By James LanikMusic Journalist “Clipping.” are nothing if not timely. Their last album “There Existed an Addiction to Blood” was released to the public just in time for the Halloween season, but despite their self admitted passion for genre fiction … Continue reading A Conversation with Jonathan Snipes & William Hutson from Clipping.
By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist With all that is happening in the world, enjoying art can seem like a plausible way to escape or express our concerns within it. For Texas State University’s School of Music’s Artist-in-Residence, Dr. Craig Hella Johnson, … Continue reading Interview with Dr. Craig Hella Johnson
By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist Having been a Music major for over three years now, I can vouch for how important it is to be on-campus for music-related obligations. From ensemble rehearsals to in-person classes to finding a practice room on-campus … Continue reading Getting Back into the Groove of Things: Interview with TXST School of Music’s Director, Dr. Joey Martin
By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist Although quarantine may have put a dent in all of our 2020 plans, especially those of us in the performing arts and general music scene, we choose to embrace the memories we’ve made in live shows … Continue reading Eddie Durham: Jazz for the Texan Soul
By: James Lanik Music Journalist You’ve undoubtedly heard the ageless saying at one point in your life that “music just isn’t the same these days”, or “my generation’s music was just better.” That can be debated all day, but it’s … Continue reading A Deep Dive With Sweet Trip
By Caroline JanesMusic Journalist Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the Jungle Giants are currently on one of their largest U.S. tours to date. Since their formation in 2011, the four-piece indie pop group have been met with great success in their … Continue reading A Casual Interview with Sam Hales of the Jungle Giants
By Ethan BrownMusic Journalist Samantha Flowers is a two-piece indie pop band composed of members Samantha Oesch and Sean Nelson. The two joined forces as guitarist and bassist with Oesch on vocals in 2019. Forming in San Marcos, the two … Continue reading Samantha Flowers: Interview and Show Coverage
By James LanikMusic Journalist With the rise of music sharing sites such as Bandcamp and Soundcloud, the once cost-prohibitive barriers to recording and publishing an album have all but crumbled. In its ashes has risen a new wave of bedroom-based recording artists … Continue reading Live in my heart: Sitting down with local central Texas outfit, sleep well.
By Jason Arline Music Journalist A member of local rap group SOVA records and Texas State alumni D. Maivia stopped by for an interview following his release of his album titled Still Waters Run Deep. I had the pleasure of … Continue reading D. Maivia Interview
By Thomas Dunlap & Caroline Janes Music Journalists In October of 2019, fellow music journalist and on-air DJ Caroline Janes and I traveled to Dallas, Texas to watch the Canadian band Loving perform live at The Foundry. Both Janes and … Continue reading An Interview with Jesse Henderson and David Parry of LOVING
By Caroline JanesMusic Journalist I was recently tasked with choosing a topic for a website for a class project and I landed on albums as the focal point of the site. My goal was to explore albums in terms of … Continue reading Discussing Bummerpop, Vol. 2 with Wavy I.D.
By Susannah Wilson Local Music Journalist Smell Monsters Puppetry is the creative project of native Austinite Elliott “Smelliot” Lardon, incorporating hand-made puppet characters with interactive skits and whimsical folk-rock. I had the opportunity to work with Lardon in August, running … Continue reading Smell Monsters Interview
By Syd SmithMusic Journalist “Forrest Gump has got his box of chocolates, Forrest Gump has got his box of chocolates” says guitarist Jacob Rubeck as he checks the sound with his friend Nick Rattigan on drums standing on the indoor … Continue reading Surf Curse Interview
By Thomas DunlapMusic Journalist Robert Tilden is a 23-year-old multi-instrumentalist from Los Angeles, California. Under the moniker of BOYO, Tilden creates existential psychedelic-pop that is characterized by harrowing vocals, melodic chord progressions and weathered production. Releasing music at a breakneck … Continue reading Interview with Robert Tilden of BOYO
By Iliana Ramirez Music Journalist On Saturday August 31st, the multi-city event, iEso Es!, made a stop in Austin, Texas at Mohawk. The lineup included an array of Latinx artists such as Neon Indian, Empress of, and Bidi Bidi Banda. … Continue reading A Sit Down with Stephanie Bergara of Bidi Bidi Banda
By Julie LewisMusic Journalist With so many incredible, creative female artists in the music industry, as well as our local Texas music scene, you would think that there are no underlying issues. However, that is not the case. Female artists … Continue reading A She in the Music Industry & Blushing Album Review
By Dan SchumacherKTSW 89.9 General Manager Chris Difford represents one half of the songwriting duo for the band Squeeze, which first found prominence in the late ’70s and early’ 80s with songs like “Tempted” and “Pulling Mussels (From the Shell).” … Continue reading One Man’s Trash Interviews Squeeze’s Chris Difford
By Timia Cobb Music Journalist After falling in love with her music, I reached out to underground artist Jt29. I was lucky enough to be able to sit down with this amazing artist and have a conversation with her about … Continue reading Talking Night Drive: An Interview with Jt29
By Dylan HollandAssistant Music Director I sat and talked with Steve Lamos, drummer for American Football, a post-rock/emo band that gained fame after the release of their 1999 self-titled album, American Football. In this over-the-phone interview, Lamos talks about touring … Continue reading An Interview with Steve Lamos of American Football
By Syd SmithMusic Journalist I had the pleasure of catching a phone call with Max Turnbull, formerly known as Slim Twig, who just put out a debut album with his band mates under the name Badge Epoque Ensemble that guest … Continue reading An Interview with Max Turnbull