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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

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The inside scoop on local musicians

Mackenzie Dyer October 1, 2019

The music plays, the audience dances and Stacie Agnew, pianist and backup vocalist for local band Jade Vine, goes home with $50 in her pocket. Despite myths that musicians can easily make a living,...

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“Knives Out” director Rian Johnson takes stab at Texan’s questions

Noah Levine September 30, 2019

At the Fantastic Fest premiere of “Knives Out” on Sept. 25, The Daily Texan spoke to director Rian Johnson from “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” and “Looper” about his newest...

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Marc E. Bassy’s ‘PMD’ is sugary-sweet, then gone

Nataleah Small September 30, 2019

California-based R&B-soul singer and songwriter Marc E. Bassy dropped a symphony of hip-hop beats and heartfelt lyrics on Sept. 27. The artist’s sophomore album, PMD, was released on his personal...

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Artist Raveena discusses her music, family

Nikhil Agrawal September 26, 2019

Raveena’s experience as an Indian American influenced her place in the mainstream music industry, but it’s only one facet of what she aims to deliver with her debut album Lucid. The singer...

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Clunis offers musical outlet for expression

James Robertson September 24, 2019

Somewhere among jazz, indie pop and neo-soul, Clunis stands as a band which reflects the genre-bending, cross-pollinated nature of the modern music scene.  Founded by jazz junior Chris Loveland,...

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‘Nine’ is the pumpkin spiced latte of pop-punk

Nataleah Small September 23, 2019

Fans searching for life advice from the dads of emo music can find it on Blink-182’s latest release, Nine. On Sept. 20, Blink-182 released their ninth studio album three years after dropping their...

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Former UT music students celebrate 30 years as band

Avery Wohleb September 23, 2019

Back in the day, three friends formed a band with a goal to make music and poke fun at “mainstream stupidity.”  Now, UT alumni Davíd Garza, Jeff Haley and Chris Searles of Twang...

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BABES FEST showcases women, nonbinary artists in creative industry

Avery Wohleb September 5, 2019

Beginning on Friday, Sept. 6, all audiences will be welcomed to BABES FEST, a weekend-long festival that will showcase a different genre of exhibitions each day. BABES FEST is Austin’s annual...

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Best spots to catch free, live music in Austin

Jordyn Zitman September 4, 2019

Come for the free music, stay for the community. Visitors come from all over to soak up the sounds of the Live Music Capital of the World, seeking out and purchasing tickets to concerts and live performances....

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Of course Taylor Swift’s Lover is good — here’s why

Brooke Sjoberg August 26, 2019

As her first foray into music production with a new label, Taylor Swift’s Lover truly captures the mood for 2019 — love. Self-love, love for friends, love for family and love between lovers...

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Best albums of summer 2019

Carlos Garcia August 6, 2019

It’s been a hot girl and city boy type of summer. After multiple listens, The Daily Texan has chosen five albums that have stood out in our summer playlists. In no particular order, here are the...

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Chance the Rapper’s ‘The Big Day’ is a big mess

Carlos Garcia July 30, 2019

Chance the Rapper is back with his recently released, long-awaited debut album, The Big Day. What was probably a big day for the rapper was a disappointing day for listeners all around. The Big Day is...