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COLLiDE Travel is an interactive collection of city guides curated by local bands, artists and tastemakers. Spanning the globe, hundreds of creatives have shared their favorite local hangs, from the underground to the upscale, and everything in between. So choose a city and start exploring!
The Cuckoos

Jim Morrison may be dead, but his spirit lives on in the form of Kenneth Frost, front man of Austin psych-rock revivalists The Cuckoos. This retro-inspired four piece play classic late 60s-style acid rock with such authenticity, you’d never believe these guys were all born in the 90s. Beyond the obvious Doors influence, these boys throw in a bit of funky groove, a touch of 80s new wave romanticism, and just a little 90s alt-rock murk to really make the sound their own.

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Austin, TX
food
Magnolia Cafe
" Magnolia Cafe, just because of their breakfast tacos. I usually get 3 or 4 of their huge breakfast tacos with egg, sausage, bacon, and serrano. Not sure why, but these particular tacos are the spiciest I’ve had in Austin. They got some good serranos."  — The Cuckoos
2304 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703, United States
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venue
Hotel Vegas

A venue decorated with gold wallpaper & taxidermy features DJs, live music & a patio.

1502 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78702, 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
coffee
Radio Coffee & Beer

Hip spot for coffee, beer & pastries in wood-paneled digs, plus tables & a taco truck out back.

4204 Manchaca Rd, Austin, TX 78704, USA
landmark
Stevie Ray Vaughan Memorial
Artist's rendering of guitarist Stevie Ray Vaughan, often strewn with flowers & devotions from fans.
Auditorium Shores, Ann and Roy Butler Hike and Bike Trail, Austin, TX 78704
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landmark
University of Texas Tower
The Main Building (known colloquially as The Tower) is a structure at the center of the University of Texas campus in downtown Austin.
110 Inner Campus Drive, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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hotel
Austin Marriott Downtown
Luxury hotel in downtown Austin.
304 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78701, USA
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venue
The Electric Church
"Electric Church is really cool. There are a lot of talented bands that play there and everyone there seems to be pretty like-minded."  —  The Cuckoos
5018 E Cesar Chavez St, Austin, TX 78702, USA
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Hole in the Wall

Booze, tattoos & plenty of daily live music, both inside & out on the patio.

2538 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
landmark
Pennybacker Bridge
Pennybacker Bridge is a through-arch bridge across Lake Austin which connects the northern and southern sections of the Loop 360 highway.
Pennybacker Bridge, Austin, TX, United States
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shopping
i luv vintage
"There’s a shop that’s opened up not too long ago called I <3 Vintage that I really like. They have great jackets!"  —  The Cuckoos
2915 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX 78705, USA
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