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The Rise of Funk

By Sarah GrunauMusic Journalist The rise of funk music is rooted in the heart of the Civil Rights movement during the late '60s. However, the development of funk dates back to the late 1940s, when polyrhythm was introduced to the New Orleans jazz scene. Funk was created as a sub-genre, taking heavy influence from styles like blues and jazz. When Afro-Cuban impact was introduced, stylistic techniques like clave were starting […]

todayApril 28, 2021 3

Features

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 […]

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Brad Stank poses for a photograph underneath a sign that reads “Applause Please.” The words “Brad Stank” appear in triplicate in the foreground of the picture.

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On the Subject of Stank

By Thomas Dunlap Music Journalist Under the quirky moniker of Brad Stank, Liverpool native Bradley Mullins creates “sexistential” lounge-funk that is both infectious and relaxing. In each of the few tracks he has released, Stank effortlessly combines pleasant melodies with funky instrumentals to create a woozy but energetic experience for the listener. Stank’s jazz and jangle pop influences are clearly present in his work, placing him near other sensual and […]

todaySeptember 27, 2018

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Thundercat: Drunk Review

By Troy Vita Music Journalist Artist: Thundercat Album: Drunk Label: Brainfeeder Release Date: February 24, 2017 Website:  http://brainfeeder.net/thundercat/ Alongside being an accomplished studio musician, bassist, singer, Flying Lotus collaborator and one of the creative forces behind Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, Thundercat creates eclectic music that combines funk, jazz fusion, soul and electronic sounds. Drunk finds Thundercat at his weirdest and most genius. This is his busiest album yet, […]

todayMarch 29, 2017 3

News

Body Identified in San Marcos River as Local Band Member

Taylor Zavala News Director On the morning of June 27, 2015 around 8:10a.m. a swimmer in the San Marcos River discovered a body tangled in the Texas wild rice where Texas State University Police were called to the scene for investigation. The body was shortly identified as David Curtis McKnight, 29, who was reported missing around midnight by friends after a night of swimming in the headwaters river. University Police […]

todayJune 29, 2015 2 1

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Shamir – Rachet

Shamir - Rachet Artist: Shamir Album: Ratchet Label: XL Recordings Released: May 19, 2015 I first heard him on a dance floor in Houston. It was News Year Eve and confetti coated the air and everything around me. Surrounded by my friends, I heard “See, that’s my crown on the mantle and if you try to touch it, yes there will be scandal,” sweep over the crowd. The song sounded […]

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