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IMAGE FEATURES DOC MARTIN OF GUITARIST JACKSON COX WHILE REACHING FOR PEDAL

SXSW Coverage

The Content Cultivators and Curators Behind SXSW 2023

By Avery Viers Local Music Director MARCH 12, 2023 – I was unaware what I was in for as I walked up the steps of High Noon Bar the evening before the first official day of the South By Southwest music festival. I tagged along with a crew of coworkers planning to capture videography of local alternative psych-rock band, Slurp The World. As band and crew began setting up in […]

todayMarch 29, 2023 75 2

Local Show

Local Show Episode 1: Die Spitz 

Local Show: All the best music, all locally sourced. Join Avery Viers and Sammy Smith, hosts of Local Show, as they spend time with their favorite Texas-based musicians learning about their backgrounds, upcoming projects and everything in between. Local Show aims to introduce its audience to artists in their communities who are creating music that reflects the unique Texas cities we know and love. Local Show is made possible by […]

todayMarch 25, 2023 40

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

SXSW Coverage

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 41 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.

Interviews

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 74 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 5572 12 2

Image features Arbordae (CURTIS ROWE, ETHAN LUGBAUER, CALEB ALVAREZ, RESPECTIVELY) in the middle of performing their Halloween set in the living room of Earle’s Basement. Rowe can be seen singing while playing guitar. Similarly, Lugbauer is seen playing the drums while Alvarez looks down at his yellow bass. A variety of posters fill the walls of the spacious living room while purple lighting is projected from the crowd onto the band. 9 audience members are visible, scattered in the image. DESCRIPTION: Arbordae onstage at Earle’s Basement on November 4, 2022, in San Marcos, Texas.

Music

Live From The Living Room: D.I.Y. Venue Makes Triumphant Return to San Marcos Music Scene

Avery Viers Local Music Director Live From The Living Room: D.I.Y. Venue Makes Triumphant Return to San Marcos Music Scene On November 4, 2022, Earle's Basement, the latest D.I.Y. venue to join San Marcos' vibrant music scene, presented its sophomore production featuring local musicians The Trips, Arbordae, and Say So. Initially established by Texas State University graduate student Ashley Farnie, I was thrilled to be asked to collaborate on the […]

todayNovember 8, 2022 249 6

Photo features all five members of The Jesus and Mary Chain as lead vocalist is seen singing. 4 of five band members visible, illuminated by white stage lights. Guitarist, bass player, drummer, and second guitarist positioned left to right, respectively.

Concert Review

The Jesus and Mary Chain Live at Stubb’s-LEVITATION 2022

By Avery Viers Local Music Director  Hosted Thursday through Sunday of Halloween Weekend each year, LEVITATION has been Austin’s premier Psych Music Festival since its establishment in 2008. In celebration of LEVITATION’s 10-year anniversary, the festival’s planning committee chose to opt for a non-traditional festival format. Compared to traditional formatting of festivals like Austin City Limits at Zilker Park, non-traditional music festival schedules spread their lineup across multiple venues. Despite […]

todayNovember 5, 2022 911 2

Image features a dimly lit stage with visuals of tropical birds behind the drummer. Farthest to the left, an outline of Giannascoli’s bass player is visible beside an outline of his drummer to the right. In the image’s far right corner, Giannascoli is seen sitting at a piano.

Concert Review

Alex G Live at Emo’s Austin

By Avery Viers Local Music Director Since his amateur debut in 2010, Philadelphia-based musician Alex Giannascoli – known professionally as Alex G – has produced nine studio albums. Included in his repertoire of experience is his haunting composition for the highly anticipated indie horror film, “We’re All Going To The World’s Fair.” At just 17 years old, Giannascoli would use his MySpace account to kickstart a career with a discography […]

todayNovember 1, 2022 72 3

L7 Show poster featuring band members

Music

Halloweekend in Austin: Who to See at Levitation 2022

By Ashley Farnie Assistant Music Director It has been a busy month of shows and festivals, but I will not let that curb my excitement for Levitation this weekend! With a lineup more focused on rock and punk, Levitation offers a varied range of international artists. Set up similar to the organization of SXSW, Levitation takes place in music venues and bars throughout the Austin area. Due to the recent […]

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    To Know You're Screwed [EP]

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    See You In The Dark [EP]

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    Omen

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    Precious Metal

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    Why Does The Earth Give Us People To Love?

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