Eric McKeefer

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An Interview with The Cuckoos

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist On Sunday, I sat down with Kenneth Frost and Dave North of the Austin neopsych-funk-dance band, The Cuckoos. We discussed a new sound for the band, inspirations, public image and more. The full audio interview can be found here along with a shortened video interview and a link to the Cuckoos brand new music video, We Can Take a Trip To Another Day. Be […]

todayMarch 11, 2019 671

Text that says New Singles In Your Area on top of a photo showing a ceramic garden statue surrounded my clovers.


New Singles in Your Area: Texas Artists Breaking Into 2019

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist One month into to 2019 and we’re already seeing so much new music from artists around the country like Ty Segall, Night Beats, Dent May, Cherry Glazerr, Vampire Weekend... and the list goes on. A couple of posthumous releases came out as well, including one from blues singer R.L. Burnside and another from Austin's own Townes Van Zandt. Texas is not a state to […]

todayFebruary 20, 2019 4

Doom Lagoon live at The Electric Church 11/3/18


New Music Discovery: Doom Lagoon

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist It is always a treat to discover new music unexpectedly. Not just a new band with the same old sound, but rather a stumbled upon band with something completely new, despite having the same limitations as any other artists on stage. Doom Lagoon from Ohio was that band Saturday night at The Electric Church. An unfortunately empty night at the psychedelic palace was gifted with […]

todayNovember 19, 2018 77

Indoor Creature


Indoor Creature: New Single and Interview

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist A train whistle blows into the first seconds of Indoor Creature's new single, “Selfish Liars.” Like waking up on the wrong side of the bed, after you slept through your first class on a Monday. Slow, solemn and personal, it ends too soon. Emotionally engaging and these lyrics cycle over hot red-orange guitar chords while the crash accents with jade splashes on the one […]

todayNovember 16, 2018 63

Acid Carousel at Cheer Up Charlies September 30 2018.


The Bright Light Social Hour EP and Release Show

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist New music from a local favorite is always exciting and a just little nerve-wracking. The Bright Light Social Hour released their newest EP Missing Something on the Austin label Modern Outsider (who host 17 other local artists including Quiet Company, Moving Panoramas and Walker Lukens) on Sept. 28. They played two release shows over that weekend and I was able to attend the second […]

todayOctober 18, 2018 62

Frankie Cosmos performing to a large crowd


Frankie Cosmos Live at Barracuda

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist After some trouble getting in the door, I was able to catch half of Lomelda, the opening band for Frankie Cosmos, at Barracuda on Saturday night. Lomelda is a three-piece group, with soft female vocals, living in the same musical vein as Frankie Cosmos; whose tender music and personal songs demand the listeners attention. Lomelda played with grace over a thick crowd until the end […]

todayOctober 9, 2018 37

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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

Eric Ross in front of a garage door.


Eric Ross: A Musical Fountain

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist A man of many talents, Eric Ross, lives right here in San Marcos and studies computer science at Texas State University. In his time outside of class, Ross is a music lover and the bassist of the local Austin band The Cuckoos. What I didn't know until we talked in Mazak’s Guitar III class was that Ross is the head composer, publisher and mastermind […]

todayOctober 3, 2018 30

Pearl Earl plays Live Music in a venue with people standing and watching


Pearl Earl Live in Concert

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist I first caught the power of Pearl Earl live during SXSW 2018 and was quite impressed. Surprised by their positive dancing energy and the fullness of their live sound, I was lucky enough to see this four-piece out of Denton again Wednesday Aug. 8 at Hotel Vegas in Austin on a stacked bill of local talent including The Sun Mashine, The Rotten Mangos and […]

todaySeptember 5, 2018 35

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