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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 188 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 46 2 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 601

The photo includes all five members of Flight By Nothing posing in front of a house with a warm filter overlay


House Parties and Easter Eggs: Third Thursday Interview

By Lillian Jones Music Journalist In anticipation for this month's Third Thursday, I set up an online interview with the Austin based band, Flight By Nothing. The five members of the band,  Conner (lead vocals/guitar), Sam (drums), Pacco (guitar), Porfii (bass) and Huey (keyboard) set up our zoom call in their recording studio as we talked about experiences and passions when it comes to their music. This being my first […]

todayFebruary 15, 2023 91 2 3

Texas State Bridge by McCoy College of Business during sunset, immersed in branches


Texas State Staff Selects: Favorite Music

By Andrea Moor Music Journalist Navigating the dozens of buildings intermixed with the thousands of students routinely on campus since the semester has started, I’ve been left wondering, “Just what exactly does the staff that makes up this vast and beautiful institute listen to?” For this, I went around campus, ready to inquire more beyond the standard casual greetings. Working at the LBJ Student Center, I caught up with Trinity, […]

todayFebruary 13, 2023 90 11

o Artist Hardly Quinn sits on a neon yellow couch with neon purple, orange and pink lights behind her. She is wearing red jacket and tights.


Hardly Quinn: “What I Want is What I Need”

By SK Guillory Music Journalist Austin’s electronic pop artist, Hardly Quinn, is releasing her newest song “What I want is What I Need” on February 10. “This song is about me understanding that the things I want are the things that I need,” Quinn said. “It’s okay to want what I want.” 23-year-old Quinn’s upcoming song will be available on all streaming platforms. This single came from her realization that […]

todayFebruary 8, 2023 179 8

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.


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 50 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.


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 57 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.

Concert Review

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 4582 12 2

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