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

Porchfire courtesy of Taylor Hall

DIY student record label Porchfire Records aims to expand Austin music scene

Carlie Whisman February 20, 2020

From the outside, nothing marks the Porchfire House in West Campus as any different than the student housing it’s surrounded by.  On the inside, it’s a student run record label.  Austin’s...

Ordinary Elephant courtesy Olive and White

Q&A: Ordinary Elephant discusses thoughtful lyrics, origin story

Aisling Ayers February 19, 2020

Whether they are performing in an open-air folk festival or simply feeding their dogs, the singer-songwriting duo balance one another’s unique talents. Ordinary Elephant, a husband-wife folk band,...

Billie Video Director Q&A Courtesy Billie Eilish VEVO

Billie Eilish’s frequent music video editor talks working with Billie, student filmmaking, advice for industry

Noah Levine February 3, 2020

Billie Eilish’s newest music video, “everything i wanted,” released Jan. 23, has already garnered over 29 million views. Music video editor John Paul Horstmann (“everything i wanted,”...

Louis Tomlinson Walls Courtesy 78 Productions Limited

Louis Tomlinson releases first solo album, satisfies long waiting fans

Avery Wohleb February 3, 2020

For the first time ever, Louis Tomlinson has released a solo album. On Jan. 31, Tomlinson dropped Walls, a record consisting of 12 emotional and catchy songs. In 2010, Tomlinson began his rise to fame...

Halsey’s ‘Manic’ is for people who don’t like Halsey — and that’s a good thing

Brooke Sjoberg January 22, 2020

In her third studio album Manic, alt-pop princess Halsey works through the death, rebirth and growth of her identity as a young woman.  Halsey, whose legal name is Ashley Frangipane, has been open...

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Mac Miller speaks from beyond the grave in ‘Circles’

Nataleah Small January 21, 2020

An artist’s legacy is cemented the moment they pass from one world into the next. They can no longer affect how they are perceived, who they can influence or how they will be remembered. With the...

LP1 courtesy Hampton Records

Liam Payne releases first solo album, disappoints fans

Avery Wohleb December 9, 2019

For the first time ever, Liam Payne has released a solo album. On Dec. 6, Payne debuted LP1, a record consisting of 16 upbeat, ultimately messy, pop songs.  In 2010, Payne launched his musical...

African Children's Choir_courtesy of Sarah Wanyana

African Children’s Choir celebrates celebrates 50th tour since founding

Grace Barnes December 4, 2019

The first time Tina Sipp heard the African Children’s Choir perform, she knew she wanted to be a part of their mission. After joining the organization as a volunteer tour chaperone, Sipp held...

Black Pumas_courtesy of Merrick Ales

Grammy-nominated local band, the Black Pumas, perform at Longhorn City Limits

Mackenzie Dyer December 3, 2019

A drizzle threatened to turn into a downpour of rain as the Longhorns finished their season with a win over Texas Tech on Nov. 29. Fireworks burst above the stadium while just next door, the Black Pumas...

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Jean Caffeine: UT alum, countercultural Austinite still going strong

Aimee Knight November 21, 2019

Better known to fans as Jean Caffeine, Jean Leider wears many hats. She’s an art educator, a self-described “punk rock high school dropout,” a UT alumna and an avid performer.  In...

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Lady Antebellum’s new album ‘Ocean’ explores emotional hardships

Nataleah Small November 18, 2019

It’s been two years since Lady Antebellum released new music and the band’s latest album is well worth the wait.  On Nov. 15, the country music group released its eighth studio album,...

Medieval music q&a_courtesy of Elena Olivieri

Monstrous Melodies: Medieval Music and Monsters Q&A

James Robertson November 8, 2019

Just as they infected medieval art, monsters invaded the music of medieval societies and exerted influence over the songs and chants of Christian communities. To exhibit the intertwined culture of monsters...