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This is it, you guys. This is the final full week of Other Side Drive for the spring of 2013. It is bittersweet because summer needs to be here now, but this’ll be the last time I write about all the goodness that each week has planned for our awesome listeners. I’m sure from here on out, this blog will only be getting better and better (whatever platform it ends up on) so keep track of what’s going on both here and on ktsw.net! I digress– so now it is time to head into week three of MR Fest bands being all up in our studio!

the band MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR
MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR (photo from their Facebook page)

This Monday, Reyna and Stephanie will have MAJOR MAJOR MAJOR in the studio! This is a two-piece garage pop band from Austin with a really…forgive the word, but it’s just groovy. I’m always really impressed when a band makes it work with just a guitar and some drums. These guys definitely make it work. They’re going to be on at 4:30!

the band Kabomba!
Kabomba! (from their Facebook page)

 

 

After that we’ll have Kabomba! in the studio at 5:30!  Anytime I see a horn section, I’m down to see what is up and this seven-piece band (that started in San Marcos) has got a sweet horn section. These guys are all over the place with a sound that blends funk, ska, punk, international influences–it’s definitely a journey for thine ears. Tune in to learn more about these guys!

a member of Operation Turkey with pies
So many pies

Tuesday starts out with an interview from a member of Operation Turkey San Marcos! They’re a non-profit organization that raises money throughout the year to provide hot Thanksgiving meals to less fortunate families on Thanksgiving every year. Next Sunday they will be hosting a silent auction so if you want to participate or donate, tune in at 4:30 to find out what you can do!

the band Moving Castles
Moving Castles (from their Facebook page)

Moving Castles will be in the studio on Tuesday at 5:30! They’re based in Austin and have a really catchy indie-pop sound. They actually had a track featured on the Showtime show Shameless back in February. Their EP Twin Daggers was released in 2011 but constant touring has kept them very relevant for music fans. Tune in and catch their interview!

the band Hundred Visions
Hundred Visions (from their Facebook page)

 

Wednesday we’ll have Hundred Visions in the studio! This Austin band has a driving indie-rock sound, with strong drum beats and great vocals. These guys will definitely get you nodding your head and/or jumping around if you catch them at MR Fest (which you should). Their latest LP Permanent Basement is worth checking out (do it now) and they’ll be on air at 4:30!

the band Hello Caller
Hello Caller (from their Facebook page)

After that we’ll have Hello Caller in the studio! This is a five-piece from Austin that released an LP last November to great reviews. They consider their sound “dark folk” and honestly, that’s a pretty good description. They’ve got banjos that give it a bluegrass sound on some tracks, and others that are ethereal sounding with strings and xylophones tinkling in the background. Tune in at 5:30 to hear from them!

the band The Boxing Lesson
The Boxing Lesson (from their Facebook page)

Thursday we’ll have The Boxing Lesson in the studio! This band is definitely progressive–giant songs full of epic sounds, using synthesizers for bass and just coming at you with long,crazy guitar solos and haunting New Age-y vocals. If you listen to music for a full-packaged experience, you’d definitely dig this stuff. Tune in to hear from them at 4:30!

the band Purple
Purple (from their Facebook page)

Next up at 5:30, we’ll have Purple in the studio. They’ve got a girl drummer who sings. That’s always super awesome and I’m immediately envious. These guys are from Beaumont, Texas (yay, new place!) and they’ve got a raw rock and roll sound. Lo-fi guitars and clear, loud vocals make for a good time. Tune in to find out more about these guys!

the band O Conqueror
O Conqueror (from their Facebook page)

Friday we’ve got O Conqueror in the studio at 4:30! This is a six-piece from Austin with kind of a folk-indie rock sound that incorporates sweetly-sung vocals–it’s the kind of stuff you sway to, recalling early 90’s Radiohead. They’ve got an album out right now, King Me, and it’s definitely worth a listen. Make sure to catch them this Friday!

Guys, in case you don’t know, Friday is the start of KTSW’s 6th Annual MR Fest music festival. You definitely need to be there–there is no excuse about being broke because it is FREE and there will be music there for ALL TASTES and it will be amazing. I’m just saying– and I’m someone who is pretty picky about stuff like this. Check out all the info here!

Well, I’ll have one more short post for you next week but for now, keep it tuned to the other side of radio!

Valerie Gomez
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