In the heart of downtown Austin,TX lies The Red River Cultural District, a densely compact area that hosted Levitation Festival for the second year. The area contains some of Austin’s most well known music venues, such as Stubb’s BBQ and …

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Last year’s lineup at Levitation Festival consisted of Slowdive, Ty Segall, Parquet Courts, Thee Oh Sees, and many more. The festival was able to present another great lineup for 2019, including Velvet Underground’s John Cale, psychedelic weirdos, The Flaming Lips, …

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One doesn’t think they know The Flaming Lips. If you know, then you know. The psychedelic wanderers are unmistakably recognized once seen and heard. The Flaming Lips create unimaginable stage setups featuring giant balls, comical costumes, and tons of color. …

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UNITED KINGDOM - JANUARY 01: Photo of Public Image Ltd.; John Lydon (center) with members of PiL photographed at his apartment in Notting Hill. Jah Wobble on right (Photo by Janette Beckman/Redferns)

The leap John Lydon took from the raw angst that fueled the Sex Pistols to the experimental (but refined) Public Image Ltd. helped revolutionize the idea that punk could remain edgy while simultaneously pushing musical boundaries. That is what post-punk …

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Ever heard “don’t judge a book by its cover”? Well I guess in this case, I should be questioning the phrase, “don’t judge an album by its cover.” And to some degree, sure, I agree. However, cover art plays an …

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The Coral Reef Academy, a therapeutic reform school right outside the capital of Samoa, is where Thebe Kgositsile, better known by his stage name Earl Sweatshirt, was sent to just before his final years of high school. After causing some …

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Ruby da Cherry, Suicide Leopard, 7th Ward Lord, Young Plague—the list goes on. These are just a handful of alter egos created by Aristos Pertrou, one-half of the duo known as $uicideboy$. Scott Arceneaux Jr., Ruby’s first cousin and the …

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Slipping herself into a pink, silky nightgown with food stuffed on her palette, Clementine Creevy carries an electric guitar, ready to make one of 2019’s most emo albums. If Cherry Glazerr was a movie, Creevy would be Tarantino—director, writer, and always …

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I think there’s been a mistake…With the performance that Naked Giants gave alongside Car Seat Headrest, there were definitely no openers, just two amazing headliners. Vintage tees, Doc Martens, and of course, beanies. That basically sums up the ambience of …

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Say goodbye to the old, trashy, garage-punk band that we all used to know (and love) as they attempt to implement a hodgepodge of sounds that aren’t in their usual repertoire.  FIDLAR, an acronym short for “F*** It Dog, Life’s …

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For this week’s throwback, we take a look at one of Hip-Hop’s finest gems, A Tribe Called Quest’s The Low End Theory. 29 years ago, back when George H. W. Bush was president, when Nelson Mandela was freed from a …

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Wait who? If you’ve never heard of them, with a name like theirs, you won’t be forgetting them for a while. Unlike a lot of stagnant sounds coming from other indie rockers nowadays, Car Seat Headrest delivers emotionally captivating music …

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Vince Staples‘ openers were earnest and full of ambition, while the latter half of the concert felt weary from the headliner—a surprising turn of events considering he’s only seven shows deep. This wasn’t my first time crossing paths with the …

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For a few months now, Injury Reserve has been teasing a special something on social media. The hip-hop trio dropped the long-awaited single along with a self-directed music video. Injury Reserve formed in 2013 in the tiny town of Tempe, AZ …

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