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Embrace the outdoors with hike and bike trails
August 7, 2018
A quick list of signature Austin hike and bike trails to check out before summer ends.
Float Fest 2018 Recap
July 23, 2018
Students and patrons highlight the pros and cons of Float Fest ‘18.
Under-the-radar shows to check out
July 2, 2018
Mark your calendars and get ready to add some tracks to your summer playlist, because here are just a few of the great shows happening this July.
Austin’s black history museum unites East Austin community with Juneteenth celebration
June 18, 2018
For some, the annual Juneteenth celebration is more than an excuse for a cookout — it’s an important opportunity to learn and gain understanding from one another.
Texas music Festivals to get you pumped for summer
May 3, 2018
Here are five Texas music festivals to look for forward to during summer.
Q&A: Pearl Earl feels Levitation love
April 30, 2018
The Daily Texan sat down with Texas-based psychedelic glad-rock quartet Pearl Earl to talk about making the Levitation lineup and future projects.
Omni reveals new track name and teases new 7” release date
April 30, 2018
The Daily Texan caught post punk trio Omni after their set at Levitation where they talked about the release of their upcoming 7” and revealed the name of one of the EP’s tracks.
Bigger crowds keep Levitation around
April 28, 2018
The Daily Texan spoke with festival goers about their experience after Friday’s Levitation shows at Empire Control Room.
Blues singer Miss Lavelle White is keeping the genre alive
April 26, 2018
With up and coming artists as well as music hall of famers calling Austin home, it’s easy to miss hidden gems such as blues legend Miss Lavelle White.
Dead Sullivan gets big break at Levitation Festival
April 25, 2018
Boone Patrello revealed his humble beginnings and teased Dead Sullivan’s upcoming EP as a preview for this year’s Levitation festival.
Levitation fest rises from the ashes, returns to Austin
April 23, 2018
Back from the brink of extinction following a last-minute cancellation in 2016 and a year off in 2017, Austin’s psychedelic music festival, Levitation, will return April 26 through 29 with a whole new festival format.
A Perfect Circle’s ‘Eat the Elephant’ addresses the band’s many elephants in the room
April 23, 2018
A Perfect Circle’s gloomy and ominous fourth studio album Eat the Elephant takes listeners through a list of troubles faced in today’s society with a sound that’s reminiscent of their early 2000s work.
King Tuff’s latest LP 'The Other' sounds like no other
April 15, 2018
Kyle Thomas takes a leap into a new psychedelic folk genre with his latest King Tuff LP The Other.
Longhorns lend a helping hand during citywide cleanup day
April 10, 2018
With community projects taking place all over Austin this weekend, many students plan on doing their part to help keep Austin beautiful.
Dance to the end of times with Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s 'Sex and Food'
April 8, 2018
Unknown Mortal Orchestra’s latest LP 'Sex and Food' delivers social commentary with funky groove.
SXSW 2019 falls one week before UT spring break
April 4, 2018
Prepare for increased FOMO next spring — South by Southwest 2019 will fall the week before spring break for UT and other surrounding schools.
Frankie Cosmos’ Vessel delivers solid tunes with subtle sadness
April 1, 2018
With depressing poetic lyrics and angelic high pitch vocals, Frankie Cosmos’ latest LP Vessel beautifully captures the essence of millennial angst.
Varsity moves forward with post-SXSW momentum
March 26, 2018
After making their South by Southwest debut a couple weeks ago, Varsity is gearing up for the release of their new album Parallel Person.
‘Boarding House Reach’ is Jack White’s biggest blunder
March 25, 2018
With cringe-worthy moments, such as such as his attempts to rap, White’s skill on the guitar is the only thing allowing this LP to be called music.
Luck Reunion 2018
March 19, 2018
Occurring yearly at Willie Nelson's ranch, the Luck Reunion is an exclusive event, limited to 2,000 guests.
Music legend Nile Rodgers talks career at SXSW
March 16, 2018
Veteran music producer Nile Rodgers recounts his path in the music industry.
Q&A: Sitting down with Summer Salt
March 14, 2018
Austin’s local coral reef rock band Summer Salt talks about their new album and bandmate.
Samurai, The AI Apocalypse, and Elon Musk At SXSW's Westworld Panel
March 12, 2018
At their panel, the cast and crew of Westworld teased the upcoming second season.
Q&A: Mother Falcon Prepares for a Second Flight
March 10, 2018
Dianna Burgess of Mother Falcon talks SXSW plans, future music and the aftermath of their decision to turn down a major record label.
Moby’s 'Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt' dives into extraordinary melancholy
March 7, 2018
After a series of mediocre releases, Moby’s Everything Was Beautiful and Nothing Hurt delivers a sound reminiscent of his early ’90s electro vibes, creating an album that is guaranteed to have listeners crying in the bathtub.
Meet the woman who takes it off to pay it off by selling nudes on Twitter
March 2, 2018
College students find themselves doing a plethora of things to make cash. For Rose, this includes working at her hourly retail job — and selling her nudes on Twitter.
Students run self-organized text alert system
February 27, 2018
Unsatisfied with UT’s efforts to increase student safety, one organization is attempting to take matters into its own hands.
Ought ventures into new territory with latest LP The Room Inside the World
February 18, 2018
The latest studio album, The Room Inside the World, from Canadian post punk/alternative rock band Ought takes a leap into new territory. However, despite talking classic elements from the past and present, Ought fails to stick the landing.
Austinites come together to celebrate stick sculpture at Pease Park
February 14, 2018
A mile from campus, five twisted, leaning towers stand in the middle of Pease Park. Warped and furnished with windows and walkways, the wooden structures create the illusion of being in a small maze.
'Little Dark Age' ushers in new golden age for MGMT
February 12, 2018
With classic psychedelic synth jams like “Electric Feel” and “Time to Pretend,” MGMT set the bar high, but over the past ten years and two albums, they’ve been failing to reach it. That may all change with Little Dark Age.
Rhye comes back from the depths with an album that gives what they do best, but nothing more
February 5, 2018
On Rhye’s second studio album, writer and producer Mike Milosh treats listeners to sensual and smooth sounds — the perfect disguise for a breakup album.
Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink
January 29, 2018
Editor’s note: Tat-Tuesday is a weekly series that features students around campus and their tattoos.
East Austin Theatre's production of 100-year old play holds up a mirror to modern society
January 28, 2018
The City Theatre Austin’s production of 20th century play, “Uncle Vanya,” comments on modern issues people still face today.
UT meme lords develop university-themed cryptocurrency
January 23, 2018
With the recent growth in popularity of cryptocurrencies, new coins pop up every day. Aside from popular coins such as Bitcoin and Ethereum, you can trade coins such as Dogecoin, Anti-Bitcoin, The Vegan Initiative and, soon, UT Coin.
Bahamas finds a new way to channel the blues with 'Earthtones'
January 23, 2018
Songs about depression, changing times and nostalgic self-reflection aren’t usually paired with upbeat rhythms and funky guitar riffs, but that’s exactly what Toronto-based singer-songwriter Afie Jurvanen pulls off in his fourth Bahamas LP, Earthtones.
Crumbling Castle: Austin artists prep for Graffiti Park's move
January 18, 2018
A day before the impending freeze earlier this week, families and artists scaled the colorful concrete jungle known as HOPE Outdoor Gallery, aka Graffiti Park.
Dispensaries, patients anticipate future of medical marijuana in Texas
December 7, 2017
When their daughter, Catherine, was diagnosed with intractable epilepsy at three years old, Terri Carriker and her husband were desperate to find something that would treat her seizures.
Tat-Tuesday: Students share stories behind their ink
December 4, 2017
Many children play cards with their grandparents, but for radio-television-film freshman Peter Cowie, the memory stands out in his childhood. Cowie’s first tattoo, a playing card-themed piece, specifically honors his late grandmother’s love of card games.
Light up the darkness of finals season with holiday cheer
November 30, 2017
For those staying in the area over break, there are multiple places to enjoy this classic Christmas pastime — you just probably won’t get to build a snowman.
DJ’s and Yoga: Trap Yoga Class Offers New Yoga Experience
November 27, 2017
Dressed in athletic attire with mats in hand, yogis gather every Tuesday evening at an East Austin music studio for a different kind of yoga class.
Old Taylor Swift fans denounce her current pop persona
November 16, 2017
From sweet country singer based out of Nashville, Tennessee, to international pop diva, Taylor Swift’s transformation has given former Swifties much to talk about.
Vintage vendors share tricks of the trade
November 8, 2017
Austin’s vintage vendors spend hours collecting rare treasures from estate sales and auctions, pinching pennies to make any cash they can.
For some, campus carry is personal
October 25, 2017
The right to possess a firearm is more than just a political stance for accounting junior Quinn Cox — it’s a personal matter.
Tat-Tuesday: Friday the 13th edition
October 17, 2017
Tattoo lovers have come to relish Friday the 13th.
Get tatted on Friday the 13th with a spook-tacular deal
October 12, 2017
Watch out for ladders, cracks in the sidewalk and black cats, it’s Friday the 13th. The day infamous for bad luck is oft-dreaded, but many tattoo lovers can’t wait for it to arrive.
Sneaking into ACL
October 9, 2017
For most, scalping a ticket to ACL is far too expensive on a college budget, but that doesn’t stop some determined souls from trying to get into the festival any way they can.
Youth group celebrates indigenous heritage and culture
October 6, 2017
This Thursday, the Austin City Council voted to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day.
Music writer speaks on entering the music industry
September 27, 2017
From writing for Grammy Magazine and Forbes, to performing in the same lineup with the likes of Kendrick Lamar and Lupe Fiasco, Ogden Payne has found himself in the center of music industry.
UT students critique gentrified art through ‘Work in Progress’
September 20, 2017
Over the sound of buzzing tools, performers offer simple blocks of wood described as artisan crafts to the audience — a critique on Austin’s art scene.