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The Scoop on the Loop Part 2: East North Loop
November 7, 2018
The eastern section of North Loop has neon signs, food trucks and vintage stores embody all the things that visitors and residents find so quirky and fun about Austin.
The Scoop on the Loop Part 1: West North Loop
October 24, 2018
Records, vintage clothes and coffee make a Holy Trinity of a hip afternoon. What more could Austinites ask for? Plants, maybe. The 200 block of North Loop offers not only the trinity of Breakaway Records, Blue Velvet Vintage and Epoch Coffee, but also Flourish, a small succulent shop which appeared on the scene a little over a year ago.
Part Two: Hyde and go seek out some of Hyde Park's best stops for meals, snacks
October 19, 2018
With Victorian homes shaded by decades-old trees, Austin’s Hyde Park already looks the part of an idyllic hideaway.
Cat Power’s new album Wanderer is brilliant harmonization of weird, beautiful
October 16, 2018
Cat Power released her 10th studio album Wanderer, after a six year hiatus.
Part One: Hyde and Go Seek
October 10, 2018
Hyde Park has a reputation for being quaint and quirky. With an eclectic assortment of small businesses from bakeries to restaurants to a theatre, Hyde Park lives up to the hype. The neighborhood’s historic streets are full of nooks and crannies to explore, but knowing where to start can be a challenge. Here is your guide to “the musts” in one of Austin’s oldest neighborhoods.
Dolce Vita to close doors by end of October
October 10, 2018
While you’re saying your goodbyes to the chicken fried steak at Threadgill’s on West Riverside, start saying your goodbyes to Dolce Vita located in Hyde Park. The two beloved establishments will cease operations by the end of November.
Locally based artists to watch out for at ACL
October 4, 2018
Before you camp out in front of the main stage to snag a front row spot for Paul McCartney, explore the festival grounds because Austin’s local music scene will be well represented at Austin City Limits Music Festival this year. To make the best out of your festival experience, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of local artists who will be performing at ACL this year.
Anthropos Arts provides free music mentorship opportunities to Austin youth
October 3, 2018
In a music driven city, it is easy to get swallowed whole by the industry. Despite barriers young musicians face, the nonprofit organization Anthropos Arts does not want money to be an obstacle that prohibits students from pursuing their dream. Dylan Jones, founder and executive director of Anthropos Arts, started the nonprofit 20 years ago with the goal to connect low-income youth with professional musicians. Jones, a professional bassist, moved to Austin in the early 90’s and said he was quick to realize how disconnected impoverished kids were from the music scene.
Austin public pools may be able to outlive their expiration date
September 18, 2018
Austin’s public pools were built between 1930 and 1990 with an average life span of 50 years, though their functionality should really only last 20-30 years according to Jodi Jay, division manager for aquatic- and nature-based program at the City of Austin’s Parks and Recreation Deparment. That puts at least five local pools at risk for permanent closure.
One of Austin’s favorite dance duos is back with new album See You Later Simulator
September 12, 2018
Austin-based duo Ghostland Observatory, featuring Aaron Behrens and Thomas Ross Turner, is ready to dive back into the soaring electro-pop world that they sidelined for nearly a decade with the release of their new album See You Later Simulator.
Bands brought to us through Sofar Sounds
September 6, 2018
For the indie music lover struggling to find new tunes, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of bands that are surfacing with the help of Sofar Sounds.
Got some new ink? Here’s how to take care your fresh tattoo
August 30, 2018
Everyone’s skin heals differently, and when treating a new tattoo, it can be stressful to figure out what works and what doesn’t. Ultimately, the tattoo artist will have the most useful advice, but it will vary from the size of your tattoo to the placement. To guide your healing process and ensure that you can walk away from the recovery in one piece, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of six aftercare tips for fresh tattoos.
Money-saving options for buying textbooks
August 28, 2018
When it comes to buying textbooks, know your options before you commit to spending way too much money at your college bookstore the day before classes start.
Deals and Discounts on and off The Drag
August 26, 2018
As the semester approaches and students unwillingly say their goodbyes to home-cooked meals, panic sets in as they realize they only know how to make Easy Mac. Before you start binge-watching videos on quick college meals, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of some places around town that provide college students discounts on food, coffee and sweet treats on and off the Drag.
The top four free things to do in Austin this summer
May 3, 2018
To help ease the pain, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of free events to help commemorate the end of the semester.
Ballet Austin celebrates diversity on International Dance Day
April 26, 2018
Dance is a common language, whether you are a skilled salsa dancer or an expert dance mom.
UT mariachi director to retire after a whirlwind career in music
April 23, 2018
Since fourth grade, Ezekiel “Zeke” Castro, 78, had a passion for music, but it was not until age 30 that his love for mariachi music took center stage.
Mexican culture dances in Austin with 'Bajo La Luna'
April 18, 2018
Knee pain becomes part of the gig when dancing flamenco, a traditional Spanish dance. This pain ultimately pushed Rodolfo Mendez, a dancer who performed on the cement floors of clubs in Spain for nearly nine months, to move from center stage to the wings in 1978 and create the Ballet East Dance Company in East Austin.
A glimpse into the makers behind this year's CraftHER Market
April 10, 2018
In a world where a woman makes 80.5 cents for every dollar a man makes, #bossbabesATX is providing a platform to sustain visibility for female creatives in Austin.
Two brothers are cooking up a taste of the border in Hyde Park
April 8, 2018
Miguel and Dani Cobos started Vaquero Taquero in 2016 with a push cart in Downtown Austin before making the move to Hyde Park earlier last year.
Performance Park brings Tarot to real time at the Vortex
March 29, 2018
After three years in the making, Performance Park is now live at the Vortex.
Austin’s hidden bars await your arrival. But how do you get in?
March 22, 2018
Austin’s hidden bars and speakeasies provide a unique experience away from the chaos of Sixth Street, but if you’re looking for an easy entrance, you won’t find it. The Daily Texan has compiled a list of the best ways to get into some of Austin’s hidden bars and speakeasies.
Local chef combines French and Texan influences to make novel galettes
March 6, 2018
Everyone knows what a crepe is, but co-owners of French Tex Cuisine, Frederic Jagu and Lala Elliott, are changing the game with the French taco at their food trailer in south Austin.
Don't be a cycle-path, lock up your bike
March 2, 2018
If you find yourself reporting your bike stolen to the Austin Police Department, chances are you will never see your bike again.
Sofar Sounds is changing the music culture one secret show at a time
February 19, 2018
Sofar Sounds, a music events startup company, used a local furniture store in downtown Austin for a secret show last weekend.
Need a Valentine’s Day event to attend in Austin? We’ve got you covered — date or no date.
February 14, 2018
Whether you are madly in love or proudly kicking it on your own, there are many events around town this Valentine’s Day where you can dance your heart out with a significant other or your best friends. To help with your last minute Valentine’s planning, The Daily Texan has compiled a list of themed events all taking place tonight.
Local independent bookstore unites a community through cultural exchange
February 6, 2018
In the digital era, bookstores are dying off. But Resistencia is not your typical bookstore.