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    Record Collector: DJ Mel

    Mel Sandico thought he was about to get his big break. Twenty years ago, the young Austin-based DJ was approached on 6th Street by a few...

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    UO Music: Swans and Synchronized Dancing at Pitchfork Music Festival

    There may not be anything more perfect than a Chicago summer. The bike friendly streets, the baseball, the music festivals, the hot dogs...

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    About A Band: OMNI

    The Goat Farm Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia has appeared on both big screens and small when it was used for filming in The Hunger Games:...

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    Tour Diary: Minor Victories

    Lead photo by Sally Lockey, photos by Brian Sweeney and Minor VictoriesThe debut album from UK outfit Minor Victories had been completed...

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    UO Interviews: Kim Taylor Bennett

    A camera-shy person wouldn't paint their face green to host a live video premiere of Shrek the Third and ask Justin Timberlake if he was...

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    About A Band: Sur Back

    Caroline Sans’ mother frequently jokes that her daughter started dancing before she could walk. Caroline, though, estimates she was about...

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    Featured Brands: Prynt

    Have you ever wondered about the story behind a photograph? What was happening in the background? What did the picture's subjects sound...

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    About A Band: SPORTS

    SPORTS met as next door neighbors, living on campus at Ohio's Kenyon College. The indie band’s first real release was a live recording...

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    Record Collector: Jessi Frick

    There are plenty of small-scale record labels — Double Double Whammy, Orchid Tapes, Run For Cover, to name a few — but only one...

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    UO Interviews: Father/Daughter Records

    It is damn near impossible to cross someone who works harder than Father/Daughter Records founder Jessi Frick. Now a pillar of the Bay...

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    UO Interviews: What Youth

    Travis Ferré first conceptualized What Youth through his work with Surfing magazine, where he acted as everything from intern to...

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    Tour Diary: Corners

    As the music editor for What Youth, I can easily say Corners is one of our favorite bands to see live, interview, promote, collaborate with...

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    Featured Brands: U-Turn

    Bob Hertig, co-founder of U-Turn Audio has a straightforward business mantra: “We love to make complicated things simple.” His...

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    UO Music Video Series: Porches

    For his Domino Recording Co. debut, Pool, Porches’ Aaron Maine layered on the synths and created an introspective, yet danceable, world...

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    Vinyl Art: James Connolly

    Winter in Sweden is no joke. Just ask someone who’s lived through it. James Connolly, who was born in the UK, lived in London and now...

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    UO Interviews: Natalie Neal

    There’s a certain dreaminess to the imagery Los Angeles-based director and photographer Natalie Neal creates. Her images exist in their...

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    Record Collector: Serena Reynolds

    Serena Reynolds lists Hanson and Iceage as two of her favorite bands. The Rolling Stones, The Growlers, Air, King Gizzard, and The Babies...

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    About A Band: Kim and the Created

    When an artist is entirely self-made, free from the demands of a controlling label, unfettered by the confines of a genre and the...

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    About: Float Fest

    In between the two Texan cities of Austin and San Antonio sits San Marcos. Bordered by the San Marcos River, many come to the metropolis...

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    Photo Diary: In The Spotlight

    When you’ve spent 14 hours on a plane with your best friends, you get to know them pretty well — for better or for worse. “We've...