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Long Play Lounge East Evolves Into New Music Venue, the Coral Snake
Former Stay Gold space closing April 30 for rebranding
"...Instagram caption posted last week, East Cesar Chavez bar Long Play Lounge East announced its impending closure on April..."

April 26, 2023 Music Post by Genevieve Wood

Second Long Play Lounge Location Takes Place of Stay Gold
Stay Gold owner considering reopening at a new space in the future
"...Last month, a neon sign reading Long Play Lounge went up along Cesar Chavez where once..."

Feb. 1, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Shepard Fairey’s Artwork, Gifted to His Pal John Doe, Now Adorns the Long Play Lounge
LP themed bar christens the new decor with a party and raffle Saturday
"...Obama Hope poster – to his neighborhood bar, the Long Play Lounge...."

Nov. 18, 2021 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Stay Gold Goes Long, Hard Luck Turns Sunny, Sway Is Hopped, Spread & Co. Gets Woodsy, TFM Celebrates Blackness, and – Oooh, Free Cheese?
All the news that's fit to get your taste buds quivering
"...is being replaced by a second iteration of the Long Play Lounge, wherein there will be – as owner..."

Feb. 3, 2021 Food Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Shinyribs Frontman Kevin Russell Will Perform Gourds Set for Electric Lounge Reunion
Reliving the wild and woolly Nineties music scene downtown
"...Open 1993-1998, the Electric Lounge enjoyed an outsized impact on Austin music, nurturing the..."

April 11, 2019 Music Post by Michael Toland

Hard Luck Lounge Is Closing
A wellspring of songwriting talent and cheap beer exits the Eastside
"...Hard Luck Lounge, the dimly lit, working-class watering hole that doubled as..."

Nov. 4, 2019 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Naked Play
The Power of Play Readings
"...Hey, there are four this week alone. They're called play readings. If you've only considered the play reading as..."

May 5, 1995 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Who Shall Play at GayBiGayGay?
HeyByHeyHey: It's the 2014 line-up as we know it
"...at Webberville Road Baptist Church, nextdoor to the Sahara Lounge...."

Feb. 26, 2014 Qmmunity Post by Kate X Messer

The Jitterbug Vipers: Shut Up and Play, Bitch!
Lounge jazzmasters celebrate ‘Phoebe’s Dream’
"...Sharp and I met up to talk about her lounge jazz band the Jitterbug Vipers’ new album, Phoebe’s Dream,..."

June 4, 2013 Music Post by William Harries Graham

Gay Place: Gay as the Day Is Long
From Long to Fiesta and night to day, Austin Pride rolls on
"...MILKMILKLEMONADE is a play about an 11-year-old boy named Emory who plays with..."

Sept. 9, 2011 Column by Kate X Messer

Inside La Cumbia Lounge
"...Few "civilians" have seen the inside of La Cumbia Lounge, Michael Ramos' Lake Austin studio and the incubator for..."

Aug. 18, 2006 Music Feature by Belinda Acosta

Residential Address: Africa Night's Food, Dance, and Storytelling at Sahara Lounge
Musician Ibrahim Aminou brings West Africa to East Austin every Saturday
"...brush might make you miss your turn into Sahara Lounge's gravel parking lot...."

Nov. 10, 2023 Music Column by Gary Lindsey

IV, III, II, I... Contact! The Latest in the Williams Country Music Dynasty is Keeping Things Warm in Some Very Long Shadows
Coleman Williams talks moving forward with an open mind
"...the most famous honky-tonks on the planet, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, I imagine it would be quite tempting for a..."

Nov. 23, 2021 Music Post by Gary Lindsey

Two Music-Centric Bars Add Rhythm to the Local Bar Scene
Hanging with the Long Play Lounge and Frazier's Long and Low
"...knew it was the spot for his new venture, Long Play Lounge.Needing minimal renovations due to its past life..."

July 19, 2019 Food Feature by Alexandra Detmar

Residential Address: Rent Party’s Hot Jazz Makes Peace With the Swing Era
Sextet merges decades on the dance floor, Fridays at Long Play East
"...Pegasus charging skyward in front of High Noon, the Long Play Lounge East sits perfectly in the sunset...."

April 14, 2023 Music Feature by Gary Lindsey

Faster Than Sound: Live Music Preservation Fund Pays 73 Venues
Ongoing funding under Phase 2 to begin in March.
"...After a long year of delays and discussion over direct funding for..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Unofficial Parties & Free Shows to See During South by Southwest
The Chronicle’s recommended concerts for the coming week
"...its sweet 16 with a day party at Valhalla, long Austin’s home for weed metal since it was Room..."

March 10, 2023 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Faster Than Sound: Moody Amphitheater Rises Out of Waterloo Park
Delayed opening until spring, the Moody Amphitheater will be the biggest music venue in the Red River Cultural District
"...Pandemic will cause an exodus of Austin musicians no longer tethered to the city's entertainment economy. Two scene mainstays..."

Aug. 21, 2020 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

The Best New Year’s Eve Concerts Happening in Austin
Eleven live music options to ring in 2024, from Snail Mail to Gary Clark Jr.
"...the Cannibal Club. Tribute nights where hordes of bands play covers of one artist or genre are now a..."

Dec. 22, 2023 Music Column by Carys Anderson

Crucial Concerts for the Coming Week
J Soulja's hip-hop open mic, an Elliott Smith tribute, and more recommended local shows
"...in Money Chicha jefe Beto Martinez about his lockdown playlist last summer. "And of course heavy doses of chicha..."

July 30, 2021 Music Feature by Derek Udensi

New Austin Music Worth Your Bandwidth This Week
What we’re listening to
"...toured with Christopher Cross, Alejandro Escovedo, and Kat Edmonson, played in bands Freedonia and TresMusicos, recorded the Dr. Demento-approved..."

May 28, 2021 Music Feature by Michael Toland

X Frontman John Doe Has More Fun in the New World
Living quietly in Austin for two years now – and only for hours at a time!
"...as he nurses a beer and chili at the Long Play Lounge...."

June 28, 2019 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Hot Luck Serves Up Music and a New Venue, Buffet Style
Five assorted picks for this weekend's food and sound festival
"...of everything – just the way we like it. Alongside world-renowned chef lineups during the day, the gathering meal..."

May 26, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

Last Week in Live Music: The Eagles, Phoebe Bridgers, Megafauna, and More
"...last week's local shows. Pictured here: Andrew Cashen at Long Play Lounge East on May 20, 2022..."

May 24, 2022 Photo Gallery

Faster Than Sound: White Horse and Sagebrush Regular Jordan Matthew Young Rises on The Voice
"You're just cool, man." – Nick Jonas
"...by the gig fallout, the 35-year-old bandleader and side player returned home to Utah to work for his family's..."

April 9, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Crosstalk: Launching Megz Kelli's Soundtrack, Lockhart's Plum Creek Records, and Norman BA$E's Trap Burger
Austin music news headlines of the week
"...film "little trumpet" next Thursday, Jan. 26, at Firehouse Lounge. The "avant-jazz-meets-soul" score was co-composed and co-produced by Kelli's..."

Jan. 20, 2023 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

We Have an Issue: Seen and Heard
In this week's cover story, the survivors of police violence at last May's protests share their stories of continued trauma and search for justice
"...Long Play Makes a Play for the Eastside Kevin Curtin..."

Feb. 5, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Book Smart: Four Young Bookers Fueling Austin's Collegiate Music Scene
Behind the unjaded lineups of Happen Twice, Howdy Gals, Moonbby, and Beary Good
"...can express yourself in any way you want, as long as you're respecting everyone around you," says Mauri, also..."

Aug. 18, 2023 Music Feature by Rachel Rascoe

We Have an Issue: Artistic Creation Can Happen Anywhere
TikTok viral hitmakers, an old-school columnist who writes to live – this week it's all about making art no matter what
"...keep writing after his doctor issued a dire diagnosis. Longtime readers know Michael from his "Letters at 3AM" column..."

Nov. 26, 2021 Column by Kimberley Jones

Qmmunity: Setting the Table
Fill up your plate with all sorts of deliciously fun queer Austin events
"...will be teeming with fanged beauties this Friday, 10pm, along with special guest performers Preston Steamed and Amy H...."

Nov. 25, 2022 Column by James Scott

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