In-Studios, Live in Studio C, MR Fest

Studio C – MR Fest Edition: T Cecil

By Troy Vita Music Journalist We had the pleasure of hosting the alternative Art-Rock group, T Cecil, perform live in Studio C. T Cecil is made up of David Loftin on vocals/guitar, Cody Boyer for guitar/keyboard, Shannon Furr on bass, and Alex Ross (KTSW alumni) playing the drums. The band also took the stage at The Buzz Mill during this […]

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MR Fest 2017: Street Fashion

By Maria Martinez Blog Content Contributor This year’s MR Fest, was a total success as usual. People enjoyed themselves as they watched their favorite local bands perform around downtown San Marcos. I went out and did the same thing; however, I also walked all around The Square looking for the best street style looks. It […]

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Experience Recap: My First MR Fest

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor When I started working for KTSW this spring, I never realized how much this radio station is involved. Not only am I lucky enough to work for a college radio station ranked 8th in this country, I get to be involved in the process of the annual festival, My Radio […]

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MR Fest Artists Gallery

By Renee Dominguez Staff Photographer These pictures were taken around Austin and San Marcos over the course of two weeks. They include some of the bands that performed at the 2017 10th Annual MR Fest, hosted by your own, KTSW. I had a crazy fun, and at times stressful, time wandering around Austin and San Marcos […]

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Surfing into The Finale of MR Fest with High Waisted

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Sunburnt skin and tired feet, MR Fest reached the last few minutes of daylight as it came closer to the grand finale and final venue to wrap up a remarkable day. The Marc is designated for My Radio Festival’s headliners, High Waisted. According to their website, they seem to […]

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AJ Bray at KIVA

By Jourdan Bazley Blog Content Contributor AJ Bray’s brought himself and a banging show to KIVA this evening as he performed 11 various songs from the Deserved It EP and Gucci Durag Chronicles EP. The crowd is jumping and turning up with him as he even got off stage and joined the crowd during his […]

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Empire Machines Close Out Stonewall

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor Empire Machines is the last band to play at Stonewall for the 10th anniversary of MR Fest. The band took the stage around 7 p.m., and it could not have been a better time. Right before Empire Machines began to play, the sky got cloudy and dark. That can […]

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Deezie Brown and Proz Taylor Heat Up Kiva

By Jourdan Bazley Blog Content Contributor The KTSW MR Fest ball is rolling at KIVA in Downtown San Marcos. Multiple venues around the downtown area are hosting different styles of music with live artists performing from now until High Waisted takes stage at the MARC later this evening. KIVA will host artists like Proz Taylor and […]

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Taiga, NightClerk, and Glaze at AquaBrew

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Another hour, another rockin’ set of bands over here at AquaBrew for MR Fest 2017. From 3 to 5 p.m., bands have continued jamming on AquaBrew’s outside stage as the heat of day comes and goes. Even though it’s 90 degrees, that hasn’t stopped the crowd from enjoying the music of […]

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Daniel Thomas Phipps Brings Life to Buzz Mill

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger The second act at the Buzz Mill was Daniel Thomas Phipps, an indie-folk-rock-roots singer and songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. When Phipps first started his set, his audience was just the volunteers and the Buzz Mill employees. However, within a few minutes, more people began to arrive as Phipps went all […]

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The Real Hands and MR Fest: A Trip To The Coast

By Kimberly Garcia Blog Content Contributor The Real Hands started at Stonewall for MR Fest with several songs off their album Cicada. They were the first band to play at Stonewall on Saturday as an “acoustic trio.” This was the fourth time that The Real Hands have played at MR Fest and they did not disappoint. […]

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Comedy Takes Over Vodka Street

By Joseph Bonney Live Blogger The somber lighting in Vodka Street sets up a smooth atmosphere for the comedians to come tear it up for those in the audience. Jack Neil started to set up the venue and get everyone in the mood before Garrett Buss came out. He started out with a small joke […]

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Jackman Plays At Stonewall

By Allison Johnson Live Blogger   “This is our second show ever,” said Jackman’s guitarist, Donnie. Jackman was the second band to perform at Stonewall today. A couple of their influences are Manchester Orchestra and Coldplay. The band payed homage to Manchester Orchestra, covering “Now That You’re Home” for their second song. Jackman had a […]

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Shaker Hymns Lives Up To Its Name

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger The third band to shake up MR Fest at the Buzz Mill was Austin-based band, Shaker Hymns. Immediately after setting up, Shaker Hymns garnered a large crowd and proceeded to rock out. After the first two acts being mellow and soulful sounds, this band was a welcomed abrupt change of […]

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Madisons Turn it Out

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger Earlier, I thought Shaker Hymns were the most successful in bringing the crowd today. However, the Madisons came and changed all of that. As soon as the lead vocalist, Dominic Solis, cracked a joke, he had the crowd at his mercy. After being at the Buzz Mill for four hours, […]

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Deep in the Heart of MR Fest

By Hannah Wisterman Live Reporter At the Hitch, it is impossible to ignore that we are in Texas. Saturday afternoon lunches from half a dozen different cultures, the capricious and rather unforgiving early summer heat, and the undoubtedly southwestern twang of each guitar and croon…this is the San Marcos experience for many. Christian Sparks, the […]

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MR Fest at Kiva

By Joseph Bonney Live Blogger It’s 12:45 p.m. when the first band of the day, Bogan Villa, begins setting up for the show.  They look like they just came out of the ’60s with their wavy attire, but they’re ready to start by 12:50 p.m.  The crowd slowly forms around the group as if an […]

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Shoegaze at MR Fest

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist The bars and music venues of San Marcos have transformed from their usual valor of serving drinks and presenting music, to becoming venues for MR Fest 2017. Here at AquaBrew, the same change is happening before our eyes. The bands performing on this sunny day at AquaBrew are The Cold […]

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Cory Mann Starts at Buzzmill

By Martin Ramirez Live Reporter Local artist Cory Mann kicked off MR Fest at the Buzzmill with only his guitar and voice. The San Marcos musician first began his music career in a thrash metal band with his brother in Waco for three years. I got to sit down and do a small interview with […]

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