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Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Principal Maggie Lea Takes on Breast Cancer
Cheer Up Charlies co-owner reflects on business and mental health evolution following diagnosis. Meanwhile, the Convention Center expansion gets approval by Music Commission, and Project ATX6 announces a new lineup.
"...Cinema East. The two eventually joined forces to run Cheer Up Charlies, which relocated to Red River. Their artistic..."

Sept. 13, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

“Save the Noise” on east 6th street with Cheer Up Charlie’s
Party all day until they make you turn the music off.
"...Music is being threatened on the eastside, and Cheer Up Charlie’s needs your support today as they turn..."

Sept. 1, 2012 Events Post by Courtney Byrd

KVRX Fest 2019 at Cheer Up Charlies & Symphony Square
"...KVRX Fest at Cheer Up Charlies on May 10, 2019..."

May 14, 2019 Photo Gallery

Qmmunity: A Well-Deserved Celebration for Cheer Up Charlies
And so many hot events, we can't reco them all!
"...sweaty bodies, a tiny one-room venue. I soon learned Cheer Up Charlies was a gathering space for all kinds..."

April 19, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

Cheer Up Charlies Owners Take Over Rio Rita
Tamara Hoover and Maggie Lea plan to re-open the East Austin bar by 2020
"...Hoover and Maggie Lea, owners of Red River club Cheer Up Charlies, signed a lease on the business last..."

Nov. 21, 2019 Food Post by Rachel Rascoe

Faster Than Sound: Cheer Up Charlies Booker Trish Connelly’s Thoughtful Curation
Community outpours support for booker’s multiple sclerosis treatment, city opens first for-profit venue assistance program, and Las Cruxes’ storefront shutters
"...Even before Trish Connelly arrives, the buzz begins. Outside Cheer Up Charlies ahead of its second annual DreamGaze event..."

March 29, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Hot Summer Nights at Cheer Up Charlies
"...Mama Duke, and Jane Leo took the stage at Cheer Up Charlies on Aug. 4 as part of Hot..."

Aug. 9, 2022 Photo Gallery

Drip Drop 6: Black Pride Edition at Cheer Up Charlies
"...Austin Black Pride festivities. The crew took over the Cheer Up Charlies dance floor – inside and out –..."

June 10, 2019 Photo Gallery

Cheer Up Charlie's New Red River Digs
East Sixth fixture moves into storied space with warm gay memories
"...Hold up, Santa Claus! We knew you couldn't possibly leave our..."

Dec. 30, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Cheer Up Charlie's Soft Opening
Your AggreGAYtor strikes a pose beneath the pink ’chute
"...Cheer Up Charlie's, the iconic but no-longer-Eastside venue, now occupies..."

Feb. 19, 2014 Qmmunity Post by David Estlund

Cheer Up Charlie's Out, La Corsha In
East Sixth game-changer faces a new owner and lease non-renewal
"...Christmas came early for the gang at Cheer Up Charlie's, taking the distinct form of a big..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

Neighborhood Misses Cheer Up Charlie's
"...Dear Editor, The legendary Eastside bar, Cheer Up Charlie's, was forced to vacate recently by their..."

Jan. 31, 2014 Postmarks

Sorry, Charlie, Too Much Cheer
Silencing a bar that's been coming through loud and queer
"...interpretation of a sound ordinance further restricts how late Cheer Up Charlies may play music, possibly reducing the East..."

Aug. 17, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Tyler Pratt

Tonight: Cinema East Cheers Up Charlie
It's Cinema East's 2012 launch party
"...of little-seen moving pictures, and dance/drink/socialize yourself silly at Cheer Up Charlies, courtesy of Cinema East...."

May 31, 2012 Screens Post by Marc Savlov

Some House Warming Cheer
Cheer Up Charlie's announces their grand opening
"...friends could grab a weekend drink, or several. Without Cheer Up Charlie’s, options have felt limited. The bar scene..."

Feb. 10, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Qmmunity: All Dolled Up
House of Lepore busts out of the dollhouse and onto the Cheer Ups stage
"...House of Lepore's The Doll Ball this Saturday at Cheer Up Charlies will have much more going on than..."

April 15, 2022 Column by James Scott

Sound on Sound Fest Make-Up Shows
Salvage includes Grizzly Bear, Cannibal Corpse, Noname
"...second year. Today, a salvaging of talent emerges with make-up gigs slotted for the same weekend...."

Oct. 16, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Levitation Review: The Make-Up
Frugging, shrieking, chanting, walking across upraised palms
"...rock primitives the Fugs had a manifesto-as-song, “Frenzy.” The Make-Up don’t cover it, although they probably should. They don’t..."

April 29, 2018 Music Post by Tim Stegall

A Guide to Austin Stand-Up: Comics
The stand-up people behind the city's comedy scene
"...television." And why is Austin home for this seldom-touring stand-up man? "I graduated UT, eventually moved to L.A.," he..."

March 31, 2017 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Gay Place: One Queered Up Year
This way a gay, that way a gay: Steer here, queers
"...21, 5pm. Austin Music Hall, 208 Nueces. $23.67 and up."

March 20, 2015 Column by Kate X Messer

Lone Star Zine Fest Rounds Up Local Mini-Mags
Artful publications will be on display and for sale at Cheer Up Charlies
"...Texas’ mini-mag-makers together this Sunday at Red River hangout Cheer Up Charlies. The gathering will exhibit the work of..."

June 8, 2017 Arts Post by Rachel Rascoe

Events to Help Queer Up Your Autumn
As the temperatures cool, the queers come out to play
"...this fall. And remember, you can see our full lineup online anytime anywhere, or selected weekly picks in each..."

Aug. 30, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Rapper Mama Duke Queers Up Austin's Hip-Hop Scene
With weekly performances and a new EP, nothing's stopping Kori Duke
"...Perhaps, even, they’ll wander into one of her upcoming events. Her name lands on many a lineup these..."

Aug. 15, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Gay Place
Caleb De Casper brings his horror cabaret residency to Cheer Up Charlies
" October residency is creeping and crawling all over Cheer Up Charlies. Caleb De Casper, Austin's piano-playing singer/songwriter/performer, will..."

Oct. 6, 2017 Column by Sarah Marloff

JD Samson & Saving the Noise
The girl from MEN is here to show you a good time.
"...JD Samson, of groups Le Tigre and MEN, is in town September 1st..."

Aug. 31, 2012 Qmmunity Post by Tyler Pratt

GayCL 2018 Is Queerer and More Diverse Than Ever
Sometimes you wanna go where everybody knows you’re queer
"...the queer mastermind behind Saturday’s independent, all-queer showcase at Cheer Up Charlies...."

Oct. 10, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

Y2K Exits Stage Left & Turito Enters the Scene
Local queer DJ puts out first and last EP under the Y2K name
"...few years ago, some friends and I headed to Cheer Up Charlies for a Dorian Electra show. We got..."

Jan. 5, 2023 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

SXSW Music Review: Japan/Korea Summit
The best of Asian rap and electro for the cost of a Lone Star
"...we are in 2019, where on Friday night at Cheer Up Charlies, there was no line at 10:30pm and..."

March 16, 2019 SXSW Post by Dan Gentile

Knife in the Water, Star Parks, RF Shannon, Julia Lucille
Cheer Up Charlies, Jan. 3
"...bills of Free Week's scatterbrained showcases, last Wednesday at Cheer Up Charlies delivered resonate indie-folk penned for Lockhart enclaves..."

Jan. 12, 2018 Music Review by Rachel Rascoe

The Good, The Bad, and The Drag Kings
Austin's newest drag king troupe will make you swoon
"...The crowd at Cheer Up Charlies eagerly awaited the inaugural performance of Austin’s..."

April 4, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Faye Fearless

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