Jared Dudley

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Events

International Men’s Day: How IDLES Frontman Joe Talbot Explores the Toxic Expectations of Masculinity with “Samaritans”

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist As KTSW airs its day-long Brocast in celebration of International Men’s Day, and with British rock band IDLES hot off the heels of their fourth record Crawler, now is a great time to look back at their song “Samaritans,” a track that dives into society’s interpretation of masculinity and the harm it can cause to people of all genders. IDLES lead singer Joe Talbot has […]

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Interviews

Artist Interview: Sweeping Promises

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist The unfiltered, energetic sound of Sweeping Promises is one that easily stands out as something special in today’s music landscape. The latest project from musical duo Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug debuted last year with Hunger for a Way Out. The record, recorded in an underground concrete laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a collection of tracks that capture the band’s DIY sound and emotional vocals, […]

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Music

Levitation Fest Kick-Off Show Housed Explosive Performances

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist After taking a year off in 2020, Levitation Festival returned last weekend with live performances from over 70 bands and artists playing in venues across downtown Austin. Named in honor of Austin’s psychedelic rock pioneers The 13th Floor Elevators, Levitation Fest is a community-focused celebration of the underground, featuring a variety of rock sounds including noise, goth, punk, and metal. The Levitation Kick-off Show took […]

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Music

Gustaf Establishes Themselves at IDLES Concert in Austin

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist If you are familiar with IDLES, then you probably know what to expect from their live shows. The British punk rock band is well known for their ability to fill a crowd with surging energy. Their combination of engine-like rhythms and positively progressive lyrics make many of their songs sound like they were tailor-made to be heard in a mosh pit, where the individual movements […]

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Music

How the Radio Stations of Grand Theft Auto V Changed the Way I Listen to Music

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist The sun sets on another picturesque day in the city. You cruise down the highway in a “borrowed” convertible sports car, trying to tune out the roar of the engine by listening intently to the radio. The on-air DJ is hip-hop producer Flying Lotus, and he’s gushing about the Tyler, The Creator song that just played. It’s a name you haven’t heard of before, but […]

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Music

Mitski Returns to the Spotlight with “Working for the Knife”

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist In 2019, Mitski announced that she would be taking an indefinite hiatus from performing and releasing new music after her tour promoting her latest album, Be the Cowboy came to a close. To quell the worries of fans that she was ending her career, she took to Twitter to confirm that her break didn’t mean she would be gone for good.  “Me? Quit music??” Mitski […]

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Music

Donda’s Release was a Bizzare Journey

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist Kanye West is a person who knows how to get attention. Of course, this has been evident for over a decade. From interrupting Taylor Swift’s acceptance speech at MTV’s Video Music Awards in 2009, to making a meteoric impact on the fashion industry, few artists have grab headlines like West. Even among his peers of bombastic rappers, West has always stood out. Rising stars and […]

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    True Love

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    Side B [EP]

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    Comfort To Me

    Amyl And The Sniffers

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    Audio Drag For Ego Snobs

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    Is It Time To Eat The Rich? [EP]

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