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A Beginner’s Guide to a Summer of Local Sounds

By Avery Viers Local Music Journalist With the arrival of finals signaling the end of yet another spring semester, Texas State students are beginning to find themselves with a suspicious amount of free time on their hands. While frequenting the San Marcos River and roaming The Square may offer themselves convenient ways to pass the time, an increase in local live music events can also act as a relief to […]

todayMay 9, 2022 56 1

Album cover features the right-side profile of Lizzy McAlpine, presumably taken at night, backlit by what seems to be a streetlight.

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Behind the Tour with Lizzy McAlpine: New Music, Fond Memories and What’s Ahead

By Avery Viers Local Music Journalist Now three weeks into accompanying Dodie on their Build A Problem Tour, it’s no secret that Lizzy McAlpine’s youthful sea of fans is only the beginning of what’s to come amid the early stages of the Philadelphia-born singer-songwriter’s career. First releasing music during the infancy of her career in 2018, McAlpine was finally able to take to the road earlier this year in preparation […]

todayMarch 28, 2022 64

Image depicts Eli Josef center stage, accompanied by his two band mates on each side. A disco ball is seen in the top left corner.

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Here’s What You Missed: Eli Josef at The Ballroom

By Avery Viers Local Music Journalist For the first time since November 2021, it was no surprise that Eli Josef's comeback to the stage this past weekend was full of excitement and energy- making the performance an undeniably memorable experience for all of us who were lucky enough to attend. Kickstarting his musical career at 17, Josef's discography is refreshingly new. First receiving widespread social media recognition in 2019 from […]

todayFebruary 28, 2022 123 5 2

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 152 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.

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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 311

Album cover for Tina Snow by Megan Thee Stallion

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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 99

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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 90

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

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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 11

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

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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 13

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