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


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...

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...

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