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Faster Than Sound: Spider House Ballroom Will Cease Live Entertainment
Longtime local venue converts to arcade bar following co-owner misconduct allegations, code violations, and artist payment delays
Music Column  February 7, 2019, by Rachel Rascoe
"...Following South by Southwest next month, long-running North Campus hub Spider House Ballroom will no longer function as a live music venue. Owner Conrad Bejarano plans to convert the space into an arcade bar, with alterations starting this month...."

Sexual Misconduct Allegations Against Spider House Co-Owner
From Facebook post to public statement ...
DAILY Food  October 27, 2017, by Jessi Cape
"...The statement informs that Spider House will be conducting an all-staff meeting – “in which we will discuss all implications, and take care of any concerns; the whole community is invited to join” – on Monday, October 30, 2pm in the Spider House Ballroom...."

Spider House Co-Owner Files Civil Suit Against Partner and Former Employee
Legal action responds to 2017 sexual misconduct claims
DAILY Food  November 21, 2018, by Sarah Marloff
"...John Dorgan, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, has filed a civil suit against his business partner Conrad Bejarano and former employee Jeremy Rogers. The suit, filed on Oct..."

Sparks Flying Over Spider House
Owner files suit after sexual misconduct scandal
News Story  November 29, 2018, by Sarah Marloff
"...Jeremy Rogers and his wife Tiffany Paciga have launched a GoFundMe appeal in response to a lawsuit filed against Rogers by his former boss John Dorgan, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom. The couple, who released an "open letter" via Facebook in October 2017 accusing Dorgan of attempted sexual assault against Paciga several years prior, are hoping to raise $10,000 to retain a lawyer and cover legal fees...."

999 Eyes Freakshow & Surreal Sideshow Takes Over Spider House
Just for a Sunday, but the weird vibes will reverberate through tiiiime
DAILY Arts  March 9, 2013, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...The 999 Eyes crew has been touring for months now, and are finally returning to Austin – and doing a welcome-back gig at the Spider House Ballroom on Sunday night. With That Damned Band, no less..."

A Tangled Web at Spider House
A culture of heavy drinking and late nights, alleged sexual misconduct, and a lawsuit all pull on the threads of a poisonous time at the campus-area cafe
News Story  December 20, 2018, by Sarah Marloff
"...On a brisk Tuesday afternoon in December, Spider House Cafe and Ballroom isn't exactly bustling, but it's far from empty. College students, alone and coupled, sit outside drinking beers or working on laptops, likely unaware of the legal and moral drama happening behind the celebrated social spot's wooden doors...."

Spider House Co-Owner Fires Back at Business Partner in Court
Conrad Bejarano responds to John Dorgan’s libel and slander charges
News Story  January 10, 2019, by Sarah Marloff
"...Conrad Bejarano, co-owner of Spider House Cafe and Ballroom, has filed two responses to a lawsuit brought against him in October by business partner John Dorgan. On Dec..."

In the Bounce House with Comedian Danny Palumbo
2015’s Funniest Person in Austin is cooking on all burners
DAILY Arts  November 18, 2015, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...[Note: Bounce House. That’s the new name of the comedy showcase, formerly called Jazz Cigarette, that Palumbo and Aaron Brooks host at Spider House Ballroom on the second and fourth Monday of every month.]..."

The Mob House Rules
Trail of Dead introduces their new epic release to the world
Music Story  January 28, 2005, by Christopher Gray
"...Appreciating this, industry behemoths Interscope Records signed the group in 2001, making them the only Texas-based act on the label and, rumor has it, the reason East Village art-punks the Yeah Yeah Yeahs came aboard a year later. Their résumé includes well-received appearances at the Reading and Coachella festivals, and a sold-out two-night stand at New York's Bowery Ballroom upon the release of 2002 Interscope debut Source Tags & Codes..."

Austin’s Funniest People Recap 2017
The Year In Review, just as it says on the tin. You know, the tin.
DAILY Arts  December 26, 2017, by Wayne Alan Brenner
"...This Year in Review show at Spider House Ballroom on Thursday night, listen, it’s one of those can’t-miss deals...."

Free Week Live Shots
Spider House Ballroom, Jan. 7
Music Story  January 12, 2017, by Doug Freeman
"...Spider House Ballroom reached capacity by 10pm, weather forcing the dual stage setup to shift inside and cram the front of the lineup onto the small bar-side stage...."

Slam It All On The Stage
Poetry comes alive at Austin Poetry Slam!
DAILY Chron Events  January 30, 2014, by Josette Chen
"...Austin Poetry Slam is a weekly event held every Tuesday at Spider House Ballroom. Poetry slams structure like sports tournaments..."

Let's Get Hitched!
Free Austin wedding event exercises new rights
DAILY Qmmunity  July 14, 2015, by Kate X Messer
"...Andy Campbell). Next door, in the Spider House Ballroom, the Brasil Grooves Summer Series will keep the evening chugging along...."

Land Ho
After a rocky few months, the Vegan Yacht finds smooth sailing at Spider House
Food Story  May 29, 2014, by Melanie Haupt
"...Despite the fact that Spider House is ostensibly a coffee shop, patrons walk past Beware Coffee as they enter through the parking lot, where they can also grab a brownie or $4 toast from adjacent pastry trailer Fresh Baked. While the Vegan Yacht occupies a cozy corner on the west side of the outsider-art-themed garden space, another nook reveals the Love Balls takoyaki trailer, while the Greek Original Gyros trailer stands sentry outside the Spider House Ballroom...."

Hot Burrito To-Go Weekend in Marfa
Ready for your indie-rock weekend getaway?
DAILY Music  August 31, 2012, by Zoe Cordes Selbin
"...Despite sounding like a Taco Bell promotion, the Hot Burrito To-Go Weekend in Marfa comes out of Austin courtesy of the Spider House 29th St. Ballroom..."

Gaming Calendar
or, whatcha gonna do this week
DAILY Screens  August 8, 2013, by James Renovitch
"...TX Chip Spider House Ballroom (2906 Fruth) Thu., Aug. 8 (aka tonight), 8pm..."

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Venues
Where to find the funny in town
Arts Story  March 30, 2017, by Robert Faires, Wayne Alan Brenner and Sean L. Malin
"...Spider House Ballroom 2906 Fruth, www.spiderhouse.com..."

Gay Place
The Gender Unbound Art Fest will spotlight the work of trans, intersex, and gender nonconforming artists and musicians
Columns  September 22, 2016, by Sarah Marloff
"...23, 5-9pm. Spider House Ballroom, 2906 Fruth, 512/480-9562..."

Shit-faced Shakespeare
Highbrow meets lowbrow for an irreverent happy hour take on A Midsummer Night's Dream
Arts Review  February 4, 2016, by Stephanie Carll
"...Shakespeare purists and prudes beware: Magnificent Bastard Productions' Shit-faced Shakespeare is not for the easily offended. Unsanctimonious and rife with sexual innuendos, the UK hit has crossed the pond to Boston and now Austin, bringing its irreverent and inebriated rendition of A Midsummer Night's Dream to Spider House Ballroom..."

Finding the Fun in Porn With Peep Show
Local comics keep it relatively clean and boner free
DAILY Chron Events  October 10, 2018, by Shalavé Cawley
"...But the real meat of the evening is yet to come. Peep Show, hosted by comedians Zac Brooks and Lisa Friedrich, is a free monthly event at Spider House Ballroom featuring live commentary on adult films...."

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