Indie band from Wales jams at ACL

Madeline Dupre

November 22, 2012

Are you a fan of indie rock bands such as The Strokes, or maybe you enjoy the fun feel of Belle and Sebastian? Then the Welsh band Los Campesinos! is for you. How many bands can you name whose members changed their last names?...

J.K. Rowling’s new book is anything but casual

Brian Wieckowski

November 8, 2012

"The fame thing is interesting because I never wanted to be famous, and I never dreamt I would be famous," best-selling author J.K. Rowling said to The Telegraph's Jeremy Paxman in 2003 about her life since Harry Potter became...

Fan finally sees dreamy singer in Seattle for preview of future fun in Austin

Nikki Humble

November 6, 2012

It was the sixth of October. I had been waiting for this day for almost two months. I was in Seattle and standing in a ridiculously long line, but I was ready. I was ready for Ed Sheeran. Why Seattle? Well, five days earlier was...

Students enjoy evening at Chinese restaurant downtown

Erica Schwartz

November 6, 2012

It's 9 p.m. on a Saturday night. I'm in a group of nine people, yet we don't need to wait for a table because Chinatown is nearly empty. My group decides to share two plates of sweet and sour chicken and two of Mongolian beef....

Third Ty Segall album brings back garage rock

Jack Spear

November 6, 2012

Ty Segall is a frighteningly persistent, prolific garage rock persona who just released his third album of the year. Despite the little time he had to compose this record, having been touring with his band and Thee Oh Sees, he...

Gary Clark Jr. impresses ACL crowd

Brendan McGrath

November 1, 2012

Gary Clark Jr., an Austin native, was a crowd favorite at the 2012 Austin City Limits music festival. His new album, Blak and Blu, was released Oct. 23, and features many of the songs that he performed at the festival. His dynamic...

Flashback Vintage makes a comeback

Hannah Turner

November 1, 2012

The sign is rusted, tattered and classic, it's everything that Vintage symbolizes before you even set foot in the store. Flashback Vintage's sign will catch your attention before you reach the threshold. When you walk in the...

South Congress Book Store offers great experience

Colleen Pletcher

November 1, 2012

South Congress. It is the heart of Austin, constantly visited by people looking at the dozens of eclectic stores. Nestled in between New Bohemia and the tent market is one of my favorite stores on South Congress, the South Congress...

CBS’s Elementary airs despite success of BBC’s Sherlock

Jack Stenglein

October 23, 2012

CBS's Elementary finds the famous detective, played by Jonny Lee Miller, living in New York City, having escaped from rehab. Holmes' rich father has hired Joan Watson, played by Lucy Liu, as his sober companion. To distract himself...

The Perks of Being a Wallflower exceeds expectations

Margaret Norman

October 23, 2012

Goodbye Hermione Granger. Emma Watson has lost her goody-two-shoes character by playing the adventurous, off-beat high school senior, Sam, in The Perks of Being a Wallflower based off the novel by Stephen Chbosky. Sam and her...