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Nas at Fun Fun Fun Fest

Copy Editor

November 3, 2014

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

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

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...

Foster the People wows in rock-filled live performance

Reporter

October 15, 2014

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

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...

Austin musican writes and creates music for his new project Silver Ships

Reporter

October 13, 2014

Chazz Bessette writes, sings, plays piano, guitar and bass, and is the heart and creator of the musical project Silver Ships. Silver Ships, like a lot of music now, is hard to place in one category. Bessette calls his music ind...

Unique musician puts on energetic show for sold-out crowd

Reporter

October 13, 2014

The Philadelphia-based rapper Lil Dicky appeared in the spotlight when his song “Ex-Boyfriend” received one million views in the 24 hours after its release. This video sparked a phenomenon that would change his life forever....

Austin City Limits through the eyes of a press pass

Online Editor-in-Chief

October 6, 2014

I almost felt guilty telling anyone I had a press pass for Austin City Limits. But after I put on my green and blue wristband, I couldn’t stop staring at it. ACL is one of the biggest events of the year in Austin, and here I wa...

25-year-old DJ Zedd pumps up the crowd

Online Editor in Chief

October 6, 2014

Zedd may not sing or play musical instruments during his set, but he does know how to drop a sick beat and get a huge crowd jumping up and down in unison with their fists in the air.This was the scene during the Zedd’s set f...

Major Lazer Attracts new fans with amazing light show and crazy beats

Staff Writer

October 6, 2014

Although Major Lazer was on one of the smaller stages at Austin City Limits, the performance attracted a great crowd. Part of this is because rapper Eminem was playing at 8:30 p.m. on a stage near them, so everyone heading ov...

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