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

Experimental band fuses electronica, trip-hop

Mark Lopez August 10, 2010

When aspiring drummer Nick Munos placed an ad on Craiglist searching for a band to join, he wasn’t sure who would respond. However, when Avi Ghosh — noted for his solo work and former musical...

The Stampede plays punk rock without sappy quality

Mary Lingwall August 10, 2010

“Don’t be scene, be heard” is a powerful saying in city where the music scene is almost as incestuous as it is vibrant. And for Austin’s The Stampede, “Don’t be scene,...

’80s pop singer Cyndi Lauper gets case of the blues

Mark Lopez August 10, 2010

Known for her chart-topping ’80s anthem “Girls Just Want to Have Fun,” few people would expect Cyndi Lauper to come out with a blues album. But in the two and a half decades since...

Zoe Cordes Selbin leaves her mark on city’s tough music scene

Gerald Rich August 9, 2010

In the Austin music scene, Zoe Cordes Selbin is unmatched. “Seventeen years old,” “homeschooled” and “straight-edge” are rarely epithets for the people in the music...

Psychadelic Furs ride ‘new wave’ of ’80s nostalgia

Mark Lopez June 30, 2010

Best known for “Pretty in Pink,” the theme song from the iconic ’80s film by the same name, the Psychedelic Furs formed in 1977, when the English punk scene was at its apex. Headed...

Alt-rock group varies essence, tone of albums

Neha Aziz June 18, 2010

  Silversun Pickups have become a staple of the alternative rock scene since the release of their freshman album, Carnavas, in 2006. The band got their start in East Los Angeles and had no...

The Fleshtones share ‘super rock’ with eager fans

Mark Lopez June 15, 2010

The Fleshtones emerged in the punk and new-wave scene in the 1970s and became well-known at New York venues, including CBGB, Club 57 and Danceteria. They have opened for James Brown, Chuck Berry, The...

Vinyl records put a spin on modern music trends

Jordan Bodkin June 15, 2010

Vinyl records have been the most used musical medium since recorded music was invented more than a century ago, but with the introduction of the CD, many were ready to consider it a dead technology....

Indie-pop band gets perspective with gender mix

Francisco Marin June 15, 2010

Jared Boulanger believes in gender equality. Of that, he is sure. When I ask Boulanger, lead vocalist and multi-instrumentalist for indie-pop band The Sour Notes, if groups such as Radiohead or...

Band of brothers sticks together through good, bad

Julie Rene Tran June 14, 2010

Faces flushed and out of breath, lead singer Marshall Newman and keyboardist Brett Moses of the indie pop band The Frontier Brothers gave quick waves from the door before dashing off to order iced coffees....

‘Lone Star Lowlands’ offers compilation of breezy Texas music

Francisco Marin June 13, 2010

  What would the soundtrack to a Texas summer sound like? Over the past two years, Numero Group has meticulously gone through myriad basement tapes, originally recorded in Mickey...

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...