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Lira and Caufield with a microphone

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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 31

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

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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 8

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.

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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 58 2

Three-piece live band for Ginger Root performing outdoors at Mohawk in Austin, Texas. Cameron Lew on vocals and keys (left), Matt Carney on drums (center) and Dylan Hovis on bass (right).

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Ginger Root Plays Brand New Setlist in Austin

Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Cameron Lew, the multifaceted mind behind Ginger Root, played his first show back in Austin, Texas, with a full band on October 18th at Mohawk in the Red River Cultural District. Currently, on tour as support for the Australian rock band, Middle Kids, Lew and his two other band members, Dylan Hovis [bass] and Matt Carney [drums] played a set jam-packed consisting of mostly new tracks. […]

todayOctober 19, 2021 45 2

Portrait of Lauryn Harris in front of a warm-toned background

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Lauryn Harris’ Sophomore EP Taps into the Human Experience

By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Texas State alumna, Lauryn Harris, has gracefully emerged from her cocoon since her new EP TOUCH N GO has made its debut in June of 2021. The Houston-based songwriter has finally returned to the stage in her hometown with new performances of her latest tracks. After no performances since Fall of 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the R&B pop artist graced her audience with […]

todayOctober 4, 2021 55

The Shooks band: Marlon Sexton (Center), Matt Erlandson (Left), Muddy Pierce (Rear, drums), Deven Ivy (Center, Guitar), and Colton Kindaid (Right).

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Artist Interview: Shooks

By Christian Villarreal Music Journalist The Shooks is composed of five very talented and motivated artists who are based in South Austin. I had the privilege of being able to sit down with the band’s lead singer, Marlon Sexton, to talk about the Shooks and their music. Sexton and I were finally able to get together and the conversation we had was more than worth the wait. Sexton is a […]

todaySeptember 28, 2021 179 1

The band Carpet Burn in a Zoom call

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Carpet Burn on Their Sound, San Marcos & What’s Next for the Band

By Marcus Brooks Music Journalist Carpet Burn has been a bright spot in the San Marcos music scene since they first formed back in 2019, but now they’re all graduated from Texas State and on the verge of a big move. I sat down with Evan Hays (vocals, lead guitar), Willa Fossum (vocals, rhythm guitar), Jackson Cosgrove (bass), and Christian Haddad (drums) over Zoom and picked their brains on all […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021 114 1

Jesse Rodriguez is posing with peace sign on balcony overlooking the Texas State campus.

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Interviewing Music Journalist, Producer and Artist Jesse Rodriguez

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 working with Rodriguez and quickly saw his potential.  Photo of Jesse Rodriguez on Texas State University Campus. Later in the semester, I discovered that Rodriguez was a producer and he […]

todayMay 11, 2021 44

Photo of members of BROCKHAMPTON in matching blue hoodies.

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Joba on San Marcos, BROCKHAMPTON and Healing

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 around themselves that would likely take other collectives years to achieve. Things feel decidedly different this time around, however. For the first time since their inception, a calendar year went […]

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