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

Singin’ the blues every Monday

Ali Breland November 9, 2010

Blues has generally maintained a reputation for its spontaneity and improvisational characteristics. Since its inception dating back to the days of bands such as Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf,...

Violence, dance collide in moshing

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert November 8, 2010

There’s nothing quite like getting beat up at Fun Fun Fun Fest while the lead singer of GWAR shoots red dyed water at you. Or getting trapped under a fallen crowd surfer only to push the body...

Festival unites music fans of all tastes, age groups

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert November 8, 2010

There were UT and high school students, concert veterans and children throwing rock horns from parents’ shoulders, head-banging metal heads and swaying dream-pop dancers. A wide assortment of...

Frontman looks back on 40 years

Jonathan Hyak November 5, 2010

For such an accomplished musician, Ray Benson, the frontman for western swing band Asleep at the Wheel, is hardly pretentious. In fact, he concerns himself with the worries of the common man. During...

Matt and Kim’s ‘Sidewalks’ delivers aural sugar rush

Christopher Nguyen November 2, 2010

Brooklyn-based duo Matt and Kim do not know what restraint is; stuffing drumbeats, major chords, piano melodies, synths, lyrical hooks and shouting vocals into a blender and sticking whatever comes...

Indie vocalist talks of music listening, inspiration’s death

Francisco Marin October 31, 2010

How do you listen to your music? There’s an art in creating a setting for making music, but not many people realize that the act of listening to music is itself an art, too. Margot and the...

Music subgenre arises from reviewers

Francisco Marin October 28, 2010

“Whatever ‘witchy’ musical presence lurking in Austin is due to either the funk at Barton Springs or the idiocy of blog writing. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate reviews and...

Bone Thugs-n-Harmony Q&A

Amber Genuske October 28, 2010

Nearly 20 years later and the melodic hip-hop group Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is still making music. Even though Stanley Howse, better known as Flesh-n-Bone, spent nearly nine years in prison for charges...

Bold album proves high in variation

Ali Breland October 28, 2010

Zeale’s third mixtape, Disasterkrft, is littered with an assortment of songs that run the gamut of what occurs within the hip-hop world. This time around, he has tightened things and set the bar...

Rapper moves away from battling, focuses on music

Ali Breland October 28, 2010

At midnight on a Tuesday in early October at Mi Casa, a bar on Sixth Street, there is a crowd of people packed in, all in anticipation for Austin-based rapper Zeale’s performance. As soon as he...

Stevens’ sound driven by eclectic mix

Francisco Marin September 7, 2010

He’s written an orchestral masterpiece about the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway. He’s titled a track after a serial killer clown. He famously committed himself to writing an album for every...

Sixth record proves pop still has pulse

Christopher Nguyen September 7, 2010

Doomsayers of the state of pop music may prophesize the end of the world because of the emergence of Ke$ha, but they don’t have to look too far for a savior in Robyn. She has the ironic foolishness...