Denise Marrufo

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MR Fest Artist Profile: The Refrains

By Denise Marrufo Music Journalist The Refrains are a five piece folk rock band from San Marcos, Texas. Made up of Lindsey James on vocals and guitar, Arah Lee on backup vocals, Kyle Mylius on keys, Nathan Smith on drums and James Rector on bass, they have described themselves as “tight, lyrical and melodious.” Earlier this year they played at the KTSW yoga event “Rock Your Chakras” on the Sewell Park […]

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MR Fest Artist Profile: The Madisons

By Denise Marrufo Music Journalist The Madisons are a garage-folk band from Austin, Texas, consisting of eight members who use a wide range of instruments from the violin to electric guitar. Jim Caligiuri from The Austin Chronicle said that “they've settled into a septet of fiddles, trumpets, guitars, and percussion that's ramshackle in all the right places.” This is proven to be true in their latest release No One’s Ever Gonna […]

todayApril 21, 2016 18


Naked Giants: Easy Eating EP Review

By Denise Marrufo Music Journalist Artist: Naked Giants Album: Easy Eating EP Release Date: January 12,2016 Website: Naked Giants are a three­-piece garage rock band from Seattle, WA and all under 21. The band is composed of best friends Grant Mullen, Henry LaVallee and Gianni Aiello and influenced by the likes of Ty Segall and Jimi Hendrix. Their first EP, Easy Eating, comes with three songs. The opening track that shares the same […]

todayApril 18, 2016 121


The Tale of Three Cities

By Denise Marrufo Music Journalist As a Dallas native, it would always upset me when bands toured Texas and only made a stop in Austin, which led me to believe shows in Austin would be more fun than any other city in Texas. Once I actually started going to shows in different cities, I was surprised at how different they were from my expectations. In Austin, the crowds are predominantly older and most of […]

todayApril 13, 2016 18


Beacon: Escapements Review

By Denise Marrufo Music Journalist Artist: Beacon Album: Escapements Label: Ghostly Release Date: February 5, 2016 Website: Beacon are a two piece electronic duo from New York City. With Escapements, they give us music to dance to and also music to ponder over. The opening track, “I’m U,” sets the tone of the album; a melancholy journey, trying to find answers to questions not specified. From the get go, the vocalist familiarizes us with […]

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