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The Drink/Drank/Drunk Issue: Half a Century of the Carousel
Austin's beloved BYO club celebrates 50 years
"...There’s a reason the Carousel Lounge is still serving locals the same drinks after..."

July 10, 2013 Chronolog Post by Nate Jackson

On a Carousel
Jay Clark's Legacy
"...Big Man at the Carousel Jay Clark and his "frustrated cheerleader" Stella Boes...."

July 31, 1998 Music Feature by Ken Lieck

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
A celebration of Bobbie Nelson, a big birthday for Carousel Lounge, and more recommended shows
"...Abby JohnstonLoving You by Amanda Shires & Bobbie Nelson Carousel Lounge 60th AnniversaryCarousel Lounge, Friday 7..."

July 7, 2023 Music Column by Abby Johnston

Pink elephants, dancing waitresses, and setups only equal one of Austin's still-hidden treasures.
"...Somewhat improbably, and with precious little fanfare, the Carousel Lounge has become one of the hippest nightspots in..."

Oct. 24, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Hot Line to Jesus
Edison's Speaking Phonograph
"...Connie Behrhorst at the Poodle Dog Lounge photograph by John Carrico..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Feature by Jay Hardwig

Steady as She Goes
Li'l Cap'n Travis humbles its way into Austin's musical heart
"...pounded out by wooden boot soles. Tonight, at the Carousel Lounge, it's those damn pink elephants the band sings..."

July 2, 2004 Music Feature by Darcie Stevens

Sir Finks: Carousel Lounge, August 18
"...Sir FinksCarousel Lounge, August 18 Hyhyhyhyhyhyhyhyaaaa, wipeout! It certainly was. Just..."

Sept. 1, 2000 Music Review by Raoul Hernandez

Dancing About Architecture
A Day at the Races
"...and Rory Skagen that graces the front of the Carousel Lounge. It also features prominently in the packaging of..."

Aug. 23, 1996 Music Column by Ken Lieck

There Goes the Neighborhood
North/South/Central – redistricting the live music capital
"...quick access to the White Horse, Hotel Vegas, Volstead Lounge, the Eastern, and the Brixton fills by the afternoon...."

July 25, 2014 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

Dancing About Architecture
"Bob" Watches Over Us or: Weekend of Slack
"...Farm are having their Z.A.P. fest at the Voodoo Lounge on Saturday with Brown Whornet, ST-37, Texas Philistines, Larry,..."

Sept. 12, 1997 Music Column by Ken Lieck

Jim Stringer & the Austin Music Band: Carousel Lounge, September 30
Descriptions of live shows
"...Jim Stringer & the Austin Music BandCarousel Lounge, September 30 If someone ever possessed an appropriate..."

Oct. 8, 1999 Music Review by David Lynch

Luv Doc Recommends: Jerm Pollet’s Punk Rock Campfire Music
, Saturday, February 28, 2004
"...right places. One good place to start is the Carousel Lounge. The Carousel is exactly the type of unassuming,..."

Feb. 27, 2004 Column by The Luv Doc

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
Pride in Local Music, Brownout's 20th, the Late Joys' farewell, and more live music
"...Raoul HernandezBerlin Sessions by Brownout The Late Joys Farewell ShowCarousel Lounge, Saturday 24..."

June 23, 2023 Music Column by Doug Freeman

Critics Poll
"...Beets: Carousel Lounge..."

Jan. 2, 2015 Music Feature

Sunny Sweeney: Everybody Else Can Kiss My Ass
Sunny Sweeney strikes out on her own
"...with a Sunday night residency at the Poodle Dog Lounge ended up onstage at the Grand Ole Opry. The..."

Dec. 12, 2014 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Sad Stories and Steel Guitars
Tearjoint Troubador Ted Roddy's Country Soul
"...appearances at other dimly lit Austin shrines like the Carousel Lounge, Broken Spoke, Continental Club, and Ginny's Little Longhorn...."

Nov. 10, 2000 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

Film Encounters of the in*situ Kind
Show Me Yours, I'll Show You Mine
"...presentation of some rarely seen, experimental films at the Carousel Lounge. Since then, they have popped up with a..."

Dec. 22, 1995 Screens Feature

Best Live Music Performances of 2018
The bands and venues that kept our critics on their feet
"...Tim Stegall: Pistolators, Carousel Lounge..."

Dec. 28, 2018 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Gay Place
Snark, sass, and absurdity will be on display at the Princess Pageant
"...from DJ Isabella Von Black. Fri., Sept. 15, 9pm-12mid. Carousel Lounge, 1110 E. 52nd."

Sept. 15, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Headdress, Cavedweller, Silver Pines
Live shots
"...Headdress, Cavedweller, Silver PinesCarousel Lounge, Aug. 18..."

Aug. 24, 2007 Music Review by Doug Freeman

My Education, Bright & Hollow Sky
Live shot
"...Carousel Lounge, May 7..."

May 13, 2005 Music Review by Martin de Leon II

Life on Mars: A Tribute to David Bowie
"...Life on Mars: A Tribute to David BowieCarousel Lounge, Aug. 6 It's David Bowie for Dummies at..."

Aug. 13, 2004 Music Review by Darcie Stevens

Fivehead, Stickpony, the Pretty Please
Live shots
"...Fivehead, Stickpony, the Pretty PleaseCarousel Lounge, Jan. 16 Downtown is an uphill battle on..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Music Review by Michael Chamy

Public Notice
Church & State. As different as night / day, dog / cat, and chocolate / peanut butter. And in the U.S., supposedly as separate as oil / vinegar. What's really going on here?
"...of Austin this Friday, July 13, at the glorious Carousel Lounge, 1110 E. 52nd, in convenient Bring-Your-Own proximity, right..."

July 13, 2001 Column by Kate X Messer

2017 Music Critics Poll
Best roadshow, best new local acts, R.I.P.s, etc.
"...Freeman: Hard Luck Lounge..."

Dec. 29, 2017 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Live Shots
"...immediately becomes apparent that this is a strictly downtown lounge concept where castaways best learn to front or at..."

Jan. 16, 1998 Music Feature

Gay Place
Rebel Grrrl Burlesque's riot grrrl tribute will benefit SAFE
"...queers. Leave yer judgment at home. First Fridays. Highland Lounge, 404 Colorado."

March 3, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

Playback: Forty Nights
Forty nights of live music? Piece of cake.
"...I watched Miss Lavelle White, 85, sing at the Carousel Lounge, then caught an apprentice-level punk band, Marla Strange,..."

July 11, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Bartenders' Pick: the Best and Worst of Austin
"...that bad - just played way too much. Horseshoe Lounge photograph by John Carrico Casino Eighmey, Casino El Camino..."

Aug. 28, 1998 Music Feature

Club Comings and Goings
" emphasis on "alternative country" groups, plus roots and lounge acts. More on this one when (if?) it opens...."

Nov. 10, 1995 Music Column

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