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Active Child talks on musical style, origins
May 3, 2012
The singer-songwriter based in Los Angeles will stop by tonight for a show with English producer James Blake and the Superhumanoids.
'Vagina :: The Zine' launches its spring 2012 issue
May 3, 2012
The Zine is printed four times a year and features a range of opinions and observations from its contributors.
Fusebox festival in Austin brings artisits from all over the globe
April 25, 2012
If you happen to pass by inexplicable red swings or pieces of inflatable furniture within the next 11 days, don’t be too baffled.
Austins Pure X talks to the Daily Texan about their new album and touring
April 24, 2012
Austin’s fifth annual Psych Fest will showcase plenty of bands, including local band Pure X.
Opera singer finds voice
April 18, 2012
When flight and linear system dynamics meet with an unexpectedly vibrant tenor voice, the world gets Brandon Steele.
Nite Jewel speaks about pop sound on newest album
April 16, 2012
For Ramona Gonzalez, composing music and songwriting is second nature.
Lomography is more than a store
April 16, 2012
The organic quality of Lomography Gallery Store sets a tone for inspiration that's nearly impossible to quench.
Q&A: Mike Wexler
April 11, 2012
When it comes to freak folk singer songwriters, Mike Wexler cultivates a sound like no other.
Bowerbirds renew relationship with optimistic third LP
April 10, 2012
The Daily Texan exchanged emails with Beth Tacular, Bowebirds member, to discuss their new album, The Clearing.
Couple opens East Side boutique hotel
April 9, 2012
Austin’s newest boutique hotel, the Heywood, is an urban restoration in the residential East Side.
Take Back the Night allows talk, education about sexual violence
April 3, 2012
To kick off Sexual Assault Awareness month, VAV will host the ninth annual Take Back the Night event today.
UNTITLED allows students to display their artwork
March 28, 2012
UNTITLED is an event sponsored by the UAHA that promotes the visual arts and investigates the career and educational opportunities of its members.
Songstress switches to softer sound
March 26, 2012
La Sera's sophomore LP laments a love lost in the most lighthearted of ways: sheer enough for summer with a wistful lo-fi shimmer.
Timeless drinks to party like a madman
March 23, 2012
The Texan met up with staff from Haddington’s American Tavern, The Highball and Easy Tiger to talk timeless drinks and their Mad Men sensibilities.
The Drums talks SXSW, sophomore album
March 8, 2012
Emitting post-punk vibes with a classic sensibility, New York band The Drums is one of the buzz-worthy groups playing this year’s SXSW.
Magic Wands duo talk SXSW, upcoming album
March 7, 2012
Synth-wave duo Magic Wands will showcase new material at this year’s SXSW.
Austin fashion show draws vintage looks and a rowdy crowd
March 2, 2012
Friday’s Fashion Freakout Five is proof of Austin’s vintage fanaticism.
Blanton exhibits Hudson River paintings
February 24, 2012
In its newest exhibit, "American Scenery," the Blanton shows paintings from the members of the first recognized art school.
Experimental singer's most recent album is her lyrical best
February 20, 2012
Boucher, who records under the name Grimes, has an anxious thirst to create art.
Q&A with Breathe Owl Breathe
February 20, 2012
A folk trio that lends its music to be the warmth on a winter-time journey opened at the Mohawk last Sunday night.
Easy Tiger combines bohemian aesthetic with classic food fare
February 5, 2012
Bakery and cafe offers a large beer selection and an array of bread and meat to match
Eclectic new album might confuse conventional listeners
January 30, 2012
A fragmented mirage in the Mojave Desert ricocheting in and out of view would be an adequate image to pair with this album.
Mauro Remeddi's tracks lack originality in new album
January 23, 2012
Fans of Remeddi looked forward to a solid full-length album, but the mechanized dream pop LP falls short of impressive.
Winter Arts Preview: Music
December 1, 2011
Life & Arts writers give their picks for this season's best released and upcomming albums.
UT alumna interacts with audience in 60 minutes with FlashDance
November 30, 2011
Kathy Hamrick puts together a variety 30 dances in 60 minutes.
Shop owner showcases local graffiti art
November 28, 2011
The Busy-Being back room showcases works of artists whom Abramson has worked with during the past 10 years.
Deerhunter singer clears the noise on third solo album
November 14, 2011
Cox strives to make his listeners see him from different viewpoints on Parallax.
Specialty coffee abounds in Austin
November 10, 2011
The coffee business is still running hot, even in the midst of a frozen economy.
The Fun Fun Fun doesnt end when the shores close down
November 3, 2011
“FFF Nites” fosters a more intimate live show environment and allows the musical festivities to continue until the last call.
Paranormal researchers to tour historical house
October 30, 2011
On Halloween night, researchers will guide museum-goers through the 170-year-old French Legation Museum.
M83 album takes listeners on a celebratory journey
October 23, 2011
The shoegaze band strays from the typical dazed feel of droning distortion it has generated in past albums.
Zola Jesus creates eerie LP
October 10, 2011
There is a haunting thrill to listening to Russian-American singer/songwriter Nika Roza Danilova.
Lizzies Lunchbox knows how to mix Tex-mex and Mediterranian
October 6, 2011
Newest food trailer resides in the Arbor Carwash lot in northwest Austin.
Ballet Austins Mozart Project adds twist to traditional ballets with three-score work
September 29, 2011
DJ Spooky will contribute to the contemporary feel of the production by using his iPad to perform the final score.
Pecan Street Festival brings magic back downtown
September 22, 2011
On Saturday and Sunday, Austin will harken back to its pre-metropolitan roots and keep the state capitol “weird” at the biannual Pecan Street Festival.
Working woman's story gets told in stage collaboration
September 16, 2011
UT is lending its facilities to this potential Broadway hit, while the musical is in the process of securing producers.
20th Austin Pride Celebration will feature local, national artists
September 7, 2011
This year will mark Austin’s 20th Pride Celebration, which is anticipated to be the most successful yet.
Active Child to perform debut album
September 1, 2011
A throbbing falsetto seeping through glimmering harp strings, mellow synth and reverb bass can be expected to resonate through Emo’s this Friday night.
Austin breaks electricity use record amid soaring temperatures
August 2, 2011
Temperatures caused record-high power in Austin with an electricity demand record of 66,867 megawatts Monday.
Tower to get 3-D treatment for Longhorn Network commercials
August 2, 2011
A production company will cast 3-D lights Tuesday and Wednesday nights for a series of service messages set to debut Aug. 26.
University employees health insurance costs on the rise
July 29, 2011
Health care premiums for employees of American universities are on the rise, and the University of Texas is implementing a higher premium for employees this year.
Ransom Center to display filmmaker Nicholas Rays works
July 28, 2011
Six storyboards of director Nicholas Ray's, who directed ”Rebel Without a Cause,” will remain on display at the Harry Ransom center until Aug. 31.
University partners with MIT to help prevent future oil spills, human-caused disasters
July 19, 2011
The British Petroleum oil spill in April 2010 inspired a new partnership between UT and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to create a set of guidelines that will allow scientists to avoid future crises.
Ransom Center to open exhibition on history of censorship
July 15, 2011
This fall, Harry Ransom Center visitors will be able to explore censorship in publications between the two world wars in an exhibition titled “Banned Burned, Seized, and Censored."
College navigator allows comparison of different schools costs
July 7, 2011
A legislative mandate required the Department of Education to create a site where people can explore the affordability of attending postsecondary school and compare the advantages of schools at different ends of the cost spectrum.
Powers forms task force to increase academic achievement, reduce costs
July 7, 2011
President William Powers Jr. announced the formation of a task force on graduation rates to help reduce costs and increase academic achievement at the University.
Prominent med school professor fills new position of regional dean
July 1, 2011
There are college deans and as of Thursday there is a regional dean. Dr. Susan Cox, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas, was appointed as the school’s first regional dean.
University Health Fair gives advice for healthy lifestyle
June 30, 2011
The Division of Recreational Sports sponsored the event in the Gregory Gym Arena with about 80 exhibitors from around Austin who promoted aspects of healthy living from financial to physical well-being.
Austin a good market for young adults, report says
June 21, 2011
Austin takes the top spot for employment opportunities for young adults.
Declining birthrates tied to struggling economy
June 17, 2011
Increase in stress caused by the declining economy and increasing financial troubles is causing a decline in birthrates in women.
UT architecture students design school in Africa
June 14, 2011
In a collaborative effort, the University’s School of Architecture and the nonprofit organization Africa's Promise Village are working together to build a school for the Maasai people in the Serengeti plains of Tanzania.
Lecturer stresses need for broader research, discovery
June 8, 2011
Microsoft Vice President Dan Reed regaled a full audience with stories of close friendships and portable cassette players at the AT&T Conference Center Tuesday night.