If I know John Lennon as well as I think I do, he’s probably throwing back a bottle of Cristal with Tupac and Elvis right now. The celebrity camp in West Texas they share with Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison and Jim Backus (Thurston Howell III, duh) can get pretty boring so these guys like to celebrate anytime the opportunity presents itself.
The ninth annual Austin City Limits festival began Friday at Zilker Park and featured headlining performances from t
Friday, the first day of the Austin City Limits. During their 45-minute set time, the band showcased why they are amassing Internet buzz from blogs like Stereogum, who declared GIVERS could, “play and sing with the best of them.” Vocalists Taylor Guarisco and Tiffany Lamson spoke about their ACL experience.
BT: How has ACL been treating you guys?
TG: One hundred percent awesome. We’ve never played a festival this size. It’s just been really, really awesome for all of us.
The University Star asked Texas State students if they will be attending the first football home game.
It used to happen all the time. Sometimes it would happen at a table at Showdown or on a friend’s porch. Occasionally it would arise in everyday conversation. Friends and I would talk about music and inevitably the question would come up: “If you could reunite three bands to each record new albums, who would they be?”
Well, there is a science to this sort of thing. You have to look at the direction their material was headed when they disbanded. A band like Creed, who, unfortunately, has reunited, continued making music way past their prime on the first go-round.
The Square will be alive with more than the typical barhopping crowd this weekend as KTSW’s, MR. Fest descends on San Marcos.
This year’s festival features 26 bands playing at six venues and includes a marketplace where local vendors can hawk their wares.
The data communications crew at Texas State is responsible for ensuring each campus building’s Internet connection, phone access and key card security system are running smoothly. This critical aspect of the university is not operated by a squad of technology personnel — it is staffed entirely by students.
The team is made of marketing seniors, Chris Wilson and Steven Eads, Derek Boyd, pre-geography junior, Hector DeLeon, criminal justice junior, Gonzalo Gutierrez, international studies senior, and Cory Weston, exercise and sports science junior.
The “For $20” Art Show was alive and kicking Saturday with local artists, painting, screen-printing and free music.
The show was held at Animal House, a workspace on South Edward Gary Street. Local bands Buzz N’ Bangs, Legsweeper and Geezus Krust performed at the event, which was hosted by Texas Heat Screen Printing, March 9th Custom High Heels, Brews Apparel and Feetbelts.
Justin Taylor, co-owner of Texas Heat Screen Printing and Feetbelts, displayed art at the show. The art was raffled to raise money for the bands.