FLIPNOTICS coffeehouse, Austin Texas
The cherished listening room Flipnotics closed its doors in 2014. The coffeespace on Barton Springs road served pastries, bagels, empanadas, breakfast tacos along with fair trade organic coffee. You could even order a slice of pizza from East Side Pies, and grab a beer or glass of wine.
And then there was the music. Flipnotics was a small but significant venue for acoustic music in Austin for more than two decades. The coffee bar featured live music every night of the week, showcasing a wide array of music: bluegrass, blues, gospel, country, jazz, rock, reggae, rockabilly, and folk. Flipnotics gained notoriety for presenting intimate shows by local artists in a room that held just a few dozen people. While Austin touts a heavy live music calendar even today, there are few true listening rooms which can host purely acoustic music. "Flips" was one of those rare venues.
Flipnotics catered to local artists whose musical style and audience were suited to the small room and there was a camaraderie between audience and performers due to the intimacy of the venue. Performers included Erik Hokkanen’s Laboratory and Wild Bill & the Lost Knobs, Lost John, The Inheritance, The Bluegrass Outfit, The If Onlys, Seela and Chris Vestre, Bottom Dollar String Band and Alejandro Escovedo.
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Visit FLIPNOTICS again with this classic everyday tee, with a distinctly fashionable feel. Thick cotton makes it extremely durable - a must-have shirt for a gone-but-not-forgotten Austin music venue.
(A portion of the proceeds of each sale of Austin-related merchandise helps to fight homelessness in Austin through donations to the following Austin organizations we support: Caritas of Austin, Front Steps and Sunrise Homeless Navigation Center.)
.: 100% Cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.5 oz)
.: Loose fit, Tear away label
.: NOTE Runs smaller than usual; or
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.: 100% cotton (fiber content may vary for different colors)
.: Light fabric (4.5 oz/yd² (153 g/m²))
.: Loose fit
.: Tear away label
.: Runs smaller than usual