By Christopher BrockerMusic Journalist Jesse Rodriguez and I met through KTSW as he joined the Hip-hop group. Rodriguez joined the station as a DJ and music journalist but sought out the challenge of covering Hip-hop. I had the privilege of … Continue reading Interviewing Music Journalist, Producer and Artist Jesse Rodriguez
By James LanikLocal Music Director Being a BROCKHAMPTON fan has never been boring. With the lightning-fast pace of self-reinvention and brisk stream of releases, within only a couple of years, the boy band managed to establish a universe and lore … Continue reading Joba on San Marcos, BROCKHAMPTON and Healing
By Kennedy WoodGuest Music Journalist A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to interview Blevins, a local band based in San Marcos and Austin. Brandon, Kevynn, and Dillon Blevins and I, were able to have a conversation about their … Continue reading An Interview with Blevins
By Micheal Kaiser Music Journalist This past weekend, I had the privilege of interviewing Billy Potts. After hearing Billy sing live at a mutual friend’s house, I was blown away and wanted to conduct this interview. Billy is an amazingly … Continue reading Interview with Billy Potts
By Jennifer Romero Music Journalist DJ Ortiz and Doogie C. are both local artists who have created their own paths for success. DJ Ortiz hails from Houston, Texas while Doogie C. from Kileen, Texas. Both artists merged paths while participating … Continue reading Spotlighting DJ Ortiz and Doogie C.
By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director Don Kennedy has found his voice through creativity, and he expresses himself in a multitude of ways. Whether he is acting in movies, posting dance videos, or comedy sketches, Kennedy is eager to make his voice … Continue reading Interviewing Actor Don Kennedy
By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist San Antonio-based pop musician, Brooklyn Michelle, is someone to keep an eye on this Spring. From releasing her upcoming single “Come Here” on all streaming platforms April 23 to a highly anticipated virtual performance, there … Continue reading Brooklyn Michelle Blooms this Spring
By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director I met Jaden Edison in my African American studies class this semester. I was then intrigued to discover that he was the Editor-in-Chief of The University Star. I felt inspired by his work and impressed by … Continue reading Interviewing University Star Editor-in-Chief Jaden Edison
By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director Alain Gakwaya has created his lane in the art world, and he refuses to be placed in a box. The world is his canvas and he is ready to tell you his story. Gakwaya, born and … Continue reading Interviewing Creative, Alain Gakwaya
By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Pandemic life has been drastically different, but it has not stopped Austin-based solo artist Kendra Sells from creating. Sells, singer of local neo-soul group Blumoon, has stepped out of her comfort zone in writing her … Continue reading Kendra Sells and Her Upcoming Solo EP
By Jesse RodriguezMusic Journalist Running to Utopia is an art collective based out of the Lehigh Valley. The collective consists of rappers and overall artists Kon Grey and Mo Gardens. Their music is rooted in hip-hop and rap but their … Continue reading Interview With Running to Utopia
By Samantha OeschMusic Journalist With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, people are looking for different ways to express their love. There are endless possibilities such as roses and chocolates, but a love song means something much more. San Antonio … Continue reading Valentine’s Day themed EP release by two San Antonio artists
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.