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UT freshman traverses rock music world with band ‘Release the Reign’

Lana Haffar March 25, 2021

Editor's Note: This article first appeared in the March 23 issue of The Daily Texan. Adorned with dark eyeshadow and a red bass guitar, Katelyn Ware takes her place at center stage, her sister Natalie...


Creatives talk redeeming 2020 SXSW cancellation, more

Morgan-Taylor Thomas March 23, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's March 10 print edition.   There are 52 weeks in a year, but for rapper Mama Duke, only one really mattered: South by Southwest.   Bouncing...

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Band Ley Line talks multilingual music, sisterhood

Fiza Kuzhiyil March 19, 2021

In front of an ethereal galaxy backdrop of the Black Fret showcase stage, the four members of Ley Line embrace in a huddle as they do before every show. “This is this four-piece sisterhood, and...

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‘Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry’ presents intimate, emotional portrait of young fame

Noah Levine February 26, 2021

“Billie Eilish: The World’s A Little Blurry” is an Apple TV+ original documentary centered around the 19-year-old singing sensation Billie Eilish. Spanning multiple tours, music video...


UT students describe importance behind their favorite songs

Ikram Mohamed February 12, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 9 print edition. Devra Winslow grew up listening to Wish You Were Here by Pink Floyd, her dad’s favorite album and...

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The Sound of UT: Riya Mahesh

Morgan-Taylor Thomas February 8, 2021

Editor's Note: This story first appeared in The Daily Texan's February 2 print edition. Four-year-old Riya Mahesh didn’t have much choice in attending her first piano lesson, her mother...

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Miley Cyrus’ Plastic Hearts: unapologetic, introspective, empowering

Miranda Garza November 30, 2020

If rock is dead, then Miley Cyrus just revived it with her latest release, Plastic Hearts.  After two years in the making, what was supposed to be Cyrus’ seventh album was destroyed in a...

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Phoebe Bridgers, Rob Moose team up, reimagine Punisher with Copycat Killer

Thomas Casler November 23, 2020

If Punisher didn’t already tear your heart out, Phoebe Bridgers’ reworking of the album with critically acclaimed string composer Rob Moose sure will.  Bridgers collaborated with Moose...

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Rob Moose talks Copycat Killer, fatherhood, upcoming solo project

Thomas Casler November 23, 2020

Even if you’re not familiar with the name Rob Moose, you’ve definitely heard his work. Moose is a Grammy Award-winning string composer and arranger that has worked with big name artists such...

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The Sound of UT: student finds new sound through exploring her sexuality

Morgan-Taylor Thomas November 17, 2020

With a bunch of silver and gold chain necklaces around her neck, Susannah Joffe applied blush to her face as she got ready for a night out. Peering into the mirror, she said her journey to music started...

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Ariana Grande’s Positions is full of disco, debauchery, and duets

Miranda Garza November 3, 2020

The expectations for Ariana Grande’s newest album Positions were almost as high as her whistle tones.  The Grammy-award-winning singer announced early October via social media that she would...


The Sound of UT: Christian Coffey

Morgan-Taylor Thomas October 28, 2020

Christian Coffey is a lyricist producing music in the rap and R&B genres, but he said he doesn’t want to confine himself to a single genre. Coffey’s love for music started in middle school,...