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Album Review

Album Review: MIKE: Beware of the Monkey

By Jarris Jones Music Journalist If I were to sum up Beware of the Monkey by 25-year-old rap artist MIKE, it would simply be “refreshing”. Released on December 21, 2022, at the end of last year, this album flew under my radar until I was recently shown a song from the album titled No Curse Lifted on TikTok, which, to my surprise, was music to my ears. From that moment […]

todayMarch 28, 2023 14 1

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 29 1

Artist Victoria Monet’s right-side profile in the desert at night with a full moon, palms, and a small body of water.


Women to Watch For

By Aaliyah Hamilton Music Journalist Behind some of the biggest songs of recent years is the genius of a woman. Some women in particular have taken their talent from behind the scenes and established themselves as artists in the spotlight,  so in honor of International Women’s Month, here is a list of women who deserve recognition for their artistry. Victoria Monet Starting this list off strong is Victoria Monet, who […]

todayMarch 21, 2023 42 3

Disco ball lit and spinning with teal tiles in the back

Concert Review

Estrojam! KTSW Celebrates IWD at The Porch

By Kylie Hogg Local Music Journalist   KTSW 89.9 got together with the rest of the San Marcos community last Thursday, adding a second day to this month’s International Women’s Day festivities. Each year, KTSW books bands with female-identifying members to play at local venues as a way to highlight some of the women in the Central Texas music scene. This year the spotlight was on Crash Test Girls and […]

todayMarch 20, 2023 24 1

In the fish eye lens of Sal with his red hair, shades and white button up with a tie.


From Dorm Beats to Hip-Hop Collectives: An Interview with Sal Patlan

By Evelyn Lopez Rap/Hip-Hop Music Journalist I first came across Sal Patlan at an open mic night at Stellar Coffee, where he was performing his poetry. I resonated with his art, and he had a sick flow to it too. Much later, I met him through mutual friends, and after experiencing his sense of humor, I knew I would become friends with him too. Sal Patlan is a first-generation student […]

todayMarch 20, 2023 188 7 4

Close up image of two guys dancing in the crowd of the release party. Drawings of blue keys and diamonds are overlaid onto the image.


Bluekeys Magazine Issue 04 Release Party: Elegy, Party Van, Die Spitz and DJ Oblivion

By Lillian Jones Music Journalist Bluekeys Magazine is a teen led art magazine based in Austin, created by high school students Brooke Ellisor and Peyton Priest. The magazine encourages all things creative including music, cartoons, writing, films, sculptures, fashion, drawings and more. Last year, the publication had their first release party for the third issue where The Point, Sub-T and Favor played at Antones; since then they’ve had a few […]

todayMarch 18, 2023 93 6 2

Screenshot of the website Bandcamp. Including Knxwledge’s first EP, “3P.” Names of the tracks, photo of young boy on the cover, banner of anime characters and other information about the EP or the artist


Knxwledge is Power

By: Adrianna Elias Rap/Hip-Hop Journalist Glen Earl Boothe, known as Knxwledge in the hip-hop space, is a Los Angeles native and record producer/songwriter best known for his instrumentals. The warmth and sense of nostalgia in his sound make his music easily recognizable. A Knxwledge track is minimal to a point but abstract enough to make you wonder if you've heard it before, thanks to the curated choice of soul samples […]

todayMarch 17, 2023 32 1

Close-up of Auragraph leaning against the wall, their face turned from the camera


Artist Interview: AURAGRAPH

By: Andrea Moor Music Journalist 29-year-old Laredoan Carlos Ramirez, otherwise known as Auragraph, is a creative that’s made wide strides in their respective fields. Initially playing guitar in most of the bands they worked with in their adolescence, their encounters with music would change drastically when they moved up north for their undergrad. Having studied at UT Austin for film, Ramirez had nothing but pleasantries to claim about their time […]

todayMarch 17, 2023 46 2 2

Uchis wearing butterfly headdress in red lighting

Album Review

Album Review: Kali Uchis’ Red Moon In Venus

By Harriet Bernard Local Music Journalist  On March 3, 2023, R&B artist Kali Uchis released her third studio album titled Red Moon in Venus; an all-encapsulating album about love taking form. There are three features on Red Moon consisting of R&B artist Omar Apollo, as well as rappers Don Toliver and Summer Walker. The album art is authentic to the sound of the entire album. Deep shades of red and […]

todayMarch 14, 2023 47 1

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