Entertainment, Web Content

Bringin’ the Oldies Back at Blue Starlite

By Jashel Negron Blog Content Contributor Do you ever wish you had a time machine and could go back to when times were simpler? When there were Polaroids, music was played on turntables and diners were the go-to place for hangouts? Lucky for you, the Blue Starlite Mini Urban Drive-In makes you feel as if […]

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Interviews, Other Side Drive

KTSW Welcomes in Girls Rock Austin

By Kimberly Clay Other Side Drive Executive Producer Other Side Drive hosts, Kyndal Runnels and Christian Haddad, brought Erica and Jess from Girls Rock Austin on-air to talk all about their mission. From their beginnings in the Northwest to spreading the music across the globe, Girls Rock Austin, is an empowering and educational summer camp […]

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Events, Galleries, Media

#Resist

By Madison Tyson Multimedia Senior Content Producer These photos are a documentation of the protests on January 20, 2017 at the One Resistance protest on inauguration night from 5-8 pm at Auditorium Shores, and January 21, 2017 at the Women’s March at the Texas capitol from 12-3 pm. They are photos of intriguing, creative, and powerful […]

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Music

Rebel Grrrl Burlesque Show

By Hannah Pierce Music Journalist Riot Grrrl music. The underground, all girl, feminist, punk movement of the ‘90s is about to get a tribute show. Rebel Grrrl Burlesque: A Benefit for SafePlace Austin is set to take place on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The North Door in Austin. A Folie à Femme Production, this […]

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Music

Austin Music Venues Face Off Against Local Gentrification

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist Since the 1990s, Austin has been given the title of “Live Music Capitol of the World”. With its abundance of music festivals, live shows, and artists that come to live here, anyone who has been to Austin can agree with that claim. But in recent years, Austin has started to […]

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Music

Metal With Benefits

By Layna D’Luna Music Journalist Black metal is a genre of music generally characterized by darkness and its willingness to acknowledge and even worship the suffering of mankind. Unsurprisingly, utilizing this style of music to benefit the local community might seem bewildering to some. Conjuring up images of death, corpse paint and nail plated gauntlets, artists […]

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News

LBGTQ Activists Rally at Texas State Capitol

By Mark Otte News Reporter Thousands of LBGTQ activists gathered at the Texas State Capitol last Friday night to voice their concerns about President Trump and legislation proposed by Texas lawmakers currently in session. After gathering early in the evening at Auditorium Shores in downtown Austin, the group marched up Congress Avenue as police closed […]

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Music, Reviews

Concert Review: Warpaint at Emo’s in Austin

By Jordan Cooper Music Journalist For my first writing assignment as a music journalist for KTSW, I was asked to write a simple review of a song I heard while listening to KTSW 89.9. I chose “Shadows” by Warpaint. Since first being introduced to the all-female group in 2010, I have been a huge fan […]

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Events, Utopiafest

Potatoes, North Carolina, and Seasonings with Capyac

By DeMarcus Cobb Assistant Music Director Capyac is a musical outfit from Austin, Texas that finds a way to blend disco, jazz, chillwave, R&B, IDM and Deep House on their debut release, “Headlunge”. You never know what to expect from the Nu-Disco act live or in studio, and that is one of the many things […]

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News

South by Southwest’s Impact on San Marcos

By Austi Bryant News Reporter According to Ben Loftsgaarden, a Greyhill blog Advisor, 2016 SXSW included “13 days of industry conferences, a 4-day trade show, 8 exhibitions, a 6-night music festival featuring more than 2,200 bands, and a 9-day film festival with more than 460 screenings.” It’s no surprise how this attraction lured in nearly 343,800 […]

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Web Content

Get Up and Get Out

By Asia Daggs Blog Content Contributor Originally published on March 28, 2016. Boredom: the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest. If we are doing the exact thing for too long, we become bored. The solution is too easy; we need to explore. Even if it means walking down the road to get […]

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News

Guide Dogs of Texas Set to Recieve Their Degrees

By Sarah Bey News Reporter In Patterson Park in Austin, Texas, ­­some of man’s best friends will graduate from the Guide Dogs of Texas School. Guide Dogs of Texas is a non-­profit organization based in San Antonio and is one of the 11 internationally accredited schools by the Guide Dog Federation. Guide Dogs of Texas Marketing Manager […]

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Events, MR Fest

KIVA: More Punk Than You

By Ezlyh Gutierrez MR Fest Press Team Dance, drinks and punk. What more can you ask for? Kiva Bar and Grill started their MR Fest concert off strong with A Tribute to the Sun. Not only were they poppin’, but they were let-your-hair-down-and-rock-till-you-drop poppin’. Imagine your favorite garage rock band collaborated with lead singer Juan […]

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Events, MR Fest

MR Fest Comedians Pack the House at Vodka Street

By Shannon Davies MR Fest Press Team Comedy at Vodka Street during MR Fest. I wasn’t really sure what to expect out of this. This is my first year at MR Fest and first time listening to a line-up of just comedians. I saw comedians of all shapes and sizes, literally. They all brought different […]

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Events, MR Fest Artist Profiles

MR Fest Artist Profile: The Dizzease

By Jen Jacquez Music Journalist The Dizzease are a four piece bubblegum pop band from Austin, Texas. The band is headed by Emily Kolb on bass and vocals, Bryan Roberts on guitar and vocals, Leslie Crunkilton on drums and vocals and Matt Wallace on keyboards and vocals. Their latest eight song EP can be streamed on […]

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Events, MR Fest Artist Profiles

MR Fest Artist Profile: Brandon Smith

By Gabriel Fermin Rap Music Director Brandon Smith is a young confident rapper/producer out of Dallas who moved to San Marcos last year to attend Texas State University. He has already released three albums with the latest one titled Africa: Black Boy, to a Black Man. In his most recent interview with University Star, he explained that one […]

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Events, MR Fest Artist Profiles

MR Fest Artist Profile: I Am the Albatross

By Ezlyh Gutierrez Music Journalist I Am the Albatross is an Austin-based trio that has perfected the ability of fusing the resonance of heavy Americana and western psych with the drama and excitement of rock ‘n’ roll. Jesse Berkowitz’s rugged vocals compliment the animated, grungy guitar work he effortlessly presents to the table. Along with fun, […]

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Events, MR Fest Artist Profiles

MR Fest Artist Profile: Comforter

By Ashley Galvan Music Journalist Looking for a good band to listen to when you are basking in the summer sun? If so, Comforter is definitely the band you need to be jamming out to. With their contemplative instrumental riffs, Comforter gives their listeners a taste of that glo­-fi melody in their tunes. The Austin­-based band […]

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MR Fest Artist Profiles

MR Fest Artist Profile: Toast Party

By DeMarcus Cobb Music Journalist Toast Party is an alt­-rock band based out of Austin, Texas and has been playing numerous gigs in Austin and Houston in the past two years. Benny Rose, aka Jake Laporte, is the brains behind most Toast Party tracks, recording the very first few tracks on his own in his bedroom. […]

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