Bruno Mars blows my socks off

Margaret Norman

September 5, 2013

Filed under Music, Reviews

I never thought choreographed dancing could be so awesome. However, Bruno Mars and his band know how to do it right. I was lucky enough to receive free tickets to see Bruno Mars on The Moonshine Jungle Tour at the MGM Grand in...

Omnipresent pop song enrages feminist

Madeline Dupre

September 5, 2013

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Unless you live under a rock, you've probably heard “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke It’s on the radio incessantly, and is a hot topic of conversation after the recent Video Music Awards where Thicke performed it with Miley...

Harp Ensemble performs at capitol

Jack Stenglein

May 12, 2013

Filed under Music, News

The six members of Harp Ensemble gathered to play a recital for a crowd of 20 from 7:30-9 p.m. May 10 at the capitol. The harpists played various songs such as "Brazil," "Girl From Ipanema" and "Blue Danube Waltz." “The trip...

Music nerds swarm record shops

Jack Speer

April 24, 2013

Filed under Columns, Music

A brief history: The first international Record Store Day was held on April 19, 2008. This day marked a new hope for independent record shops. Every year, the common disc jockey’s recreation center would be stocked with vinyl...

Indie band from Wales jams at ACL

Madeline Dupre

November 22, 2012

Filed under Music, Reviews

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?...

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

Nikki Humble

November 6, 2012

Filed under Music, Reviews

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...

Third Ty Segall album brings back garage rock

Jack Spear

November 6, 2012

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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

Filed under Music, Reviews

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...

Choice of music at homecoming dance baffles attendee

Georgina Kuhlmann

October 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Music

I've never been one for parties and loud noise and I've never particularly enjoyed crowds, sweat and screaming, but I can admit that I was excited for the 2012 Homecoming dance. I anticipated a night of music, dancing and laughter....