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Band of the Month: Glasshealer

By Iliana RamirezMusic Journalist Members of the Glasshealer band consists of Hayden Steckel (vocals and guitar), Ernesto Gray (vocals, guitar, and keys), Jared Marxuach (bass), and James Owens (drums). The four came together through random connections with one another, but connected when they began working together. Marxuach and Steckel knew each other through their girlfriends who were roommates. Marxuach knew Grey from previously playing in a band together as well […]

todayFebruary 29, 2020 140


“Stupid F***ing Bird” Review

By Andrea MauWeb Content Contributor "Stupid F***ing Bird" by Arron Posner and directed by Texas State’s senior, Sydney Quanz, will be showing Feb. 14 to Feb. 16 in room 209 of the Theater building.  "Stupid F***ing Bird" is a modern adaptation of Anton Chekhov's "The Seagull" “...We made sure that you can enjoy the show without any knowledge of the source material. You don’t have to suspend your disbelief to […]

todayFebruary 15, 2020 52

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A Sit Down with Stephanie Bergara of Bidi Bidi Banda

By Iliana Ramirez Music Journalist On Saturday August 31st, the multi-city event, iEso Es!, made a stop in Austin, Texas at  Mohawk. The lineup included an array of Latinx artists such as Neon Indian, Empress of, and Bidi Bidi Banda. I got the opportunity to sit down with the lead singer and mind behind the Selena tribute band, Stephanie Bergara. In the interview we discuss the importance of representation in […]

todaySeptember 30, 2019 69

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Music in Film: Evaluating the Party Scene in Booksmart

By Iliana Ramirez Music Journalist Booksmart follows two characters, Amy, played by Kaitlyn Dever, and Molly, played by Beanie Fieldstein, on the night before their high school graduation. As the two girls worked extremely hard for four years to get into their dream colleges, they come to the realization that they missed out on the fun and spontaneous moments in which their peers had. The two try to cram all […]

todaySeptember 28, 2019 831

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An Ode to My Teenage Years: A Playlist

By Iliana Ramirez Music Journalist The music we hear throughout our teenage years are the sounds that shape our youth. We remember these songs throughout the rest of lives because they hold so much sentiment. As April rolls around, I am in my last month of being a teenager. I’m already a pretty nostalgic person as it is, but during this last month of my teen years, I’ve been extra […]

todayMay 1, 2019 84

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Record Store Day 2019: Suggestions and Celebrations

By Iliana Ramirez Music Journalist Once a year, independent record stores all over the world celebrate the culture around records and independent record stores. This day is officially marked as Record Store Day and will be celebrated this year on Saturday, April 13. To commemorate this, these record stores participate in releasing exclusive vinyl and CDs. These stores also celebrate by throwing day parties, having in-store performances, and even giving […]

todayApril 11, 2019 39


Another Look at SXSW 2019

By Iliana RamirezPhotographer Every year, the city of Austin gets turned into a huge festival known at SXSW. Over the course of ten days, creatives from all over the world to celebrate the convergence of music, film and interactive industries. Below are some highlights I got to capture during the festival! The filmmakers and subjects from the documentary feature Pahokee discuss the film after the opening night screening . Ivette […]

todayApril 1, 2019 142

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Interview with astragal

By Iliana RamirezMusic Journalist Houston-based band, astragal. Photo courtesy of astragal. Just before the release of their new EP, EP II, I got to chat with Houston-based band, astragal. The band is comprised of Jimmy (vocals and guitar), David (bass guitar) and Sam (drums). Through each single and EP the band has released, they have explored genres of shoe-gaze, dream-pop and post-punk. In an over the phone interview, the trio […]

todayMarch 9, 2019 28

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Music in Film: The Action-Packed Soundtrack of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

By Iliana RamirezMusic Journalist In 2010, the film adaptation of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World hit theaters everywhere. The comic book turned film centers around Scott Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera, as he defeats the seven evil exes of his new girlfriend, Ramona Flowers, played by Elizabeth Winstead. While many who watch this film are fans of comics, the soundtrack to this film is one that should not be looked […]

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