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The album cover of Sugarjulie shows Ricci Valice seated on the phone surrounded by nostalgic objects on the floor. Ricci Valice is in a white room sitting in a chair surrounded by a variety of objects including a globe, chess board, bicycle wheel, Rubix cube, and some books while he holds an old wired phone up to his ear smiling.


Local Music Interview: Valice

By Sheridan Kruitz Music Journalist Valice is an Alternative Indie Rock band consisting of four members: Ricci Valice on guitar and vocals, George Feledichuk on the bass, Alex Young on guitar and James Leblanc on the drums. They have 3 singles out currently, and in 2020, they released their album "Sugarjulie".   "Sugarjulie" is 44 minutes of psychedelic pop with folk rock elements throughout. You can find yourself singing along […]

todayJuly 23, 2022 37 2

Photograph depicts the four members of Lola Tried, crouched down in a casual position on top of what looks to be a concrete sidewalk. Band Member farthest to the left is pictured with shaggy hair, a mustache, a black and white striped t-shirt and black jeans. Member depicted in middle left of the photo wears a black baseball cap, a beige button down shirt, black jeans and black Vans sneakers. Member depicted in middle right of the photo is partly hidden by member on far right but can be seen wearing a brightly colored, yellow and aqua button down shirt with khaki shorts. Member on far right is shown with her right arm propping up her chin, showcasing her half sleeve of colorful tattoos; she is wearing a green cropped shirt, denim shorts and black hi-top Vans sneakers.


An Interview With Local Sound- Lola Tried

By Avery Viers Local Music Director   On Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, I had the pleasure of chatting with Lauren Wicker and Ray Garza of the Austin-based band, Lola Tried. Throughout the length of our thirty-five-minute discussion, I spoke with Wicker and Garza about the history of the band, their experiences as artists amid a global pandemic, and some of their favorite aspects of creating music in a collaborative setting. […]

todayJuly 21, 2022 52 2


The Man with the Mask: Interview with Attic Ted Founder Grady Roper

Lexi Delarosa Music Journalist Local San Marcos band, Attic Ted will be performing from 9 PM to 10 PM this Thursday, July 21st, 2022 at The Porch for KTSW’s monthly Third Thursday event. Prior to their performance, I sat with the creator of the band, Grady Roper, to get more insight into his artistic process and drive. This interview took place on Thursday, July 14, over a Zoom video conference. […]

todayJuly 20, 2022 44

A black background with "San Marcos Sounds" in pink and a microphone illustrated in blue and pink.


San Marcos Sounds: The Beatnik Bandits

By Christian Villarreal Assistant Music Director In this episode of San Marcos Sounds, Christian interviews the Beatnik Bandits at SXSW 2022. They talk about the band’s history, their experiences playing at the festival and the influences of their new album. Featured Image by KTSW Multimedia

todayApril 14, 2022 52

Album cover features the right-side profile of Lizzy McAlpine, presumably taken at night, backlit by what seems to be a streetlight.


Behind the Tour with Lizzy McAlpine: New Music, Fond Memories and What’s Ahead

By Avery Viers Local Music Journalist Now three weeks into accompanying Dodie on their Build A Problem Tour, it’s no secret that Lizzy McAlpine’s youthful sea of fans is only the beginning of what’s to come amid the early stages of the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter’s career. First releasing music during the infancy of her career in 2018, McAlpine was finally able to take to the road earlier this year in preparation […]

todayMarch 28, 2022 78

A photo of, from left to right, Stephen Douglas playing bass, Aiden Potter playing guitar, Kevin Schultz playing drums, Leonora Tomlinson playing keyboard and singing, and Dallas Anderson playing guitar.


Artist Interview: Window Shop

By Hannah Walls Music Journalist This weekend, I had the opportunity to sit down with the local band, Window Shop, a five member group made up of members Leonora Tomlinson, Stephen Douglas, Kevin Schultz, Dallas Anderson, and Aiden Potter. They began performing as a group in August of 2020. Despite forming during the earlier part of the pandemic, the group felt that this actually gave them more time to develop […]

todayFebruary 27, 2022 1031 1

Lira and Caufield with a microphone


Artist Interview: Sweeping Promises

By Jared Dudley Music Journalist The unfiltered, energetic sound of Sweeping Promises is one that easily stands out as something special in today’s music landscape. The latest project from musical duo Lira Mondal and Caufield Schnug debuted last year with Hunger for a Way Out. The record, recorded in an underground concrete laboratory in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is a collection of tracks that capture the band’s DIY sound and emotional vocals, […]

todayNovember 13, 2021 48 3

A band called Post Animal consisting of 5 five members playing guitar, bass, keyboard, and drums on stage with a colorful kaleidoscope background.


Post Animal at Levitation Fest

By Stephanie Giannuzzi Music Journalist On Thursday, October 28, Post Animal, a five-member band from Chicago consisting of Dalton Allison on bass and lead vocals, Jake Hirshland on the keyboard, guitar, and backing vocals, Javier Reyes on guitar and lead vocals, Wesley Toledo on drums, and Matt Williams on guitar and backing vocals, played during Levitation Fest in Austin. This concert, in particular, was a one-of-a-kind experience to attend post-covid […]

todayNovember 1, 2021 70

A young feminine person standing and looking down at the ground, in the middle of a room of CDs and records that is the background.


Artist Interview: Ani Ces

By Anna Keyser Music Journalist  Creativity and passion combined barely begin to describe the person behind the music of Ani Ces. Ani Ces is the solo project of the queer, Chicanx artist Ani V Garces. Their music is refreshing and nostalgic at the same time, and I was excited to finally meet and conversate with them about their young musical journey. Everything from Garces' solo project is produced solely by […]

todayOctober 21, 2021 90 2

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