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Thee Oh Sees’ reinvent their sound on “An Odd Entrance”
November 22, 2016
The album cover of Thee Oh Sees 18th studio album, An Odd Entrance, shows a close-up image of an insect crawling out of an ear. This image represents a lot of the band’s work: psychedelic earworms.
Best of the bottom: Sound On Sound Music Festival
November 4, 2016
With headliners like Beach House, Explosions in the Sky and Young Thug performing at this year’s inaugural Sound On Sound Music Festival, it’s easy to forget there are a host of talented artists on the bottom four lines of the bill.
Kwame Alexander talks about poetry and diversity in children’s literature
November 3, 2016
Kwame Alexander, Newbery Award-winner and acclaimed poet, knows how to tell a memorable story.
Open Mike Eagle talks about collaboration with Paul White and art rap
November 3, 2016
Open Mike Eagle’s latest project, “Hella Personal Film Festival,” is full of witty and at times self-deprecating humor, but it also addresses intimate issues like anxiety and racism.
Jeff Chang talks race relations, his Asian American heritage
November 2, 2016
“We Gon’ Be Alright,” a series of essays by Jeff Chang about race and resegregation, obtains its title from the Kendrick Lamar song, “Alright.” Chang has written extensively about the impact of hip-hop beyond music and found the song perfectly summed up the current political climate. The Daily Texan spoke to Chang before his appearance at the Texas Book Festival on Nov. 6.
White Lung discusses band’s evolution on new album
November 1, 2016
On White Lung’s most recent album, Paradise, the Canadian punk band let the pop potential of their songs shine through on songs that are often told through the lens of different characters.
Sunil Yapa talks debut novel, lost manuscripts
November 1, 2016
On one of his trips as a traveling salesman to support his writing career, Sunil Yapa’s laptop was stolen from his hotel room in Chicago. It contained the complete, 600-page manuscript of his first novel.
Jeff Chang examines resegregation in “We Gon’ Be Alright”
October 28, 2016
Thousands have marched in Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. while “Alright” by rapper Kendrick Lamar has played triumphantly in the background — the unequivocal protest song for the movement.
Swet Shop Boys find humor in hostility on 'Cashmere'
October 16, 2016
On their debut album Cashmere, Swet Shop Boys create necessary commentary while relying on a healthy dose of humor, a combination that makes for one of the best hip-hop albums of the year.
'Warhol By the Book' shines new light on Andy Warhol’s career
October 16, 2016
On Oct. 16, the Blanton Museum of Art opened “Warhol By the Book,” a retrospective that includes more than 250 objects that span Warhol’s entire career, including illustrations, screen prints, photographs, paintings, films and book jackets.
Best of the bottom of ACL Weekend Two’s bill
October 7, 2016
With big names such as Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem headlining this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, it’s easy to forget there are a host of talented artists at the bottom of the bill. Although you might not be able to catch all their sets, here are some acts from the bottom four lines of Weekend Two’s bill that will make showing up early worth it.
Bon Iver expand their sound on '22, A Million'
October 4, 2016
After the release of Bon Iver’s self-titled 2011 album, Justin Vernon found himself in an uncomfortable place: the spotlight. After winning a best new artist Grammy and collaborating with high-profile artists, he was tasked with creating his next album, 22, A Million.
ACL: Best of the bottom of Weekend One's bill
September 28, 2016
With big names such as Kendrick Lamar, Radiohead and LCD Soundsystem headlining this year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival, it’s easy to forget there are a host of talented artists at the bottom of the bill.
UT Symphony Orchestra to play with Phoenix Symphony music director Tito Muñoz
September 26, 2016
This is Nick Nunley’s first year in UT’s Symphony Orchestra and he has never experienced a conductor like Tito Muñoz before.
Kronos Quartet brings the future to Austin with weeklong residency
September 20, 2016
The Daily Texan spoke with David Harrington, Kronos Quartet’s artistic director, founder and violinist, about their weeklong residency in Austin.
Elliott Erwitt finds “Home Around The World”
September 12, 2016
When tears fell at John F. Kennedy’s funeral, when Russians hosted a parade for the 40th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution and when Che Guevara and Fidel Castro were solidifying their ascent to power, Elliott Erwitt was there to document it all.
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