Allison Belcher

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Beach House: B Sides & Rarities Review

By Allison Belcher Assistant Music Director Artist: Beach House Album: B-Sides and Rarities Label: Sub Pop Release Date: June 30, 2017 After releasing reviews for Beach House’s Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars LPs back in 2015, it only felt absolutely necessary that I do the same for their 2017 B-Sides and Rarities album. Vocalist and organist Victoria Legrand and guitarist Alex Scally clearly felt a surge of musical […]

todayAugust 5, 2017 43

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Bogan Villa

By Allison Belcher Assistant Music Director Bogan Villa (pronounced viLL• ah) is a soulful, three piece psychedelic rock group hailing from San Marcos, Texas. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Will Webb Wells, bassist Brandon Alvis, and drummer Matt Ewaniszyk. The power trio came together in January of 2016, and have blown up locally ever since. Alvis met Wells at Valentinos, a pizza joint and MR Fest venue located […]

todayApril 27, 2017 61


Beach House Concert Review

By Allison Belcher Music Journalist As a die-hard lover of Victoria Legrand and Alex Scally of Beach House, I felt that it was only appropriate to talk about my incredible experience at their show in Dallas. Beach House’s tour, featuring their newest albums Depression Cherry and Thank Your Lucky Stars, is a grand one making its rounds all over the United States and Europe. After writing album reviews on Depression Cherry […]

todayJune 9, 2016 88


MR Fest Artist Profile: Deville San Ramos

By Allison Belcher Music Journalist Deville San Ramos, a folk-pop trio band originating from San Marcos, are moving up in the ranks as “local favorites.” The band consists of vocalist and uke/guitar player Ben Deville, cajon player Gabriel Ramos and stand up bass player Derek Thigpen. Ben and Gabriel met December of 2013 at their job, soon realizing that their shared love of music could be turned into something greater - […]

todayApril 25, 2016 9


The Origins and Rise of Dream Pop

By Allison Belcher Music Reviewer As a lover of all different genres of music, I mean it when I boldly say that there is no type of musical style as dazey and ethereal as dream pop. I have several different playlists on Spotify dedicated to artists in the dream pop world, and am constantly on the lookout for new and upcoming dream pop bands. I’ve always labeled myself as a […]

todayMarch 23, 2016 2631


JJ Abrams Gives Insight on Technology in the Film Industry

By Allison Belcher SXSW Press Team There is absolutely no doubt that JJ Abrams is a film industry genius. Abrams has done a bit of everything, from the television series "Lost" to "Inception," to "Star Wars" and "Super 8." Abrams has blessed the competitive field of movie making with hard-to-come-by talent. Abram’s undeniable fame was visually proven at his panel on Monday, filling up a huge convention center ballroom with thousands […]

todayMarch 19, 2016 9


Creative Director of Adobe Speaks On Harnessing the Creative Community

By Allison Belcher SXSW Press Team John Caponi, a Creative Director at Adobe, spoke on Friday about the successes, improvements and insights of Adobe as a whole. After graduating from Savannah College of Art and Design, a prestigious art and design school in Georgia, Caponi first started his career out at Yellow Pages designing advertisements for the featured companies. After deciding Yellow Pages wasn’t right for him, Caponi changed careers and […]

todayMarch 19, 2016 24


Broad City: A Recap feat. Friendlationsips, Millennial Things and Future Guest Stars

By Allison Blecher SXSW Press Team You would be lying if you said you’ve never been envious of the relationship Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson have on Broad City, the popular Comedy Central show revolving around two best friends in the big apple. I happened to stumble upon Broad City one day when I was mindlessly scrolling through the shows on my Hulu account. I had heard wonderful things about […]

todayMarch 15, 2016 6


SXSW 2016 Tradeshow: Innovations in Music Tech and the Future of Record Labels

By Allison Belcher SXSW Press Team The SXSW Trade Show is a showcase that highlights several different promising startup companies, technological innovations and forward thinking entrepreneurs from all over the world. With Artificial Intelligence and virtual reality simulators being a large part of the featured technologies of SXSW, it’s refreshing to hear about other emerging and new technologies that will be introduced sometime this year. The Trade Show took over […]

todayMarch 15, 2016 15

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