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Best New Club
Swan Dive
"...Done up in white on antique white, Swan Dive is Austin's new venue for all things piquant...."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

SXSW Music Review: Viagra Boys
Stockholm irony punks contort mass hypnosis
"...Boys’ first SXSW set on Wednesday night on the Swan Dive patio, leader of the pack Sebastian Murphy lay..."

March 14, 2019 SXSW Post by Elise Barbin

Live Music Recommendations for the Weekend
As September speeds by, here's a cull of tunes to keep you dry
"...G-Funk, and Mamahawk continue their celestial September residency at Swan Dive...."

Sept. 14, 2018 Music Post by The Music Staff

Best New Bar
TIE: Swan Dive; Yellow Jacket Social Club
"...home and make a costume change. Next up is Swan Dive, and whether your duds be vintage, goth, or..."

Oct. 14, 2011 Best of Austin Feature

Austin Free Week 2017
"...Annabelle Chairlegs at Swan Dive..."

Jan. 10, 2017 Photo Gallery

Playback: Off With Their Fez!
Lovejoys gets priced off of Sixth Street, Swan Dive pulls back from live music, and the Blind Pets plot their own fundraising scheme.
"...priced out of the expensive Downtown market. The popular dive, with varied imports and inexpensive craft beers on tap,..."

July 20, 2012 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Your Field Guide to the 101 Essential Acts at SXSW
Scroll eternal through the best and buzziest artists at the fest
"...pumps new blood into Afro-Latin jazz with infectious melodies, diverse instrumentation – violin and electric piano? Absofrigginlutely! – and..."

March 11, 2022 Music Feature by The Chronicle Music Staff

Thursday Picks & Sleepers
SXSW Thursday handicapping by the blurb
"...Dent May 10:15pm, Swan Dive He ditched the ukulele, but Dent May maintains..."

March 20, 2015 Music Feature

Free Week 2018
"...Calliope Musicals at Swan Dive..."

Jan. 8, 2018 Photo Gallery

Friday Picks & Sleepers
TGIFriday of SXSW, blurb by blurb
"...7:30pm, Swan Dive Austin psych trio the Boxing Lesson finally broke..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

31 Bands From Free Week 2019
"...Carrie Fussell at Swan Dive..."

Jan. 8, 2019 Photo Gallery

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...into their exponentially self-aware debut extended play, 2017's Slow Dive, which touches upon "substance use, abuse and recovery, non-traditional..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Qmmunity: Queer Texan Pride Rides Again
Qmmunity rustles up queer events all over Central Texas
"...hilarious Aira Juliet and Ivy Le. First Thursdays, 8pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River."

June 3, 2022 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Leading the Drag Revolution
Vanguard showrunner Hermajestie the Hung talks challenging bigots & creating a space “ruled by love and governed by freaks”
"...Black, queer, and trans talent every Tuesday on the Swan Dive stage leads the drag revolution. Step into what..."

April 29, 2022 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Keep Austin Kinky
Austin Kink Weekend kicks up the heat with leather, fetish, and all sorts of delights in-between
"...with beats by Akasha Juicy. Thu., April 7, 10pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River. $5."

April 8, 2022 Column by James Scott

10 Austin Acts to Catch at Free Week 2020
Free Week bands you’ll be hearing more about in the coming 12 months
"...Freeman King Woot & the Holy Nah NahFri. 3, Swan Dive, 12mid..."

Dec. 27, 2019 Music Feature by The Music Staff

Eight International All-Stars at SXSW Music
"...WestermanWed. 13, Swan Dive Patio, 9pm; British Music Embassy @ Latitude 30,..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Kevin Curtin

The Austin Music Atlas
A primer for the musically inclined
"...the border between the Red River District and Downtown, Swan Dive (615 Red River) is both a live music..."

June 14, 2016 Columns Post by Emily Gibson

Stuck in the Middle
With Julie Goldman, how butch is too butch? How rough is too rough?
"...a lesbian or a black lady? We gotta do diversity!" Generally, they go black...."

April 26, 2013 Arts Feature by Kate X Messer

Moontower Wednesday
"...Theater, and a show of blue humor at the Swan Dive, preceded by a showcase of Austin comedians. In..."

April 19, 2013 Arts Feature

SXSW Friday Picks and Sleepers
"...7:30pm, Swan Dive; Fri. 10:10pm, Hotel Vegas Patio; Sat., 10:30pm, Parish..."

March 15, 2013 Music Feature

The Best Music We Saw at SXSW on Wednesday
The buzzy, the brave, the thrash-able twee-pop
"...a tightly wound chaos, wanting for the kind of dive bar they can smash...."

March 17, 2022 Music Post by Michael Toland

Wednesday Picks & Sleepers
Wednesday night SXSW blurbs
"...tenor saxist Elias Haslanger has performed with a remarkably diverse group that includes Ellis Marsalis, Asleep at the Wheel,..."

March 14, 2014 Music Feature

100 Local SXSW Music Acts
A-Z list of 100 Austin acts showcasing at the Fest
" flourish on new levels altogether, mixed by the diverse musical backgrounds of the fourpiece's members. – Abby Johnston Scott..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by The Music Staff

The Drop
Based on a Dennis Lehane story, this disappointing crime drama costars James Gandolfini in his last role.
"...Love it or leave it, this is Tony Soprano’s swan song and, fittingly, Gandolfini’s role as Cousin Marv, a..."

Sept. 12, 2014 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tuesday-Wednesday SXSW Live Shots
Tuesday and Wednesday night SXSW showcase reviews
"...Festival next month. – Jim Caligiuri WEDNESDAY: Sharon Van EttenSwan Dive, March 16..."

March 25, 2011 Music Feature

Qmmunity: Rainbow Month Rolls On
Waterloo Greenway goes ROYGBIV, the Paramount has a ball, and Cheer Ups looks camp in the eye
"...nonbinary performers of all styles. Thu., June 9, 9pm. Swan Dive, 615 Red River."

June 10, 2022 Column by James Scott

Qmmunity: Party On, Queers
Jon-Erik Garcia, aka the Glitoris, talks about his own TuezGayz story, plus more queer events
"...the scene's fabric together. The child of Barbs and Swan Dive co-owner Jon-Erik Garcia, better known to most as..."

May 13, 2022 Column by James Scott

30 Years Ago, GG Allin Cleared Austin’s Scuzziest Punk Venue in 24 Minutes
Witness accounts of the notorious shock rocker’s antics and arrest at the Cavity Club
"...the Cavity Club, 615 Red River, current home of Swan Dive – as "the most surreal night" ever...."

Feb. 18, 2022 Music Feature by Tim Stegall

Crucial Free Week Concerts
Grab your mask and hit some gratis live shows
"...reverb and other- worldly bravado. – Mars Salazar Flobama, ZealeSwan Dive, Thursday 6..."

Dec. 31, 2021 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

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