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Music

Daymé Arocena, a Cuban singer, performs for a small audience in the Butler School of Music’s Live Room on Tuesday.

Juno Award-winning Daymé Arocena performs intimate musical odyssey in Live Room

Layla Dajani, General Life&Arts Reporter April 5, 2024

Daymé Arocena’s explosive vocals echoed off the walls and reverberated through the bodies of audience members sitting in the recording studio-turned-intimate concert space. On Tuesday, the Afro-Cuban...

Tamar Sanikidze, director of the Butler Opera Center and division head of Voice and Opera, rehearses an aria with her student in her office on Thursday.

Tamar Sanikidze to perform at Carnegie Hall in April

Sarah Cooley, General Life&Arts Reporter April 3, 2024

The same walls that have set the international standard for musical excellence since 1891 will soon house the blend of a soprano’s voice and notes played by a pianist said to have a magical touch by...

“COWBOY CARTER” further extends Beyonce’s legacy of musical greatness

“COWBOY CARTER” further extends Beyonce’s legacy of musical greatness

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter April 1, 2024

With over 200 million records sold as a soloist, nine Billboard Hot 100 chart toppers and more than two dozen Grammy’s under her belt, Beyoncé’s musical legacy extends to country music with Cowboy...

UT Psychology professor Michael Domjan plays the music of German composer Johann Sebastian Bach on the solo viola on Tuesday. Cello Suite No. 1 and other Bach pieces echoed up the Main Building stairs as students gathered to listen.

‘Bach in the Subways:’ Psychology professor offers classical music tribute through public performance

Analise Pickerrell, General Life&Arts Reporter March 28, 2024

The entrancing music of J.S. Bach floated up the stairwell of UT’s Main Building on Tuesday afternoon as a psychology professor played his Tetris viola, participating in an international celebration...

Yallternative band June Shine performs at UT fraternity Sigma Phi Epsilon on March 20, 2024.

‘Y’allternative’ band June Shine makes space in Austin music scene

Mehana Ondreyka, General Life&Arts Reporter March 25, 2024

First releasing music under the band name June Shine at age 15, lead singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist J.R. Chambers moved to Austin to become a Longhorn and explore the local music scene. Anticipating...

Gary Clark Jr.’s latest album showcases raw lyricism with great features, cinematic listening

Gary Clark Jr.’s latest album showcases raw lyricism with great features, cinematic listening

Flora Farr, Senior Life&Arts Reporter March 24, 2024

Beloved Austinite and four-time Grammy award-winning artist Gary Clark Jr. has established a name for himself in the past decade as a talented guitarist and singer who uniquely blends blues, rock and hip...

SAP band members Evan Pea Fundora (left), Jared Cox (center), Hank Barna (right) pictured. The SAP band based out of Austin is going on tour to promote their newest singles.

Sap rocking out beyond Texas

Isabella Capuchino, Life&Arts General Reporter March 21, 2024

Packed rooms, headbanging crowds and a nine-day road trip via a rented van across the west coast await the alt-rock band Sap. With plans to jump between seven major cities, the unit eagerly shares their...

Faye Webster shares new record, ‘Underdressed at the Symphony’

Faye Webster shares new record, ‘Underdressed at the Symphony’

Tyler Pullum, Senior Life&Arts Reporter March 6, 2024

Three years after her previous record, I Know I'm Funny Haha, Faye Webster reintroduces herself to a growing fanbase with her fifth album, Underdressed at the Symphony, which was released on Friday. Known...

Melotheory members Austin Pedersen (left) and Patrick Insull (right) perform Breathe in their Austin apartment on Wednesday. Gearing up for an album release, the duo cited early Coldplay and Cage the Elephants Cigarette Daydreams as musical inspiration for the single.  Insull said that Melotheory intially began as a fun distraction from his engineering schoolwork, but now the duo plan to pursue music full-time.

Indie-pop band melotheory set to release new single ‘Breathe’

Rylie Lillibridge, General Life&Arts Reporter March 1, 2024

Music has long been a form of therapy for Patrick Insull, who often wrote songs in the stairwell of Andrews Residence Hall. He said he found that his now-bandmate Austin McGinnis felt the same. In one...

Olivia Rodrigo performs at the Moody Center in Austin, TX on Feb. 28, 2024. The stop in Austin was Rodrigos fourth on the GUTS World Tour.

Olivia Rodrigo proves performance prowess with GUTS tour at Moody Center

Amelia Engstrom and Flora Farr March 1, 2024

“I don’t think growing up is so scary after all. It gets better with every passing year, so cheers to that,” Olivia Rodrigo said to her Moody Center audience on Wednesday. A week after her 21st birthday,...

Austin Music Awards celebrate local musicians, supporting SIMS foundation

Austin Music Awards celebrate local musicians, supporting SIMS foundation

Mehana Ondreyka, General Life&Arts Reporter February 29, 2024

Moving to New York after graduating from college in Georgetown, musician and producer Walker Lukens quickly realized he wanted to take part in the Austin music scene. Sunday evening, he took the stage...

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