Austin

Antone’s

Just an Austin photo that I really like!

Where actually is Antone’s these days? 😆

Austin

The Story Behind the Lucy’s Friend Chicken Sign

Kind of a funny story about the Lucy’s Fried Chicken neon sign. 😂

You should have seen my grandmother—she was really something.

This is part of a series from Austin Monthly on Austin’s most famous neon signs.

Austin

Local and Online During the Shutdown

Yeah, the Hideout Theater and basically everywhere else is closed right now. Looking for something new to do with your Saturday night besides watch Tiger King 🙄?

Maybe try the Parallelogramophonograph virtual improv show. It live. It’s spontaneous. It’s real. It’s not Tiger King.

👉 PGRAPH VIRTUAL SHOW

And unlike normal Hideout Theater shows, you don’t have to find parking downtown. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Another local options Ground Floor Theater’s “Covid Canon” online series of live play readings. 👉 KUT Story

Austin · Music

200 Austin Bands To Check Out

Here is a 40-volume set of posts (of five local Austin bands each) to check out.

👉 LOCAL BANDS YOU SHOULD BE LISTENING TO

Thousands of amazing artists call Austin home, and every night of the week you can find local bands doing their thing at dozens of venues all over town. To highlight some of the great talents you should be out there supporting, Do512 shares a weekly list of five local bands you should be listening to.

Austin

Austin Podcast: ATXplained!

I don’t know how I missed this, but there’s a podcast called ATXplained, dedicated to some very local Austin questions. For example:

  • Why Are There No Billboards On MoPac?
  • What’s The Best Way To Get Into The Chilly Waters Of Barton Springs?
  • Is It Bee Cave Or Bee Caves? And Where Are The Bees?
  • Why Does The Top Of Austin’s Tallest Building Look ‘Unfinished’?
  • How Did Texas Become The Only State With Its Own Toast?
  • Why Are There So Few Homes With Basements Around Austin?
  • Why Are You Not Allowed To Swim In Lady Bird Lake?
  • Why Is MoPac Traffic So Much Worse In The Afternoon Than In The Morning?
  • Why Do Lifeguards At Austin’s City Pools Blow Their Whistles At Break Time Like That?

Check it out! And thanks as always, KUT! 🤟

👉 ATXplained

Austin · Travel

Distinctive Destinations

Here’s a great site for finding interesting historical sites in your area or when you travel.

👉 Distinctive Destinations

This is from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, so it’s authentic and not some kind of sales pitch or ad-driven site.

Here around Austin, they list the Elisabet Ney Museum and O. Henry Museum.

You can also get a nation-wide map of more places to explore. Maps + history + real-world sites? For me, that’s heaven. 🤷🏻‍♂️

Austin

McKinney Falls

That shalt not forget McKinney Falls as a great day hike around Austin.