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The Shooks band: Marlon Sexton (Center), Matt Erlandson (Left), Muddy Pierce (Rear, drums), Deven Ivy (Center, Guitar), and Colton Kindaid (Right).

Interviews

Artist Interview: Shooks

By Christian Villarreal Music Journalist The Shooks is composed of five very talented and motivated artists who are based in South Austin. I had the privilege of being able to sit down with the band’s lead singer, Marlon Sexton, to talk about the Shooks and their music. Sexton and I were finally able to get together and the conversation we had was more than worth the wait. Sexton is a […]

todaySeptember 28, 2021 44 1

A photo of Renzo sitting in front of a green screen.

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Interview with Renzo

By Cassidy Segovia Music Journalist Earlier this week I had the opportunity to talk with the up-and-coming artist Renzo. I know of Renzo because we hail from the same area of Corpus Christi, TX, and I was thrilled to find out that he is now creating his own music! Renzo is a Contemporary R&B singer and has recently released a few singles on music streaming apps. I reached out to […]

todayAugust 20, 2021 38

Jesse Rodriguez is posing with peace sign on balcony overlooking the Texas State campus.

Interviews

Interviewing Music Journalist, Producer and Artist Jesse Rodriguez

By Christopher BrockerMusic Journalist  Jesse Rodriguez and I met through KTSW as he joined the Hip-hop group. Rodriguez joined the station as a DJ and music journalist but sought out the challenge of covering Hip-hop. I had the privilege of working with Rodriguez and quickly saw his potential.  Photo of Jesse Rodriguez on Texas State University Campus. Later in the semester, I discovered that Rodriguez was a producer and he […]

todayMay 11, 2021 9

Photo of members of BROCKHAMPTON in matching blue hoodies.

Interviews

Joba on San Marcos, BROCKHAMPTON and Healing

By James LanikLocal Music Director Being a BROCKHAMPTON fan has never been boring. With the lightning-fast pace of self-reinvention and brisk stream of releases, within only a couple of years, the boy band managed to establish a universe and lore around themselves that would likely take other collectives years to achieve. Things feel decidedly different this time around, however. For the first time since their inception, a calendar year went […]

todayMay 10, 2021 39

Black and white portraits of models

Web Content

Interview with David Garza

By Michael KaiserMusic Journalist I recently had the opportunity to sit down and talk with David Garza, a talented artist and student at Texas State. He has a double major in marketing and management and a minor in international business. He is also a director at BOKO, the Texas State Marketing Agency. Garza said he first got into making art while he was living in a dorm at College Inn. […]

todayMay 9, 2021 9

Photo of Brandon, Kevynn and Dillon Blevins.

Interviews

An Interview with Blevins

By Kennedy WoodGuest Music Journalist A few weeks ago, I got the opportunity to interview Blevins, a local band based in San Marcos and Austin. Brandon, Kevynn, and Dillon Blevins and I, were able to have a conversation about their music, the benefits of social media and the music industry as a whole. The three brothers began their musical journey as kids when they discovered John Mayer, Joe Dart, Kevin […]

todayMay 1, 2021 7

Photo of Billy Potts sitting in a forest.

Interviews

Interview with Billy Potts

By Micheal Kaiser Music Journalist This past weekend, I had the privilege of interviewing Billy Potts. After hearing Billy sing live at a mutual friend's house, I was blown away and wanted to conduct this interview. Billy is an amazingly talented singer and songwriter who is majoring in general studies with concentrations in English, communication studies and pop culture at Texas State University. He recently released a new single called […]

todayApril 21, 2021 8

Image of Don Kennedy wearing crown

Entertainment

Interviewing Actor Don Kennedy

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director  Don Kennedy has found his voice through creativity, and he expresses himself in a multitude of ways. Whether he is acting in movies, posting dance videos, or comedy sketches, Kennedy is eager to make his voice heard. Additionally, that voice is heard through activism on social media which translates to protest and philanthropy.    Despite his confident demeanor, Kennedy has struggled with mental health issues in […]

todayApril 20, 2021 25

Interviews

Interviewing University Star Editor-in-Chief Jaden Edison

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director https://open.spotify.com/episode/5tknyfOtY4ROu2ipGTj2yC?si=O2syGQRiRDOd5pitnfYh_w&nd=1 I met Jaden Edison in my African American studies class this semester. I was then intrigued to discover that he was the Editor-in-Chief of The University Star. I felt inspired by his work and impressed by his accomplishments. Instantly, I was eager to collaborate with him on a project. Fortunately, that came to fruition in an interview I had with him. In the hour-long interview, […]

todayApril 11, 2021 70

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