I’d also reccomend a quick drive down I-35 just before New Braunfels to Gruene Hall, http://www.gruenehall.com/ Texas’ oldest dance hall. The Grist Mill is a great restaurant, shopping, and wine testing are also available.

Shopping at SoCo – South Congress is a funky hip area just south of the Congress Street Bridge. While shopping with kids is not necessarily the best idea there are several shops they’d be interested in. Check out Lucy In Disguise: Costumes and props, vintage clothes, and other fun accessories. Terra Toys: as the name implies. Yard Dog http://www.yarddog.com/ an art gallery, I always see cool, funky art there (usually out of my price range, but definitely fun to browse.) There are also plenty of restaurants that are kid friendly Amys Ice Cream http://www.amysicecream.com/ (an Austin institution and not to be missed) now has a store here. I’d also recommend Magnolia Café http://www.cafemagnolia.com/, especially for breakfast.

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3. Re: Mid-30's looking for Stevie Ray live music

For the country side of Texas music, try Antone's, Broken Spoke, or Continental Club. Cactus Cafe on the UT campus is a very cool little venue, more of a sit-down place for acoustic performers, folk, etc. Emo's is one of the big venues for alternative rock, but the crowd will make you feel OLD! Two of my favorite venues for rock are Stubb's and The Parish. You can check out any of these places at auschron.com.

SOCO is worth a few hours, with lots of funky shops and a few restaurants. Definitely check out Uncommon Objects. It's a pretty long walk from downtown though. Of course in this kind of heat, four blocks is a long walk.

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4. Re: Mid-30's looking for Stevie Ray live music

Do you mean the BLUES?

or do you mean tasty live electric guitar?

go to EGOS on South Congress right at Riverside Dr...or the Continental Club on S Congress ( Stevie played there often before 'hittin) or try the Red River district along Red River st downtown- about 15 good clubs along that strip ( my personal fave is BEERLAND ) . Also, don't be afraid of ANTONES (home of da blues).....you can walk or hop on the downtown Dillo buses for free.