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Fun Fun Fun Fest brings in smaller artists, more intimate shows
November 6, 2014
Fun Fun Fun Fest is upon us again, overtaking Auditorium Shores this weekend with a multitude of headliners and lesser-known gems.
Local post-hard-core band releases new EP
October 20, 2014
The band Institute has been making post-punk music since early 2013.
Review of Iceage’s third album
October 15, 2014
For its past two albums, Iceage crafted bombardments of records, wrapping a post-hardcore rage around cold, harsh lyrics that conveyed a wounded and cynical view of the world.
Q-and-A with Real Estate bassist Alex Bleeker
October 14, 2014
Real Estate has been making jangly indie rock since its debut album was released in 2009.
Album Review: Sea Oleena’s Shallow
October 7, 2014
Sea Oleena, the recording name of Charlotte Oleena, first appeared in the musical world in 2010.
Farewell Books offers Austin an alternative bookstore and community space
September 26, 2014
Farewell Books, located where Domy Books once stood, was founded by Mikaylah Bowman and Travis Kent, two former employees of Domy.
Stargayzer music festival spotlights LGBT artists
September 11, 2014
Austin’s LGBT arts scene has cemented its presence in the city over the years, expanding to include a music festival, in addition to many other LGBT festivals.
Spoon’s latest album is a solid, enjoyable release
August 7, 2014
Spoon’s newest album, They Want My Soul, is its first in four and a half years — a long time for a band that used to release an album every year.
Local band The Dead Space release their debut album, 'Faker'
July 20, 2014
There is something off-putting about The Dead Space’s debut LP, “Faker”. Released three weeks ago on local label 12XU, the album is not extremely loud or noisy, like expected. What it does have is a quiet intensity — an inescapable sense of tension and bleakness at the core of every track.
Fourth of July summer playlist
June 29, 2014
Most of you will probably be spending your Fourth of July next to a pool or grill with friends and fireworks. But these patriotic, summertime gatherings are incomplete if they’re not soundtracked by the right songs. The Daily Texan made a playlist of 10 songs to listen to while drinking beer and eating hot dogs this Independence Day.
Lower create deeply cathartic work with Seek Warmer Climes
June 18, 2014
Over its ten tracks, Seek Warmer Climes, in one form or another, conveys utter emotional collapse.
With International, Lust for Youth emerges brighter than ever
June 9, 2014
What was once the solo work of Hannes Norrvide — a project that melded a love of ’80s synthpop to dark, murky production — has blossomed into something much brighter with this album.