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Austin: Geek Capital of the World

Austin: Geek Capital of the World

Austin’s official slogan is “Live music capital of the world.” It’s a well-deserved honor but one Austin might be losing as one classic venue after another closes up shop. Austin’s unofficial motto is “Keep Austin Weird.” This originally was aimed at getting people to patronize independent local businesses instead of national chains. But it’s taken on a life of its own as a kind of mantra for the city.