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

Thrice continues to evolve, thrive

Neha Aziz June 6, 2010

California rock veterans Thrice have six albums under the band’s belt since hitting the alternative scene in 1998. Fans may be more familiar with earlier material because of the band’s extensive...

Outkast’s Big Boi releases star-studded solo debut

Mark Lopez June 6, 2010

In 2007, Big Boi announced that he would finally release a solo album under his own name. While he recorded Speakerboxxx as a solo album, it was released under the Outkast moniker, which only further...

Delphic album has futuristic feel

Addie Anderson June 6, 2010

Six months after its U.K. release, Delphic’s debut album Acolyte has finally hit US shelves. Acolyte is a solid electro-rock dance album that is unique and accessible to the modern listener, although...

Kelis release brings dancers to their feet

Mark Lopez June 6, 2010

“We control the dance floor,” Kelis says on the first track of her latest album, Flesh Tone. Known best for her R&B hit “Milkshake,” Kelis seems to have become more ambitious...

Islands features fresh set of faces born from ashes of The Unicorns

Mark Lopez June 5, 2010

When Canadian indie band The Unicorns broke up, fans were left wondering what went wrong. Was it us? Did their success come too fast? All of these were speculative questions as to why a band would release...

Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros avoids cliches with sweetly eclectic sound

Mark Lopez June 5, 2010

“Home, let me come home. Home is whenever I’m with you.” The sweet lyrics and whimsical sounds of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ latest hit “Home” wax...

Sounds Under Radio’s alt-rockers strive to produce cinematic sound

Neha Aziz June 2, 2010

Local alternative rock band Sounds Under Radio has been making a name for itself since 2007, with two independently released albums under its belt: Cinematica in 2008, and My Communist Heart in 2010....

Sleep Over awakens in Austin’s underground

Francisco Marin April 26, 2010

Sleep Over is Christa Palazzolo, Stefanie Franciotti and Sarah Brown — three 26-year-olds who came together in October to start conceptualizing what would become one of Austin’s crown...

Gang Starr rapper dies of cancer

Andrew Kreighbaum April 21, 2010

Legendary hip-hop duo Gang Starr, which had faded from the music scene in recent years, saw member Keith Elam, better known as Guru, pass away Monday night. Elam died at the age of 43 after...

Swift’s loss creates twist in predictable routine

Ben Wermund April 20, 2010

The Academy of Country Music Awards ceremony had little to offer in terms of surprises Sunday. The same pedal-steel-laden pop acts put on the same sparkling spectacle as every other year. The same...

Reggae Fest attracts free spirits

Rene Huynh April 19, 2010

At the 17th annual Austin Reggae Festival, tie-dye-clad Austinites, reggae performers and vendors filled Auditorium Shores from Friday afternoon to Sunday evening. The attendees, decked out...

Local jazz artist takes cue from genre’s legends

Francisco Marin February 7, 2010

In August 1959, Columbia Records released Miles Davis’ groundbreaking jazz album Kind of Blue. The album, which went quadruple platinum in sales and has heavily influenced the jazz scene for decades,...