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Antone's Leaving Fifth St. Location

Antone’s will reportedly move out of its West 5th location in favor of a more customer-friendly location.

The club's Frank Hendrix said Antone’s current location has hampered concert-goers due to traffic and lack of parking availability in the warehouse district area. Last year, Hendrix relocated both Emo’s and Beauty Ballroomfrom the downtown area to East Riverside, in favor of larger spaces.

Hendrix said they’ll be looking at five possible sites, with some in the downtown area, with some on the east side. There are reports the club may take over the Beauty BallroomEast location. The club will finalize their relocation plans by the end of January and will make the move after South By Southwest, Hendrix told KUT News.

A change in scenery, however, is nothing new for the live music stalwart. So far, the club called several spots around Austin home throughout its history. On 6th street, up near the UT Campus, and its current location in the 200 block of West 5th, downtown.

David entered radio journalism thanks to a love of storytelling, an obsession with news, and a desire to keep his hair long and play in rock bands. An inveterate political junkie with a passion for pop culture and the romance of radio, David has reported from bases in Washington, London, Los Angeles, and Boston for Monitor Radio and for NPR, and has anchored in-depth public radio documentaries from India, Brazil, and points across the United States and Europe. He is, perhaps, known most widely for his work as host of public radio's Marketplace. Fulfilling a lifelong dream of moving to Texas full-time in 2005, Brown joined the staff of KUT, launching the award-winning cultural journalism unit "Texas Music Matters."