Lee Moran

Dashboard Confessional’s frontman sings at SXSW

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A small but engaged crowd gathered in the sanctuary of Central Presbyterian Church to hear Twin Falls, a new acoustic rock act fronted by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional.

The show was the first South by Southwest performance for the group, which includes Carrabba, mandolinist and vocalist Suzie Zeldin, bassist Jonathan Clark and drummer Ben Homola. Zeldin said Carrabba, Clark and Homola have been playing together “a while,” and Twin Falls’ current lineup has been active for about six months.

Even in a new band, Carrabba drew in fans.

“I’ve been listening to Chris Carrabba for 13 years,” said Hayle Brick, downtown Austin resident. “I heard he was playing at SXSW and came to see.”

Proposed apartment complex postponed indefinitely

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Plans for a new apartment development on Sessom Drive were met with an overwhelmingly negative public reaction at Tuesday’s city council meeting.

After five hours of discussion councilmembers unanimously decided to postpone the project indefinitely.

The project failed to pass by a vote of 3-4. Councilmembers Jude Prather, Place 2, Ryan Thomason, place 5, and Wayne Becak, place 4, voted in favor of the project. Mayor Daniel Guerrero, Kim Porterfield, place 1, John Thomaides, place 3, and Shane Scott, place 6, voted against the development. After the project failed the applicant withdrew their request, but a motion by Thomaides to outright deny the project was not seconded. After deliberation, the council decided to postpone the project for an indefinite amount of time.

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