Music, Reviews

Kevin Morby: City Music Review

By Jacob Carter Music Journalist Artist: Kevin Morby Album: City Music Release Date: June 16th, 2017 Website: http://www.kevinmorby.com/ City life has gotten a bit of a bad rap in pop culture lately. In movies, there’s arisen a kind of fetishism for seeing the world’s biggest cities and monuments destroyed by a supervillain, natural disaster, or […]

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Fleet Foxes: Crack-Up Review

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Fleet Foxes Album: Crack-Up Label: Nonesuch Release Date: June 16, 2017 In an interview with Rolling Stone, Robin Pecknold cited feeling “one dimensional” as one of the catalysts for his six-year sabbatical from music. Now, awakening from the years-long hibernation, Fleet Foxes have returned with their third album that, […]

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Nick Hakim: Green Twins Review

By Alana Riddle Music Journalist Artist: Nick Hakim Album: Green Twins Release Date: May 19, 2017 Website: https://nickhakim.bandcamp.com Nick Hakim’s debut full-length album is a blend of psychedelic, soul and jazz that explores the complexities of love. Hakim fuses these diverse elements to create a sound that somehow sounds like a modern blend of Marvin […]

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Thanks Light: Psychonauts Review

By Maci Woody Local Music Journalist Artist: Thanks Light Album: Psychonauts Release Date: October 14, 2016 Website: https://thankslight.com/ If you are looking to venture into the enigmatic world of Austin’s psychedelic rock scene, then Thanks Light is one trip you will have to take (pun intended). This four-piece experimental rock band has been busy touring […]

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Music

Your Guide to Central Texas Summer Metal Festivals

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Summer in Texas is the time for sunshine, romance, and brutal metal festivals! To help navigate the sometimes murky waters of online fest information, I have compiled a list of central Texas festivals for your disposal. Throw on your black band shirt, battle vest, or leather pants and prepare to […]

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Triptides: Afterglow Review

By Holly Hearn Music Journalist Artist: Triptides Album: Afterglow Release Date: June 23, 2017 Label: Requiem Pour Un Twister From basements in Bloomington, Indiana, to a full European tour, there is no doubt that the Triptides have evolved since their inception in 2010. Afterglow is the group’s most recent release with sounds reminiscent of early […]

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Ween’s The Mollusk : 20 Years Later

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist Artist: Ween Album: The Mollusk Label: Elektra Release Date: June 21, 1997 This is probably not the first 20th anniversary article you have read this year, and it certainly will not be the last. If it is not one of the many retrospectives on Radiohead’s OK Computer, you might see […]

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Features, Music

Remembering Prince

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist On this day, fifty-nine years ago, Prince Rogers Nelson was born. Though it has already been a little over a year, the Purple One was taken way too soon on April 21, 2016. It was a shock to the universe that this funkmaster had suddenly passed, the man was supposed […]

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Homeshake: Fresh Air Review

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Artist: Homeshake Album: Fresh Air Release Date: February 3, 2017 Website: https://homeshake.bandcamp.com/ Former Mac Demarco guitarist, Peter Sager, is an independent artist known as Homeshake. He is under a record label with Sinderlyn Records in Brooklyn, New York. The long wait for another album from this musical genius has come […]

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Music, The Local Music Lookout

Artist Pass Along: David Russell

By Ezlyh Gutierrez Music Journalist David Russell is a 24 year old musician living in San Marcos, Texas, who was born and raised in Austin. Russell attended Texas State University, graduating with a double major in Communications and Spanish. Russell is a major part of the local San Marcos music scene being involved with many […]

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Music

7 Summer Music Festival Essentials

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Do you smell that? That fragrance that reeks of sunscreen, freshly cut lawns, and chlorine? Well, congratulations because your nose is performing wonders and you just recognized that summer is lurking in the horizon. With summer’s call comes an abundance of outdoor events, especially if you love music. Summer is […]

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Music

KTSW Ranks Spoon Albums

By Ché Salgado Music Reviewer If you’ve been keeping up with the KTSW blog or maybe just music news in general, you know Spoon have come out with a new album, Hot Thoughts. (I wrote about it here.) And so of course, with this ninth LP, a whole generation of “All Eight Spoon Albums Ranked” articles […]

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Dominic Angelella: Goodnight, Doggies Review

By Kristin Russell Music Journalist Artist: Dominic Angelella Album: Goodnight, Doggies Release Date: Feb 3, 2017 Website: https://lame-orecords.bandcamp.com/album/goodnight-doggies Twitter: @drgnkingDOM There’s something eerily comforting about listening to an album that seems to describe the exact situation you’re in. It makes you feel more whole. Dominic Angelella does an incredible job with his solo debut, Goodnight, Doggie. He […]

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