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



Lana Del Rey follows formula for fame

Aleksander Chan January 31, 2012

As quickly as she became Internet famous, Lana Del Rey has become a divisive songstress. Her “gangster Nancy Sinatra” (as her publicist would have it) eyebrows, music video vamping and droning,...


Leonard Cohen releases new album with “Old Ideas”

Elijah Watson January 31, 2012

“He’s a lazy bastard living in a suit,” begins Leonard Cohen’s “Going Home,” the opener for his latest release, Old Ideas. Talking to a fictionalized self, Cohen battles...

Eclectic new album might confuse conventional listeners

Elizabeth Hinojos January 31, 2012

A fragmented mirage in the Mojave Desert ricocheting in and out of view would be an adequate image to pair with the music in Sumach Valentine’s sophomore album, MU.ZZ.LE. Under the moniker Gonjasufi,...


Saxophone player shines with major

Jessica Lee January 30, 2012

We live in a society where the word “saxophone” immediately triggers you to hum the tune of George Michael’s “Careless Whisper.” Music composition senior Walter Nichols would...


OH SNAP! festival honors former Southwestern student

Elijah Watson January 27, 2012

This weekend, OH SNAP! a music, food and variety festival, will be celebrating its third year, featuring local acts Les RAV, Ume, Mother Falcon, Freshmillions and many others. The festival debuted in...

Foxy Shazam converts non-believers with their showmanship

Elijah Watson January 24, 2012

Defining themselves as “the Michael Jordan of rock ‘n’ roll,” six-piece rabble-rousing rockers Foxy Shazam are distinct and distinguishable like their basketball counterpart. “We...

Cloud Nothings channel classic ’90s rock, fails to deliver distinctive sound

Elijah Watson January 24, 2012

Cloud Nothings would have fit in perfectly during the 1990s alternative rock scene. With their aggressive yet melodic guitar riffs and angry, half-sung, half-spoken vocals that are, at times, indecipherable,...

Mauro Remeddi’s tracks lack originality in new album

Elizabeth Hinojos January 24, 2012

Fans of a musician Mauro Remeddi looked forward to a solid full-length album to follow up singles, EPs and solo project Porcelain Raft. After Remeddi’s first EP, Gone Blind, audiences had high hopes...

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Local music events explore various sides of rock genre

Daniel Munoz January 24, 2012

It’s sometimes difficult to wade through the massive amounts of live music that Austin hosts on a daily basis. To help illuminate your best bets for local live music, here are our picks for the best...

New album falls short of Michaelson’s talent

Robert Starr January 24, 2012

With a watercolor painted album cover by Joe Sorren evoking early Joni Mitchell, one could be forgiven for thinking that Ingrid Michaelson’s latest album, Human Again, might be an artistic foray...

Album’s arrangements seem uninspired

Eli Watson January 17, 2012

There is something about Anthony Green that always keeps fans returning for more. Maybe it’s his impressively high vocal range, or that he occasionally performs in a dress when the mood is just right,...

‘Syd tha Kyd’ shows diverse talent in debut

Eli Watson January 17, 2012

There are two sides to Sydney Bennett: the shy songstress who first mesmerized listeners with her acid-soul track “Flashlight,” and the take-no-prisoners statement, “I slap bitches, Dad”...

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