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Sampha’s Lahai beautifully explores the nuances of spiritual growth

Sampha’s Lahai beautifully explores the nuances of spiritual growth

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

The elusive South London musical savant, Sampha, ascended back into the limelight to serve a robust body of work this Friday, releasing his highly anticipated sophomore album Lahai. Born Sampha Lahai Sisay...

Q&A: Singer-Songwriter Sam MacPherson on latest EP Powerlines, opening for Is Nothing Scared? Tour

Q&A: Singer-Songwriter Sam MacPherson on latest EP Powerlines, opening for Is Nothing Scared? Tour

Amelia Engstrom, Senior Life&Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

After completing his first headlining tour in May, singer-songwriter Sam MacPherson now brings his authentic lyrics and soothing sound as an opener for Jeremy Zucker’s Is Nothing Sacred? Tour. Ahead...

Michael Malone plays the saxophone in the Cactus Cafe on Oct. 15, 2023. Malone preformed as a part of the Cafe’s Jazz Night.

A night at Cactus Cafe: uniting people together through jazz

Esteban Elias, General Life&Arts Reporter October 22, 2023

When doors opened for the jazz meeting at the Cactus Cafe, a mostly older crowd entered and made their way to the bar and their seats, laughing and talking amongst each other. Later, as the younger crowd,...

Resurging Tanya Tucker goes full Texas, Abraham Alexander gains new fans at ACL

Resurging Tanya Tucker goes full Texas, Abraham Alexander gains new fans at ACL

Logan Dubel, Life&Arts Desk Editor October 17, 2023

Country star Tanya Tucker is a survivor, and Abraham Alexander just released his debut album. These two Texans both graced the T-Mobile stage, delivering unforgettable and inspiring performances.    Tanya...

Voir Dire offers Earl Sweatshirt fans more of the same in a good way

‘Voir Dire’ offers Earl Sweatshirt fans more of the same in a good way

Matthew Collier, General Life&Arts Reporter October 17, 2023

The collaborative album between rapper Earl Sweatshirt and producer the Alchemist,Voir Dire marks the pair’s first full-length project.  After an odd album release cycle beginning with the Alchemist...

Bonnie Raitt and her band perform the first song of their set at ACL Live at the Moody Theater in Austin, Texas on Oct. 14, 2023.

Liveshot: Timeless Bonnie Raitt gives Austin “Something to Talk About”

Logan Dubel, Life&Arts Desk Editor October 16, 2023

As Foo Fighters and The 1975 rocked Zilker Park Saturday night as part of ACL Fest, another big name delivered a moving performance across Lake Austin at the Moody Theater. Bonnie Raitt, with her impressively...

Rising hip hop stars from the Lone Star State to look out for

Rising hip hop stars from the Lone Star State to look out for

Michael Lewinbuk, General Life&Arts Reporter October 15, 2023

Texas boasts a storied history in the hip hop world, with hip hop legends like DJ Screw, Paul Wall and UGK. Following in their footsteps, modern mainstream artists like Travis Scott and Megan Thee Stallion...

ACL 2023 playlist: Latin artist edition

ACL 2023 playlist: Latin artist edition

Andrea Arias-Zarate, Texan en Español Reporter October 12, 2023

As Latin music continues to weave its way to the top of music charts, it is no surprise that Austin City Limits represents this demographic with different Latin artists each year. A total of seven artists...

Cigarettes After Sex performs at Austin City Limits 2023 at Zilker Park on October 8, 2023.

Liveshot: Cigarettes After Sex soothes weary festival-goers, ending ACL weekend 1

Katie Chang, Life&Arts Desk Editor October 9, 2023

Nighttime stars accompanied Cigarettes After Sex as the band emerged at the end of ACL weekend one’s final day. On the expansive Miller Lite stage, the trio entered without the pomp or frills of other...

Evenground Dance Studio had their grand opening and workshop on September 30, 2023.

UT alumni create brand-new street style dance studio, seeks to create inclusive dance community

Riddhi Bora, General Life&Arts Reporter October 8, 2023

Music, sweat and cheers fill Evenground, Austin’s newest street-style dance studio. Founded by UT alumni, Evenground seeks to create a safe and welcoming space for dancers, with the hope of using dance...

Hayley Williams sings at Paramores show in Austin, Texas on July 9, 2023. Williams is the lead singer and one of three members of Paramore, of which she has been a member for almost 20 years.

Artists reinterpret Paramore’s recent album in refreshing ways on Re: This is Why

Rob Paine, General Life&Arts Reporter October 8, 2023

Paramore released their sixth studio album, This is Why, to critical acclaim in February, but it didn't necessarily recreate the pop success of past singles like “Hard Times,” or “Ain’t it Fun.”...

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