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BLK ODYSSY’s 1-800 FANTASY delivers pure groovy perfection

BLK ODYSSY’s 1-800 FANTASY delivers pure groovy perfection

Tyler Pullum, General Life&Arts Reporter July 21, 2024

To listen to BLK ODYSSY’s newest album 1-800 FANTASY once simply doesn’t do it justice. Since releasing his first album in 2021 through the record label EMPIRE, BLK ODYSSY has developed a reputation...

mxmtoon performs at Emos on July 8, 2024.

YouTube-grown artist mxmtoon spends 24th birthday headlining in Austin

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter July 12, 2024

“That beats any song I could end the set with,” mxmtoon (pronounced M-X-M-toon) said tearfully after her band and first Austin concert audience sang her happy birthday on Monday night. Currently on...

BLK ODYSSY poses for a portrait outside of Orb Studios on July 10 before a listening session for his upcoming album 1-800-FANTASY.

Austin-based artist BLK ODYSSY talks cinematic songwriting, reflects on NPR Tiny Desk concert

Amelia Engstrom, Life&Arts Desk Editor July 12, 2024

“As a writer, I tend to tell stories more than write songs,” Austin-based, alt-pop artist BLK ODYSSY told The Daily Texan in an interview about his upcoming tour and album. After establishing himself...

Hyperpop Princess Charli XCX drops sixth album Brat

Hyperpop Princess Charli XCX drops sixth album Brat

Tyler Pullum, General Life&Arts Reporter June 16, 2024

Since first bursting into the music scene in the early 2010s, English popstar Charli XCX, known for her hit “Boom Clap,” remains one of the most innovative musicians in hyperpop music. On June 7, the...

Luke Combs uniquely makes fatherhood his muse in latest album Fathers & Sons

Luke Combs uniquely makes fatherhood his muse in latest album Fathers & Sons

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter June 16, 2024

Award-winning country star Luke Combs became a household name in the past few years. Known for producing heartbreak country hits, Combs’ fifth studio album, released Friday, comes in time for Father’s...

Billie Eilish releases poetic third studio album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT

Billie Eilish releases poetic third studio album HIT ME HARD AND SOFT

Tyler Pullum, General Life&Arts Reporter June 9, 2024

For the better part of a decade, Billie Eilish worked to become one of the most recognizable forces in pop music. Through her collaborations with her brother and producer FINNEAS, the singer sold has more...

Mango Coast band performs on March 22, 2024 at the Kappa Alpha fraternity house.

Mango Coast: pop, indie rock band dominates fraternity scene

Chloe Ching, General Life&Arts Reporter April 25, 2024

A guitar string sings, queuing the first song of the up-and-coming band’s set. The crowd begins to stir and sway as Mango Coast plays the beat to “Heaven” by Los Lonely Boys.  Mango Coast, an...

Acts to see at Austin Psych Fest

Acts to see at Austin Psych Fest

Rylie Lillibridge, General Life&Arts Reporter April 25, 2024

Spanning three days and two stages at The Far Out Lounge and Stage, Austin Psych Fest returns for another spring celebration of the best in psychedelic and alternative rock. The Daily Texan compiled a...

What Willie Nelson song you are based on your summer plans

What Willie Nelson song you are based on your summer plans

Laura Baker, General Life&Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

Willie Nelson, country singer-songwriter and Austin cultural icon, boasts a collection of soulful songs, well-suited for any scenario. In honor of Nelson’s upcoming summer debut, The Border, The Daily...

The Daily Texan’s playlist to celebrate Earth Day

The Daily Texan’s playlist to celebrate Earth Day

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

With Earth Day just around the corner, The Daily Texan compiled a playlist to accompany the soothing sounds of nature and get students in the mood to celebrate the beautiful planet. Find a nice, grassy...

Taylor Swift’s ‘THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’ will grow on you

Taylor Swift’s ‘THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT’ will grow on you

Charlotte Karner, General Life&Arts Reporter April 22, 2024

Upon first listen, Taylor Swift’s new album, THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT appears rushed. Referring to her lover as a “tattooed golden retriever” after singing they declared, out of all people,...

Madonna performs “This little light of mine” at the Moody Center on April 14, 2024.

Madonna stuns at first night of Moody Center double-header

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 16, 2024

“I'm about to share the story of my life with you,” Madonna said to her Moody Center audience on Sunday night. When Madonna last visited the Forty Acres nearly 40 years ago, the singer had only released...

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