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Q&A: Issa Gold of The Underachievers discusses musical influences, goals
November 4, 2015
Issa Gold and AK, a rap duo under the moniker the Underachievers, combine psychedelic influences with fast-paced beats to create lyrically driven music.
Sam Hunt brings emotional mix of new songs, old hits to acoustic mixtape
October 29, 2015
With music and style cues that emulate Atlanta hip-hop groups as much as the residents of Sam Hunt’s Georgia home, Hunt is a strange candidate for one of country’s fastest rising stars.
Austin Mic Exchange welcomes hip-hop performers of all levels to weekly open mic
October 22, 2015
On Tuesday nights at Austin Mic Exchange, hip-hop fans crowd the patio of Spider House Ballroom as rappers take to the stage spitting beats in a free-for-all cypher.
Members of UT Theatre and Dance address cultural significance of Holocaust with performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank”
October 9, 2015
Without leaving their makeshift attic, Texas Theatre and Dance students will take audiences back to a time when the Nazi occupation horrified families across Europe.
Kurt Vile embraces varied instrumentation on introspective new album
September 30, 2015
With his busy life on the road, Kurt Vile created his new record b’lieve i’m goin down... during overnight recording sessions, resulting in a pensive product.
Two graduate studio art students receive annual UMLAUF Prize
September 9, 2015
Visitors exploring Austin’s UMLAUF Sculpture Garden this year can expect to find a giant banana fountain and a BDSM angel courtesy of UT studio art graduate students and UMLAUF Prize winners Grace Lee Lawrence and Ryan Hawk.
UT alumnus Jonathan Fox prepares for busy year as full-time musician
August 30, 2015
From Gregory Plaza to the foot of the tower, UT alumnus Jonathan Fox has brought his country-tinged brand of rock music all across the 40 Acres.
Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins makes 'Wave[s]' with new EP
August 26, 2015
Chicago’s latest SoundCloud standout Mick Jenkins gained recognition by creating mixtapes with well-defined themes.
Local psychedelic band The Halfways brings experimentation to Austin rock scene
July 22, 2015
Nothing says “Welcome to Austin” like the sound of muffled rock music permeating through thin apartment walls.
Local songwriter James McMurtry discusses long-time Austin music career
July 14, 2015
Local singer-songwriter James McMurtry couldn’t describe what Austin’s skyline looked like 25 years ago — but he could describe what the city’s music scene was like.
Local street artists draw from childhood in latest art exhibit “Grounded”
July 9, 2015
As kids, grounded meant angry parents, broken windows and missed curfews to local street artists Jason Eatherly and UT alumnus Mike Johnston — but, as adults, it means peace and balance.
Lo-fi rockers Wavves and Cloud Nothing’s combine diverse influences on new record
July 3, 2015
Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi and Wavves lead singer Nathan Williams didn’t record their latest album, No Life For Me, to produce hit singles or follow a cohesive sound — and listeners looking for either are sure to be disappointed.
Creative collective SprATX helps street artists interact with community
June 13, 2015
In a small back office of SprATX, artists armed with sketch pads discuss “Super Mario Brothers”-themed pipes and a life-sized “Hungry Hungry Hippos” game as they plan interactive pieces for this year’s upcoming music festivals.