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Ten Songs By Local Artists To Add To Your Summer Playlist

By Lillian Jones Local Music Director As you celebrate the end of the semester, with the temperature rising and the bugs becoming more apparent, there’s only one question to ask yourself – who just made the song of the summer? Luckily for you, you won’t have to tap through your old high school SoundCloud rapper's Snapchat story to find the song of the summer because I have curated 10 songs […]

todayMay 15, 2023 95 1 2

Close up image of two guys dancing in the crowd of the release party. Drawings of blue keys and diamonds are overlaid onto the image.


Bluekeys Magazine Issue 04 Release Party: Elegy, Party Van, Die Spitz and DJ Oblivion

By Lillian Jones Music Journalist Bluekeys Magazine is a teen led art magazine based in Austin, created by high school students Brooke Ellisor and Peyton Priest. The magazine encourages all things creative including music, cartoons, writing, films, sculptures, fashion, drawings and more. Last year, the publication had their first release party for the third issue where The Point, Sub-T and Favor played at Antones; since then they’ve had a few […]

todayMarch 18, 2023 116 6 2

four guys, 3 playing guitar, one in the middle with microphone, red light is behind them

Concert Review

Hot Whips & Soma Jerome at the San Marcos Secret Room

By Tara Davis Music Journalist San Marcos’ hottest new commodity on the square has been dominating every weekend since they opened. Hosting drag shows, music shows, thrift markets, and more every Thursday through Sunday, the venue has been a bit busy. The San Marcos Secret Room is located on the square behind the beloved Gil’s Broiler & Manske Roll Bakery.  They are known for setting posters and artwork made by […]

todayMarch 10, 2023 46

Picture shows three band members performing in dim lit room with string lights and posters behind them


Using Local Music to Expand Your Space

By Harriet Bernard Local Music Journalist Finding a space where you feel included and motivated to explore an unfamiliar place is important for college students. Whether you moved from 1,000 miles or just 10 minutes away to your school, everyone deserves to find their community. After coming to Texas State and living in San Marcos, I found that local music has given me some of the most exciting opportunities to […]

todayJanuary 29, 2023 123 9

A photo of the outside of Cactus Music, a record store


The Importance of Local Record Shops

Christina Sims Music Journalist   Now that we’re finally seeing the other side of the COVID-19 pandemic, reflecting upon how much our world has changed since then is possible; the very way we interact with the world has changed, an example being an ever-growing need for immediate accessibility, causing services such as Amazon Prime to produce insane gains in business (read about it here). Musically, tangibles like CDs and MP3s […]

todayNovember 2, 2022 57 1

the members of Summer Rental stare face the audience as the audience throws a beach ball, at Sewell Stage. 


SM Fest: Summer Rental and Blevins

By Sofia Psolka Web Content Contributor Sewell Park opened its stage to local bands on Oct. 23 to close out the sixth annual SM Fest. I pulled up just in time to catch two local favorites: Summer Rental and Blevins. People were sitting along the riverbank, enjoying the warm air, taking dips into the water. Guys playing basketball as kids ran around the court; skaters and bikers popping wheelies and […]

todayNovember 1, 2022 39

: Image features A.L. West in a worn, dark purple shirt which depicts a Great White Shark erupting from it’s center. West stands relaxed, hands behind his back, in front of slender trees. West wears wire framed glasses and a relaxed baseball cap.


Artist Interview: A.L. West

Avery Viers Local Music Director  While waiting patiently for Austin-based musician Daniel Bryson – better known on the local stage as A.L. West – to join our Zoom call last Wednesday, I was eager to discover the artistic background of the Bedroom Pop soloist. One of three artists featured at The Porch on October 20, 2022, for KTSW 89.9’s monthly Third Thursday event, Bryson was kind enough to catch up […]

todayOctober 28, 2022 56

Photo features three members of Arbordae sitting on a brown leather couch that sits in front of a white colored brick wall. Ethan Lugbauer sits farthest to the left, fingers tightly bound with legs crossed. Caleb Alvarez sits casually on the opposite end of the lounge, turning inward toward his fellow bandmates. In between both boys sits Curtis Rowe, turned to face bandmate Ethan. In front of the boys sits a plain, wooden coffee table.


Artist Interview: Arbordae

By Avery Viers Local Music Director In preparation for KTSW’s upcoming Third Thursday event on Aug. 18th, I was anxious to meet up with San Marcos based-band, Arbordae, to learn more about the three Texas State University creatives expected to take the stage this month at The Porch. Curtis Rowe, Caleb Alvarez and Ethan Lugbauer made for easy interviewees on Aug. 12th, shortly after I arrived at Stellar Coffee Co. […]

todayAugust 17, 2022 197 2 2

Photograph depicts the four members of Lola Tried, crouched down in a casual position on top of what looks to be a concrete sidewalk. Band Member farthest to the left is pictured with shaggy hair, a mustache, a black and white striped t-shirt and black jeans. Member depicted in middle left of the photo wears a black baseball cap, a beige button down shirt, black jeans and black Vans sneakers. Member depicted in middle right of the photo is partly hidden by member on far right but can be seen wearing a brightly colored, yellow and aqua button down shirt with khaki shorts. Member on far right is shown with her right arm propping up her chin, showcasing her half sleeve of colorful tattoos; she is wearing a green cropped shirt, denim shorts and black hi-top Vans sneakers.


An Interview With Local Sound- Lola Tried

By Avery Viers Local Music Director   On Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, I had the pleasure of chatting with Lauren Wicker and Ray Garza of the Austin-based band, Lola Tried. Throughout the length of our thirty-five-minute discussion, I spoke with Wicker and Garza about the history of the band, their experiences as artists amid a global pandemic, and some of their favorite aspects of creating music in a collaborative setting. […]

todayJuly 21, 2022 67 2

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