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Photo features lead singer and saxophonist performing underneath the blue hue of a stage light. The heads of crowd members can be seen lining the bottom of the photo.

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A Beginner’s Guide to a Summer of Local Sounds

By Avery Viers Local Music Journalist With the arrival of finals signaling the end of yet another spring semester, Texas State students are beginning to find themselves with a suspicious amount of free time on their hands. While frequenting the San Marcos River and roaming The Square may offer themselves convenient ways to pass the time, an increase in local live music events can also act as a relief to […]

todayMay 9, 2022 56 1

There is a yellow food truck on the very left of the photo, with a red gazebo to the right. The gazebo has strings of lightbulbs hanging from it, and a small patch of lawn underneath with blue chairs. There are a few people sitting on the lawn area. There is a small stage in the back left corner, with a white tent overhead and a pink, blue and white flag on the front that reads, “Protect Trans Kids.” Four-member group Elephant Ears is performing onstage. There is a small red trailer next to the stage.

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Bands and Booths for Trans Youth

By Hannah Walls Music Journalist I attended Bands and Booths for Trans Youth this past weekend, hosted by Ava Productions and Studio San Martian. I had previously attended Vaginafest, which also featured a variety of local artists and vendors, so I was super excited to see what was in store for this event. The event was held to raise money for trans youths in Texas and was held at Red […]

todayMay 4, 2022 44 2

The background of the album cover is a burnt orange. The bottom left of the cover reads “the Mary Veils, Esoteric Hex” in various grey/nay block letters. There is a graph with vertical lines and multiple bell curve waves filled with red and blue colors. In front of the graph is a yellow human head. Many red, teal, and light green square planes run through the head at different angles. Silhouettes of a group of people sit in the bottom right corner of the cover. In the middle right side of the cover is a red eye with shading around it for the eyelid and a green color underneath it.

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Band of the Week: The Mary Veils

By Clara Blankenship Music Journalist I am constantly on the hunt for new artists and albums to fit my current situations and emotions. As finals are approaching, a sense of being overwhelmed has dominated my days. To my dismay, I was having trouble finding music that matched my stress. I was listening to KTSW while driving, as I usually do, and I heard a song that perfectly emulated my frustration […]

todayApril 29, 2022 57 2

On the left side of the photo is Kurt Vile wearing all white and playing a white guitar with dark accents, behind him is a dark background, above his head in yellow writing it says “Courtney Barnett.” On the right side, Courtney Barnett is wearing all black and holding a dark guitar with white accents, behind her is a light background, and written in yellow above her head is “Kurt Vile.” Between the two of them at the bottom also written in yellow is the album name “Lotta Sea Lice.”

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The Dynamic Duo of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

By Bandera Barter Music Journalist Sony and Cher, Willy and Waylon, Bert and Ernie — all iconic duos, but now it's time for a new team to carry the torch. This would be no other than Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, solidified by their joint album Lotta Sea Lice. The two have each provided some of the most creative and inspired songwriting on their own in the last couple of […]

todayApril 28, 2022 31

The image shows an article of clothing with a picture and text. The words “Uncle Larry” “91” “All City Organic.” Run It Up” and “Shit on em.” Picture of a basketball rim and net with an orange going through the net. One orange (fruit) is set beside the print.

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Good Job Larry! An Artist Highlight on San Francisco Rapper, Larry June

By Chizobam Okeke Music Journalist It’s not a surprise that most people have a special selection of favorite musical artists. Whether pop, rock, rap, indie or the numerous other musical genres out there, I’m sure that you can think of a select few artists that you deem to be your favorites out right now. For this article, I want to highlight a personal favorite of mine. Larry June, a west […]

todayApril 27, 2022 23 1

A large crowd is seen under multiple multi-colored flags. In the distance, you can see tents and a giant map with a festival schedule on it.

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Why Music Festivals Are Worth Your Money

By Sofia Gualy Music Journalist With festival season in full swing and lineups being released left and right, my mind is fully in music festival mode. Although pricey, music festivals are a one-of-a-kind experience where you can create your own schedule, see whoever you want and experience music in a completely different way. As an avid festival attendee, I can assure you that no matter what kind of music you […]

todayApril 26, 2022 48

The background is pink with a black grid overlay, and 3 soundtrack albums are scattered across it. The soundtracks read, from left to right, “Undertale Soundtrack,” “Super Mario Galaxy Official Soundtrack,” and, “Kingdom Hearts III”

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A Trip Down Rainbow Road: Gen Z’s Nostalgic Video Game Soundtracks

By Hannah Walls Music Journalist I have been a huge fan of playing video games for almost my entire life, so I feel I’m qualified to say one of the most important judgments you can impose on any game is how good its soundtrack is. A game could have the most beautiful storyline, lovable characters and breathtaking graphics, but if I don’t have a song from the soundtrack stuck in […]

todayApril 25, 2022 61 1

Cover features musical artist SZA sitting outside in front of a mountain of broken, outdated computer monitors. She is sitting directly on the long, wispy grass, wearing shorts, a camisole with a unbuttoned flannel, and socks.

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Why You Should Let Music Enable You This Break Up Season

By Avery Viers Music Journalist Though the Texas cedar offers itself as a convenient alibi to teary eyes and runny noses this spring, it seems as though the true culprit of the economic spike in rose and cookie dough ice cream may be slightly more sinister. With the holiday season officially over, the cyclical break-up season is upon us. For some, the looming threat of relational stress and commitment issues […]

todayApril 25, 2022 20 1

Photo features outdoor stage at nighttime, lit up by an array of string lights. Window Shop is pictured playing on stage, playing in front of a small crowd of onlooking fans.

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A Lazy 4/20: Window Shop Live at Lazydaze Coffeeshop

By Avery Viers Music Journalist With the surplus of *activities* that were available to the residents of San Marcos this past Wednesday, you may have missed some of the live shows planned to celebrate the happy, hazy holiday. With just a $7 cover fee, Lazydaze Coffeeshop hosted their "Lazy 4/20" event in their backyard lounge area, complete with an outdoor stage and other local vendors joining in the celebration. Forming […]

todayApril 24, 2022 78

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