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


Drake creates solid sophomore album

Eli Watson November 15, 2011

When Drake made his hip-hop debut last year with Thank Me Later, critics were skeptical of the Young Money R&B crooner. Exchanging his teenage persona, Jimmy Brooks, from the Canada-based television...

Detroit band uses music to tackle serious, silly issues

Ali Breland November 9, 2011

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr. is fairly unique in that it has managed to create a dreamy pop, alternative sound, vaguely reminiscent of something that’s very west coast, despite it’s Detroit origin. It...

Randy Newman’s ‘Live in London’ a solid, if unremarkable, release

Robert Starr November 8, 2011

Randy Newman is something of an unconventional singer-songwriter. Aside from his voice, which only really works for Randy Newman songs, his songwriting is difficult to pigeonhole. While many know him for...

Wale upgrades music with new record label

Eli Watson November 8, 2011

When Wale debuted with Attention Deficit, the world received their first taste of hip-hop’s newfound prince. Technically gifted and vigorous in his delivery, Wale’s new-school sound showcased...

Strong vocals, beats lead to powerful Florence + the Machine release

Anjli Mehta November 8, 2011

Florence + the Machine’s sophomore album, Ceremonials, is a musical force of nature. Pulsing beats reverberate while frontwoman Florence Welch’s tornado vocals whir madly around the eye of...

Fun Fun Fun: Day 1

Eli Watson November 7, 2011

Chaos, booty-shaking and, most importantly, great live music. Fun Fun Fun Fest’s first day foreshadowed the fun that would occur throughout the weekend. Day one was a strange concoction of hyped-up...

Fun Fun Fun: Day 3

Aaron West November 7, 2011

[Updated at 11:15 a.m., caption correction] On the third day, the dust settled a bit and the people knew that it was good — but not good enough to take those bandanas off yet. Sporting their multicolored...

Fun Fun Fun: Day 2

Julie Rene Tran November 7, 2011

Day two picked up with a mighty gust — but it was more dirt squalls than anything. Despite killer sets from shoegaze soloist Active Child and experimental pop band Purity Ring, the early vibe in...

The Fun Fun Fun doesn’t end when the shores close down

Elizabeth Hinojos November 3, 2011

Tricks may not carry over to this weekend, but treats certainly will — at least for those who have Fun Fun Fun Fest wristbands. This is the first year the festival provides a selection of aftershows...

Fun Fun Fun Fest returns with eclectic bands

Eli Watson November 3, 2011

Fun Fun Fun Fest will return this weekend with a wide range of acts that encompass hardcore punk, alternative hip-hop, electronica and dance music. The festival, which prides itself in always having an...

Design work on hold for creative force behind Tycho

Ali Breland November 2, 2011

Tycho’s west coast-inspired electronic music elicits a grainy, almost detailed image of a beach. Sacramento native Scott Hansen, who writes and performs electronic music under the moniker Tycho,...

Long live the Decemberists

Robert Starr November 1, 2011

 Though The Decemberists released a few albums before Picaresque, that was the one that put them on the map. Strange and wonderful, the album began with whale songs and each track came up with new...

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