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



Local mashup artists Beat Logic release second album

Ali Breland May 3, 2011

Five years ago when Girl Talk broke into mainstream success, critics labeled his music a novelty act. Detractors said with certainty that Greg Gillis’s mashup was a gimmick and his popularity...


Rapper’s talent, ambition show promise

Ali Breland May 3, 2011

Ogden Payne came out to Fifth and Baylor streets, spotted us and then led us into an alleyway. In his moments as a tour guide, he kept pausing to interject reassurances of the legitimacy of the place we...


Indie hip-hop MC discusses latest album

Francisco Marin May 2, 2011

Atmosphere, the peerless independent hip-hop duo comprised of MC Slug (Sean Daley) and producer Ant (Anthony Davis), have reestablished their legacy once again. Their most recent album, The Family Sign,...


Vivian Girls describe theme of music, plans for summer

Francisco Marin April 29, 2011

  The Daily Texan: Cassie, we corresponded through mail very briefly, and I was surprised to see you mentioned Share the Joy, Vivian Girls’ third album, as a “different sort of...


The Black Lips discuss experience working with producer

Francisco Marin April 29, 2011

It isn’t necessary, at least for Black Lips and Vivian Girls, to cite the growing lo-fi trend in music anymore. In Black Lips’ case, mega-producer Mark Ronson took the helm on its...

Chiptune punk band discusses Four Loko, tsunami

Francisco Marin April 25, 2011

It would be hard to encapsulate the personalities of each member in Anamanaguchi, a New York-based chiptune punk band and arguably the most famous band to ever use hacked Nintendo consoles as makeshift...

Artist bursts onto scene, emphasizes many genres

Francisco Marin April 25, 2011

Bosco Delrey is somewhat of an onstage enigma. Saturday night at La Zona Rosa, he opened for Brazilian electro rockers Cansei de Ser Sexy and noise-pop duo Sleigh Bells with a set that jumped between reverb-drenched...

The Naked and Famous hit Austin on tour

Priscilla Totiyapungprasert April 21, 2011

After performing in Austin for South By Southwest, New Zealand synth-pop band The Naked and Famous return to Austin on their first U.S. tour. If their live performance evokes anything like their video...

Psychedelic rock band issues debut album

Julie Rene Tran April 21, 2011

Three years ago in a crumbling barn behind North Campus’ Crown and Anchor Pub, psychedelic rock band Cactus Peach jammed together for the first time. After countless sweaty house party gigs and...

DJ discusses career, diversifying genres

Ali Breland April 20, 2011

A-Trak has risen to prominence as one of the world’s premier turntable DJs since he won the DMC World DJ Championship at the age of 15. As the first DJ to win all three major DJ titles, he eventually...

Singles fail to live up to previous records

Christopher Nguyen April 19, 2011

Lady Gaga’s bad romance just got a bit more sinful. “Judas,” the second single off the soon-to-be-released Born This Way takes the melody of “Bad Romance” and adds religious...

‘DJ’ label defies simple definition

Ali Breland April 19, 2011

What does a high octane performer, who conducts wild, bacchanalian dance parties every night to masses of drugged out youths, have in common with a chubby, Fat Joe look-a-like called Khaled, who spends...

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