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The band Carpet Burn in a Zoom call

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Carpet Burn on Their Sound, San Marcos & What’s Next for the Band

By Marcus Brooks Music Journalist Carpet Burn has been a bright spot in the San Marcos music scene since they first formed back in 2019, but now they’re all graduated from Texas State and on the verge of a big move. I sat down with Evan Hays (vocals, lead guitar), Willa Fossum (vocals, rhythm guitar), Jackson Cosgrove (bass), and Christian Haddad (drums) over Zoom and picked their brains on all […]

todaySeptember 23, 2021 84 1

Brooklyn Michelle sitting in the Roosevelt Suite filming for her new music video. She's sitting on a hotel bed in a green dress.

Interviews

Brooklyn Michelle Blooms this Spring

By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist San Antonio-based pop musician, Brooklyn Michelle, is someone to keep an eye on this Spring. From releasing her upcoming single “Come Here” on all streaming platforms April 23 to a highly anticipated virtual performance, there is a lot in store for Michelle’s itinerary. Michelle is a former Texas State Bobcat who studied in the Sound Recording Technician program at the School of Music to learn […]

todayApril 19, 2021 11 1

Album cover for Tina Snow by Megan Thee Stallion

Music

Megan Thee Stallion

By Michael KaiserMusic Journalist Houston local Megan Jovon Ruth Pete has made a name for herself as one of the most talented and influential rappers in the game right now. Since her musical debut in 2016, Megan, known as Megan Thee Stallion, rapidly rose through the ranks. She has collaborated with multiple big-name artists including Chance the Rapper, Normani, Beyonce, and Cardi B. Her music has consistently been at the […]

todayMarch 22, 2021 49

Austin Jazz Society concert poster

Music

Interview with Austin Jazz Society’s Tom Van Tassel: How to Support the Local Austin Music Scene While At-Home

By Claudia RuizMusic Journalist With the rise of live streaming for entertainment, places like Austin Jazz Society provide closure for those of us who crave live music again. I had the chance to speak with the president of Austin Jazz Society, Tom van Tassel, about the future of their organization and the current state of live jazz music today. Claudia Ruiz: So Tom can you tell us what is the […]

todayNovember 20, 2020 26

Black and white photo of performers on stage with guitars and instruments

Features

Halloween Ushers in the Return of Live Music for San Marcos

By James LanikMusic Journalist San Martians rejoice! Bars aren’t the only thing returning to San Marcos this month. It has been over half of a year since San Marcos has seen any activity in the local live music circles, at least in an official capacity. Apogee’s SM Fest at the courthouse is the first notable music-focused event to take place in downtown San Marcos since quarantine. That being said, it will […]

todayOctober 29, 2020 2

Black and White photo of a vocal microphone, with the background out of focus, and a slightly smaller microphone to the right.

Features

Local Music Streams To Watch While Social-Distancing

By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist Plato once said, “Necessity is the Mother of Invention.” When a problem arises, it takes creative thinking to solve it, and some of the greatest innovations have come during some of the direst of situations. With the COVID-19 pandemic still in full-swing, I would say we’re certainly living in some dire times. South By Southwest, Levitation Fest, and Austin City Limits Festival all had to cancel […]

todayOctober 24, 2020 1

News

All About Your Favorite Radio Station: KTSW FM-89.9

By Ally BolenderNews Content Manager KTSW 89.9 is a completely student-run and noncommercial radio station from Texas State University. Under the faculty advisor, Dan Schumacher, students interested in media can get hands-on experience working in one of our many departments. 14 different departments work to pull together the content you hear and see from KTSW. From sports, web content, news, podcasts, social media and events, there is always a way […]

todayOctober 2, 2020 13

All three Kairos band members pictured performing at The Coffee Bar

Music

Macchiatos and Mosh Pits

By James Lanik Music Journalist For anyone living in San Marcos, it is impossible to deny the breakneck speed at which contractors are building new highrise student housing complexes seemingly on every corner. Locals have been referring to San Marcos as a  “mini-Austin” for years, and as Texas State has continued to expand at a rapid pace, the comparison has proved all too true. The degree to which student apartments […]

todayMarch 16, 2020 4

Photo of band Names listed left to right: John McIntyre, Quinn Decker, Travis Roper, Johne Bowers, Bryce Brown

Music

Prepare to be Cleansed: Review of Cleanse by Rusty Dusty

By Aidan BaileyMusic Journalist On March 1, Rusty Dusty came out with their second LP entitled Cleanse. The album includes 9 songs and is around 40 minutes long when played consecutively.  I’ve been extremely excited about this new album and have been waiting anxiously to download it on spotify. Luckily, I had a chance to see them earlier in January at their live showing of the new album. In the first moments […]

todayMarch 13, 2020 25

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