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Singer Christina Perri sitting in front of white butterfly wings for her album cover

Album Review

Album Review: A Lighter Shade of Blue by Christina Perri

By Christina Sims Music Journalist Christina Perri is a singer-songwriter that constantly stuns, a musician who has had several hits over her career. “Jar of Hearts” from Perri’s debut Lovestrong launched her into stardom more than a decade ago, while “Human” from her follow up Head or Heart in 2014 became a hit as well. None of her songs had nearly as much impact as “A Thousand Years” from the final movie in The Twilight […]

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Nicki Minaj’s profile picture on Twitter, she’s wearing a bikini, a large pink wig, heavy makeup, and a large necklace that reads “Barbie”. The upper-left corner contains the title of her latest single, “Super Freaky Girl”.


Nicki Minaj v. Kimberly Nicole Foster

Eduardo Gonzalez Music Journalist It was a pretty regular day for YouTuber and cultural commentator Kimberly Nicole Foster. She’d woken up and gotten dressed for a family event at her nieces’ school, and had planned to sit down and film some content for her YouTube channel later in the day. A single tweet, however, would change the entire trajectory of Foster’s week. At 2:47 AM on Monday, Foster tweeted “Nicki […]

todaySeptember 19, 2022 29

A black and white photo with yellow with man with curly hair, dressed in all black is wearing a mask cut halfway on his face standing on a staircase in an abandoned area.


Artist Review: Behind the Mask: The Ghost of the Underground

By Destany Sanchez Music Journalist Jose E. Gonzalez, also known as JEGthePoet, is an upcoming rapper with a knack for poetry. Influenced by writing, he was able to hone his talent at a very young age to focus on what he writes about in his works, making it a standard that poetry is an essential part of his rap technique. Born and raised in McAllen, Texas, he felt lost in […]

todaySeptember 19, 2022 172 18 2

Flo Milli in a purple ensemble with most of their hair pinned up. They have one hand under the chin and the other hand is resting above their temple.

Album Review

Album Review: Flo Milli’s “You Still Here, Ho?”

By Andrea Moor Music Journalist Over the years, I’ve enjoyed listening to Alabama rapper Tamia Monique Carter, otherwise known as Flo Milli. To say that she possesses star-worthy talent is an understatement. Her influence has been evident since her early SoundCloud days. Thanks to TikTok, the 22-year-old has been able to consistently draw attention to her releases for the last couple of years. It’s been pleasing to witness her develop […]

todaySeptember 16, 2022 171 10

Painting of a car next to a railroad lined with street lights backlit by a red sky and a large sun. There are large buildings next to the car.


Artist Interview: Arthur Black

By Kylie Hogg Music Journalist I sat down with Arthur Black, one of three local artists expected to perform at The Porch this week for KTSW’s September Third Thursday, to talk about his most recent album, Broken Pop Machine. I was interested to learn more about his beginnings in music, as well as his opinions on that ever-so-controversial word in the music world right now: genre! Kylie Hogg: I listened […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 24 2

Cover art features a digital drawing of Jordan McFeders (AKA JMAC The Dragon) in a superhero suit that is reminiscent of Superman. Two crimson, dragon-like wings behind McFeders alludes to his intended “Dragon Persona.” Four bolts of lightning are visible as the emerge from behind McFeders. “DRAGON TALES” can be read in the top left corner of the cover. “JMAC THE DRAGON” can be read emerging from the bottom left corner. In the bottom right corner, “PROD. LIAM BEATS” can be seen.


Artist Interview: The Tale of A Dragon – JMAC The Dragon

By Avery Viers Local Music Director I found myself seated inside of Don Japanese Restaurant on Monday night, eager to meet one of three artists expected to perform at The Porch for KTSW 89.9’s Third Thursday on September 15, 2022. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Jordan McFeders, better known by his stage name, JMAC The Dragon, shared in my enthusiasm before he even had a chance to take […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 45 2

A hallway with several doors on each side and a red emergency exit sign on the ceiling. The image is in several shades of purple.


Escape Room: The Pop Genre You’ve Never Heard Of      

Tiara Allen Music Journalist  You may have heard of escape rooms. Escape rooms are fun party games where attendees use clues hidden around the room to escape a room that they are “trapped” in. But have you ever listened to escape room?  As I was working on a piece about my pandemic listening habits, I learned that the most recurring genres in the playlist of my top songs were pop, […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 22

An old woman in a purple outfit is seen throwing an item to a small child in a white outfit. The two are surrounded by green grass and green foliage.


Fall Albums No One is Ready For

By Sofia Gualy Music Journalist I have seen a lot of people buzzing about the plethora of new music that is to be released this fall. Some may even say it feels like 2014 again with new albums coming from Arctic Monkeys, The 1975, and even Taylor Swift. This fall will certainly not disappoint and hopefully give us some of the best records of the year. Theresa EP by The […]

todaySeptember 12, 2022 16

The majority of the photo is illuminated with red lights while orange strobe lights can be seen flared above the crowd. Cudi can be seen with one hand raised, and the other hand holding his microphone up to his mouth on the big display screens at the top left and right corners of the picture. The audience’s silhouette can be seen at the bottom perimeter of the picture. The mixing booth can also be seen towards the bottom half of the picture.

Concert Review

Concert Review: Kid Cudi Takes Us To The Moon

Kenlie Golleher  Rap Music Director   Cleveland-rapper Kid Cudi has crash-landed right here in Austin, Texas for the 10th stop on his 2022 To The Moon World Tour. This will be his fifth concert tour and first-ever arena tour. Aside from his appearance at Austin’s SXSW film premiere earlier this year for his 2022 slasher film, “X,” this will be the first time he has returned to Austin for a concert […]

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