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Q&A: Issa Gold of The Underachievers discusses musical influences, goals

November 4, 2015

Issa Gold and AK, a rap duo under the moniker the Underachievers, combine psychedelic influences with fast-paced beats to create lyrically driven music. The pair performs at the Parish on Wednesday night...

Sam Hunt brings emotional mix of new songs, old hits to acoustic mixtape

October 29, 2015

With music and style cues that emulate Atlanta hip-hop groups as much as the residents of Sam Hunt’s Georgia home, Hunt is a strange candidate for one of country’s fastest rising stars. Hunt...

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Austin Mic Exchange welcomes hip-hop performers of all levels to weekly open mic

October 22, 2015

On Tuesday nights at Austin Mic Exchange, hip-hop fans crowd the patio of Spider House Ballroom as rappers take to the stage spitting beats in a free-for-all cypher.  In 2012, local KOOP radio...

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Members of UT Theatre and Dance address cultural significance of Holocaust with performance of “The Diary of Anne Frank”

October 9, 2015

Without leaving their makeshift attic, Texas Theatre and Dance students will take audiences back to a time when the Nazi occupation horrified families across Europe. The Pulitzer Prize-winning play,...

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Kurt Vile embraces varied instrumentation on introspective new album

September 30, 2015

With his busy life on the road, Kurt Vile created his new record b’lieve i’m goin down... during overnight recording sessions, resulting in a pensive product. The spacious soundscapes and gentle...

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Two graduate studio art students receive annual UMLAUF Prize

September 10, 2015

Visitors exploring Austin’s UMLAUF Sculpture Garden this year can expect to find a giant banana fountain and a BDSM angel courtesy of UT studio art graduate students and UMLAUF Prize winners Gracelee...

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UT alumnus Jonathan Fox prepares for busy year as full-time musician

August 31, 2015

From Gregory Plaza to the foot of the tower, UT alumnus Jonathan Fox has brought his country-tinged brand of rock music all across the 40 Acres.    As the frontman of the Jonathan Fox Band,...

Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins makes ‘Wave[s]’ with new EP

August 26, 2015

Chicago’s latest SoundCloud standout Mick Jenkins gained recognition by creating mixtapes with well-defined themes. With his new EP Wave[s], released Friday, he takes the punch of his delivery and...

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Local psychedelic band The Halfways brings experimentation to Austin rock scene

July 23, 2015

Nothing says “Welcome to Austin” like the sound of muffled rock music permeating through thin apartment walls. In a small room located beneath the front desk of a Riverside complex, local band...

Local songwriter James McMurtry discusses long-time Austin music career

July 14, 2015

Local singer-songwriter James McMurtry couldn’t describe what Austin’s skyline looked like 25 years ago — but he could describe what the city’s music scene was like. “We’d...

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Local street artists draw from childhood in latest art exhibit “Grounded”

July 9, 2015

As kids, grounded meant angry parents, broken windows and missed curfews to local street artists Jason Eatherly and UT alumnus Mike Johnston — but, as adults, it means peace and balance. At their...

Lo-fi rockers Wavves and Cloud Nothing’s combine diverse influences on new record

July 3, 2015

Cloud Nothings frontman Dylan Baldi and Wavves lead singer Nathan Williams didn’t record their latest album, No Life For Me, to produce hit singles or follow a cohesive sound — and listeners...

Creative collective SprATX helps street artists interact with community

June 14, 2015

In a small back office of SprATX, artists armed with sketch pads discuss “Super Mario Brothers”-themed pipes and a life-sized “Hungry Hungry Hippos” game as they plan interactive...