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Queer Comic Clara Blackstone Is Creating Good Pollution
New Fallout Theater comedy show elevates weird comedy for trash people
"...First, a brief intro to Blackstone. She’s headlined the Velveeta Room, opened for touring acts like Chris Gethard and..."

July 22, 2022 Qmmunity Post by James Scott

Constant Follower: Meet the Hypnotic Folk Songcrafter Who Lost His Childhood Memories After a Gang Beatdown
Scotland's Stephen McAll overcame brain trauma to discover a new self
" is answering questions from detectives in his emergency room bed...."

March 14, 2022 Music Post by Julian Towers

Your Field Guide to the 101 Essential Acts at SXSW
Scroll eternal through the best and buzziest artists at the fest
"...Fri 18, 11pm, Velveeta Room..."

March 11, 2022 Music Feature by The Chronicle Music Staff

Local Comedy Gets a New Buzz at the Buzz Mill
New Seventh Street venue wants to make you laugh your nights away
" shows and a big comedy club and the [Velveeta Room]. And now there's gonna be, what, 250 comedy..."

Jan. 14, 2022 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Esther's Follies Returns to Lighten Austin's Post-Pandemic Load
Guess what long-running comedy troupe is vaccinated, back onstage, and ready to make the city laugh again
"...The sprinkler system had exploded, right over the women's bathroom."..."

July 16, 2021 Arts Feature by Wayne Alan Brenner

Comedy Club/Venue
Cap City Comedy Club
"...Finalists: ColdTowne Theater, Esther’s Follies, The Hideout Theatre, The Velveeta Room..."

May 14, 2021 Best of Austin Feature

Cap City Comedy Club Closes
COVID closure shutters the venerable stand-up home for good
"...stage. She's seen what it takes to work a room and seen the comics who can do it, and..."

Sept. 9, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

It’s Wham Time for Austin’s Dean of Comedy
Stand-up man Pat Dean anchors online showcase of comics
"...the Before Times: Behind the bar of the storied Velveeta Room downtown, from which boozy post he actually managed..."

May 21, 2020 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Cultural Cancellations and Postponements: The Big List
What's not happening around Austin, arts-wise
"...all other performance through April postponed or canceled The Velveeta Room – closed until further notice..."

March 24, 2020 Arts Post by Robert Faires

The Bon Appétit Test Kitchen Crew Has Answers
Nine pro chefs and YouTube personalities tackle our burning food Qs
" has given us pro chefs taste-testing bologna and Velveeta. And that is why the Bon Appétit Test Kitchen..."

March 20, 2020 Food Feature by Jessi Cape

Kathee Lozano (Cheer Up Charlies)
"...Finalists: Pat Dean (Velveeta Room), Kelsey Caudebec (The Tigress Pub), Whitney Hazelmyer (Watertrade)..."

Nov. 8, 2019 Best of Austin Feature

Qmmunity: 50 Years Queer History
Everything you need to know to make the best of Pride Weekend
" add a second show! Thu., Aug. 8, 9pm-12mid. Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth. $5."

Aug. 9, 2019 Column by Sarah Marloff

18 International Frontwomen at SXSW Music
"...Her SkinWed. 13, Velveeta Room, 9pm; Thu. 14, Stephen F’s Bar, 10pm Cue..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Dan Gentile

Top 20 Hip-Hop Artists at SXSW Music
"...SoleWed. 13, Pour Choices, 12mid; Thu. 14, Empire Control Room, 10pm; Fri. 15, Nuevo Leon, 4pm Untangling a brawny..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

19 Exceptional Songwriters Showcase Their Craft at SXSW
"...Leyla McCallaThu. 14, Flamingo Cantina, 9pm; Fri. 15, Victorian Room at the Driskill, 11pm Former cellist for the Carolina..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Doug Freeman

Expand Your Mind With These 13 Psychedelic Bands at SXSW
"...Be ForestWed. 13, Velveeta Room, 12mid Pesaro, Italy, trio Be Forest has clearly..."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Michael Toland

Emmilou Carter
"...Finalists: Pat Dean (Velveeta Room), Billy Hankey (King Bee Lounge)..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Best of Austin Feature

The Best of John Rabon Is on Its Way
In a manner of speaking, baby, in a manner of speaking
"...longtime host of the Spite Club show at the Velveeta Room on Dirty Sixth...."

Oct. 31, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

What’s So Funny About This Thursday Night?
Austin’s Dirty Sixth is where you’ll find the answer to that question
"...Because it’s the Velveeta Room’s 30th birthday on Thursday, Sept. 13, see? Which..."

Sept. 12, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Out of Bounds Comedy Festival 2018: Picks
In the bounty of improv, sketch, & stand-up, some of our picks
"...Fri., 7pm, Velveeta Room: Leading the Blind (Austin-based podcast where host Arielle..."

Aug. 28, 2018 Arts Post by Robert Faires

Austin's Artspace Crisis and Microvenues
Are home art galleries and mini-performance venues the answer to the space crunch?
" That's because the performance space is actually a room in the apartment where one of the choreographers lives...."

June 22, 2018 Arts Feature by Robert Faires

Five Recommended Arts Events This Weekend
In which your cultural FOMO is subdued via this handy listicle
"...What good is sitting alone in your room? After a point, we mean. Because even watching the..."

May 25, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Weather’s lovely, isn’t it? Just right for going out into the city.
" any of her trio of sets at the Velveeta Room this weekend...."

April 26, 2018 Arts Post

Moontower Comedy 2018: Julio Torres
Here comes the Space Prince, but don't worry about his bangs
"...Torres will perform Thu., April 19, 7pm, at the Velveeta Room, 521 E. Sixth, and at 8pm at the..."

April 17, 2018 Arts Post by Ashley Moreno

Five Recommended Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Right before all those, you know, festivals rock the city sideways
" busy howling all front & center at the Velveeta Room this weekend, when the big guy with the..."

April 13, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Five Recommended Austin Arts Events this Weekend
Instead of just staring dully at that Roseanne reboot, right?
"...the sharpest comedy in this funny town, as the Velveeta Room presents headliner Jay Whitecotton, abetted in his one-night-only..."

March 29, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

99 Luftballons (International Acts at SXSW Music)
South by Southwest by way of Sudan, Scotland, Colombia, and more
"...Mon. 12, Barracuda, 10pm; Wed. 14, Waller Ballroom, 10pm; Thu. 15, Friends, 10pm Her "Bist Du Down?"..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature

Priority Pop at SXSW Music
If you've gotta pick and choose, you can't go wrong with these 11 breakouts
"...Me Apart synthesizes both into sultry electro-pop existing in bedrooms ("Turn to Dust") and dance halls ("LMK"). Gus Dapperton..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature by Isabella Castro-Cota

Comedy, This Month!
Who brings laughs to Austin stages in the next few weeks?
"...And this month he’s doing a weekend at the Velveeta Room. But he’d better be all that, because Carina..."

Jan. 29, 2018 Arts Post

Five Arts Events In Austin This Weekend
Comedy, classical music, visual arts, poetry, wine & cheese
" town this Friday and Saturday: At the now-run-by-Pat-Dean Velveeta Room on Austin’s Dirty Sixth. Note: We’re not telling..."

Jan. 19, 2018 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

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