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ACL SUNDAY REVIEW: The Avett Brothers

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

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Few sounds are as distinct and soothing as the bluegrass-inspired indie folk of The Avett Brothers. Brothers Scott (banjo) and Seth Avett (guitar), along with Joe Kwan (cello), Bob Crawford (stand-up bass) and Jacob Edwards (d...

ACL SATURDAY REVIEW: Big Gigantic

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

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What is the one thing that will make hundreds of smashed-together, dancing dubstep fans go absolutely crazy? Ice-cold pouring rain. The weather was ominous the entire day but decided to finally release some precipitation the mom...

ACL SATURDAY REVIEW: Rufus Wainwright

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October 16, 2012

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Rufus Wainwright is our generation's Elton John. He does wonders on a piano, wears elaborate and fanciful clothing and knows how to put on a show. Wainwright donned a psychedelic zebra-striped suit as he tickled the ivories on ...

ACL FRIDAY REVIEW: Los Campesinos!

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October 16, 2012

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Los Campesinos! is an interesting act and not only because they have an exclamation point in their name. Los Campesinos! seems to defy all stereotypes. They have a Spanish name, were originally formed in England, but are more popu...

ACL SUNDAY REVIEW: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

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Wrap your head around something for a minute: Anthony Kiedis, lead singer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, is 49 years old. The band’s first album came out when some of our parents were still in college. RHCP has been around for a...

ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: Local band creates a sense of community among audience

Life & Arts Editor

October 9, 2012

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After 3 full-length albums and an EP, Quiet Company is an Austin-based band that shows no signs of slowing down.  Led by frontman Taylor Muse, the alt-rock band is known for their high enthusiasm in concert.Quiet Company has...

ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: DJ rises above EDM wannabes

Life & Arts Editor

October 9, 2012

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In a world where every 13-year-old with an iPad is a DJ, Bassnectar is a beacon of hope and genius. His music is an experience, not just something to listen to. Bassnectar is San Francisco-based DJ Lorin Ashton who released his first...

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