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Trend Watch: Seeing Spots

by Sarah Weinberg

March 18, 2011

Good news: polka dots are no longer reserved for little girls and itsy-bitsy, teeny-weeny bikinis. Strengthened by Marc Jacob’s fall 2011 runway, the fun and nostalgic polka dot craze is now in full swing. From short, flouncy miniskirts to thin, ...

Chef Sweeney Brings his A-game to Hillcrest

by Sarah Grieco

March 18, 2011

The Hillcrest restaurant is located on the fabulous Fifth Avenue, where former Top Chef contestant Rich Sweeney is serving up some twisted takes on classic comfort food. “This whole block has been sprouting up more restau...

JAM: SXSW Live Blog – Day #2

by Jack Crane

March 18, 2011

Wednesday at SXSW stands for one thing apart from more music - wells. Yep, all the free wells you can get your hands on. I headed over to the official Tumblr party -- imagine all the hipsters in SoCal (which is pretty much all of...

JAM: SXSW Live Blog – Day #1

by Jack Crane

March 17, 2011

The official first day of the music portion of ‘SX’ -- that’s what all the locals call it by the way, it’s much cooler -- was Tuesday. The first day of SXSW music also requires all photographers, journalists and the ‘I have a blo...

JAM: 3 remixes that probably should never have existed

by Hutton Marshall

March 17, 2011

A remix can be a lot of things, but it can’t be the original. Some could argue we should never touch a song and all that “If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it!” jazz. The remixes below are probably the best argument for...

Record Rewind: Wrecked Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

by Trenton Villanueva

March 16, 2011

My first post began with a few things I like in music. To juxtapose this, I’ve decided to start today’s Record Rewind with one thing I hate - the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. On Monday, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induct...

JAM: SXSW Live Blog

by Jack Crane

March 15, 2011

Sup? If you haven’t read my awesome bio you may not be aware of my love for music. In bed, in the shower, even on the move – I’ll take it anywhere. So SXSW is clearly a must. The world’s biggest showcase officia...

JAM: The Drew Review – The Strokes

by Andrew Scoggins

March 15, 2011

I’m just going to say it -- I love The Strokes. There’s something about the boozy, lazy delivery of Julian Casablancas’s voice and pounding guitars that have always enraptured me. It was just a good, straight-up, badass Ame...

It’s Just Another Music Blog, and you’ll love it

by Staff

March 13, 2011

As promised, The Daily Aztec is bringing you new things this year, including our newest blog, J.A.M. (Just Another Music Blog). What's it about? At this point it's safe to say music -- but, more importantly, J.A.M. is your o...

JAM: We Are/She is…unexpectedly enjoyable

by Trenton Villanueva

March 13, 2011

Two things I enjoy in life are unsigned artists and free music. The band We Are/She Is has fulfilled both requirements (Its members gave me their new EP for free at their recent Nooner). Therefore, it gets the sort of-honor...

JAM: Meet Drew

by Andrew Scoggins

March 13, 2011

Major: English Age: 19 Musical Taste: I personally subscribe to the idea that there are only two types of music in the world: good music and bad music. Any song that makes you want to punch a hole in the wall, get...

JAM: Meet Jack

by Jack Crane

March 13, 2011

Jack Crane was delivered to his parents by a crane when he was 7 months old. Since then he has made a habit of growing up. He has always been a fan of films, music and above all else, shorts. His love for shorts defies regular human logic to the point where he idolizes regular dudes w...