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Critics Poll
"...Cheapo Discs, Brent Grulke, Traci Lamar Hancock, Ronnie Montrose, Maurice..."

Jan. 4, 2013 Music Feature

Cheapo Records to Close
Black Friday comes early for one Austin record store
"...11am press release this morning announcing the close of Cheapo Records, owner Jason Shields sounded resigned – sad. “I..."

Nov. 20, 2012 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Roller Derby Update: 8/7/10
Putas vs Hellcats and traveling Texecutioners
"...a fund-raising car wash on Saturday, August 7 at Cheapo Discs (914 N. Lamar) from 11.30am 'til the suds..."

Aug. 7, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Roller Derby Update: 7/24/10
TXRG championship while Lonestar rolls on
"...Tickets available online or at Playland, Rio Rita, and Cheapo Discs. $12 advance, $15 on the door. Oh, and..."

July 24, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

This Charming Wham
Texecutioners host Charm City Roller Girls Sunday
"...Tickets available online or at Playland, Rio Rita, and Cheapo Discs. $12 advance, $15 on the door...."

June 24, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

The Art of Roller Derby
Chief Acevedo to blow whistle at Texas Rollergirls bout
"...door On sale at:, Playland, Rio Rita, and Cheapo Discs..."

May 23, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

New to Town
Check out these new Downtown restaurants for your mid-SXSW snacking

March 12, 2010 Food Feature

City Hall on Wheels
Mayor Leffingwell to kick off Texas Rollergirls' 2010 season
"...door On sale at:, Playland, Rio Rita, and Cheapo Discs As always, see you on turn two...."

Feb. 27, 2010 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Off the Record
Freddie's Place unplugs, crate digging for Record Store Day, the second coming of Arc Angels, and sitting stage left at Austin City Limits
"...has posted double-digit increases over the past few years. Cheapo Discs, Antone's Records, and Backspin Records all cited similar..."

April 17, 2009 Music Column by Austin Powell

Day Party Crawl
"...Cheapo 11th Anniversary Day Party..."

March 20, 2009 Music Feature by Greg Beets

The Making of an Endorsement

Oct. 24, 2008 News Feature

Emerald City Blues
The parking-lot crisis
"...that an agreement to lease the needed spots from Cheapo Discs across the street was in the works, and..."

Oct. 10, 2008 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Hang With the TXRG This Weekend
Double-header of fundraisers this weekend: One for the Texas Rollergirls, one with them
" the Hustler Fundraiser and Manic Fun Day at Cheapo Discs on N. Lamar, 2pm-7pm Sunday Aug. 10. This..."

Aug. 8, 2008 Sports Post by Richard Whittaker

Day Party Crawl
"...Lunch With Chicken Ranch RecordsCheapo Discs, Thursday, March 13..."

March 14, 2008 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Cheapo Man
Down on the Street turns her camera on.
"...record store clerks. Meet Jeff Pettit, aka DJ Jefe, Cheapo Discs' go-to for alternative, punk, garage, surf, and soundtrack..."

Jan. 28, 2008 Music Post by Shelley Hiam

Cute Band Alert!
The Carrots hand-clap their way into your heart.
"...jaded, cynical out-of-town friend to see the Carrots at Cheapo Discs during SXSW, his eyes lit up for the..."

March 30, 2007 Music Post by Audra Schroeder

Ghostland Observatory goes to the opera, Friday Night Lights goes to the Broken Spoke, SXSW goes to France, and everyone else stays home because of the ice storm
"...Spoon and Scratch Acid, plus one scene filmed at Cheapo Discs and two at the Broken Spoke, including a..."

Jan. 19, 2007 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Halloween tricks and treats from the Rolling Stones, Pet Shop Boys, White Ghost Shivers, and Palm School Choir, while yet another Austin outdoor festival is born
"...Oaks at the stroke of 2am. Tickets available at Cheapo Discs and See Music Listings for all the..."

Oct. 27, 2006 Music Column by Christopher Gray

Best SXSW Showcase / Best Local Set
Storming SXSW 2006, the aftermath
"...Margaret Moser: Guitars a Go-Go, Cheapo Discs, Thursday, March 16..."

March 24, 2006 Music Review

Asobi Seksu
"...Asobi Seksu at Cheapo Discs..."

March 17, 2006 Music Review

Planet Rock
Austin, Texas, SXSW 2005
" this showcase was, Saturday evening's all-request in-store at Cheapo Discs was even better. Let's hope it's not another..."

March 25, 2005 Music Feature by Greg Beets

Everything Must Go
Tower's last hours
" pull it off," says Jason Shields, owner of Cheapo Discs, which is holding strong just down the street..."

June 25, 2004 Music Feature by Matt Dentler

The Hole (birthday) enchilada, record store bargains, and Scott Weiland's screed
"...and had a couple of floods"... At construction central, Cheapo's Jason Shields says business had only dropped about 10%..."

May 21, 2004 Music Column by Christopher Gray

in-store (and booth)-o-rama
" (and booth)-o-ramaTop left: Petty Booka serenades Cheapo Discs once again; top right: one wink from the..."

March 19, 2004 Music Review

Baby, Let Me Follow You Down
Can record stores survive the digital age?
"...thrown into overdrive the move of music from compact discs to portable hard drives. In December, Apple announced iTunes..."

Jan. 23, 2004 Music Feature by Jim Caligiuri

Dead & Buried
Recapping 2003
"...One was purchasing three copies of KGSR's collectable Broadcasts discs, two as gifts. "Just buy one," said her friend,..."

Jan. 2, 2004 Music Feature by Raoul Hernandez

After a Fashion
Stephen gets on all fours for the holidays. You heard it here first.
"...Salon 303... Get your fabulous retro pinup calendar from Cheapo Discs and photographer George Brainard. Featuring luscious lovelies in..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Column by Stephen MacMillan Moser

Outer-space transmissions picked up by recent dental work

Dec. 19, 2003 Music Column by Christopher Gray

One More Time
Wrapping up SXSW 03: Saturday Showcases
"...Marten-trod fliers. Porter Hall was supposed to play at Cheapo Discs Sunday, but singer Gary Roadarmel's voice was the..."

March 21, 2003 Music Feature by Jerry Renshaw

"...Shandon Sahm plays 3pm Thursday at Cheapo Discs, 5pm Friday at the Crazy Lady, and Elysium's..."

March 14, 2003 Music Feature by Christopher Gray

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