America's Best Music Cities
Long considered a mother ship for indie rock and alternative
country types, the Texas capital established itself nationally decades ago with
the TV show Austin City Limits and then its ultrahip annual cultural
festival South by Southwest. Classic venues include Antone’s, the Continental
Club, and the Broken Spoke, but for the latest hot spots, ask a local: they
rank among the most intelligent (No. 2), attractive (No. 5), and friendly (No. 4) in the AFC survey.