"...We have received news that the property that Cheer Up Charlies sits on has been sold and the new owners have given us notice that our current lease will be terminated on January 15th...."
"...A neighborhood disagreement over the interpretation of a sound ordinance further restricts how late Cheer Up Charlies may play music, possibly reducing the East Side late night hot spot to an afternoon-only hangout. Will it – and by extension, the rest of East Sixth Street – be able to survive?..."
"...If we've said it once, we've said a thousand times: there's no such thing as a boring night home alone in Austin. This evening, for example, you can mingle with indie film peeps, view tantalizing sneak peeks of little-seen moving pictures, and dance/drink/socialize yourself silly at Cheer Up Charlies, courtesy of Cinema East...."
"...Ralphie Hardesty says he often hears from straight guys after a set, "Hey man, I'm not gay, but you're really funny." As the Chicago transplant is quick to note onstage, "That is not how being gay works." But the clumsy compliment speaks to both Hardesty's skills at stand-up and his ability to make LGBTQ-specific comedy accessible across the sexuality spectrum. I mean, how many other Y chromosome carriers have gotten to perform at the XX-centric Ladies Are Funny Festival? Hardesty has also been a major force in the storytelling showcase Greetings From Queer Mountain, monthly at Cheer Up Charlies, and in getting Chicago's Encyclopedia Show going in Austin for a time..."
"...9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River..."
"...JD Samson, of groups Le Tigre and MEN, is in town September 1st for SAVE THE NOISE! at Cheer Up Charlies. JD recently talked to the Gay Place about community, art and activism...."
"...The crowd at Cheer Up Charlies eagerly awaited the inaugural performance of Austin’s only drag king troupe. The smooth, subtle confidence of each king combined with perfectly lip-synced verses to retro romance hits drove the ladies mad..."
"...I had a quickie chat with Jeremy of Mouthfeel and his awesome upcoming event at Cheer Up Charlies...."
"...Benefiting Equality Texas, and VIPers drink free! Sun., March 27, 2pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133..."
"...Thu., March 3, 9pm. Cheer Up Charlies, 900 Red River, 512/431-2133..."
"...Despite unforgiving Austin sunshine beating down all day Saturday, throngs of people packed the inside and outside of Cheer Up Charlies. The Lost Weekend day parties, pulled together by BrooklynVegan and the local Sound on Sound Fest – replacement for Fun Fun Fun Fest – closed its three-day for brave souls needing to squeeze in six more hours of music...."
"...Before internet rap sensation Lil Yachty’s set of high-life quotables and sing-song delivery, proceedings Wednesday night at Cheer Up Charlies remained introspective and subdued behind Chicago poet and rapper Noname and indie-pop singer Tei Shi at the SXSW showcase for JanSport...."
"...Modern Outsider’s SXSW showcase proved why the imprint earned repeat honors for Best Local Label at this year’s Austin Music Awards. Taking over the inside stage of Cheer Up Charlies, a stellar local lineup kept the house packed throughout the night...."
"...• Holy Wave with Laser Background, Children of Pop, & Michael Parallax [image-8] 9pm at Cheer Up Charlies..."
"...How many friendships and relationships have been made or strengthened at Cheer Up Charlies? On Fourth Street? At the departed Chances or Cockpit Club or Kiss & Fly? I, for one, will never forget San Francisco’s Lexington Club, or D.C.’s Phase 1, both of which are gone today...."
"...Eyelid Kid releases Hometown on July 29 with a show at Cheer Up Charlies that will feature the Taylor twins dancing and band member Sam Jordan – not featured in the clip – on drums. Beane, who acted, directed, and edited footage for “Landscape” can be seen on The Flash Tuesdays, 7pm CT...."