Danielle Ortega

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For When You Put On Your Favorite Panties: A Playlist

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist This playlist is for the day when you feel so yourself, and you’re feeling yourself! The day when you’ve just got to put on your favorite panties and dance in your mirror. This playlist is for the girlies and the gays and all of the beautiful groovy feelings they elicit. Some stars of the mix: "Beauty & Essex" by Free Nationals: I heard this […]

todayDecember 6, 2018 151

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Zodiac Signs and Their Elements: A Playlist

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist I’ve recently been thinking quite a bit about the zodiac signs, as I have heaps of friends who are very into them, and are constantly telling me about how me being an aries (along with all of my other signs) affects me. I began to research into Zodiac signs and discovered that each sign is tied with an element, and that signs with the […]

todayDecember 5, 2018 322

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Mom Jeans take Barracuda

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist Wow, just wow! This show was one for the books. Everything about it was simply fantastic, and it was beyond worth freezing to death. I’d never been to a show at Barracuda before, and I absolutely loved it. The venue was small and intimate despite the show being completely sold out. The first act, Retirement Party, a band from Chicago set the tone for […]

todayNovember 27, 2018 186

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Tommy Guerrero: Road to Knowhere Album Review

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist Artist: Tommy Guerrero Album: Road to Knowhere Release Date: October 26, 2018 Website: https://www.tommyguerrero.com/new-page/ Tommy Guerrero, a man mostly known for his career in skateboarding, also makes music, and I’ve gotta say, it’s fantastic. He has been playing music since the late '70s with his brother and has self released many albums with a label he created called TOOGOOD. A very talented guitarist and […]

todayNovember 14, 2018 6171

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Meantime: Album Review

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist Artist: Jibberish Album: Meantime Release Date: September 28, 2018 Bandcamp: https://jibberish.bandcamp.com/album/meantime Jibberish, a local Texas band, has just released their first EP. The EP has five mellow tracks that you can sit back and happily bop along to; it sounds reminiscent of Rainbow Kitten Surprise’s album Seven + Mary. It has some folk undertones, and features some lovely harmonies that give the sound some good […]

todayOctober 27, 2018 34

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Enjoy: Small Car Big Wheels Album Review

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist Artist: Enjoy Album: Small Car Big Wheels Release Date: June 29, 2018 Bandcamp: https://enjoy2.bandcamp.com/ Despite Enjoy having released their first album Gold in 2010, I didn’t discover them until Small Car Big Wheels, their most recent album. Enjoy is the solo project of Wyatt Shears, who is also in a band called The Garden with his twin brother Fletcher. Although most of Enjoy’s albums […]

todayOctober 15, 2018 220

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College Radio Day

Local Music Playlist

By Clayton Chaney Local Music Director If your playlist is starting to repeat, we have just the thing for you. The best music is music that is authentic and there’s no better place to discover pure authenticity than right here in San Marcos. Being right down the road from Austin, the Live Music Capital of The World, it’s no surprise the amount of talent that is brewed in this town. […]

todayOctober 5, 2018 60

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Rubblebucket: Sun Machine Album Review

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist Artist: Rubblebucket Album: Sun Machine Release Date: August 24, 2018 Website: https://www.rubblebucket.com/   Before Sun Machine I had never heard of Rubblebucket, but by now I have combed through the entirety of their discography. Sun Machine features a magnificent range of instruments, including an amazing horn section that gives the tracks a really rich texture. Sun Machine is not only a fantastic party album, but […]

todaySeptember 25, 2018 67

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Distract Myself by The Naked Tungs

By Danielle Ortega Local Music Journalist Artist: The Naked Tungs Album: Distract Myself Release Date: August 24, 2018 Website: https://thenakedtungs.weebly.com/ The Naked Tungs are back at it again with their second EP, Distract Myself, which they released only a little over a year after their first EP Hear It Calls. This EP, like the first, only features five tracks; each is so rich with their mystifying psych-rock sound that it only […]

todaySeptember 19, 2018 472

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