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

Retro funk elements, fresh guest vocals expand appeal of dark dance music EP

Francisco Marin September 7, 2010

For the myriad of bands gunning for a resurgence in ‘60s surf pop (Best Coast) and girl group harmonies (Dum Dum Girls, Tennis), it’s almost unnatural that DâM-FunK would jump in with...

Interpol’s latest rock album goes back to its roots with huge payoff for fans

Neha Aziz September 7, 2010

American rockers Interpol have released their new self-titled album. Hailing from the alternative rock scene of New York City, they have three prior albums under their belt. Turn on the Bright Lights,...

Fantasy worlds come alive at Rockdale night festival

Yvonne Marquez September 3, 2010

Once darkness falls, the celebration will begin with a total sensory experience of sights and sounds. Four eccentric fantasy worlds will be filled with a myriad of lights, artwork, performers in extravagant...

Multilingual band brings punk twist to synth-pop base

Francisco Marin September 3, 2010

There are a few things you should know about Stereo Total. One is that “Total” is pronounced “Toe-TAL”; another is that Stereo Total is out-of-this-world outrageous. Françoise...

Mix of light, harsh makes third album ‘enchanting’; Risky transition pays off in Klaxons’ sophomore effort

Francisco Marin August 31, 2010

Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan, Hawk Who would have thought that a former vocalist for Belle & Sebastian and a crusty grunge punk from The Screaming Trees could make such enchanting...

Marmalakes to play Cactus Cafe again

Francisco Marin August 30, 2010

The scene in July was magnificent. Amid the standing room-only crowd at the Cactus Cafe and the soft clinking of cocktail glasses and dim lighting, Marmalakes took the stage. For the night, the...

Judy Collins unites generations, sings children’s book

Gerald Rich August 30, 2010

Judy Collins sat at a table on the third floor of BookPeople Friday afternoon, casually sipping a cold Diet Coke. Known for singing alongside some of the great folk artists of the ’60s like Bob...

Rapper looks to A-list for acting inspiration

Julie Rene Tran August 27, 2010

In the famed rapper’s third film “Takers,” in theaters today, T.I. plays Ghost, a fresh-out-of-jail bank robber who returns back to his unassailable band of thieves, only to find that...

Chromeo brings antics, electrofunk nostalgia to Stubb’s performance

Francisco Marin August 25, 2010

For a long time, nobody knew whether or not to take Chromeo seriously. After all, the partnership between P-Thugg (Patrick Gemayel) and Dave 1 (David Macklovitch), the sole members of Chromeo, was...

Tequila draws ire; indie musicians make big changes

Francisco Marin August 23, 2010

While you were out... Tila Tequila versus the Juggalos This was the first year that the Gathering of the Juggalos, a yearly Midwestern pilgrimage for Insane Clown Posse fans, scheduled a “Ladies’...

Local musicians exhibit heritage of Cuban tunes

Julie Rene Tran August 12, 2010

Nearly all the chairs were empty Sunday night as local Cuban band Ritmo Tr3s played a funky, fast cover of the popular Spanish love song “Quisiera” at Ruta Maya Coffee House. The 11-man...

Pop band Love at 20 mixes ’90s Brit, modern indie rock

Neha Aziz August 11, 2010

From the ashes of the band Clap Clap emerges a new band called Love at 20. Austinites Mike Groener, Louis Lemuz, Mark Toohey, Amber Zook and Scott Clapsaddle make up the group of pop rockers. In...