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Concert Review

SXSW: Irish Band M(H)AOL on Political Advocacy and Songwriting

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director Last year I spent my summer studying abroad in Cork, Ireland, as you know if you have kept up with my writing! Before embarking on the international journey, my professor recommended a post-punk show in Kinsale that I immediately requested coverage for. You can read about my first time seeing M(H)AOL perform here!   The band traveled to Austin this spring for South by […]

todayMay 14, 2023 32 1

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Rock By Southwest

By Alfredo Camacho Music Journalist The city of Austin hosts many creative artists, events and general outlets that many people of any background can genuinely enjoy. A big well-known popular event that the city hosts is referred to as South by Southwest which includes a large variety of music, film and interactive media which usually participates in March. This large attraction brings in a storm of people who come from […]

todayMay 3, 2023 36

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My Definitive Ranking of Artists I Saw at SXSW 2023

By Kylie Hogg Local Music Journalist   Last week I attended South by Southwest festival in Austin, Texas where I had the chance to see and photograph many live music showcases; some that I knew of previously and some I discovered while there. Most of the artists I saw were very entertaining, so I have compiled a ranking of the artists I saw at South by Southwest from my least […]

todayMarch 29, 2023 70


SXSW Coverage

The Content Cultivators and Curators Behind SXSW 2023

By Avery Viers Local Music Director MARCH 12, 2023 – I was unaware what I was in for as I walked up the steps of High Noon Bar the evening before the first official day of the South By Southwest music festival. I tagged along with a crew of coworkers planning to capture videography of local alternative psych-rock band, Slurp The World. As band and crew began setting up in […]

todayMarch 29, 2023 75 2

Coco & Clair Clair performing at Cheer-up Charlie’s


Andrea Moor: Key Takeaways from SXSW

By Andrea Moor Music Journalist   This being my first legitimate attempt at experiencing SXSW, I got my fair share of parallels of navigating a beyond-full schedule. As obvious as some of these points may seem, I must emphasize what my firsthand experience was navigating the week of events.   First and foremost, time management is of the utmost importance. Not knowing what you’re going to be doing a good […]

todayMarch 27, 2023 74 3

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International Horror Films to Look Out For at SXSW 2023

By Jared Dudley Music Director   The South by Southwest film festival began this weekend, and while the spotlights are on high-profile releases with star-studded casts like Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves and indie darlings which have generated a substantial amount of industry buzz like Emma Seligman’s Bottoms, SXSW is a festival that encompasses a wide range of films from around the world that vary drastically in genre and […]

todayMarch 14, 2023 38

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SXSW Coverage

SXSW 2023: Artist Interview With Lola Tried

By Avery Viers Local Music Director The last time I spoke with Lauren Burton of Austin-based band Lola Tried, I had freshly been appointed as KTSW 89.9’s Local Music Director only one month prior. Unsure of what to expect when meeting the band, I scavenged the internet to absorb all of the information I could in the midst of my nervous frenzy. I was about five seconds into our introduction […]

todayMarch 13, 2023 41 1

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SXSW Coverage

ASHLEY’S RECS @ SXSW ’23: A Playlist

by Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director The best week of the year is upon us! If you are a fan of film and tech, your week is already in full swing, but I am preserving my energy for the music festival beginning Monday the 13th. This will be my third year covering South by Southwest and I am more excited than ever following the expectations set by last year. Once […]

todayMarch 12, 2023 74

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Who I’m Most Excited to see at SXSW 2023

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director   Getting accepted to cover SXSW as a music journalist has been the highlight of my year so far. With numerous artists from all around the world coming from industries ranging from music, film, tech, and beyond, SXSW is the home base for creatives and professionals alike to showcase their talents. This will be my first time attending the annual SXSW festival, and I […]

todayMarch 9, 2023 79 1

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