Lexi Ashbury

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Let the Sentimental Senior Year Playlists Commence

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist In this playlist, titled “last college winter,” I have successfully pulled songs together that exemplify the nostalgia of simpler times with some bold, newly released tunes. Most of my playlists feature a majority of oldies and this one is no exception. A few tracks are ones I absolutely adored in high school, which I felt was only fitting to include on this list, because who doesn't […]

todayDecember 13, 2019 145

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Iconic Television Themes

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist Theme songs for television programs have the power to make or break the show; they’re essentially a first impression for viewers. From "The Andy Griffith Show" to iconic themes have been around since the start of TV sitcoms and are only getting better with time. Here are a few of my favorites that I simply can’t help but to dance to when I hear the opening […]

todayNovember 28, 2019 5

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King Princess: Cheap Queen Album Review

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist Let me preface this doctoral dissertation by saying I am a King Princess superfan. Seeing her set this year at ACL was something I can only describe as a spiritual experience. Let’s cut to the chase, 20-year-old Mikaela Straus, known by her stage name King Princess, came back Oct. 25, 2019 with her first full length album titled Cheap Queen. The album features 13 tracks that stay […]

todayNovember 4, 2019 20

An album cover with a rigid strawberry over a night sky. In the strawberry are the male and female love interests from the movie looking towards each other. At the top of the album are the words Across the Universe: music from the motion picture in large font.


Across the Universe Soundtrack: Still Relevant 12 Years Later

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist Recently, I forced my friends to watch “Across the Universe” for the hundredth time in the comfort of my living room, paired with the sounds of my off-key singing. Watching the movie and hearing the soundtrack after a brief hiatus is a nostalgic feeling I can only describe by sobbing in front of the television. If you hear that title and think of the classic Beatles […]

todayOctober 21, 2019 32

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Music Podcasts: The Thing of the Future

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist Let’s be real, no matter the topic, us millennials love to pop on a podcast anytime of the day. Guilty as charged! I’m sure we’ve all tried to get a family member or friend to listen to our favorite podcast, which may or may not have gone on without a hitch. In recent years, we have begun to ditch the usual driving playlists for a podcast […]

todayOctober 14, 2019 13

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Hidden Gems of Sir Paul McCartney

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist We all know Paul McCartney as one of the founding members of The Beatles. Ever heard of them? Just one of the most successful and influential bands in music history. Not ringing any bells? Well maybe you know him from his hits with Wings or his highly successful solo career. With 18 Grammy Awards, and two Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductions, McCartney is recognized […]

todaySeptember 22, 2019 76

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KTSW Interviews the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center

By Sami DugdaleProgram Director Other Side Drive hosts, April Gutierrez and Lexi Ashbury, talk with Megan Osborne from the Hays-Caldwell Women’s Center. In this interview, Megan discusses what the women’s center does for the community, how to reach out if you need services, and how to get involved. You can visit their website here. The National Domestic Hotline: 1-800-799-7233 Featured image by KTSW Social Media.

todayMay 9, 2019 16

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KTSW Interviews After Aristotle

By Sami DugdaleProgram Director Other Side Drive hosts, Cheyenne Young and Lexi Ashbury, sit down with Austin-based band After Aristotle. In this interview, the band discusses new music, upcoming tour dates, and what’s in store for the future. Featured image by KTSW Social Media. 

todayApril 23, 2019 30

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KTSW Chats with the Electronic Music Association

By Sami DugdaleProgram Director Other Side Drive hosts, April Gutierrez and Lexi Ashbury are joined by the President of the Electronic Music Association of Texas State Amanda Miller. In this interview, Miller discusses the history of the organization, the electronic music scene in Central Texas, and upcoming events. Featured image by KTSW Social Media. 

todayApril 16, 2019 8

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    40 Oz. To Fresno

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    Boleros Psicodélicos

    Adrian Quesada

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    The Zug

    Yves Jarvis

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    Deep In View


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    Strange Time Forever

    Marta Knight

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