Author: Nathalie Phan

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Major Grizz, Yuma offer relieving Stubb’s study break

Friday nights are generally everyone’s favorite day of the week to spend a late night downtown — it’s the end of the week and you’ll have time to nurse that hangover in bed because Saturday mornings practice more patience than those demanding work days. As a journalist, I, for one, am one of those lucky people who get to mix work and play. On one hand, it allows me to call going to shows “work.” On the other, I’m technically required to work late nights and weekends.

For students, a category of which I also belong to, Fridays are an especially strategic time to take a well-deserved study break. This past weekend, on Feb. 5, I found myself taking one of these study breaks at Stubb’s, engulfed in a packed room with the wood floor of their indoor stage, watching local acts Yuma and Major Grizz put on interesting twists on otherwise conventional genres of music.

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Euphoria announces local additions to 5th year lineup

Starting fresh in 2016, Euphoria is back and announcing its full lineup of performers slated for the highly anticipated festival this April 7th-10th in Austin, Texas. After much fan speculation, special guests Eric Prydz, who’s debut studio album, Opus, drops February 5th and electro-indie duo, Cherub joins previously announced headliners.

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Above & Beyond to join Euphoria 5th year lineup in rare electronic set

As a holiday gift to its fans, Vivid Sound Entertainment has added a rare fully-plugged electronic Above & Beyond set to its Euphoria lineup in April. The festival is celebrating its fifth anniversary at Carson Creek Ranch from April 7-10, 2015. Unlike the Above & Beyond Acoustic Tour, the Euphoria date will be a full plugged in electronic set. 

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OV Recommends: 5 best Austin record stores

Austin has nothing short of music stores with a plethora of vinyl, both used and new, waiting to be bought and prized in your trophy collection of vinyl records. The holidays are the best time to start or expand on your record collection. What’s warmer than a cup of marshmellowed hot chocolate (or wine) and popping on a wonderful, crisp vinyl while the cold weather blankets the city of Austin? Here are five of my favorite Austin local music stores to get your music on vinyl.

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Exploring the local Austin music scene: 5 bands, 3 venues, 1 night

During a brisk Thursday night, typically one reserved for pseudo-alcoholic college students, I made plans to sprint across downtown Austin to three venues in an effort to see five different local Austin bands turn downtown ATX into a musical playground. Finals week clearly did not deter me from experiencing such an eventful night. I was on a mission to explore as much local Austin music as I could.