"...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...."
"...Grizzly Bear (ACL Live at the Moody Theater) Cannibal Corpse, Power Trip, Blanck Mass (Mohawk) Citizen, Hotelier, Sorority Noise, Alex Napping, Great Grandpa, Oso Oso (Empire Control Room) Washed Out, Austra (Emo’s) Lindstrom, Juan Maclean, Cap’n Tits (Cheer Up Charlies) Naughty Bits, Sure Thing (The New Movement, 616 Lavaca)..."
"...Within 10 seconds of Saturday evening fanfare and introduction at Cheer Up Charlies, Make-Up mastermind Ian Svenonius stood atop the shoulders of some delighted audience member. Stuck down the singer’s throat, the mic overloaded with howls..."
"...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..."
"...Lone Star Zine Fest is bringing Central Texas’ mini-mag-makers together this Sunday at Red River hangout Cheer Up Charlies. The gathering will exhibit the work of over 30 zine artists, publications, and libraries..."
"...A new October residency is creeping and crawling all over Cheer Up Charlies. Caleb De Casper, Austin's piano-playing singer/songwriter/performer, will host horror cabaret every Sunday, complete with costumes, local performers (such as Gretchen Phillips and Total Unicorn), and he might also eat your heart out – literally..."
"...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...."
"...Amid the laundry list bills of Free Week's scatterbrained showcases, last Wednesday at Cheer Up Charlies delivered resonate indie-folk penned for Lockhart enclaves and West Texas plains, all untouched by Austin's impatient bustle...."
"...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...."
"...Austin’s psych rock gods smiled down on Levitation’s Thursday kickoff for an amiable rendezvous across Red River. In a double feature of established local explorers, Holy Wave commemorated an album release at Cheer Up Charlies, followed by Ringo Deathstarr’s homage to astral rock down the block at Beerland...."