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Cheapo Records closes Austin location, finishes with sales and performances
December 4, 2012
Inside Austin record store Cheapo Records there are rows and rows of vinyls, CDs, DVDs and video games.
Music industry's top 2012 moments
November 19, 2012
From memorable hit singles to important moments in music, 2012 has given us a lot to be thankful for.
DJ Mel spreads Austin vibe around the country — including Obama's election party
November 14, 2012
Austin-based disc jockey Mel Cavaricci, known as DJ Mel, has been a part of the city’s party scene for more than 15 years.
ScoreMore brings the hip-hop scene to Austin
November 7, 2012
“Once college students started to buy into hip-hop, the clubs put more of an emphasis on playing and booking more hip-hop artists.”
Kreayshawn on her own without White Girl Mob, still bad bitchin'
November 6, 2012
The rapper spoke with The Daily Texan about getting into the music industry, buying a dog and her latest album, Somethin ‘Bout Kreay.
Fun Fun Fun Fest cannon launches Torchy's tacos
October 31, 2012
The Torchy’s Tacos taco cannon stands proudly on all-terrain wheels.
Justice with Broken Teeth Crew hits Austin Music Hall stage
October 29, 2012
Unlike the dubstep wub-wubs at the forefront of electronic dance music today, Justice emphasizes luscious melodies and harmonies.
End of the world horror house offers scares about environmental concerns
October 21, 2012
Toothless, grimy faces peer through dark corners.
ACL goes mobile
October 8, 2012
The ACL app is not cluttered with information and it’s very user friendly.
Student mascots detail on how to be Hook 'em
October 4, 2012
The Daily Texan spoke with the three Hook ‘Ems about their favorite pump-up songs, if Chuck Norris could be Hook ‘Em and their love for dropping it low during football games.
Parkour jumps to new heights at UT
September 25, 2012
While the parkour phenomenon has faded through the years, some parkour enthusiasts in Austin are keeping the trend alive. Although American popular culture has glamorized parkour as an extravagant, “I-only-jump-from-the-tallest-exploding-buildings” lifestyle, the discipline’s philosophical backbone is what true parkour trainers enjoy.
Getting to know the man behind the PCL voice
September 10, 2012
Sasan Rezaie may be an unfamiliar name to many, but Rezaie has literally become the voice of the Perry-Casteñeda Library.
Delta Spirit's Vasquez opens door into band background
April 12, 2012
Vasquez spoke with The Daily Texan about recording his latest album, influences and finding memorable records.
Rebecca Butler and The Richards to play at Stubb's Jr. tonight
February 27, 2012
The group finds a medium between Motown-esque catchiness and indie rock bravado, resulting in dance rock euphoria.
West Campus puts on prelude to South By Southwest
February 24, 2012
WXWC hopes to introduce newly-converted Austinites and veterans to the city’s home-grown music scene.
American apathy and naivete undermines SOPA defeat
January 23, 2012
The fact that not even half of Google’s petitioners sent letters to their representatives is an indicator of American apathy.
Albums arrangements seem uninspired
January 16, 2012
Anthony Green's insightful lines aren’t as profound because of the lackluster arrangements accompanying them.
Syd tha Kyd shows diverse talent in debut
January 16, 2012
The Odd Future duo "The Internet" paints vibrant, psychedelic-soul oddities that begin with trip-hop escapades, and end in soulful euphoria.
Musical veterans persevere with new releases
December 6, 2011
A band’s true challenge lies in how they manage to remain relevant.
Winter Arts Preview: Music
December 1, 2011
Life & Arts writers give their picks for this season's best released and upcomming albums.
Time will tell if Jet Life rappers can fly
November 28, 2011
The new album Jet World Order is impressive, but there is room for improvement.
Hip-hop collective releases genre-blending album
November 22, 2011
No Kings continues to prove that Doomtree is nothing like their contemporaries, and the group would not have it any other way.
Drake creates solid sophomore album
November 14, 2011
Drake's second album moves beyond conventional themes of hip-hop music to express a fresh sense of vulnerability.
Wale upgrades music with new record label
November 8, 2011
The hip-hop newcomer could be accepted by experimental, avant-garde rockers and alternative rap fans alike.
Fun Fun Fun: Day 1
November 7, 2011
Fun Fun Fun Fest’s first day foreshadowed the fun that would occur throughout the weekend.
Fun Fun Fun Fest returns with eclectic bands
November 2, 2011
The festival, which prides itself in always having an eclectic roster of performers, will feature old and new school acts.
Lou Reed, Metallica clash on new collaboration
November 1, 2011
The end result of this bizarre combination is fractured pieces of songs that only satisfy when one or the other is playing.
Weekend creeps up with Zombie Ball, notable haunted houses
October 26, 2011
Described as “the party to die for,” the Zombie Ball will wake the dead with an array of performances.
New Justice album creative but underwhelming
October 25, 2011
Justice's new record has great ideas, but you will find yourself longing for their earlier work.
Jane's Addiction updates alternative rock
October 18, 2011
Each song remains captivating from beginning to end, providing smooth transitions that snatch the listener’s attention.
UTOPIAfest offers lots of musicians to small crowd
October 13, 2011
UTOPiAfest is known for its intimate take on the music festival experience.
Alt rockers Mutemath stay true to New Orleans roots
October 5, 2011
Mutemath's album Odd Soulchannels classic rock influences to present a cohesive album true to New Orleans jazz style.
Prince Ramas new album ventures deeper into psychedelic abyss
October 4, 2011
The onslaughts of sound can be overwhelming, but the album shows hope.
Dessa's eclectic new release does not compete with Feist's
October 3, 2011
Dessa has yet to grasp the ingredients necessary to give her music that extra push.
Nirvana's 'Nevermind' turns 20
September 29, 2011
Jon Stewart: [The album] had everything — sonic menace, melody, urgency, irony. It was like The Beatles had swallowed Black Flag.
Getting Paid utilizes otherworldy groove
September 26, 2011
El Paso has a thing for birthing groups that captivate with an innovative and fresh sound.
St. Vincent finds middle ground in Strange Mercy
September 20, 2011
The album channels the pop sensibilities and creative compositions from Clark’s past albums, resulting in complex arrangements.
Austin events offer alternative to ACL
September 14, 2011
For those that cannot afford a three- or one-day pass to this year’s ACL, this weekend has a few alternatives that will keep you entertained at affordable prices.
Deadmau5 to perform 'musical carnival'
September 13, 2011
Thumping bass, melodic synths and flashing lights exploding in all directions. Welcome to Deadmau5’s musical carnival.
MonstrO debut pays homage to hard-rock greats
September 13, 2011
Throw into a blender the sludge and grunge of Soundgarden, the brutality of Mastodon and the eeriness of Black Sabbath, and you have MonstrO.