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A stage with various guitar amplifiers, cables, and drums all painted to the same matching shade of pink


Seth Carolina on playing drums and joining Starcrawler

Knox R. White Music Journalist   Starcrawler is a glam-punk-alternative rock and roll band from Los Angeles, California. Since forming in 2015, the band has been heralded for putting on incredibly tight and energetic concerts. Also, since their formation, the band has only had two line-up changes. One was when guitarist Henri Cash’s brother Bill joined. The other being when original drummer Austin Smith left the group during the Covid-19 […]

todaySeptember 22, 2023 158 8


Artist Interview: Cherry Ice Coot

By Diego Gonzales Music Journalist For anyone that’s a fan of mid-2000s pop hits, Cherry Ice Coot just released the perfect album for you, Maraschino Pop. Cherry Ice Coot is a pop group based in Olympia, Washington that’s comprised of two vocalists, Sugar and Cookie, and former Texas State University student John Appel, who is the group’s producer. While their first album took inspiration from artists such as Cupcakke with […]

todayAugust 12, 2023 66 2

From left to right: Jason Byron, Toby Driver, and Greg Massi.


A Conversation With Kayo Dot’s Toby Driver

By Deacon Wolfe Music Journalist Kayo Dot is a strange band. Despite having a nearly twenty-year tenure, with a whopping ten albums under their belt, they have managed to stay in the underground for their entire career. It is this that I believe to be the biggest tragedy in all of modern music: the fact that these absolute genius performers and composers have managed to go unknown for so long. […]

todayJune 29, 2023 77 3

The photo depicts Alexalone on the inside stage at Hotel Vegas. Andrew Hulitt is seen on the far right, with Sam Jordan to their left in the back, and Alex Peterson on the far left. The lighting is a deep red with dark black tones.


Interview with Alexalone

By Maddy Lehr Music Journalist   Recently, I had the absolute pleasure of speaking with the lovely members of Alexalone during their third show of their April residency at Hotel Vegas. Alex Peterson, Sam Jordan and Andrew "Drewsky" Hulett played a captivating show that left me feeling utterly entranced. Before their set, we sat down to talk new music, old music and more.   Maddy: How has the residency been? […]

todayApril 24, 2023 59 1

McKinley is wearing a black bandana and a white graphic T-short. He is rapping into a microphone


SXSW Artist Interview: McKinley Dixon

By: Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director During SXSW, I got the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Chicago-based artist and rapper McKinley Dixon to discuss new music as well as his time at the festival. I was first introduced to Dixon upon reading the lineup of the SPIN showcase that would be headlined by Killer Mike. I decided to do some research on the said lineup, and that’s when I […]

todayApril 6, 2023 93 1

renforshort in blue jumpsuit afront drummer and guitarist


Adolescent Angst: Interview with renforshort

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director   When renforshort was announced as a SXSW official artist, I was transported back to her 2020 EP, teenage angst. The maximalist aesthetic of the album cover drew me into renforshort’s discography, giving me something to escape the four walls of my quarantine abode. Lauren Isenberg’s honest and nuanced depiction of female adolescence prompted a list of questions I had the opportunity to discuss […]

todayApril 3, 2023 93 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 232 7 4

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 95 3 2


WHO TO SEE AT SX ’23 – An Interview with Indie Duo Tommy Lefroy

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director   This week I had the opportunity to talk with one of my biggest musical inspirations, Tommy Lefroy, before their Austin show on Samia’s Honey Tour. The two-piece band of best friends, Wynter Bethel and Tessa Mouzourakis, bonded over their love of literature and experience in songwriting. During the stillness ensued by the onset of the pandemic, the duo rekindled from a distance and […]

todayMarch 12, 2023 1451

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