Strange Brew and Lounge Side Austin Music Awards Winners 2014

Strange Brew and Lounge Side just triple-swept the 2014/2015 SXSW & Austin Chronicle Music Awards for Best Live Music Venue, Best Club Sound, and Best Music Venue to Play!!! This is a testament to the hard working Staff and their dedication and enthusiasm and, of course, the Sound Engineers and Booking Team with Shane Widner, Scott Ward, and Kacy Crowley! I could not be more proud of our team than I am this year! Cheers to them and a job well done! List of Winners

This was right after the record night the past Friday for Strange Brew and LoungeSide in terms of sales for the double set Sold Out Reckless Kelly show. It was the biggest day of sales since opening the doors in June of 2010!

photo by Todd V. Wolfson



1) Strange Brew

2) Mohawk

3) Continental Club

4) Saxon Pub

5) The Roost

6) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

7) Empire Control Room

8) Vulcan Gas Company

9) Stubb’s

10) White Horse


1) David Cotton, The Roost

2) Kacy Crowley, Strange Brew

3) Transmission Events

4) Graham Williams, Transmission Events

5) Marcus Lawyer, Transmission Events

6) Mike Boudreau, Red Eyed Fly

7) Anthony Stevenson, Come and Take It Productions

8) James Taylor, Holy Mountain

9) Travis Newman, Parish

10) Howdy Darrell, White Horse


1) Vulcan Gas Company

2) Empire Control Room

3) The Parish

4) The Roost

5) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

6) Ilios

7) Strange Brew

8) Cheer Up Charlies

9) The Highball

10) Emo’s


1) Strange Brew

2) Vulcan Gas Company

3) The Roost

4) Parish

5) Saxon Pub

6) Mohawk

7) Cactus Cafe

8) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

9) Continental Club

10) Emo’s


1) Strange Brew

2) Mohawk

3) ACL Live at the Moody Theater

4) Continental Club

5) Saxon Pub

6) Empire Control Room

7) Vulcan Gas Company


9) Cheer Up Charlies

10) Stubb’s


1) Church On Monday, Continental Club Gallery

2) Motown Monday, the Highball

3) Durawa, Strange Brew

4) James McMurtry, Continental Club

5) Bob Schneider, Saxon Pub

6) Toni Price, Continental Club

7) David Grissom, Saxon Pub

8) Tameca Jones, Continental Club Gallery

9) Jon Dee Graham, Continental Club

10) The Resentments, Saxon Pub


Best Acoustic Venue: Strange Brew

Todd V. Wolfson

2. Cactus Cafe
3. Saxon Pub
4. Flipnotics
5. Parish
6. Elephant Room
7. One-2-One Bar
8. Evangeline Cafe
9. The Blackheart
10. Listening Room at Winflo

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Best All-Ages Venue: Strange Brew

Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mohawk
3. Antone’s
4. Stubbs
5. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
6. Emo’s
7. Red 7
8. Broken Spoke
9. Cactus Cafe
10. Central Market

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Best Live Music Venue: Strange Brew

Todd V. Wolfson

2. Mohawk
3. Continental Club
4. ACL Live at the Moody Theater
5. Saxon Pub
6. Parish
7. Holy Mountain
8. Hotel Vegas
9. White Horse
10. Broken Spoke

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