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An Interview With Conrad Keely of …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead

What was the impetus to return to Tao of the Dead? Was the album always planned as three parts with songs and ideas left unfinished, but meant to return to, or are these mostly newer works? In interviews we’re often asked questions about decisions we made that required no thought.  …

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SXSW Announces More Bands

SXSW is getting closer and closer and another massive batch of bands have been announced for the 2014 edition of the Austin festival. Names include Melissa Etheridge, Action Bronson, HunA, Dum Dum Girls, Martin Garrix, Band of SKulls, and many more. More than 1,200 acts are currently confirmed. 3LAU (Las …

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An Interview With Josh Robins of the Invincible Czars

Austin’s Invincible Czars have become known and lauded for their sprawling catalog of original material and for arrangements of classical works such as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite and 1812 Overture.  The group’s annual dance-along Nutcracker Kids’ Show has become an annual tradition, and other seasonal events like the Olde Fashioned Independence …

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Austin News

City and Artists Work Together to Preserve Artistic Murals

Austin’s graffiti problem is getting worse, but that isn’t stopping local artists from trying to preserve and protect iconic murals around Austin, KVUE reports, as the problem has escalated the past six months. “People have loved these murals,” said artist Kerry Awn. “I’ve been here three years doing the graffiti …

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Austin Free Week Continues Through Through 12th

What started as a tradition of Red River clubs during the normally slow period after the New Year has become almost a booming mini-festival showcasing local acts for almost a dozen days at clubs from Mohawk, Hotel Vegas, and many more. “It really is a great way to go out …

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Austin News

$9 Million in Marijuana Found by Deer Hunters in Field

Deer Hunters near College Station stumbled upon $9 million field of marijuana while putting up new blinds, totaling 18,000 marijuana plants. According to The Eagle Madison County Sheriff Travis Neeley said the plants — which ranged from 2 to 6 feet tall — were discovered “way back in the woods” …

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Review – …Like Clockwork QOTSA Create a Rock ‘n’ Roll Masterpiece

In the year 2000 Queens of the Stone Age were heralded by Rolling Stone magazine and other critics at the time as the band that could save rock and roll. That prediction never came to pass for the band nor the impact to the cultural zeitgeist along the lines of …

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Austin News

Austin Soldier Dies in Afghanistan

A soldier from Austin has died, the Department of Defense has announced Tuesday, while battling in Afghanistan. The DOD stats that Staff Sgt. Job M. Reigoux, 30, died June 1 in Ghazni Province, Afghanistan in support of Operationg Enduring Freedom. Sgt. Reigoux died from injuries from wounds after insurgents attacked …

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Austin News

Austin is Now the 11th Largest City in the Country

Austin grew 6.6% in two years, leapfrogging Jacksonville, Indianapolis and San Francisco to become the USA’s 11th-largest city. In 2000, it was No. 17. The Census Beauru has released a new report that may not be very appealing to rush hour traffic situations, but shows the popularity of the city as …

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Austin News

Hike & Bike Trails Go 24/7 In Austin

Just had a long night out at bars and at Kerbey Lane and looking to run off some of the pounds from Kerbey Queso? Well you can do so now at many of our favorite parks as Lady Bird Lake Hike & Bike Trailer, Shoal Creek greenbelt trail, and Johnson …

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