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colorful band posters for SXSW 2019 on wall of venue

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The Best of SXSW (A Playlist)

By Claire BarkerLocal Music Journalist It’s the most wonderful time of year: SXSW Music Festival. The mania is here and if you’re like me, this year’s festival really snuck up you. There was relatively no time to prepare. Usually before the festival begins, I like to do my research. There are so many artists to see, almost too many. With this in mind, I’ve curated a SXSW 2019 playlist to […]

todayMarch 26, 2019 15

A band lined up on the stage with pink lights. Two women are singing.

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SMiiLE’s Valentine’s Bash

By Claire Barker Music Journalist Leading up to Valentine's Day, the world is high on capitalist love schemes. Hot reds, bright pinks, and materialized romance. The day after Valentine's Day is a liminal space. It is a place of transition, waiting, and not knowing. After all the love is gone, what’s next? This year, instead of moping around in the post-cupid wreckage, I found myself at Swan Dive for SMiiLE's […]

todayMarch 1, 2019 10

Hey Cowboy playing their set

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Hey Cowboy! Live at Cheer Up Charlies

By Claire Barker Local Music Journalist Sydney Harding-Sloan playing synth for Hey Cowboy during their live set at Cheer Up Charlies. Photo by Claire Barker. Hey Cowboy! is an experimental synth-pop band hailing from Denton, Texas. The trio is comprised of Micah Vargas on bass, Sydney Harding-Sloan on synth, and Gaby Rodriguez on drums. Punk influence combined with bedroom pop and atmospheric harmonies create the band’s signature sound. Their first and only album, […]

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