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Stream Vaaska’s Inocentes Condenados EP

This is already a big week for Texan hardcore, since motherfucking Judiciary are about to release Surface Noise, their knuckle-to-skull full-length debut. And now it's getting even more hectic, since Austin's Vaaska have just come out with a vengeful new EP called Inocentes Condenados. More »
Tags: Music, Austin, Album Stream, Vaaska, Inocentes Condenados

8 Memorable Daniel Johnston Covers For Austin’s Inaugural Hi, How Are You Day

In the 2005 documentary The Devil And Daniel Johnston, Jeff Tartakov -- who founded Stress Records in order to help Johnston mass-release his tapes -- stated that he set up his publishing company because "I felt like for him to actually make a living, he would be better off if other, more well-known artists were … More »
Tags: Music, Wilco, Austin, Karen O, Tom Waits, Sparklehorse, Yo La Tengo, Beach House, Johnston, Daniel Johnston, P, Gotcha Covered, The Dead Milkmen, Daniel Johnston Jeff Tartakov, Stress Records

The Inside Scoop on Revelry’s Gorg New Bridal Line

Let’s face it, wedding dress shopping (and bridesmaid dress shopping!) can either be the most exciting part of your wedding planning process or the most stressful. From finding the most flattering fit to selecting that perfect color palette for your girls - the endless decisions   to be made can be a bit overwhelming! From the beginning, we’ve been in love with Austin-based e-commerce bridesmaid boutique, Revelry, for designing dresses and separates that are fun, versatile and (the best part) t...
Tags: Austin, Wedding, Sponsored Posts, The Blog

A civil rights victory

A man attempted to enter city hall in Austin while armed. He was stopped. He sued them. And won.
Tags: Guns, Uncategorized, Austin

How Hostelworld Screws Hostel Owners

Posted: 01/21/2019 | January 21st, 2019 I’ve wanted to own a hostel since I first started traveling. During my month on Ko Lipe in 2006, I spent my lazy days on the beach dreaming of opening one in New Zealand with some friends. It was going to be eco-friendly and called “The Greenhouse.” A few years ago, my hostel dream came true when a friend and I opened one called HK Austin in Austin, Texas. Since then, a lot of new hostels have opened in the city, and the competition for guests has heate...
Tags: Travel, London, Berlin, Austin, Paris, Sydney, New Zealand, Hostels, Travel Advice, Hostelworld, Austin Texas, Ko Lipe, HK Austin, Hostelz, Hostelworld Screws Hostel Owners, Hostelworld Elevate

Poll: 69% of office workers in Los Angeles, Orange counties would leave town for a new job

When office workers were asked if they’d move for a job, 69 percent of those surveyed in Los Angeles and Orange counties said, “Yes!” Now before you think you see another hint of a local mass exodus, please note quitting jobs is the workplace’s hottest trend. And people may tell a pollster they want to relocate, but Census trends show Californians don’t move much these days. Also, note that career itchiness is a national trend. This survey by the Robert Half temp agency found in the 28 cities po...
Tags: Business, Texas, Jobs, Minneapolis, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Economy, Chicago, Austin, Soccer, San Diego, Dallas, Miami, Philadelphia, Lausd

Morning Glory: Revival’s custom Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer

Situated at the crossroads of passion and pragmatism, the team at Revival Cycles knows when it’s time to shred the establishment, and when to walk alongside. Morning Glory, a fine and upstanding Moto Guzzi V9 Roamer, is the latest display of craftsmanship and creativity to roll out of the Austin, Texas shop—and it’s an official build too. “Moto Guzzi approached us and asked if we would take one of their newly updated models, the V9 Roamer, and customize it to our liking … carte blanche wit...
Tags: Facebook, Texas, Austin, Motorcycles, Alan, Honda, Firestone, Andy, Revival, Austin Texas, Moto Guzzi, Guzzi, Custom Motorcycles, Revival Cycles, Alan Stulberg, Moto Guzzi Motorcycles

An American Disappeared in Syria 2 Years Ago. His Family Wants Trump to Help.

Majd Kamalmaz went missing after being stopped at a government checkpoint in Damascus. His family is now speaking out, hoping President Trump will prioritize his case.
Tags: News, Syria, Austin, United States, State Department, Damascus, Trump, Missing Persons, Political Prisoners, Donald J, Tice, Kidnapping and Hostages, Damascus (Syria, Majd Kamalmaz

Bail litigation updates across Texas, and other stories

A bit of personal news: After Just Liberty's Executive Director, Shakira Pumphrey, left to join the new Texas House Speaker's staff to work on criminal-justice policy, your correspondent was elevated to her old post on an interim basis. Many thanks to Shakira for all her hard work for Just Liberty over the last two years, and good luck at the new gig! Meanwhile, as Grits struggles to fulfill his new admin duties, here are a few odds and ends that merit readers' attention. New Harris judges propo...
Tags: Texas, Law, Austin, Rangers, Shakira, Houston, Texas Rangers, Lasalle, Houston Chronicle, Legislature, DPS, Harris County, Harris Co, Galveston, Hanks, 5th Circuit

City of Austin Taken to Court for Violating Texas Law on Carry Rights

City of Austin Taken to Court for Violating Texas Law on Carry Rights Arizona -( – Recently re-elected in November 2018, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is taking scofflaw counties and cities to court. The subordinate government entities refuse to conform to a  reform of Texas gun law. In 2015, the Texas government passed an open carry statute. The statute went into effect on 1 January 2016. Part of the statute was to prohibit subordinate units of Texas government, such ...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Department Of Defense, Austin, Arizona, Open Carry, City Hall, Paxton, Ken Paxton, District Court, AG, Waller, Waller County, Texas Legislature, Texas AG

Nexit Ventures adds new partner to team

Finland and Silicon Valley-based Nexit Ventures has appointed Markku Mäkeläinen as a new partner. Previously, he worked at Facebook. PRESS RELEASE WASHINGTON, Jan. 18, 2019 /PRNewswire/ –Nexit Ventures, a venture capital company focused on digital disruption, has appointed Markku Mäkeläinen as a new partner. He joins Nexit at an exciting time, as the company targets for an even more central role in the fast-growing Nordic startup market. Mäkeläinen will focus on Nexit’s new investments and scali...
Tags: Facebook, Asia, Usa, Washington, US, San Francisco, Trends, People, Austin, United States, Finland, Silicon Valley, Helsinki, Baltics, Nordics, San Francisco California

Exclusive Gallery: Visit the World of Alita in Passport to Iron City

BEGIN SLIDESHOW Exclusive Gallery: Visit the World of Alita in Passport to Iron City Have you ever dreamed of travelling to a futuristic dystopian world? Passport to Iron City is your ticket, transporting you to the universe of Alita: Battle Angel from visionary filmmakers James Cameron and Robert Rodriguez in real life. got to attend a preview event last night at the Brooklyn, New York location, and you can check out what we saw and experienced in the gallery below! ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Mahershala Ali, Los Angeles, Austin, Cameron, Kansas, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Sin City, Laeta Kalogridis, Brooklyn New York, Rodriguez, Jennifer Connelly, Ed Skrein Deadpool, Jackie Earle Haley

Outdoorsy’s Big Haul & Other Startup Fundraising in TX Tech News

Let’s catch up with the latest innovation news in Texas.—TeVido, an Austin biotech, has raised $1.2 million to help fund a new facility in which the company can use a patient’s own cells to create personalized pigment cell grafts to treat vitiligo, a loss of skin color that affects about 1 percent of the world’s population. Investors included the Texas Halo Fund, the Central Texas Angel Network, and Life Science Angels. TeVido, which is commercializing technology from the University of Texas at...
Tags: Texas, Breast Cancer, Funding, Trends, Tech, Investment, E-commerce, App, Online, Vc, Commercialization, Austin, Venture Capital, Dallas, SEC, Houston

‘Alita: Battle Angel – Passport to Iron City’ Immersive Experience Transports You to a Cyberpunk Dystopia

“I’ve never seen such ‘orrible scrapping in my life.” A man sporting a Hawaiian shirt and a strong Cockney accent berates me for me slow work in the scrapyard, which isn’t really a scrapyard but a small booth filled with piles of metal scrap and hidden clues. Find the most valuable piece of scrap and win the most credits is the game, and it’s easy to get caught up in it. I find a weird, rusty contraption with a plug. “Read the small print on the outlets,” the ethereal long-haired woman in a sil...
Tags: New York, Movies, New York City, Sci-fi, Los Angeles, Events, Features, Austin, Fox, Adaptation, James Cameron, Robert Rodriguez, Gibson, Eric Meyer, Iron City, Williamsburg Brooklyn

Court Allows Texas To Block Planned Parenthood From Medicaid Funding

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel on Thursday lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans issued the ruling that removes the preliminary injunction U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin imposed on the state of Texas in February 2017. The three appeals judges agreed that Sparks didn’t follow proper standard in deciding to impose the ban sought by fiv...
Tags: Texas, News, Planned Parenthood, Austin, New Orleans, Republican, Medicaid, Sparks, Ken Paxton, Texas AP, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Sam Sparks, Greater Texas, Summer Concepcion, Ken Lambrecht

Price Cuts on New Construction Homes Becoming More Common

– Nearly all of the nation’s largest housing markets saw the share of new construction homes with price cuts increase between the beginning and end of 2018 – About a quarter of all new construction homes saw a price cut in the fourth quarter of 2018, with the typical drop throughout the quarter being 2.6 percent. – The median list price after a price reduction was $389,900 at the end of the year. – The biggest price reductions at the end of the year were in San Francisco and Los Angeles, where n...
Tags: Home, Real Estate, News, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Austin, Radio, Homes, Price, Chart, Zillow, Prices, Denver, Seattle Wa, Real Estate News, Zillow Group

Austin scores 28, Samford edges past The Citadel 80-77

HOMEWOOD, Ala. (AP) — Brandon Austin scored a career-high 28 points, including six 3-pointers and Samford held on to defeat The Citadel 80-77 Thursday night, breaking a three-game losing skid. Josh Sharkey scored 23 points — 16 after halftime — with four 3-pointers, eight assists and three steals for Samford (12-7, 2-4 Southern Conference). Myron […]
Tags: News, Sports, Ap, Austin, Citadel, Samford, Myron, Brandon Austin, Josh Sharkey

Court rules Texas can bar Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court panel has lifted a lower-court ban that prohibited Texas from eliminating Planned Parenthood from the state’s Medicaid program. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued the ruling Thursday in New Orleans. The decision lifts the preliminary injunction District Judge Sam Sparks of Austin imposed on the […]
Tags: Texas, News, Austin, Nation, New Orleans, Texas AP, 5th U S Circuit Court of Appeals, Sam Sparks

Empirical SCOTUS: If Ginsburg leaves, it could be the liberals’ biggest loss yet – A look back at previous justices replaced with more conservative successors

The saga over Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s health seems to ebb and flow from the headlines almost daily. Part of the mystery relates to the amount of information shared with the public. We know that, while treating Ginsburg for rib fractures, doctors found malignant lesions in her lungs that were promptly removed, and that subsequent tests have shown no evidence of any other cancer. Ginsburg has since missed oral arguments and is reportedly recovering at home while keeping current with the cour...
Tags: Health, Supreme Court, Law, Obama, Planned Parenthood, Washington Post, Kentucky, White House, Politico, Barack Obama, Indiana, Austin, United States, Kansas, Donald Trump, Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Popdose Single Premiere: The Lines Between Beth // James Get “Blurry”

Beth // James is an indie folk pop duo from Austin, Texas, a city where one can imagine 70 percent of the population is a member of an indie folk pop duo or group. Popdose first introduced loyal readers to the heavenly harmonies of Mikaela Beth Kahn (vocals, piano) and Jordan James Burchill (vocals, guitar) in early 2017 when we featured their ‘Lion Eyes’ single in our round up of the year’s most promising new artists. We caught up with them at the end of the year to take a preview of their 2018...
Tags: Music, Hbo, New York, Hollywood, Texas, Kacey Musgraves, Instagram, La, Austin, Netflix, Jordan, Spike Lee, Bill Simmons, Popdose Interviews, Austin Texas, Spike

The Curls Skewer 'Lowest Forms of Entertainment' in Outlandish Video (premiere)

None Bands don't come more deliciously — yet naturally — weird than the Curls. Nigh-impossible to succinctly describe or pigeonhole into any indie rock subgenre, the Chicago sextet has that tongue-in-cheek, madcap derangement that makes one think of Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band reincarnated for the 2010s with inverted pop sensibilities in place of abrasive elements.Bizarre as their pastiche of sounds is, it's self-conscious without being forced or a put-on. Their video for latest single...
Tags: Music, Chicago, Austin, Premiere, Southwest, Indie Pop, Indie Rock, Beefheart, Magic Band, Experimental pop, Fansler, The Curls, Anna Holmquist, Matthew Shelton, Birdland We, Mick Fansler

ScaleFactor fetches $30 mln Series B

Austin and Denver-based ScaleFactor, an intelligent finance and automated accounting platform, has raised $30 million in Series B funding. Bessemer Venture Partners led the round with participation from other investors that included Canaan, Broadhaven Ventures and Firebrand Ventures. PRESS RELEASE AUSTIN, Texas — January 17, 2019—ScaleFactor, an intelligent finance and automated accounting platform, today announced a $30 million Series B round of funding led by Bessemer Venture Partners, one of ...
Tags: Apple, India, Trends, CMO, Os, Austin, Denver, Bessemer Venture Partners, Byron Deeter, Bessemer, Robert, Austin Texas, Eric, Kurt, Sullivan, VC Deals

Quantum Computing, Capabilities and Limits: An Interview with Scott Aaronson

Scott Aaronson GigaOm CEO Byron Reese recently sat down with  Scott Aaronson to discuss Quantum Computing. Aaronson is the David J. Bruton Jr. Centennial Professor of Computer Science at the University of Texas in Austin, where he also directs the UT Quantum Information Center. Prior to UT, he taught Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT. Aaronson’s research focuses on the capabilities and limits of quantum computers and computational complexity. Byron Reese: Welcome Scott. Sco...
Tags: Google, Europe, UK, Technology, Maryland, China, US, Blog, Seo, Eu, Earth, Austin, Beijing, United States, Netherlands, Shanghai

How to Implement a National Tracking Strategy

Posted by TheMozTeamGoogle is all about serving up results based on your precise location, which means there’s no such thing as a “national” SERP anymore. So, if you wanted to get an accurate representation of how you’re performing nationally, you’d have to track every single street corner across the country. Not only is this not feasible, it’s also a headache — and the kind of nightmare that keeps your accounting team up at night. Because we’re in the business of making things easy, we devised ...
Tags: Google, Disney, US, Seo, Google Analytics, Austin, Yonkers, TheMozTeam, TheMozTeamGoogle

Apple is putting the brakes on hiring for certain groups because of slowing iPhone sales (AAPL)

Apple plans to reduce hiring in certain groups, according to a Bloomberg report. CEO Tim Cook informed employees about the hiring changes during an internal meeting earlier this month, but said it was not decided which groups would be affected. Cook stressed that Apple was not implementing a broad-based hiring freeze, and noted that some groups, like its artificial intelligence team, would not be affected.  Apple will cut back on hiring for certain divisions as the company re-adjusts its plan...
Tags: Apple, Cook, Los Angeles, Trends, Bloomberg, Austin, Tim Cook, Jeff Bezos, Cupertino Calif

Austin’s Media Tech Incubator Readies for First Group of Startups

Austin—An incubator for startups that are developing a media product is in its final week of accepting applications.Called Collective, the incubator is focused on startups that are working on innovating the media space, which includes augmented and virtual reality, publishing, news, public relations, video games, music, sound, film, marketing, advertising, radio, and podcasting, the group says. The incubator is a part of the Austin Community Foundation, a nonprofit philanthropy organization, an...
Tags: Startups, Accelerator, Publishing, Music, Texas, News, Media, Video Games, Film, Incubators, Advertising, Marketing, Trends, Social Media, Startup, Public Relations

Tips for Planning a Trip to San Antonio

San Antonio can sometimes fly a bit under-the-radar in terms of travel destinations, but it can be a great place to go. San Antonio works well as a travel destination for families, adventure-seekers and older travelers. It’s also a good place if you love history. The following are some of the things to know and things to do in San Antonio, Texas if you’re considering a visit. An Overview of San Antonio San Antonio is the seventh-most populous city in the U.S., and it’s second-most populated i...
Tags: Travel, Sponsored, Texas, Austin, Houston, North America, San Antonio, Downtown, Merlin Entertainments, Northwest Side, University of Texas, San Antonio Texas, Franklin D Roosevelt, St Anthony, Alamo, Lyndon B Johnson

Riding the RV revolution, Outdoorsy fuels up with $50 million in fresh funding

Outdoorsy is building for the road ahead. The three-year-old company, which connects customers with underused RVs and other trucks big enough to camp in overnight, just raised $50 million in Series C funding led by Greenspring Associates, with participation from earlier backers Aviva Ventures, Altos Ventures, AutoTech Ventures and Tandem Capital. That puts its total funding, in less than year’s time, at $75 million. (We’d separately reported on its $25 million Series B round last February. It...
Tags: TC, Transportation, Ecommerce, Europe, Yosemite, Australia, Tech, Austin, Automotive, New Zealand, Venture Capital, Aviva, Bay Area, Greenspring Associates, Cavin, Altos Ventures

MLS adds Austin as 27th team

Washington (AFP) – Austin FC was announced Tuesday as Major League Soccer’s 27th club, the first top-level sports team for the Texas capital debuting in 2021 in a new 20,000-seat stadium. “We think we are... Visit for the rest of the story.
Tags: Texas, Sport, Austin, Soccer, Mls, Major League Soccer, Afp, Washington AFP Austin FC

Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist, Prevails against Waller County Tyranny

Terry Holcomb, Second Amendment Activist Arizona -( – In August of 2016, Terry Holcomb, a Second Amendment activist, wrote a letter to Waller County, Texas. The letter asked Waller County to stop breaking the law, according to what had been passed in the 2015 legislature.  Some county officials disagreed with the Texas Attorney General, on what the law meant. So Waller County sued the Second Amendment activist, in an attempt to undercut the Attorney General. This was a direct...
Tags: Texas, Guns, Supreme Court, Court, Department Of Defense, Austin, Arizona, Houston, Second Amendment, Waller County Texas, Court of Appeals, Paxton, Ken Paxton, Holcomb, Waller, Waller County