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Project ATX6 courtesy of Kate Blaising

Austin music project ATX6’s last festival appearance canceled, future in jeopardy

Faley Goyette May 4, 2020

Each year, music documentary and cultural export effort Project ATX6 takes six Austin musicians to international music festivals and workshops. This year, the project was cut short due to COVID-19. Project...


UT, Austin musicians create collective to raise money for struggling artists during COVID-19 pandemic

Avery Wohleb April 22, 2020

In early March, many students and local musicians had all of their scheduled performances canceled and were left functionally unemployed after the city of Austin restricted large gatherings due to the...

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SXSW artist Ryan Cassata talks songwriting, inspiration

Nataleah Small April 3, 2020

Ryan Cassata is a musician, actor and LGBTQ+ activist based in Los Angeles. The 26-year-old is originally from Long Island, New York, and came out as transgender over a decade ago.  Cassata’s...

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Q&A: Hip-hop artist Naya Ali talks vulnerability, career changes from marketing to music

Nataleah Small March 27, 2020

Gritty. Honest. Vulnerable. Naya Ali, a hip-hop artist born in Ethiopia and raised in Canada, said she writes songs that embody those emotions. After beginning her career in marketing, Ali began...


Banoffee shares struggles of being touring musician during pandemic

Nataleah Small March 26, 2020

When the “Tennis Fan” singer initially received word about South by Southwest, Martha Betty Glenn Brown wanted to travel to Texas and perform in spite of the cancellation. But as global fears about...

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Local band continues with house show despite SXSW cancellation

Anissa Reyes March 13, 2020

Editor’s note: This story is part of The Daily Texan’s coverage of how coronavirus concerns are affecting UT-Austin. Read the rest of our coverage here. The news of SXSW’s cancellation...


Unofficial SXSW shows to see during the week

Carlie Whisman March 12, 2020

The South by Southwest 2020 festival was officially canceled last week, but that doesn’t mean the music stops playing in Austin. Shows are still happening throughout the week with lineups featuring...

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UT-Austin alumnus forms soul-rock band The Selfless Lovers

Catherine Cardenas March 11, 2020

For around 100 shows in 2019, Nik Parr leaned into a microphone, fingers feverishly playing the piano with a saxophone strapped across his chest. His three bandmates played alongside him, performing as...

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Q&A: Austin musician Tameca Jones discusses her relationship with music

Avery Wohleb February 28, 2020

While traveling the country to perform her music, Tameca Jones said she discovered her true relationship with music. Jones, commonly referred to as the “Queen of Austin Soul,” is a singer...

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Q&A: UT alumnus, banjo player Danny Barnes discusses new album ‘Man on Fire’

Avery Wohleb February 26, 2020

He may have moved to Washington state, but UT alumnus Danny Barnes continues to pay homage to his Texas roots one banjo-dominated record at a time. Barnes graduated from UT in 1985 with a degree in...

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‘Map of the Soul: 7’ is an intimate look into BTS’ trials, triumphs

Kate Williams February 24, 2020

BTS, the South Korean boy group, released their seventh studio album on Feb. 21. Map of the Soul: 7 is an introspective album where each of the seven members reflect on their careers and personal...

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Grimes long-awaited album ‘Miss Anthropocene’ is beautifully dark

Carlie Whisman February 24, 2020

Written, produced and engineered by the artist herself, Grimes’ fifth studio album is a prediction of the world’s imminent end — with love as the catalyst.   Grimes retains her...