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SXSW: Indie music magazine promotes equality for women during SXSW

Reporter

March 22, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

As the SXSW Interactive portion came to a close, the staff of indie magazine She Shreds were setting up for a three-day takeover of the SXSW music scene.Partnering with Panache Booking, Hardly Art Records, Tom Tom Magazine an...

SXSW: Austin Music Awards showcases local favorites

Reporter

March 21, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Austin is the live music capital of the world, so it makes sense that the best of the best in the industry were in attendance and on stage at the 33rd annual Austin Music Awards.Held March 18 at the Austin Convention Center, the...

SXSW: Local legends treat audiences to 15-year catalogue of music

Reporter

March 21, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Short but all the more sweet is the best way to describe the Austin-based band Spoon's performance at Cedar Street Courtyard.Led by Britt Daniel on vocals and guitar; Rob Pope on bass; Jim Eno on drums; Eric Harvey on keyboard; and newly add...

Master Works Concert includes ‘Requiem for a Living’ premiere

Staff Writer

March 9, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

The sound of music has the power to bring life to a room, present soulful unspoken words, and create harmony in the lives of people who choose to listen.With much appreciation for classical music, the Mabee Ballrooms were ful...

Fall Out Boy Saves Rock and Roll at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo

Staff Writer

March 8, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Punk rock bands rarely perform at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, but this year Fall Out Boy performed for 70,000 people. The band’s guitarist Joe Trohman was missing due to back surgery, but the band successfully played t...

Grammy-winning ‘Morning Phase’ far from Beck’s best

Reporter

February 23, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Beck shocked everyone when his latest album “Morning Phase” beat front-runner Beyoncé for Album of the Year at the Grammy Awards. This decision was met with some controversy, mostly from Kanye West and Twitter, and brought a...

Beyoncé, Sam Smith, Kanye West, Rihanna, Paul McCartney and many others perform at Grammys

Staff Writer

February 9, 2015

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Surprise winners, stellar performances and powerful messages dominated this years 57th Annual Grammy Awards. LL Cool J returned to host, but he was hardly on stage as different artists won and performed throughout the night.Th...

Childish Gambino’s album juxtaposes contrasting sound

Copy Editor

December 1, 2014

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Childish Gambino, following in the wake of his latest studio album “Because the Internet,” recently released a joint concept album that contains the mixtape “STN MTN” and the extended playlist “Kauai.”Both works are a...

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