Features, Music

Hop into a Dream Boat with Bane’s World

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Bane’s World, formerly known as Shane Blanchard, is a 21 year old dream-pop/indie-jazz artist from Long Beach, California. With this artist being so young, he has the time to grow in this evolving genre he is in. He has a bit of a Mac Demarco and Homeshake vibe in his […]

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Your Introduction to Francophone Music

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist How many of us speak no Spanish and yet love singing along to “Como La Flor”? Or have gone through a heavy K-pop phase and used the common catchphrase, “I have no idea what they’re saying, but it’s catchy”? Clearly, language is no barrier to enjoying music. In fact, one […]

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KTSW Spotlight: Shallow Rewards

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Here are KTSW, we consider our job to basically be turning you, the audience, on to new music. This is all well and good, but the fun is the process of discovering and coming to love new albums, bands, genres and movements isn’t solely based on listening alone. It couldn’t […]

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Guiltless Pleasure

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist It’s probably happened to you before. Through some means, you’ve come in contact with a song that lies outside the range of what you consider to be “good” music. However, the song draws some sort of positive reaction out of you, maybe born out of nostalgic attachment or some vague […]

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KTSW Sit Down with Dent May

By Troy Vita Music Director I got a chance to talk with Dent May about the dynamics of home recording, collabing with other artists and loving the city life alongside promotions director, Andrea Torres. Check out the interview above and tune into KTSW 89.9 for more just like it!

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Let’s Talk About Nu-Metal

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Every music listener has a certain genre of music to which they pay gratitude as a catalyst for their life-long love of the art form. If you ask any fan of music who was born in the early to mid-90’s about their musical origins, a good portion of them might […]

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Weezer’s Discography: Ranked

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist If you have ever been a fan of Weezer’s Blue Album or Pinkerton, you have probably spent some amount of time lamenting the band’s steep and ugly decline. I was very much the same, shaming Weezer for their lackluster post-90’s output and clinging to their first two albums like holy grails, […]

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Music in the Works of David Lynch

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Montana born director, David Lynch, has made a name for himself over the past three or so decades by pushing the visual limits of film, making use of abstract and often terrifying visuals in his works to communicate ideas and concepts. An aspect of his craft that I find to […]

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Why You Should Listen To Bomb The Music Industry!

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist “Bomb the Music Industry! (and Action Action) (and Refused) (and Born Against) Are F**king Dead” reads the title of the sixth track on Bomb The Music Industry!’s 2006 album, To Leave or Die In Long Island. What was once a cynical and ironic jab at the band’s expense is now […]

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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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Riding The Wave, With CUMWAVE

By Brandon Deleon Blog Content Contributor On February 18th, 2016, CUMWAVE brought the noise down to San Marcos at Valentino’s Pizza. The band is a duo out of Austin, Texas, formed in 2014 by drummer Daniel Argall and guitarist/vocalist Lev Merka. There are many ways to describe their sound but really no way to understand without […]

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