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The band Nothing plays onstage for an audience while a projector shines light on them.

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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 […]

todayNovember 7, 2021 146 2

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Playlist Guide: Experimental Rock

By Cassidy Segovia Music Journalist Welcome to Playlist Guide, a series of articles dedicated to playlists I curate. I will recommend around five to six songs that best fit my topic. For my first Playlist Guide I made an experimental rock playlist featuring my favorite songs of the genre. For those who may not know, experimental rock is defined as “a subgenre of rock music” that uses different instrumentations for their composition. Most […]

todayOctober 8, 2021 34

This is the album cover for Sunbeam Sound Machine’s Wanderer album. The cover includes a pyramid and vivid colors.

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Sunbeam Sound Machine: A Psychedelic Rock Masterpiece

By Lesly Milan Music Journalist Earlier this week I was introduced to the ethereal beauty of Sunbeam Sound Machine, a psychedelic rock band that can teleport you to a different universe through music. That may be an exaggeration, but Sunbeam Sound Machine’s music personally makes me feel like I’m floating. It’s the type of music that you listen to when you’re looking for an escape from the real world. Sunbeam […]

todayJuly 2, 2021 157

A red background with symbols of a crescent moon and star, along with white lettering, spelling out “Anatolian Rock”

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Anatolian Rock: The Greatest Genre You’ve Never Heard of

By Daniel BarrettMusic Journalist If you’re a fan of music, or even pop culture for that matter, chances are you’ve heard about a revolutionary period in music history known to most as “The British Invasion.” Iconic rock bands of the 1960s such as The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and The Kinks were making undeniable waves across the United Kingdom with their boundary-pushing sounds and rebellious attitudes. Their successes were so […]

todayApril 12, 2021 174

The album cover is an abstract outline drawing of an ox.

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The Potential of BLUEOX in the Rock World

By John GamezMusic Journalist Psychedelic rock was born in the late ’60s and has made its place to stay for generations to come. Bands like The Doors, The Beatles and Pink Floyd are most widely known for birthing this new style of sound. A half-century later, epic guitar solos are still going strong as heard and covered in BLUEOX’s latest EP, Fearless. Titled after Pink Floyd’s track, the “Fearless" cover […]

todayApril 5, 2021 13

The cover of Pyke’s sophomore album features a painting of roses in the foreground of a beach front view.

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Cosmo Pyke: A Piper for Janet EP Review

By Dillon Veazie Music Journalist Four years after the release of his debut album, South London artist Cosmo Pyke brings us A Piper for Janet EP. It is safe to say Pyke has leveled up exponentially during his four year hiatus from releasing music. For Pyke’s sophomore album, he moved away from the conventional indie sound and into his own league. A Piper for Janet is a jazz record at […]

todayApril 3, 2021 244

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Dining With Dogs: The Problem With Friends Album Review

By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist Texas has produced a number of excellent post-hardcore and noise rock bands since the earliest days of those genres. Austin’s Cherubs came out of a 20-year hibernation a few years ago, El Paso’s At The Drive-In (and the many subsequent spin-off bands/projects) developed a cult-following and Austin’s Scratch Acid were famously cited by Kurt Cobain as one of his favorite bands. Austin-based trio Dining With Dogs […]

todaySeptember 30, 2020 33

A mix of four album covers: Thank You Scientist’s Stranger Heads Prevail, Porcupine Tree’s In Absentia, Animals as Leaders’s Joy in Motion, and Native Construct’s Quiet World.

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An Introduction to Progressive Rock and Metal

By Leighton Gambles Music Journalist Progressive rock and progressive metal are genres that are not as well known as their alternative or indie relatives, but are just as deserving of recognition. When introduced to a new genre, it may be difficult to know exactly where to look and where to begin. However, I will introduce four songs that I feel are a good starting point. Hopefully these suggestions will allow […]

todayApril 13, 2019 44

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White Denim: Side Effects Album Review

By Neil Manning Music Journalist Artist: White Denim Album: Side Effects Release Date: March 29, 2019 White Denim, a band based out of Austin, recently released  their second album within a year’s time. Side Effects was released only seven months after Performance. Both albums are about 30 minutes in length, and feature nine total tracks. Side Effects has a mix of different genres like most of White Denim’s discography. Impressive […]

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