Author: Maroon Weekly

First Friday @ Grand Stafford Theater

Among the other events First Friday has to offer, the Grand Stafford will host a free concert series on September 2, with performances by Canvas People, Strange Fiction, Keeton Coffman, and Astrochimp. Described as a cross between Kings of Leon and Death Cab for Cutie, Canvas People is sure to delight any indie rock lover. Producing a “unique brand of new age music,” Canvas People blends elements of harmony-driven alternative rock, lucid, and indie space rock. With this new sound comes their alluring infusion of three-part harmonies and seductive indie rock vibes. The band is based out of the...

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The Nightowls @ Palace Theater

Head out to First Friday enjoy a mixture of southern soul and swing music as the Brazos Valley welcomes The Nightowls at The Palace Theater on September 2 free of charge! The Nightowls of Austin have taken off following the success of two full albums and two EPs. They have been touring all over the country this summer in support of their new EP “Royal Sessions” that dropped July 15, 2016 as an extension of their most recent album “Fame Sessions” released in 2015. The video for the song “Right Around the Corner” was released, and just like their...

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RIO 2016

Held from August 5, 2016 to August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Summer 2016 Olympic games will go down in history books. As the first Olympic games to be held in a South American city, it was clear from the beginning that Rio 2016 would be historic. During these games Men’s Rugby returned to the Olympics after 92 years. The diving pool mysteriously turned green and Usain Bolt’s iconic shot of him grinning at the camera while running a race spread through Twitter like wildfire. The first Refugee team competed in the games, and while they...

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