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Nas at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Copy Editor

November 3, 2014

Filed under Life And Arts, Life And Arts / Music

Fun Fun Fun Fest will be hosting a few famous rappers this year—like Wiz Khalifa, 2 Chainz, and even Mc Chris—but none of them can compare to Nas, a native of Queensbridge, New York, and one of the greatest rappers of all time! ...

Modest Mouse at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Reporter

November 3, 2014

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The second evening of FunFunFun Fest will commence with Modest Mouse on the Orange Stage on Saturday, Nov. 8 at 8:30 p.m. The band, which has burrowed its way into its own unique niche in the indie-music scene, having achieved ...

Rapper impresses audience with his fast raps and rhymes

Staff Writer

November 3, 2014

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Being a long term fan of George Watsky, I had high hopes for his third performance in Austin Wednesday night. The energetic rapper closed the distance between the audience and the stage, making the show into a truly interactive...

Broken Bells is anything but broken with bouncing balls and bright blasts (of light)

Life and Arts Editor

October 20, 2014

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Broken Bells’ Saturday night performance at Austin City Limits featured a bright light show that utilized warm colors and large inflatable pink balls that bounced through the crowd.This indie-rock band is comprised of James Me...

Lorde captivates with strong stage presence

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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Even before the show-stopping teenager from New Zealand began performing, it was apparent to all that the stage they gave her would just not cut it. Of all the shows I saw Sunday at Austin City Limits Music Festival, Lorde’...

Chromeo brings a storm of high-energy electronic funk

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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You’ve just gotta appreciate an artist whose sole purpose is to make the crowd dance and electronic funk duo Chromeo did precisely that. I had never heard of Chromeo before Sunday at the Austin City Limits Music Festival and ...

Foster the People wows in rock-filled live performance

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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There are many artists who play at ACL or any other festival who sound disappointingly worse in person than on CD — Foster the People is the opposite. Having been an indifferent FTP fan before seeing them live on Friday, I w...

Scottish band CHVRCHES explode with first song, then battle to keep crowd’s attention

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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The first exposure that the ACL crowd received of CHVRCHES was a body-rumbling onset of bass, then the sight of lead singer Lauren Mayberry’s electric blue under-the-eye makeup, shortly followed by the introduction of Maybe...

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