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McKinley is wearing a black bandana and a white graphic T-short. He is rapping into a microphone


SXSW Artist Interview: McKinley Dixon

By: Kenlie Golleher Rap Music Director During SXSW, I got the wonderful opportunity to sit down with Chicago-based artist and rapper McKinley Dixon to discuss new music as well as his time at the festival. I was first introduced to Dixon upon reading the lineup of the SPIN showcase that would be headlined by Killer Mike. I decided to do some research on the said lineup, and that’s when I […]

todayApril 6, 2023 66 1

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 74 3 2

Image features Lola Tried members Ray, Lauren, Gianni, and Jeff casually posed outside, with ray jumping up in the air.

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SXSW 2023: Artist Interview With Lola Tried

By Avery Viers Local Music Director The last time I spoke with Lauren Burton of Austin-based band Lola Tried, I had freshly been appointed as KTSW 89.9’s Local Music Director only one month prior. Unsure of what to expect when meeting the band, I scavenged the internet to absorb all of the information I could in the midst of my nervous frenzy. I was about five seconds into our introduction […]

todayMarch 13, 2023 42 1


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 991

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 74 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 75 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 5592 12 2

Flight By Nothing in front of their studio home. From left to right, Pacco Salinas, Sam Morales, Porfii Rubino, Braydon Houston, Conner Redden


Artist Interview: Flight by Nothing

By McKenzie McGuire Music Journalist “We did things this year that we've dreamt about the last couple years” -Pacco Salinas (Lead Guitar) Bringing a contagious sound and eccentric energy to their shows, Flight by Nothing is definitely a group to keep an eye on. I got the opportunity to sit down with Connor, Sam, Porfii, Braydon, and Pacco earlier this month to find out more about their journey and dynamic […]

todaySeptember 28, 2022 86 5 2

Cover art features a digital drawing of Jordan McFeders (AKA JMAC The Dragon) in a superhero suit that is reminiscent of Superman. Two crimson, dragon-like wings behind McFeders alludes to his intended “Dragon Persona.” Four bolts of lightning are visible as the emerge from behind McFeders. “DRAGON TALES” can be read in the top left corner of the cover. “JMAC THE DRAGON” can be read emerging from the bottom left corner. In the bottom right corner, “PROD. LIAM BEATS” can be seen.


Artist Interview: The Tale of A Dragon – JMAC The Dragon

By Avery Viers Local Music Director I found myself seated inside of Don Japanese Restaurant on Monday night, eager to meet one of three artists expected to perform at The Porch for KTSW 89.9’s Third Thursday on September 15, 2022. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Jordan McFeders, better known by his stage name, JMAC The Dragon, shared in my enthusiasm before he even had a chance to take […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 107 2

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