Events, Galleries, Utopiafest

UTOPiAFest in Black & White

By Lucero Trevino Photojournalist As a photographer one of my favorite ways of editing a photograph is in black & white. I feel like having a photo in black & white can just give a whole other meaning to a photograph and makes you wonder about what the story behind it is. I want to […]

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People of UTOPiA Fest Gallery

By Renee Dominguez Photojournalist The second we drove into the Four Sisters Ranch, I knew this was going to be different than any other festival I had been to, and I wanted a way to capture the core of this festival. I knew I was going to come back from this festival coverage with some […]

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4 Reasons Why UTOPiAfest is So Great

By Lucero Trevino Photojournalist  I attended UTOPiAfest for the first time this year. I had personally never heard about this festival before KTSW and I’m actually pretty salty about that. This festival had such an impact on me that I wish I had known about it much earlier in my life. Now, if you haven’t […]

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Who is Mobley?

By Lucero Trevino Photojournalist At this year’s UTOPiAfest, I was lucky enough to interview an artist by the name of Mobley with the help of Renee. We were both covering UTOPiAfest this year and on the second day of the festival we were walking around and noticed that the crowd at one of the stages […]

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UTOPiA Fest Spotlight: Radio Man

By Renee Dominguez Photojournalist He stares at us in horror as if at any moment helicopters will swarm in and take him away because he accidentally let his real name slip up on air. The mysterious man sitting in a hammock chair with a colorful feather head piece doesn’t say his name in fear that […]

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UTOPiAns Bid Farewell to Four Sisters Ranch

By Renee Dominguez Photojournalist I would say that I am an experienced music festival goer. I have seen my share of festivals, everywhere from several electronic festivals like Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Sun City Music Festival in El Paso, Euphoria Music and Camping Festival in Austin and Decadence in a small town in […]

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UTOPiAFest is Here

By Asia Daggs Web Content Manager UTOPiAFest is finally among us and here at KTSW we could not be more excited! The festival will be making its ninth appearance next weekend on the 22nd through the 24th. Utopia, Texas, is a small town located southwest of Austin; the website advises to print out a map […]

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Potatoes, North Carolina, and Seasonings with Capyac

By DeMarcus Cobb Assistant Music Director Capyac is a musical outfit from Austin, Texas that finds a way to blend disco, jazz, chillwave, R&B, IDM and Deep House on their debut release, “Headlunge”. You never know what to expect from the Nu-Disco act live or in studio, and that is one of the many things […]

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Your Guide to UTOPIAfest 2016

By DeMarcus Cobb Assistant Music Director Cheers to the beginning of Fall and cool(er) weather! The 8th annual Utopiafest is here and the weather is welcoming it with open arms. The highs will be in the mid-80s with lows in the mid-50s. With that said, this is perfect camping weather. This article will give you […]

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UTOPiAfest 2015: Vinyl Williams

Interviewer: Brittany Robinson Interviewees:  Lionel Williams, Billy Winger, James Lake, and Ian Gibbs Vinyl Williams is a Los Angeles based psychedelic indie pop band, led by musician Lionel Williams. Vinyl Williams goal is to transcend ordinary music listening, and to make their music an experience like no other. One that doesn’t involve itself with just […]

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UTOPiAfest- Riders Against the Storm

Interviewers: Brittany Robinson and Lady R (Ranisha Shipp) Interviewees: Chaka (husband) and Qi Dada (wife) Riders Against the Storm (RAS) is and Austin-based, musical duo comprised of husband-wife team, Chaka and Qi Dada. They are the recent recipients of  ‘Band of the Year’ for 2014 and 2013’s Austin Music Awards.  Historically, they were the first […]

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Utopiafest 2015: Interview with Yoga Instructors

by Ranisha Shipp KTSW Music               R: Hello, this is everyone’s favorite radio DJ, Lady R. I’m here at UTOPiAfest at the Acro yoga tent with the instructers. C: Chris Cox K: Katrina Ruteman R: So, we had an exciting hour full of acro yoga. It was really amazing. I initially thought I could never […]

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Utopiafest 2015: Man Man Interview

by Ranisha Shipp KTSW Music R: Hi everyone! This is your favorite radio DJ, Lady R and I’m here with Ryan from Man Man. Say hi to the folks back home, Ryan! H: What up, folks?? I’m worried about you. I’m worried about you. Not about you. I’m worried about you! Her (Ranisha’s) lips are […]

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Rain Dance: Utopia Fest, A Shower of Fun

Above: Saturday afternoon Ruby Jane impressed the crowd with her violin-adorned covers of Wilco and Alt-J. The musician played her first Austin City Limits music festival set in 2010 when she was just 15. Today Jane prepares for a new album release. You can find her single “Ticket Out” as a sample of the artist’s long […]

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