By Jacob Carter and Troy Vita Assistant Music Director, Music Director :) ***DATES LISTED ARE FOR OFFICIAL SHOWCASES, MANY OF THESE ARTISTS ARE ALSO PLAYING UNOFFICIAL SHOWS DURING SXSW*** Guantanamo Baywatch March 17 @ Hotel Vegas - 12:30 a.m. Portland natives Guantanamo Baywatch have been dishing out mischievous surf rock since 2009, and are touring hot off their album Desert Center from summer of last year. Baywatch’s sound is sound […]
By Troy Vita Music Director Starring: Troy Vita Jacob Carter Che Salgado Clayton Ambrose In the long-awaited third episode of Audio Input we talk about Mark E. Smith passing away, the right and wrong calls of the Grammys, important love songs and how ruggedly handsome Armie Hammer is.
By Troy Vita Music Director and Studio C Producer Check out our newest Live in Studio C session and lose yourself in the timeless, reverb drenched sound that can only come from San Marcos’ own MOON DUNES. This 5-piece band is a new San Marcos staple and you can catch them at many of your favorite local spots. Hit play, kick back, and relax with MOON DUNES in KTSW’s Studio […]
By Jacob Carter Videographer Odd Future...BROCKHAMPTON...PNTHN? San Marcos-based rap group, PNTHN, were gracious enough to drop by Studio C last week for a ROWDY performance. Clocking in at ten members, PNTHN is KTSW’s largest in-studio performance by far. Check out the full interview on Soundcloud to hear about PNTHN Radio, the group’s hand-picked mix of inspirations, as well as a mysterious secret project that’s in the works. If the video […]
By Kris Tondre KTSW DJ Coming on Sunday nights from 8-10 p.m., The Cypher is KTSW's only show dedicated to playing the best of underground rap music. Celebrating everything that is Hip Hop, hosts Kris Tondré and Vvannah B. showcase their taste for the trillest of tunes with two full hours of great music, great conversation and overall have a great time rocking out on the airwaves. It's a great […]
By Troy Vita Music Director Starring: Troy Vita Jacob Carter Che Salgado Clayton Ambrose The riveting follow-up to Audio Input episode 1. In this edition, we talk about the rampant cancellation of small festivals and do a deep dive on our individual favorite albums of all time. Join us on this journey through the great music that made us who we are.
By Jacob Carter Music Journalist Lately there’s been a lot of push-back towards the idea of ‘guilty pleasures’ particularly in music. People are realizing that it doesn’t do any good to anyone to put limits on what’s ‘acceptable’ for people to listen to. While this is a trope that will probably still be played up for laughs in pop culture (“A boy? Singing a song by a girl??? That’s Weird!!!!!”), it’s […]