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Indie British pop band releases second album

Reporter

September 25, 2012

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The xx’s sophomore album "Coexist" might lead us to believe they are not as glum as we thought.   The xx is a trio of young adults from the London area who dress in all black. Romy Madley Croft, Oliver Sim, Jamie Smith wrote their f...

Rising rock band gains new following

Reporter

September 25, 2012

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Scott Terry is the leading man of Red Wanting Blue, a band from Ohio that recently gained fame with its new album, "From the Vanishing Point." Terry spoke to Hilltop Views recently about their latest album and their recent appea...

South Korean rapper PSY entertains America Gangnam Style

Life & Arts Editor

September 18, 2012

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The world, or at least the United States, was unprepared when South Korean rapper PSY unleashed “Gangnam Style” on the world. Published on Youtube on July 15, PSY’s music video for his hit single “Gangnam Style” has ...

Alumnus Matt Hines speaks on ACL, success and St. Ed’s

Life & Arts Editor

September 10, 2012

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The Eastern Sea, who played at this year’s Hillfest is not only a local favorite.  The band, led by St. Edward’s graduate Matthew Hines, has become a national indie music phenomenon and will be performing  at the Austin City ...

Video: ACL Wrap-up

Video: ACL Wrap-up

October 3, 2009

Review: Brand New

Holly Aker

September 28, 2009

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Brand New is like a continuously developing butterfly. The band hit the scene in 2001 as a mere larva with the punk-pop album "Your Favorite Weapon." Then with 2003's "Deja Entendu," Brand New hatched into a caterpillar that bega...

Review: Muse

Rachel Winter

September 28, 2009

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Muse fans devoted to the passion and frenzy of past albums will not be disappointed with the band's latest effort, "The Resistance." Matthew Bellamy and company have changed little about their sound, subscribing to the old adage ...

Review: Thrice

Leslie Ethridge

September 28, 2009

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Only a year after the success of "The Alchemy Index," post-hardcore innovators Thrice have released their newest LP, "Beggars."  Their first full-length album since 2005's "Vheissu," "Beggars" is in a category all its own, and Thrice has ...

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