Music In Memoriam

What We Lost When We Lost Daniel Johnston

The songwriter brought outsider sensibilities into his music, childlike weirdness into his art, and an earnestness that we desperately needed into the world at large.
Hilary Pollack
3 days ago
food news

A Coffee Company Fooled the Internet With a 'Construction Guy' Fake Influencer

The Austin construction worker who went viral on Instagram turned out to be a marketing campaign for Cuvée Coffee.
Bettina Makalintal
the vice guide to right

Watch This Guy Launch an All-Out Rescue Mission for a 'Christmas Vacation' Dummy

There are still some good people out there, apparently.
River Donaghey
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Competitive Beard Grower Admits He Helped Run Massive Dark Web Drug Site

"OxyMonster" worked his way from a lowly vendor to a top dog at Dream Market, one of the biggest drug trafficking sites on the dark web.
Drew Schwartz
Local's View

A Day Out In Austin With Thor Harris

Home, tacos and driving in a truck with the former Swans percussionist and Texan weirdo.
Kate Hennessy

Smoke Some Weed, Take a Walk, and Read This Interview With Neil Young

Sixty years into an iconic career, Young is still fighting back against the recording industry. In a rare interview, he talks to Noisey about art, algorithms, and the likelihood of music saving the world.
Andrea Domanick
Alex Robert Ross

SXSW Might Be Good Again

SXSW used to suck, but so did I.
Jeff Weiss

The Texas Gerrymandering Trial Could Change All of America

Why you should care that a fight over congressional districts in the Lone Star State—federal judges called the current setup unfair to people of colour—is back in court.
Mike Pearl

Lil Yachty's Tour Scrapbook Is Fit for the King (of Teens)

Austin-based artist Nicholas Osella used his cut and paste ‘remixing’ style to turn tour photographer Curtis Kariuki’s images into the Lil Yachty Scrapbook.
Kevin Holmes

Institute Deliver Some Nuance to Their Raw Anarcho Punk Blitz

The Austin punks incorporate elements of hard rock and glam on their new album ‘Subordination’.
Tim Scott

The Black Angels Sing a Dark, Psychedelic New Death Song

We get heavy with the Austin psych rock greats about life, death, love, and their politically-charged sixth album.
Beverly Bryan

Listen to OVO's Favourite Texas Producer Eric Dingus' Smoked Out Halloween Mix

The Dream Sequence Records founder gives us 32 minutes of hazy rap edits and plenty of ghostly instrumentals.
Max Mertens