Hilltop Views

Ruben Blades proves fascinating documentary subject to both audience old, young

@aniboyd19

March 18, 2018

Ruben Blades, referred to as The Master, believes in the Panamanian cinema and the potential it has in this field. Blades has the opinion of expanding the Panamanian education coursework by including film so more people get to l...

‘Coco’ claims No. 1 spot during holiday break, delivers heartwarming family messaging

@jovahanaa

December 1, 2017

This past Thanksgiving break, my family and I went to watch the premiere of “Coco,” which tells the story of 12-year-old boy named Miguel Rivera (Anthony Gonzalez).  The movie is set against the backdrop of Día de los Mue...

New Arcade Fire song reminds you have power

Aldo Martinez

February 3, 2017

Have you been feeling powerless because of events following President Trump’s inauguration? Did you vote for Trump and now have #trumpregrets?Don’t worry, there are many like you out there. Band Arcade Fire and musician M...

EXCLUSIVE: Q&A with Nick Valensi of CRX, The Strokes

Victoria Cavazos

December 9, 2016

In anticipation of CRX's show this Saturday at Stubb's, Hilltop Views interviewed frontman Nick Valensi about his band's latest album "New Skin." Valensi, the Strokes' lead guitarist, talked about writing lyrics for the first t...

ACL Feature: Local Austin musician uses music to express activism

Lilli Hime

October 12, 2016

Gina Chavez is a Latin folk musician known for her social activism and unique blend of different genres of music, ranging from reggaeton to cumbia. Hilltop Views got an exclusive interview at the Austin City Limits Music Festiva...

Daniel Johnston’s art: original, popular, symbol-heavy

Jasmine Kim

April 1, 2016

The iconic “Hi How Are You” mural has become a popular destination for Austin locals and visitors to the point where restaurants are naming themselves after it (Thai, How Are You?), but did you know the wonky-eyed frog has...

Gory yet sentimental artist Father John Misty reinvents indie folk genre

Gabrielle Wilkosz

March 21, 2016

Ah yes, Father John Misty: the man who needs no introduction. That is, unless you’ve never heard of him.Up and coming American musician Josh Tilman, also known by his stage name, Father John Misty, is all the rage in a rapi...

Failed songs of ‘50s artist resonate with college crowd

Gabrielle Wilkosz

February 26, 2016

While scrolling through columns of songs on Spotify, I knew what I was looking for — I just hadn’t heard it yet.I needed a song that understood me. I needed to hear the voice of a friend.That voice, in all of its dreamy melancholy, was C...

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Alexa Boone

November 7, 2015

We live in Austin, Texas, where music is a defining aspect of our city.Between the countless venues that our city holds, students on campus have the opportunity to attend concerts virtually any day of the week. In fact, when c...

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