Hilltop Views

Remembering La Reina: 5 Ways To Celebrate Selena’s Birthday in Austin

@jovahanaa

April 16, 2018

Filed under Life And Arts

The Queen of Tejano music, Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, was shot dead March 31, 1995. Shortly afterward, George W. Bush, who was the Governor of Texas at the time, signed a proclamation designating the singer's birthday, April ...

‘Voice of the Egyptian Revolution’ captures national power struggle

Gianni Zorrilla, Life and Arts Editor

November 6, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

Last Thursday, St. Edward’s welcomed internationally renowned singer and activist Ramy Essam. Essam hails from Egypt and has become a prominent figure of social activism, frequently referred to as “The Voice of the Egyptia...

ACL Weekend One Recap

@elitheplatypus

October 12, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

Missed Weekend One of Austin City Limits? We’ve got you covered on highlights from each day to satisfy your fatuous desire to know all.Day One - Friday, Oct. 6It was hot, but what’s new? Day one radiated an enlivened crowd ...

New Arcade Fire song reminds you have power

Aldo Martinez

February 3, 2017

Filed under Life And Arts

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

Filed under Life And Arts

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: Psychedelic hip-hop band shares advice for aspiring artists

Caley Berg

October 12, 2016

Filed under Life And Arts

When asked to describe their genre, Jonathan Graves describes Corbu as a psychedelic band, inspired by mid-70’s Pink Floyd and set to hip-hop beats. The band is comprised of singer and multi-instrumentalist Jonathan Graves,...

Four bands, one night; The Parish hosts emo, rock, punk bands that kill it on stage

Bridget Henderson

April 13, 2016

Filed under Life And Arts

On April 6, four emo/rock/punk/whatever-you-call-them bands took the stage at the Parish on Sixth Street.New Jersey natives Pinegrove opened the show. It was only 7:30 p.m., yet the Parish was packed with people.Arguably the most ...

Zayn’s Debut Album Leaves Directioners Dazed and Confused

Jesse James Greene

April 8, 2016

Filed under Life And Arts

March 25 has been a very emotional date for Directioners worldwide. In 2015, much-loved member of One Direction announced his departure from the boy band and the launch of his solo career. A year later, Zayn has commemorated...

Four years later Rihanna releases new album; contains some of singer’s best work

Sharnicia Dotson

March 3, 2016

Filed under Life And Arts

Four years. That is how long Rihanna kept her Navy waiting before releasing her latest album “ANTI.”Since her career took off in 2005, Rihanna released an album every year until the trend ended after her 2012 release of ...

Modern Baseball band lyric tat displays carefree attitude

Laura Irwin

February 2, 2016

Filed under Life And Arts

People change when they come to live in Austin. As soon as people find themselves within the borders of such a dynamic and modern city, they assimilate into a lifestyle that appeals to their inner artist and/or eccentric. Whe...

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