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ACL SUNDAY REVIEW: Red Hot Chili Peppers

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

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 SUNDAY REVIEW: Die Antwoord

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

South Africa's Die Antwoord prides themselves on being incredibly zef--an Afrikaans word describing a counter-culture movement in which the lower classes fake wealthy lifestyles. Comprised of Ninja, Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-...

ACL SATURDAY REVIEW: Rufus Wainwright

Life & Arts Editor

October 16, 2012

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 ...

J.K. Rowling’s move from Hogwarts to the real world a success

Staff Writer

October 9, 2012

J.K. Rowling rose to fame writing the much-beloved Harry Potter series about magic, love and all things in between.  However in her newest book, she’s moved to the real world and adjusted well. “The Casual Vacancy” hit boo...

ACL SATURDAY PREVIEW: DJ rises above EDM wannabes

Life & Arts Editor

October 9, 2012

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...

Affordable and unique coffee is never far away in the 78704

Reporter

October 9, 2012

Barely awake, the practically comatose student stumbles into the coffee shop for the largest cup of coffee they offer. She opens up her wallet and sends a pile of cash tumbling onto the table before staggering over to the near...

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

Life & Arts Editor

October 9, 2012

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...

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