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The cover of Martian Subculture’s EP Sleeping. A “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” blanket is pictured in a red filter. Stylized handwritten text reading “Martian Subculture” is in the foreground.


Martian Subculture

By Thomas Dunlap Music Journalist Martian Subculture is the DIY project of Quin, Ireland’s own Evan O’Malley. Identified as “folk music from another planet,” the tunes of Martian Subculture are as familiar as they are foreign. Solidified by skeletal production and the heavy use of guitar pedals, the music is satisfying yet sinister. Taking the fundamentals of indie pop and adding an extraterrestrial touch of psychedelia, O’Malley has created what […]

todayFebruary 24, 2019 36 2

Maggie Rogers holding a red blanket behind her.


Maggie Rogers Heard It In A Past life Album Review

By Caitlin Dunn Music Journalist Artist: Maggie Rogers Album: Heard It In A Past Life Release Date: Jan. 19, 2019 Website: Here is what you need to know about Maggie Rogers: she is a 24-year-old artist from the rural parts of Maryland who blew up after a video of Pharrell listening to her song went viral. Pharrell, like everyone else, was blown away with her ability to capture a sound so unique to […]

todayFebruary 8, 2019 40

Mixtape by Daisy O’Connor album art cover


Meet Daisy O’Connor

By Ruby Longoria Music Director  I met with Daisy in the greenroom at Cactus Cafe. I had just taken a quick sip of water before being led into the jarringly bright-lit room. Handshakes, first to Ty Richards, who sat in the comfy chair closest to the door, then to Daisy O’Connor - who even when sitting down has a large presence. She was immediately giddy and sweet. She thanked us […]

todayJune 22, 2018 41


Emma Ruth Rundle’s Solo Debut

Born and based out of Los Angeles Ca. comes forth singer/songwriter Emma Ruth Rundle who incorporates an ethereal sound of acoustic airy ambiance that surrounds her in a mysterious composure and blooms as her songs take listeners into a realm of honest and confessional poetry. Tied to folk, her post-rock and drone textures show a spiritual and contemplative nature. Putting away her past life as a guitarist for the post-rock […]

todayAugust 18, 2014 252

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Folk of July Fest

Jack Valen played outside at Folk of July Fest early this month. The singer songwriter has been active since 2009. His contemplative folk and rock influenced music set the tone early for the night. East Cameron Folkcore closed out the outdoor stage. Their music can be ruckus, political, and traveling across genres just as the gypsy punks they tend to channel. East Cameron Folkcore will be traveling next month while […]

todayJuly 15, 2014 50

The Canvas People


In Studio: The Canvas People

By: Daniel Fickman On-Air Talent: Rick Jennings and Daniel Fickman Live Sound Technician: Rick Jennings Other Side Drive Producer: Shannon Williams The Canvas People In-Studio Interview and Performance The Canvas People consists of Wes Maxwell, Kyle Taylor and Luke Williams. They play a mix of Indie/Rock and Indie/Folk and last week Daniel and Rick had the great fortune of chatting it up with this rockin trio. They discuss everything from […]

todayApril 25, 2014 165 1

the coordinates


The Coordinates Visit Studio

The Coordinates, a newer name in the Austin indie folk scene, stopped by the KTSW studios to play a few songs from their upcoming album and chat about how they’ve grown over the past year. These three guys just might surprise you with the maturity of their music, and give every song a full helping of emotional weight. With a debut album on the horizon, a TV show appearance, a […]

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