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Denzel Curry is illuminated by blue and purple lights while he raps for the crowd. The crowds hands and phones can be seen at the bottom outstretched towards Curry.

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Concert Review: Denzel Curry Melts Eyez at 713 Music Hall

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director Earlier this year, Florida rapper Denzel Curry released his highly anticipated fifth studio album Melt My Eyez See Your Future, an introspective record that Curry himself described as “the end of an era”. Curry finds himself moving past his previous alter egos and bodies of work and instead embraces his authentic self. "I'm not trying to be Zeltron. I'm not trying to be Aquarius […]

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Black converse shoes with two paper American Apparel bags between the two shoes. The bag and shoes are on concrete.

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A Musical Guide to the 2014 Tumblr Aesthetic

Sofia Gualy Music Journalist Earlier this month, my friends threw me a 2014 Tumblr-themed birthday party. Throat full of chokers, American Apparel clothing, and band tees, this party was a dream for people like me who were extremely invested in this aesthetic. The playlist we created ended up being over nine hours long including Halsey, The 1975, and Arctic Monkeys. Listed below for your pleasure are the quintessential albums to […]

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McKenna Wells along with other Emo Nite attendees singing along the front of the main stage. Blue and red stage lights are shining in front and behind them.

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Wishing Every Night Was Emo Nite: Emo Nite @ Empire Garage

Mckenna Wells Assistant Music Director As someone who frequents the events put on by Emo Nite, I was stoked to hear that they reached out to KTSW about their party at Empire Garage in Austin. Emo Nite started in 2014 when Morgan Freed and T.J. Petracca threw their first party in Los Angeles playing all the classic emo anthems. They called it a celebration, bringing a happy community together over […]

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4 band members stand in a line playing the guitar and bass. The stage is lit with purple lights. They all stand behind microphones. A projector displaying the band name “Disq” is at the back of the stage.

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Concert Review: Greer with Disq

By Clara Blankenship Music Journalist Concert audiences usually come to see their favorite band perform, unaware of the members’ personalities or external lives. However, for Greer, their fame extends beyond music. Greer is a band consisting of lead singer Josiah, guitarist Corbin Jacques, bassist Seth Thomson, and drummer Lucas Ovalle. Their music quickly rose to popularity due to their past individual internet virality, as well as; Josiah and Lucas’ connection […]

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WowGr8 (left) and Olu (right) lift their hands towards the crowd while performing song “STRONG FRIENDS”. Red and purple lights illuminate the stage behind them. The House of Blues logo, which is a heart on fire with the words “House of Blues” across it, can faintly be seen behind them along with their bassist, DJ, and keyboarder.

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Concert Review: EarthGang with Mike Dimes at The House of Blues Houston

By Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director EarthGang, a magical rap duo hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, is currently on their Biodeghettable US Tour preceding their 2022 fourth studio album release GHETTO GODS. EarthGang consists of Johnny Venus and WowGr8, who have been rapping together under the group name EarthGang since 2008. In 2017, rapper J. Cole signed them to his label, Dreamville Records, where they have been thriving ever since.     […]

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Phone flashlights on across the audience as the stage beams blue and soft white lights as the band performs.

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Turning the Moody Center into Margaritaville: Jimmy Buffett Concert Review

By Lexi Delarosa Music Journalist   The Margaritaville multimillionaire himself, Jimmy Buffett, turned the southeast corner of the UT campus into a luau party as he graced the stage at 8 p.m. on June 11, 2022, at the Moody Center. His Life on the Flip Side Redux Tour was the fourteenth event to take place in Austin’s new arena that opened in late April.   Now, I was under the impression that […]

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Harry Styles stands in a white collared top with dark jeans, in an upside-down room centered with a brown couch, bordered by a side table and chair. The room is lit by natural light.

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Harry Styles Album Review: Harry’s House

Ashley Farnie Music Director The topic of artists shifting genres throughout their musical careers is a polarizing argument. The artist is accused of “abandoning their roots” or becoming molded by the mass media, without their personal autonomy considered. Regardless of the verdict, this recurrent issue questions the validity of our categorization of artists within genres.   Should we evaluate each album as independent, taking a sort of new critical literary […]

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Cover art features a long-haired woman sitting in bed, looking as if she just awoke from a scary dream. Overtop of the photo, a faded mirror image of the same women is shown. The entire cover is made up of a variation of orange hues. “NIGHTMARE” is written in white letters across the top of the cover and “ASK FOR ELIZABETH” is written below in the same way.

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Ask for Elizabeth’s lead singer Lizzie Newland discusses their Newest Single, “Nightmare”

Avery-Viers Local Music Director   Releasing their first new single following a three-year hiatus, it’s no secret that the local San Marcos band Ask for Elizabeth is back and better than ever. Released on May 20, 2022, the band’s newest single, “Nightmare,” encapsulates all of the annoyance and irritation that accompanies the haunting memories of ex-partners we often wish to forget.   I had the chance to meet up with […]

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Phoebe Bridgers with an acoustic guitar, illuminated by a purple glow, backed by a garden scene with a bridge and tidal wave.

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Sloppy Jane opens for Phoebe Bridgers

by Ashley Farnie Music Director   Since Punisher’s release in 2020, Phoebe Bridgers stans, myself included, have been awaiting the album’s tour. Punisher’s emotional transparency soundtracked many of our quarantine beginnings, breeding a generation of depressed adolescents. Opening with a cinematic overture and closing with an orchestrated ballad that builds into screams, two years were spent imagining the potential of Punisher onstage. Thankfully, Phoebe set out on her Reunion Tour […]

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Band members from Son Lux perform on a stage with 4 lighting pillars. The lights are blue and purple, with blue spotlights shining down onto the stage. Drummer Ian Chang sits in the center of the stage playing drums. Ryan Lott is on the right side of the stage singing and playing the keyboard. The bottom of the photograph is full of the shadows of audience members.

Concert Review

Concert Review: Son Lux Pushes Musical Boundaries

Clara Blankenship Music Journalist The enthralling, avant-garde, spontaneous sounds of Son Lux up-close in an incredibly small venue? Say less. Son Lux is an eclectic band that pushes musical boundaries while remaining grounded in jazz and rock essentials. Their music is difficult to describe, as it is a genre-melting pot, featuring electronic, alternative, and classical elements seamlessly blended to create an endlessly engaging listening experience. Son Lux is comprised of […]

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    Strange Times Forever

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    Universal Credit

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    Magic Sign

    MARTIN COURTNEY

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    40 Oz. To Fresno

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