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Local band Mighty Mountain aims to inspire listeners

November 11, 2013

The small indoor stage at Mohawk would be crowded with four people on it. With seven people, it is jam-packed. But Mighty Mountain uses every inch of the stage to deliver a memorable show. The band’s...


Texas Roller Derby to premiere Carnival of Death event

October 30, 2013

Texas Roller Derby’s Carnival of Death is bringing harlequins, freak shows and a new way of playing to the Thunderdome. It’s going to be a wild time, featuring kid-friendly games and booths,...

“The Evil Dead” chops the Daily Horror Movie up with a chainsaw

October 28, 2013

For movie buffs, the month of October means one thing: 31 days of horror movies. With tons of horror flicks to choose from, The Daily Texan is going to be providing a daily horror recommendation. Whether...


The Sessions production company finds and promotes new musicians

October 21, 2013

The Sessions has a vision to change the way the audience and musicians interact. Lauren Bucherie and C.J. Vinson, the duo behind the production company The Sessions, promote new bands through live shows,...


Local drag queen Althea Trix talks about her version of drag

October 15, 2013

The opening lines to Eurythmics’ “Beethoven (I Love to Listen to)” perfectly embody drag queen Althea Trix.  “I was dreaming like a Texan girl, a girl who thinks she’s...


Singer Ritzy Bryan from The Joy Formidable talks tour, fans and where Wales is on the map

October 11, 2013

For the past four years, The Joy Formidable has toured to play their particular brand of brash energetic sci-fi groove that is hard to describe, but easy to love.    Ritzy Bryan, the diminutive...


The Daily Texan talks with FIDLAR about injuries, secret skills

October 8, 2013

With thrashing guitars, fast drums and 60-second songs about love, drugs and being broke, FIDLAR brings a mix of punk, garage and surf rock to Austin City Limits Music Festival. FIDLAR stands for “Fuck...


Local artist Janis Fowler puts a new twist on celebrity portraits

October 2, 2013

With a mix of artistic skill and technological savviness, Janis Fowler is making a name for herself in the art world. Her astonishingly lifelike portraits, mainly of celebrities, are infused with her whimsical...


Local garage band makes its own mark in Austin

September 29, 2013

GLOVES can be explained in three words: charismatic dungeon funk. Four longtime friends and veterans of Austin’s garage rock scene formed GLOVES in July but are already working to make a mark.  Ajit...


Neon artist helps restore Roadhouse Relics mural

August 30, 2013

Countless photos commemorating visits to the capital city feature the words “Greetings From Austin” painted in the background. The mural on the south side of Roadhouse Relics is as iconic as...


Checking off the summer bucket list with fun, local activities

August 5, 2013

Now that summer is more than halfway done, a lot of us are thinking back to the grand schemes we had before school ended. We were going to read the classics, swim at Barton Springs every day and learn...


Co-founder of ColdTowne Theater shares art of improv

August 1, 2013

Even when seated, Arthur Simone exudes energy. Each thought is accompanied by movement, a gesture of the hand, a sudden leaning in, a hand running through his shaggy brown hair as he contemplates the point...


Modern Hut’s debut album bores with similarity

July 10, 2013

Modern Hut singer Joe Steinhardt, founder of Don Giovanni Records, might want to stick to releasing other people’s albums. With a grating monotone and acoustic guitar, Steinhardt stumbles through...