Music

Remembering Prince

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist On this day, fifty-nine years ago, Prince Rogers Nelson was born. Though it has already been a little over a year, the Purple One was taken way too soon on April 21, 2016. It was a shock to the universe that this funkmaster had suddenly passed, the man was supposed […]

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Homeshake: Fresh Air Review

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Fresh Air Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ Former Mac Demarco guitarist, Peter Sager, is an independent artist known as Homeshake. He is under a record label with Sinderlyn Records in Brooklyn, New York. The long wait for another album from this musical genius has come […]

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Artist Pass Along: David Russell

By Ezlyh Gutierrez Music Journalist David Russell is a 24 year old musician living in San Marcos, Texas, who was born and raised in Austin. Russell attended Texas State University, graduating with a double major in Communications and Spanish. Russell is a major part of the local San Marcos music scene being involved with many […]

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Music

7 Summer Music Festival Essentials

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Do you smell that? That fragrance that reeks of sunscreen, freshly cut lawns, and chlorine? Well, congratulations because your nose is performing wonders and you just recognized that summer is lurking in the horizon. With summer’s call comes an abundance of outdoor events, especially if you love music. Summer is […]

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Music

KTSW Ranks Spoon Albums

By Ché Salgado Music Reviewer If you’ve been keeping up with the KTSW blog or maybe just music news in general, you know Spoon have come out with a new album, Hot Thoughts. (I wrote about it here.) And so of course, with this ninth LP, a whole generation of “All Eight Spoon Albums Ranked” articles […]

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Dominic Angelella: Goodnight, Doggies Review

By Kristin Russell Music Journalist Artist: Dominic Angelella Album: Goodnight, Doggies Release Date: Feb 3, 2017 Website: https://lame-orecords.bandcamp.com/album/goodnight-doggies Twitter: @drgnkingDOM There’s something eerily comforting about listening to an album that seems to describe the exact situation you’re in. It makes you feel more whole. Dominic Angelella does an incredible job with his solo debut, Goodnight, Doggie. He […]

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Music

World Domination, Chicago Food Staples and Music With The Walters

By Sawyer Stull Music Journalist The Walters are a group of five self proclaimed hunks from Chicago, Illinois delivering what they describe as “cardigan rock”. I was lucky enough to catch them on their first major tour across the U.S. opening for The Orwells, another Chicago based group. After the stellar performance I got a […]

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Surf Curse: Nothing Yet Review

By Sawyer Stull Music Journalist Artist: Surf Curse Album: Nothing Yet Released: January 13, 2017 Label: Danger Collective Records Website: https://surfcurse.bandcamp.com/ Surf Curse is a lo-fi, surf rock band coming from Reno, Nevada. The surf duo consists of guitarist Jason Rubeck and drummer Nicholas Rattigan. They have been releasing music together since 2015 putting out two […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Taiga

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist   Austin based indie-rock band, Taiga, originally formed in 2012 as a two piece. The like-minded founding members include Brad Pendleton on guitar and Jack Alden on drums. Their debut was an EP called For Starters… Briefly after the release the band added another member to play bass, Owen Platt. […]

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Brasstronaut: Self-Titled Review

By Kristin Russell Music Journalist Artist: Brasstronaut Album: Brasstronaut Release date: November 2016 Website: http://www.brasstronaut.com/#brasstronaut Iconic elements like ’40s inspired jazz and ’80s inspired pop have been making a comeback in modern music. Vancouver based band Brasstronaut does this beautifully in their third self-titled album. The layering of textures within the album is completely awe-inspiring […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Bogan Villa

By Allison Belcher Assistant Music Director Bogan Villa (pronounced viLL• ah) is a soulful, three piece psychedelic rock group hailing from San Marcos, Texas. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Will Webb Wells, bassist Brandon Alvis, and drummer Matt Ewaniszyk. The power trio came together in January of 2016, and have blown up locally […]

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MR Fest Artist Profile: Kairos

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist Kairos is a local jazz, reggae, funk fusion band that will be playing their first festival at MR Fest on April 29 at Valentino’s. The bandmates are Jacob Michael (guitar/vocals), Brent Miller (bass/vocals), Calvin “Caliente” (keyboard/trumpet) and Jake Davila (drums). Having been founded in November 2016, Kairos made their debut […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Von Richter

By Cain Hernandez Music Journalist Von Richter joins the ranks alongside a growing number of Texas musicians who have a fondness for progressive and psychedelic rock music. Based in San Marcos, Texas, the trio self-describes their sound as “cosmic jungle rock”. While currently playing shows around town, Von Richter aims to embark on a mini-tour […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Astral Blue

By Cain Hernandez Music Journalist Based in San Marcos, Texas, Astral Blue is a band that embraces the sounds of late ’60s and early ’70s hard rock/psychedelia. Still a relatively new band – formed sometime in early 2016 – the group will head to San Marcos’ own Firehouse Studio in the coming weeks to begin recording […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Hiram

By DeMarcus Cobb Music Journalist Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/yunghiram Instragram: http://www.instagram.com/yunghiram/ FB: http://www.facebook.com/yunghiram Twitter: twitter.com/yunghiram Hailing from Houston, Texas, Hiram is paving his own way in the music scene. Formally known as Yung Slutty, the switch to his birth name came with a sense of maturity and growth as a musician. He has been heavily involved in […]

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MR Fest Artist Profile: Madisons

By Troy Vita Assistant Music Director Dominic Solis- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Heidi Garcia- Vocals, Violin Thomas Damron- Upright Bass Nick Kukowski- Vocals, Banjo Mike Rothschild- Drums Cass Brostad- Accordion, Vocals, Percussion Patrick Davis- Electric Guitar Austin-based band Madisons is bringing their full-sized folk band and gritty twang to San Marcos for this year’s MR Fest. […]

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