Friday, April 23, 2010

World Cafe Live...Austin?

Upon seeing this news about the Cactus Club potentially being taken over by KUT, I find myself wondering how could it possibly NOT be an awesome idea to "franchise" the World Cafe Live venue that operates adjacent to, and in conjunction with, WXPN in Philadelphia.

I've long hoped that the first "franchise" of WCL would be in Ithaca, NY...even though extensive discussions with WCL manager Hal Real have convinced me that it would be a VERY dicey proposition to make something like that work as a viable business. (mostly b/c Ithaca's too small a market)

But Austin, with it's vibrant music scene (not to mention SXSW), would seem a natural fit for WCL, all the moreso given KUT's strong music background.