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Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

Official newspaper of the University of Texas at Austin

The Daily Texan

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Rain Phoenix’s River is a touching tribute to late brother 26 years after his death

Avery Wohleb November 4, 2019

For the first time ever, Rain Phoenix has released solo music. On Oct. 31, Phoenix dropped her debut album River, a 32-minute record consisting of tame, acoustic tracks that focus on her personal experiences...

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‘Wildcard’ is an emotional whirlwind

Nataleah Small November 4, 2019

Country music singer Miranda Lambert released her seventh studio album on Nov. 1. Wildcard is a collection of musical vignettes full of spunk and grit, performed with the emotional range of a professional...

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Q&A: Jazz musician Ephraim Owens talks genre, growing up, life as musician

Grace Barnes October 29, 2019

Dallas-born Ephraim Owens is a blues, jazz and gospel trumpeter who performs in Austin and around the world. He has also recorded with artists such as Sheryl Crow and Mumford & Sons. Owens enrolled...

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‘Jesus is King’ is well worth the wait

Nataleah Small October 28, 2019

Praise be. Kanye West finally released his latest album, Jesus is King, on Oct. 25. The 27-minute composition weaves together gospel melodies with introspective rap lyrics to create a work of...

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‘Asylum’: A safe space for emotional healing

Nataleah Small October 14, 2019

It’s easy to fall in love with a band that is so good at writing songs about heartbreak. A R I Z O N A’s sophomore electro pop album, Asylum, was released on Oct. 11. According to Billboard,...

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Savannah Conley Q&A: ‘There has to be a time where we can do what we want.’

Brooke Sjoberg October 11, 2019

Raised by a guitar player and a background singer, Savannah Conley has hopped from genre to genre throughout her journey as a musician.  With two EPs under her belt, the country-pop-folk singer...

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Mahalia talks inspirations for ‘Love and Compromise,’ honesty, authenticity at ACL

Brooke Sjoberg October 11, 2019

Since writing her first song at age eight and signing with a record label at 13, English artist Mahalia has been making music by and for the heart.  Largely focusing on relationships, Mahalia’s...

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King Princess gives memorable performance to soulful crowd

Avery Wohleb October 11, 2019

Pop singer-songwriter Mikaela Straus, known as King Princess, is quickly establishing herself as the “queer face of pop.” Ahead of her Oct. 9 show at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater,...

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Q&A: The Ballad of William Beckmann

James Robertson October 10, 2019

William Beckmann’s songwriting style is definitely what some people would call “old school” — he writes his songs on a typewriter. Beckmann is reminiscent of an older generation...

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Weyes Blood talks about her album inspiration, ACL expectations

Nataleah Small October 8, 2019

Experimental psychedelic folk singer, songwriter Natalie Mering of Weyes Blood said she has been performing on her own wavelength since she began writing music at 15. In April 2019, she released her...

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Third Eye Blind guitarist Kryz Reid talks music, performing

Jordyn Zitman October 8, 2019

Kryz Reid joined rock group Third Eye Blind in 2010 as lead guitarist and backup vocalist. Hours before the band’s Austin City Limits Music Festival set on the Honda stage, the Irish-born musician...

Austin local Bottlecap Mountain talks album release, vintage genre

Sabrina LeBoeuf October 7, 2019

Local ‘power-pop-rock’ band Bottlecap Mountain released their fourth album Dismayland on Oct. 5, even though the album was made available on some platforms a few weeks earlier. “When...