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Hey Cowboy playing their set


Hey Cowboy! Live at Cheer Up Charlies

By Claire Barker Local Music Journalist Sydney Harding-Sloan playing synth for Hey Cowboy during their live set at Cheer Up Charlies. Photo by Claire Barker. Hey Cowboy! is an experimental synth-pop band hailing from Denton, Texas. The trio is comprised of Micah Vargas on bass, Sydney Harding-Sloan on synth, and Gaby Rodriguez on drums. Punk influence combined with bedroom pop and atmospheric harmonies create the band’s signature sound. Their first and only album, […]

todayFebruary 15, 2019 38

Acid Carousel at Cheer Up Charlies September 30 2018.


The Bright Light Social Hour EP and Release Show

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist New music from a local favorite is always exciting and a just little nerve-wracking. The Bright Light Social Hour released their newest EP Missing Something on the Austin label Modern Outsider (who host 17 other local artists including Quiet Company, Moving Panoramas and Walker Lukens) on Sept. 28. They played two release shows over that weekend and I was able to attend the second […]

todayOctober 18, 2018 48

Always at Cheer Up Charlie's


Alvvays at Cheer Up Charlie’s

by Ranisha Shipp KTSW Music During SXSW 2015, I had the pleasure of traveling to the outdoor bar & grill for the Polyvinyl Showcase. Why do you ask? I was there to see Canadian pop rock group, Alvvays. During my time on your precious airwaves, I've grown pretty found of their catchy and almost comical lyrics. Anyway, picture this; me looking super cute and somehow managing to make it to the front row. They […]

todayApril 9, 2015 8



Other Side Drive: Borzoi

Other Side Drive Borzoi, a charming punk trio, broke into the San Marcos music scene last fall. The group is comprised of student San Martians and Austinites. Taking their name from a long nosed, hairy long-legged breed of dog that dates back to the Prussian aristocracy, this group invites you to ask questions. The group will celebrate a record release show for OBN III at Beerland with Church Shoes and […]

todayMay 1, 2014 40

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