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The Thing is today's Daily Horror Movie
October 12, 2013
For movie buffs, the month of October means one thing: 31 days of horror movies.
Life & Arts staff writers and editors pick the best artists to see at ACL this weekend
October 4, 2013
The Daily Texan staff and editors pick the bands to see at ACL
The impact of the Austin City Limits Music Festival
October 3, 2013
This year, ACL has expanded to a two weekend festival. Here are two stories to explain them impact of the change on the city of Austin, Texas.
Two-weekend ACL brings more music and money
October 2, 2013
Two weekends of Austin City Limits makes the festival easier to attend but harder for locals to avoid.
The Naked and Famous talk about music and New Zealand
October 1, 2013
The New Zealand band The Naked and Famous will play Stubb’s Barbeque Wednesday, Oct. 2, to support their latest release, In Rolling Waves.
Taco journalists chronicle Austin’s breakfast taco obsession
September 19, 2013
There are more breakfast taco establishments in Austin than there are Starbucks in Manhattan, according to a new book.
LL Cool J's Un-Authentic return
April 29, 2013
Not even impressive production can save Authentic, Iggy and The Stooges plays on themes of self-realization, Lights re-releases Siberia acoustically, Deep Putple maintains classic rock sound.
Snoop Dogg reincarnated into Snoop Lion
April 22, 2013
Snoop Lion's album surprisingly good, Frank Turner packs self-hatred and failed relationship into beautifully crafted songs, Michael Buble continues his hot streak.
Fall Out Boy's Save Rock N Roll overly ambitious
April 15, 2013
The Yeah Yeah Yeahs stray far from appealing alternative rock and enter realm of obscurity with album Mosquito; The Flaming Lips' The Terror a dissonant attack on one's hearing, musical experience.
Paramore's self-titled revival
April 8, 2013
Paramore goes back to basics in stylistic reboot for band, Brad Paisley more approachable in new, progressive album, James Blake proves potential in production, singing and instrumentation.
Tyler, The Creator: a lone wolf
April 1, 2013
Tyler, The Creator is almost as talented as he is controversial.
The Strokes treading water
March 25, 2013
The Strokes striving to return to form with their fifth studio release Comedown Machine. While the album includes some of the band’s best work yet, it feels rushed and contrived overall.
Alliance for Clean Texas to lobby at Capitol
March 19, 2013
Alliance for Clean Texas is a decade-old coalition of major environmental groups in Texas that is only active during legislative sessions. On Wednesday, March 20, 130 members and volunteers will rally at the Capitol to promote environmental awareness in public policy making. The Daily Texan sat down with organizer David Cortez and discussed environmental awareness at the local level.
Justin Timberlake’s eye-opening 20/20 Experience reviewed
March 18, 2013
He returns to the music scene six years after FutureSex/LoveSounds with longtime producer/collaborator Timbaland at his side.
DT talks with Casey McPherson of Alpha Rev
March 15, 2013
The Daily Texan sat down with Alpha Rev front man Casey McPherson and talked South By Southwest, Beach House and Dream Theater.
The Sideshow Tragedy to perform at SXSW
March 15, 2013
The Sideshow Tragedy can be found driving its van across the country, exporting Austin’s blues rock music style in hopes of converting new ears into fans of Texas rock.
SXSW's strong hip-hop lineup
March 13, 2013
The Daily Texan counts down the top 10 hip-hop shows of South By Southwest.
The Cave Singers’ new album leaves much to be desired
March 4, 2013
The excessive repetition that permeates Naomi is not an artistic statement, but a symptom of crippling unoriginality.
Antone’s to join Emo’s on East Riverside
March 3, 2013
As I drove to Antone’s at Lavaca and 5th street for an interview one night, I couldn’t help but notice the lack of parking and accessibility.
UT senior works with Harvard students for benefit of Kenyan orphans
February 27, 2013
Sara Hollis, business honors and pre-med senior, doesn't mind trading the first world for the third. She sits as the only UT representative on Wema Children's Orphanage Centre's Board of Directors.
Atoms for Peace's Amok is an arduous trek through too many songs
February 25, 2013
Shout Out Louds' Optica, Mount Moriah's Miracle Temple and The Ruins' Elite round out this week's Tunesday album reviews.
An improved STRFKR, and others
February 18, 2013
Other albums reviewed include Beach Fossils, inc., Inspectah Deck with 7L & Esoteric.
Adagio, musicians with sea legs
February 12, 2013
David Kovacs’ mother tongue is Hungarian, but he’s also proficient in German, Spanish and French. “This is going to be my first interview in English,” he said as he set down his violin.
Band debuts mature new sound on album
February 12, 2013
Foals, Wonder Years, Bullet For My Valentine and Darwin Deez reviewed by Shane Miller.
Poetry group to compete in New York for collegiate championship
February 7, 2013
Spitshine Poetry, a community of writers on campus, also offers workships and creative feedback for any medium of fiction.
The Bronx proves itself in polar opposite genres; other recent releases excel and languish
February 4, 2013
Josh Groban's signatre corny style in full effect in All That Echoes, Frightened Rabbit makes mark with Pedestrian Verse, Joe Budden still struggling to find own niche in the rap game.
It's all the Buzz (Mill)
January 30, 2013
Austin’s insatiable thirst for coffee has brewed another 24-hour provisioner, The Buzz Mill, located on East Riverside Drive.
Tegan and Sara’s new album features unsatisfying departure from former folk pop style
January 28, 2013
The group have recently released its fist-pumping new album, Heartthrob, trading their folk pop style for new synthesizer melodies.
Bands' latest releases stylistically versatile yet reliably viable
January 21, 2013
Guided By Voices retains flexibility with latest album; Bad Religion's latest release confirms sustainability of punk; Toro Y Moi manages cacophony with chill.
From Boston to Austin, it Feels Like Home
January 18, 2013
Separating a band from its fans and comfort zone often reveals its work ethic.
The most diverse "Top Ten" you'll find online
January 14, 2013
From rock to metal, pop to hip-hop, 2012 saw landmark achievements in multiple genres. See the "Best of 2012" here!
Local bands Sip Sip and Growl to play benefit show for Attendance Records
December 3, 2012
Newcomer garage rockers Growl and funk-dance favorite Sip Sip will be performing together at The Mohawk on Dec. 10 to benefit Attendance Records, a local nonprofit music education group.
Statuette releases EP on new label
November 27, 2012
Statuette is a five-piece post-hardcore band from Austin.
Title Fight finds playing music to be gratifying
November 13, 2012
Pennsylvanian band Title Fight will bring their alternative punk sound to Red 7 Wednesday.
La Dispute weaves emotional intricacy in songs
November 12, 2012
La Dispute is a band that defies the idea of genres.
Music and comedy fans brave storms of dust at Fun Fun Fun Fest
November 4, 2012
An army of bandana-covered fans marched through dust-covered Auditorium Shores for the offbeat Fun Fun Fun Fest.
Fun Fun Fun Fest features big acts and underground artists, three days of music
November 1, 2012
A comprehensive lineup of musicians and comedians will assemble at the seventh annual Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend at Auditorium Shores.
Joyce Manor appeals to the masses with new album and Fun Fun Fun Fest appearance
October 31, 2012
The Daily Texan spoke with vocalist and guitarist Barry Johnson about touring and the new record.
House of Torment suits for final year at Highland Mall location
October 23, 2012
Modestly nestled in the old haunt of Highland Mall is the House of Torment, a collection of haunted houses that has been setting the bar for 10 years.
The Daily Texan recaps the happenings and bands at ACL weekend
October 15, 2012
ACL weekend recap.
Anthropos Arts spreads wealth with music
October 15, 2012
For 14 years, Anthropos Arts has been instructing at-risk students with musical inclinations.
Pat McGee, drummer of Stars, sits down with the Texan
October 10, 2012
Patrick McGee has been playing drums for 30 years, 12 of which have been with Stars.
Austin artist Dana Falconberry explores emotion and nature
October 3, 2012
In a town overflowing with indie rock bands, Dana Falconberry’s alternative musical style is as refreshing as the “Crooked River” she depicts in her latest release, Leelanau.
Utopiafest offers relaxed, scenic alternative to larger music festivals
September 28, 2012
This year’s festival will take place Friday, Sept. 28 to Sunday, Sept. 30 and features psychedelic/indie rock band Dr. Dog, Texas singer/songwriter Ben Kweller, bass virtuoso Victor Wooten, Widespread Panic’s Jimmy Herring and, coming all the way from Mexico City, electronica act Mexican Institute of Sound.
Ben Baxter Band solidifies its sound with its new album this Saturday
September 26, 2012
It’s rare when a band’s music can be enjoyed by listeners of every genre, but the Ben Baxter Band’s wide diversity of influences makes it just that.
Austin PRIDE to hold events Saturday
September 21, 2012
Texas might seem like an unusual place to hold a celebration of tolerance. Here to challenge this perception is Austin PRIDE, Saturday, Sept. 22, put together by the Austin Gay and Lesbian Pride Foundation.
Fair hopes to encourage volunteers
September 12, 2012
Students passionate about promoting welfare and seeking an opportunity to give back can stop by the UT Volunteer Fair Wednesday. More than 70 different agencies will convene at the biannual fair.
Eclectic mix of local, national artists to headline Wild Frontier Fest
September 7, 2012
Headlined by Los Angeles electronica giant Baths and sponsored by big names such as Scion and Alamo Drafthouse, Wild Frontier Fest is an all-day event with two stages and more than 25 bands.
Professors find iClickers useful classroom tools despite cheating
September 7, 2011
Professors have recognized the problem and now instruct teaching assistants to keep an extra eye out for students with more than one clicker.