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“I’ve got a story to tell…”

With Tim Kasher outside Red 7

With Tim Kasher outside Red 7

Already an indie music fan? If so then you’ve probably heard of Tim Kasher or atleast unknowingly listened to his music. Once the lead singer in Cursive and The Good Life, Tim has done it again; managed to make another great album. Released earlier this year ‘Adult Life’ is a lively album that’s sure to get your body dancing. Tim’s solo 2013 tour kicked off in his hometown of Omaha, Neb and made a pit stop in the Live Music Capital in October. Kasher’s second solo album is filled with songs that are sure to make fans stomp their feet and sing a long to the catchy chorus’. Kasher’s unique style of writing lyrics has his fans yearning for more. Even after Curvives break up, Kasher is still on stage performing for his fans (die hards and new).

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Create-a-App

App Store

App Store

When creating an app, one must heavily consider it’s use to the population. If you have a smart phone, odds are that you already are acquainted with the term ‘app’. In a nut shell, an app or application runs on your phone much like a computer program; it could be an educational, music, or an entertainment app. My friend and I were brain storming about a new app that we would find useful; an idea that came to our minds was to create an app exclusively for students who are on campus and need to find the nearest computer or printer. This application would involve a map of your current location and place points to the closest printer center and computer lab. Perhaps this app could also allow the user to upload files ready for print and pick up. As of now this is our vague idea of how we would like to design an app for students at Texas State but it is something that would help out immensely.

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Bloggers To Admire

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When I first started my blog, I kept thinking back to a person who I have been keeping up with their blogs and reviews, and couldn’t help but think they were who I admired the most. A few years back I stumbled across a few articles by Marc Heilbrunn and a website he founded called Mostly Junk Food. Marc’s reviews stand out from the rest of the music bloggers because of his unique style of writing. The Mostly Junk Food articles are definitely my ‘go to’ reviews. Over the weekend I tweeted out to Marc and shortly after I got a tweet back from him.

Another person who I admire, is Dave also known as the Brooklyn Vegan.I first read his blog after SXSW 2011. I began to follow him on Twitter, and truly enjoyed each and every piece of writing he has published. I sent “BrooklynVegan” a tweet, but unfortunately didn’t get a response back.

These two are my ultimate ‘thought leaders’.

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ACL Music Festival Weekend 2

Austin City Limits Weekend 2 Day 2

Austin City Limits Weekend 2 Day 2

In the past, the Austin City Limits music festival has been consolidated within 3 days (one weekend). This year for the first time, the ACL officials decided to create two weekends of musical bliss [much like the Coachella festival] for the local and many traveling music lovers. I had to chance to experience weekend 2.

Day 1: Friday was spectacular; on my agenda was Kaskade (top of the list), Arctic Monkeys, Local Natives, Jake Bugg, Wild Belle, and a few others. If you’re a fan of any of these musical acts, you would have definitely appreciated them. Since the line-up was released I was highly anticipating DJ Kaskades set; and it was totally worth waiting for considering [he] played a wide variety of early songs and plenty off his latest album [Atmosphere]. During the same time of Kaskade’s set was the Arctic Monkeys show, this was a difficult decision for the many music lovers. The Arctic Monkeys show was extremely impressive, each of the band members were on point and the performance itself was enough to make a new listener fall in love. Closer towards the end of the night, rain poured down onto the crowds making the experience much of a ‘festival’ feel.

Day 2: Unlike Friday, larger crowds of music lovers flood Zilker Park on Saturday. Tons of big name artist played the stages that night such as : The Cure, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Wilco, and many more. I was very lucky to catch most of these sets. My absolute favorite performance hands down was the Kendrick show. Tons of fans gathered around the Honda stage just to see Lamars set. The crowd was definitely loving every moment of it; perhaps the officials could have scheduled him at the main stage instead. The closer of the night was The Cure; who gave a truly incredible performance. Unfortunantly the weather wasn’t in favor of the festivities, and Day 3 Sunday was cancelled due to severe thunderstorm warnings.

Even if you might of missed both weekends of ACL, there is live footage online (definitely worth checking out).

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