Austin Ticket Giveaway: George Lopez at Bass Concert Hall

Comedian George Lopez is bringing his new “Listen to My Face Tour” to Austin for one night at the… [more]

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Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

If Dengue Dengue Dengue’s unique take on Peruvian cumbia filtered through psychedelic techno and dancehall… [more]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage Austin Ticket Giveaway: Dengue Dengue Dengue! at Empire Control Room & Garage

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Los Lobos & Los Lonely Boys at ACL Live

On Friday, Apr. 10, East L.A. legends Los Lobos and Texas' own Los Lonely Boys will be performing a co-headlining… [more]

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Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Monterrey, Mexico music icon and producer Toy Selectah and Camilo Lara, more popularly known as Mexican… [more]

Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn Austin Ticket Giveaway: Compass (Mexican Institute of Sound + Toy Selectah) at Scoot Inn

Interview: QUITAPENAS made SXSW a little more tro-pi-cal

The music of tropical Afro-Latin band QUITAPENAS is here to take all your worries away, which is exactly… [more]

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Interview: DJ 2DQ talks off mic [part 1 of 2]

DJ 2DQ is arguably Austin’s most popular DJ, largely due to his long time hip hop radio presence. Having arrived in Austin from El Paso in 1994, he has come a long way from working at clothing retailers and shoe stores. No more couch hopping or paying dues for him. He came to Austin on […]

Preview: La Peña’s Toma Mi Corazón XVII

For 17 years, La Peña has invited everyone to Toma Mi Corazon (Take My Heart) as hundreds of wooden hearts given out and decorated by artists, children, and many others. Those hearts are then sold in a silent auction where the proceeds from the heart sales are used help support La Peña’s arts and educational […]

Review: ‘Picotero’ album by Monareta

Colombian DJ duo Monareta released their new album Picotero recently and I couldn’t have been more excited. Picotero is the first full length release from the Nacional artists. Their sound is unlike any other, but comparisons can made to groups like Nortec Collective and Mexican Institute of Sound. All fall in the same category of […]

Interview: De La “Pickem” with FOX 7′s Dennis De La Pena

Fox 7 sports reporter, Dennis De La Pena, is Austin Vida’s sports feature for February. Not only has he been with Fox 7 going on ten years now, but he is the only sports personality cool enough to have his own segment on popular alternative rock station, 101X. His “De La Pickems” is what put […]

Hacienda to perform at Fashion Freakout

Photo by Sandy Carson This Friday, February 6th, San Antonio’s own Hacienda will be performing at Fashion Freakout 2 at The Mohawk. Hacienda will play two sets, intent on getting people dancing and feeling good all night. They are fresh off of Rolling Stone’s “Hot List” and the word on the street is these guys […]

Review: ‘Time Crimes’ explores effects of returning to one’s past

By Justin Stevens, guest reviewer Time Crimes, the first feature length film by Spanish director Nacho Vigalondo, takes the road less traveled by most time travel films. In its 88 minutes, the film stays away from the scientific explanations behind meddling with the space-time continuum and instead focuses on the effect of returning to one’s […]

Interview: Vinyl Dharma, a band on the rise

It’s early 2008, and Vinyl Dharma is still glowing from playing in New York on Tila Tequila’s New Year’s Eve bash after winning MTV2’s Bands on the Rise contest. Then they came home. “We came back, we’re all pumped up like ‘yeah we got some exposure, let’s go do some shows, do a little tour […]

Column: Live music comes to Pangaea

Maybe I watched too much of the BBC’s Absolutely Fabulous on Super Bowl Sunday (not a football girl, sorry), so bear with me. Anyway, the main character Edwina Monsoon loves the beautiful things, is obsessed with names and gets herself in outrageous situations trying to obtain them. So, when I hear her crying for, “Names, […]

Books: ‘Gringo’ by Chesa Boudin

By all accounts, Chesa Boudin’s family life provided a great deal of experience. Well, technically, it was his family’s experience, but nonetheless, his life was shaped because of it. His parents, Katherine Boudin and David Gilbert are involved parents, as involved as parents can be as inmates in the New York State prison system. As […]

New Chris Perez Project

Austin’s own Angel Ferrer (formerly of Ill Camino) and Chris Perez (Selena Quintanilla’s widower and Grammy winning guitarist) have joined together to form a new band. The name of the duo’s project has yet to be determined as they want you, the fans, to name their new band. According to the band’s new myspace page, […]