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Bob Mould

It’s been three decades since acclaimed singer-songwriter Bob Mould surfaced in the Minneapolis hardcore punk scene as frontman for Hüsker Dü. Since then, he has … Continue reading

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Thievery Corporation

With their first releases in the late ’90s, Thievery Corporation defined a new genre of electronic music. “Blending vocal theatrics, spiritual exploration and subtle songcraft” … Continue reading

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Ryan Bingham

With a writing style that “echoes the working-man sympathy anthems of Woody Guthrie combined with the folky nature of Bob Dylan and a voice that … Continue reading

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Arcade Fire

With infectious melodies and introspective lyrics, Arcade Fire has won over the hearts of America with their harp-strumming, accordion-pumping, xylophone-tapping, songs that are undeniably brilliant. … Continue reading

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Local Natives

Local Natives “make soaring, skyscraping melodies, and throbbing tribal beats that bash their way into your soul” (Altsounds). The afropop-influenced band makes their Austin City … Continue reading

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Ghostland Observatory

Inspiring comparisons to Daft Punk to David Bowie to Prince, Austin’s Ghostland Observatory’s dynamic sound and high-energy performances have taken many by surprise. “It’s some … Continue reading

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Aimee Mann

For decades, Aimee Mann has been known as one of the top songwriters in contemporary music. Mann frequently pairs the bleakest of poetry with soaring, … Continue reading

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The Raconteurs

When four friends get together to make music, you expect the fun to show through. But when those friends are Jack White of The White … Continue reading

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Vampire Weekend

Witty, fresh and instantly successful, Vampire Weekend has “streamlined ska, post-punk, chamber music and Afropop into a glorious ultramodern groove” (Paste). This March evening, the … Continue reading

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Flogging Molly

With their astounding melodies and a heavy influence of traditional Irish folk music, Flogging Molly has brought the distinct spheres of rock and folk music … Continue reading