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The image features La Femme performing on stage at Stubb’s. The crowd can be seen in the forefront. Psychedelic visuals are being projected onto the stage.

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Artist Interview: La Femme

By Madison Lehr (KTSW) and Keller Welton (KJHK) We concluded the weekend at Stubb’s to meet with Marlon Magnee of La Femme, who was as much and more of a French icon as we imagined. He was extremely passionate about his music and was so kind, offering us a CD of their recent release, "Teatro Lùcido." Keller: Have you guys been in Austin before? Marlon: Yeah, we played in 2014 […]

todayNovember 29, 2022 15 1

Image features side view of Suzi Gardner on guitar, Donita Sparks on guitar, and Jennifer Finch on bass in front Mohawk audience. Colorful, psychedelic imagery washes over the stage, the band, and the audience.

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L7 Live at Mohawk: LEVITATION 2022

By Avery Viers Local Music Director On day one of the whirlwind weekend that was LEVITATION 2022 I spoke with Donita Sparks, guitarist and vocalist of legendary hard rock band, L7. Sparks and band members Suzi Gardner, Jennifer Finch, and Dee Plakas played at Mohawk on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, as one of the music festival’s final sets. With only twenty-four hours to prepare for my interview with Sparks, I […]

todayNovember 23, 2022 33 1

Image features DIE SPITZ’ vocalist Chloe singing and playing guitar; Chloe is positioned front and center. The left side of the photo features Boogey playing another guitar alongside her. The right side of the photo features bassist Kate swinging her instrument to the side. Multicolored stage lights illuminate both the band and the dimensions of the stage. A red drum kit can be seen peaking out from behind Chloe’s left side.

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Boy Band With T*tz: DIE SPITZ at Levitation 2022

By Ashley Farnie, Assistant Music Director and Avery Viers, Local Music Director On Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022, we arrived early for day three of LEVITATION, the established psych music fest hosted annually in Austin’s Red River District at the end of October. We arrived at Mohawk with anxious anticipation, nervously reviewing before our interview with Austin-based grunge band, DIE SPITZ, as they prepared to open for Pleasure Venom and legendary Hard Rock […]

todayNovember 17, 2022 2492 12 2

A psychedelic light show including all the colors of the rainbow is being projected onto Stubb's outside stage. Leah Senior and her band are seen at the very bottom of the picture.

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Levitation: Interview with Leah Senior

By Maddy Lehr (KTSW) and Keller Welton (KJHK) After a successful first day of Levitation, Keller Welton, programming director at KJHK Lawrence, and I began our Friday with the lovely Leah Senior. Being her first time in the states, touring with King Gizzard, we hopped on the opportunity to speak with her.   Keller: You’ve been on tour with King Gizzard. How has tour been?   Leah: It’s been really […]

todayNovember 7, 2022 29 1

The image features drummer, Patty Schemel, on stage. The image is relatively dark and highlights the spotty, distorted lighting on the stage.

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Levitation: Interview with Death Valley Girls

By Keller Welton (KJHK) and Maddy Lehr (KTSW) Our third night of Levitation was spent at Mohawk to see Hunx & His Punx and Death Valley Girls. Outside the venue, we met with Bonnie Bloomgarden of Death Valley Girls, who was impressively dressed as Lydia Deetz. Keller: How is Austin? How is Levitation? How is Levitation treating Austin’s frequent visitor bands? Bonnie: It’s so cool, we just flew in late last […]

todayNovember 5, 2022 39 1

: Image features A.L. West in a worn, dark purple shirt which depicts a Great White Shark erupting from it’s center. West stands relaxed, hands behind his back, in front of slender trees. West wears wire framed glasses and a relaxed baseball cap.

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Artist Interview: A.L. West

Avery Viers Local Music Director  While waiting patiently for Austin-based musician Daniel Bryson – better known on the local stage as A.L. West – to join our Zoom call last Wednesday, I was eager to discover the artistic background of the Bedroom Pop soloist. One of three artists featured at The Porch on October 20, 2022, for KTSW 89.9’s monthly Third Thursday event, Bryson was kind enough to catch up […]

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Flight By Nothing in front of their studio home. From left to right, Pacco Salinas, Sam Morales, Porfii Rubino, Braydon Houston, Conner Redden

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Artist Interview: Flight by Nothing

By McKenzie McGuire Music Journalist “We did things this year that we've dreamt about the last couple years” -Pacco Salinas (Lead Guitar) Bringing a contagious sound and eccentric energy to their shows, Flight by Nothing is definitely a group to keep an eye on. I got the opportunity to sit down with Connor, Sam, Porfii, Braydon, and Pacco earlier this month to find out more about their journey and dynamic […]

todaySeptember 28, 2022 66 5 2

Painting of a car next to a railroad lined with street lights backlit by a red sky and a large sun. There are large buildings next to the car.

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Artist Interview: Arthur Black

By Kylie Hogg Music Journalist I sat down with Arthur Black, one of three local artists expected to perform at The Porch this week for KTSW’s September Third Thursday, to talk about his most recent album, Broken Pop Machine. I was interested to learn more about his beginnings in music, as well as his opinions on that ever-so-controversial word in the music world right now: genre! Kylie Hogg: I listened […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 47 2

Cover art features a digital drawing of Jordan McFeders (AKA JMAC The Dragon) in a superhero suit that is reminiscent of Superman. Two crimson, dragon-like wings behind McFeders alludes to his intended “Dragon Persona.” Four bolts of lightning are visible as the emerge from behind McFeders. “DRAGON TALES” can be read in the top left corner of the cover. “JMAC THE DRAGON” can be read emerging from the bottom left corner. In the bottom right corner, “PROD. LIAM BEATS” can be seen.

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Artist Interview: The Tale of A Dragon – JMAC The Dragon

By Avery Viers Local Music Director I found myself seated inside of Don Japanese Restaurant on Monday night, eager to meet one of three artists expected to perform at The Porch for KTSW 89.9’s Third Thursday on September 15, 2022. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Jordan McFeders, better known by his stage name, JMAC The Dragon, shared in my enthusiasm before he even had a chance to take […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 56 2

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