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KTSW’s Production Director Shares His Bro Tips

By Holly Henrichsen Web Content Manager   Connor Shwanke is one of the many men behind the mic. As production director, Schwanke assigns and approves all of the commercials that you hear on KTSW. Janelle Abad, KTSW's music director, sat down with Schwanke to get his take on all things bro for International Men's Day. Shwanke met his first bro at an after school babysitter in his hometown in Kansas, […]

todayNovember 19, 2016 31


KTSW’s International Men’s Day Spotify Playlist

By Janelle Abad Music Director spotify:user:ktsw_899:playlist:13L5r1bvRyRhX5NpihTLCX The KTSW music staff has curated a playlist of our favorite songs by men, for men and about the important men in our lives in honor of International Men's Day. From quintessential tracks that our fathers spun in the living room, to modern acts filled with snazzy bass riffs, this playlist has your bases covered. In light of the official theme of "Stopping Male […]

todayNovember 18, 2016 221


Empress of Opens Up After Sound on Sound

By Janelle Abad Music Director Avant-electronic R&B royalty graced the stages of the inaugural Sound on Sound fest 2016, and she goes by the alias of Empress Of. The Los Angeles based one-woman band arrived to Sherwood Forest the Friday of the festival ready to take on the stage with tracks from her 2015 album, Me. The songstress grinds elements of real, gritty feminism and the lifecycle of love and life […]

todayNovember 18, 2016 30


KTSW X Sound on Sound 2016 Playlist

By Janelle Abad Music Director spotify:user:ktsw_899:playlist:3ErDYmtx6S10ZCl83eKgmH A brand new festival has been born in the central Texas market and have already been crowned as one of the most unique and diverse festivals in the market. Booked by Graham Williams, founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest and head of the freshly launched Margin Walker, the Sound on Sound still holds it’s underground music scene roots that were planted in the beginnings of […]

todayOctober 28, 2016 22

Austin City Limits

Five ACL 2016 Bands That You Loved Five Years Ago

By Janelle Abad Music Director 2011: The year of planking, Charlie Sheen’s #winning campaign, the peak of the triangles and galaxy print trend, and the release of the ever iconic Rebecca Black video of “Friday” (along with all of the parodies that came with it). Despite the wackiness of all of the items listed above, they all have one thing in common - they went viral on social media. Tumblr […]

todayOctober 13, 2016 24

Austin City Limits

Prinze George on Prince, Band Beginnings and Musicianship

By Janelle Abad Music Director Austin's beloved Zilker Park was flurried with anxious and excited attendees for the 15th Anniversary of Austin City Limits. This year's line-up was stacked with some of the best synth-pop and electronica acts in the industry, including M83, The Naked and Famous, Flume and LCD Soundsystem. These household names have also sparked a light for many of the other breakthrough artists on the bill. One […]

todayOctober 12, 2016 234


KTSW’s Float Fest 2016 Spotify Playlist

By Janelle Abad Music Director https://play.spotify.com/user/ktsw_899/playlist/1hXLYykFuALplbLq4dFfw1 Float Fest embarks on its third year gracing the Cool River Ranch shores in San Marcos, Texas, swearing on the baddest party in Central Texas complete with lights, laughter and live music. With general admission now including a one-day floating pass and camping for the weekend, fest-fanatics are bound to make waves in the San Marcos River with throwback headliners Metric, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony and […]

todayJune 17, 2016 281


MR Fest Artist Profile: La Luz

By Janelle Abad Local Music Director With the literal Spanish translation of “the light,” Seattle, WA based quartet La Luz is due to shed the surf rock light on the city of San Marcos for this year’s MR Fest. Founded in 2012, the Hardly Art Records act is now on tour in support of their sophomore LP release, Weirdo Shrine. The album marks the start of the use of fuzz […]

todayApril 18, 2016 33


Dilly Dally at SXSW 2016 On Their Debut Album, Sore

By Janelle Abad SXSW Press Team   I first saw Dilly Dally at the CMJ 2015 Music Marathon in the middle of New York City surrounded by strangers that would soon become very good friends of mine to my right and strangely enough, Bob Boilen of NPR to my left. I had never heard of Dilly Dally before venturing to the lower level of the Santos Party House, but I […]

todayMarch 29, 2016 238

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