By Caitlin Dunn Music Journalist Twenty-six-year-old Oakland, Calif. local Sven Gamsky goes by the alias Still Woozy. Although Still Woozy is Gamsky’s one-man solo project, only releasing a couple of songs, he has been playing for 16 years or so. … Continue reading Are You Listening to Still Woozy?
By Shane Willenborg Music Journalist EP: On Corners & Shapes Artist: Quiet Company Release date: February 1, 2019 Website: http://www.quietcompanymusic.com After a transformative year in 2016, in which the band cycled through several members, Quiet Company strayed away from its … Continue reading Quiet Company: On Corners & Shapes EP Review
By Conner Yarbrough Music Director We’ve finally made it through the first half of the spring semester and to the week-long oasis that is spring break. In honor of this temporary freedom and any road trips (near or far) that … Continue reading KTSW Music Staff Picks: Road Trip Tracks Playlist
By Daniel Richter Web Content Contributor Sports have been influencing music for ages. This is especially true when it comes to basketball and hip hop. If you search for a song titled “Lebron James” on Spotify you will be greeted … Continue reading Ten Songs Named After Basketball Players (That Aren’t Rap Songs)
By Anna Valdez Blog Content Contributor You’ve probably scrolled through your Twitter feed and seen astrology tweets similar to the one below. Because astrology has been around for centuries, it’s no surprise that horoscopes and birth charts have taken social … Continue reading Which Song Best Reflects Your Sign?
By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Artist: Ian Sweet Album: Crush Crusher Release Date: October 26, 2018 Label: Hardly Art Website: https://www.iansweetmusic.com/ Jilian Medford, the quintessentially indie frontwoman behind Ian Sweet, is remarkably reminiscent of the grungey queens of the ‘90s. … Continue reading Ian Sweet: Crush Crusher Album Review
By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist This might sound harsh, but I’ve always been skeptical of musicians who get their start on YouTube. Yes, I know that this includes big names like Bieber and Shawn Mendes, but that’s exactly why. With … Continue reading You Need to Be Listening to Mree
By Casey Curry Music Journalist This is a record for everyone who came to college thinking they’d figure it out here, but are still waiting for life to start making sense. Sidney Gish in her album No Dogs Allowed paints … Continue reading Sidney Gish: No Dogs Allowed Review
By Samuel Peirce Music Journalist Artist: Naked Giants Album: SLUFF Release Date: March 30, 2018 Label: New West Website: https://www.nakedgiants.com/ Seattle, Washington’s Naked Giants brand of psychedelia-drenched, punk-rock n’ roll has yielded them some impressive releases so far (2016’s R.I.P. EP), … Continue reading Naked Giants: SLUFF Review
By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger The second act at the Buzz Mill was Daniel Thomas Phipps, an indie-folk-rock-roots singer and songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. When Phipps first started his set, his audience was just the volunteers and the Buzz Mill … Continue reading Daniel Thomas Phipps Brings Life to Buzz Mill
By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist Artist: Tom Misch Album: Beat Tape 2 Release Date: August 28, 2015 Label: Beyond the Groove Website: http://www.tommisch.com Where does one even begin when describing Tom Misch’s talent? A composer, guitarist, bassist, violinist and singer … Continue reading Tom Misch: Beat Tape 2 Review
By Dallas Williams Music Reviewer Artist: Porches Album: Pool Label: Domino Records Release: February 5, 2016 Website: http://porchesmusic.com/ Porches, the moniker of musician Aaron Maine has just released his latest effort Pool. Much like the name would suggest, the album … Continue reading Porches: Pool Review
By Daniela Garcia Blog Content Contributor You may have heard about KTSW’s Bookstore Blowout event that took place Tuesday, August 25th, 2015 rocking out with a couple of local artists performing for students making purchases. Among the brief lineup were … Continue reading Interview with Skyler Sands from The Questions
Album: What A Terrible World, What A Wonderful World Artist: The Decemberists Released: January 20, 2015 Label: Capitol Records Website: http://www.decemberists.com/ “I’m not going on just to sing another suicide sing-a-long” leader singer/songwriter Colin Meloy sings in “Anti-Summer Song”, a response to the old 18th century tales about widows, whores, and infanticide that have once defined the essence of The Decemberists. It seems Meloy has left his story telling to the children’s book trilogy that he’s published during the band’s 4-year hiatus after releasing their last LP, The King is Dead. What a Terrible World What a Beautiful World captures … Continue reading Review of The Decemberists’s Album “What A Terrible World, What A Wonderful World”
By Janelle Abad Assistant Music Director West coast natives Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin of the dream-pop duo, Cathedrals sat down to talk with KTSW after their performance at Hype Machine’s Hype Hotel. Cathedrals recently released their debut EP earlier … Continue reading SXSW 2015: Chatting with Rising Dream-pop Duo, Cathedrals
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 … Continue reading Emma Ruth Rundle’s Solo Debut
Writer, Interviewer, & Producer: Kelsey Baker Other Side Drive Producer: Shannon Williams Editor: Adam M. Cook Disclaimer: The audio portion of this story is different than the content on this post. You may find yourself enjoying both. The Detroit … Continue reading Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.