Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

British band discusses album, dealing with U.K. stereotypes

Francisco Marin April 11, 2011

You can’t please everybody, but you can sure try sometimes. That happens to be something that the U.K.-based band British Sea Power realized going into their fifth full-length album, Valhalla...

Lavigne’s album reminiscent of ’90s

Christopher Nguyen March 8, 2011

Avril Lavigne is rocking out like it’s 1999 on Goodbye Lullaby, her first album in four years. In that time, Lavigne divorced from her husband of four years, Sum 41 lead singer and one of...

Band members open up about upcoming album, rowdy energy at shows

Francisco Marin March 7, 2011

It’s a crisp, clear day and lead singer and guitarist Ryan Lentell is holding a 24 oz. of Budweiser and chain-smoking cheap Pall Malls as he talks about how he thinks the psych-rock scene in Austin...

Disc jockey makes big noise in local hip-hop music scene

Ali Breland March 7, 2011

Turntablism, the manipulation of sounds through turntables and a DJ mixer, has never been a glorified role within the rap scene. DJs are often required to put in a tremendous amount of work centered...

Documentary brings to light problems facing music scene

Ali Breland February 23, 2011

Despite the Austin music scene’s illustrious history, it has been harboring fundamental flaws that stand to compromise the interests of the artists involved, the core of its reputation, and what...

Math-rockers play Austin; lo-fi lies low

Francisco Marin February 22, 2011

Marnie Stern hits up the Mohawk In November 2008, the beautiful Marnie Stern and her band received a hefty speeding ticket while on tour and couldn’t afford to pay it. Their solution was to...

Adele matures, polishes vocals in ‘21’

Ali Breland February 22, 2011

Adele represents something truly unique within the realm of female singer-songwriters. Her vocal ability is unparalleled and the staying power of the music she creates is unmatched. For every album...

Radiohead plays safe with ‘King of Limbs’

Ali Breland February 22, 2011

Four years after the release of the critically acclaimed In Rainbows, Radiohead abruptly released The King of Limbs on Friday after announcing the album’s release only days before. The King...

Stars returns to Austin touting ethereal album

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert November 18, 2010

The Stars last came to Austin more than two years ago at the Austin City Limits Music Festival. Since then the band has recorded a fifth album, The Five Ghosts, which was released over the summer. Known...

Kid Cudi’s album entices listeners with dark themes

Ali Breland November 16, 2010

Kid Cudi’s Man On The Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager plays essentially the same as his debut album, Man On The Moon: The End of The Day. Both are like lucid dreams with dark undertones, with...

Rappers push boundaries on stage

Ali Breland November 16, 2010

Doomtree alone is a perplexing word. It creates an image of some sort of ominous plant exuding an aura of foreboding darkness. When applied to the rap group, the word Doomtree becomes even more...

Musician sheds not-so-rosy light on labels, lo-fi

Francisco Marin November 14, 2010

Ariel Pink doesn’t necessarily believe in the labels critics and his fans have attached to his aesthetic since he began making music in 1996. Actually, Pink and his band, Ariel Pink’s Haunted...