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Shy Beast

Electro-pop five piece Shy Beast began in 2017, born out of the ashes of MCG, a much-loved staple of the Austin, TX scene. Shy Beast is the result of a natural maturation of the members that make up the band. Fronted by multi-talented vocalist Mariclaire Glaeser, Shy Beast tread a focused path towards pop artistry, combining elements of moody indie rock with danceable rhythms and unapologetically honest lyricism. The result is a sound that stands out from the shallow electro-pop bands that dominate the airwaves these days.

city guide:
Austin, TX
food
Launderette
"I love Launderette. The decor is hip, bright, tropical and nostalgic. They have small shareable plates, great cocktails, and birthday cake ice cream sandwiches. Brunch there is a dream. I always order the pancakes that come with your own kitty-cat syrup decanter."  — Shy Beast
2115 Holly St, Austin, TX 78702, United States
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Weather Up
"Weather Up, because of its quaint and elegant back patio, and it's intimate indoor bar decorated in gem stones and copper. They always have unique cocktails with a bit of a 'kick' to them, and the food is glorious."  —  Shy Beast
1808 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Wright Bros. Brew and Brew
"It's a full espresso bar with 39 rotating taps of craft beer and cider. Some of my friends work there and it's a frequent hang spot at all hours of the day. Soy Latte for me!"  —  Shy Beast
500 San Marcos St #105, Austin, TX 78702
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Treaty Oak
The Treaty Oak is a southern oak tree in Austin, Texas, and the last surviving member of the Council Oaks, a grove of 14 trees that served as a sacred meeting place for Comanche and Tonkawa tribes prior to European settlement of the area.
507 Baylor St, Austin, TX 78703, USA
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hotel
Hotel Saint Cecilia
This trendy boutique hotel with a bohemian vibe is located in the South Congress District, less than a mile from the Long Center for the Performing Arts.
112 Academy Dr, Austin, TX 78704, USA
bar
Cheer Up Charlies

Sizable gay bar offering a lodge-like indoor space, outdoor music, drinks, drag shows & more.

900 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
bar
Ego’s
Karaoke rules at this basic bar & pool venue, which hosts nightly sessions & national tournaments.
510 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704, USA
shopping
Charm School Vintage
"Charm School Vintage: They hand pick everything in there and know how to style you perfectly. It's very dangerous every time I pay a visit. You can never go there just to 'look around.'"  —  Shy Beast
1111 E 11th St #150, Austin, TX 78702
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outdoors
Mayfield Park
"It's the first place I think of going on my days off; Stone pathways separating multiple lily ponds, and peacocks EVERYWHERE. It's so peaceful, and there are trails you can wander through surrounding the property. There is a secret waterfront spot I love to go to."  —  Shy Beast
3505 W 35th St, Austin, TX 78703, United States
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Blanton Museum of Art
The Blanton Museum of Art at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the largest university art museums in the U.S, holding almost 18,000 works in its permanent collection.
200 E Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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outdoors
Barton Springs Pool
Barton Springs Pool is a recreational outdoor swimming pool that is filled entirely with water from nearby natural springs. It is located on the grounds of Zilker Park.
2201 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78746, USA
food
Juniper
Delicate, Northern Italian–inspired cuisine & gin cocktails in a beautiful setting.
2400 E Cesar Chavez St #304, Austin, TX 78702
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food
Juliet Italian Kitchen
Modern & classic Italian fare & drinks in a spacious, multi-room setting with luxe flourishes.
1500 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704
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theater
ColdTowne Theater
Local comedy club featuring local & national acts in comfy digs, plus improv & sketch classes.
4803 Airport Blvd, Austin, TX 78751, United States
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