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 … Continue reading Macchiatos and Mosh Pits
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 … Continue reading Prepare to be Cleansed: Review of Cleanse by Rusty Dusty
By Ethan BrownMusic Journalist Samantha Flowers is a two-piece indie pop band composed of members Samantha Oesch and Sean Nelson. The two joined forces as guitarist and bassist with Oesch on vocals in 2019. Forming in San Marcos, the two … Continue reading Samantha Flowers: Interview and Show Coverage
By James LanikMusic Journalist With the rise of music sharing sites such as Bandcamp and Soundcloud, the once cost-prohibitive barriers to recording and publishing an album have all but crumbled. In its ashes has risen a new wave of bedroom-based recording artists … Continue reading Live in my heart: Sitting down with local central Texas outfit, sleep well.
By Jake DromgooleMusic Journalist “You’re gonna want to show up early. The list fills up pretty fast.” Familiar words to any aspiring performer looking to showcase their talents to a crowd. For many musicians, the open mic is where you … Continue reading An Open Love Letter to the Open Mic
By Shane WillenborgMusic Journalist Up-and-coming art rock group Glasshealer is making their debut this month with the release of their first single “Empty Bottles.” The group is comprised of Jared Marxuah, Hayden Steckel, Ernesto Grey and James Owens. The Austin … Continue reading Who is Glasshealer?
By Lauren FloydMusic Journalist Artist: Summer RentalAlbum: Take Me With YouRelease date: Oct. 4, 2019 The first day of fall may have come and gone, but that hasn’t stopped Summer Rental from putting out their debut album. The self-branded “San … Continue reading Summer Rental: Take Me With You Album Review
By Bradley BarnesMusic Journalist The live music scene in Austin has been revered for decades now, with artists covering a diverse range of sounds and reaching world-wide acclaim. Legends such as Stevie Ray Vaughn and Willie Nelson have called Austin … Continue reading 5 Unsigned Austin Bands that You Should Hear
By Faith Vara Music Journalist A few weeks ago, a friend of mine recommended I listen to a new act called Mickey Darling. After hearing their latest single, “I’m Just a Buzzkill,” I instantly fell in love with their dancey, … Continue reading Talking with Mickey Darling
By Timia Cobb Music Journalist The Lucies is a local San Marcos band that has the true authenticity that many bands lack today. What I mean by this is that they are dramatically theatrical during performances, and aren’t afraid to … Continue reading A Conversation with The Lucies
By Neil Manning Music Journalist Artist: White Denim Album: Side Effects Release Date: March 29, 2019 White Denim, a band based out of Austin, recently released their second album within a year’s time. Side Effects was released only seven months … Continue reading White Denim: Side Effects Album Review
By Clayton Chaney Local Music Journalist Artist: Ryan Bingham Album Name: American Love Song Release Date: Feb. 15, 2019 Label: Axster Bingham Records Website: ryanbingham.com … And stronger than ever. Yes, it is true: Ryan Bingham is back on the … Continue reading Ryan Bingham: American Love Song Album Review
By Nicholas Volpe Local Music Journalist Artist: Blumoon Album: Slow Burn Release Date: Feb. 22, 2019 Website: https://blumoon.bandcamp.com/ Crossover jazz-influenced music seems to be making a huge splash in both the popular and underground music scenes today. Just a quick listen … Continue reading Album Review: “Slow Burn” by Blumoon
By Cheyenne YoungMusic Journalist When I say I haven’t stopped talking about this band for months on end, I mean it. I think I talk about GOOD. more often than GOOD. talks about GOOD. Over the weekend, I had the … Continue reading An Interview with GOOD.
By Claire Barker Music Journalist Leading up to Valentine’s Day, the world is high on capitalist love schemes. Hot reds, bright pinks, and materialized romance. The day after Valentine’s Day is a liminal space. It is a place of transition, … Continue reading SMiiLE’s Valentine’s Bash
By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist One month into to 2019 and we’re already seeing so much new music from artists around the country like Ty Segall, Night Beats, Dent May, Cherry Glazerr, Vampire Weekend… and the list goes on. … Continue reading New Singles in Your Area: Texas Artists Breaking Into 2019
By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist It is always a treat to discover new music unexpectedly. Not just a new band with the same old sound, but rather a stumbled upon band with something completely new, despite having the same … Continue reading New Music Discovery: Doom Lagoon
By Clayton Chaney Local Music Director If your playlist is starting to repeat, we have just the thing for you. The best music is music that is authentic and there’s no better place to discover pure authenticity than right here … Continue reading Local Music Playlist
By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist I first caught the power of Pearl Earl live during SXSW 2018 and was quite impressed. Surprised by their positive dancing energy and the fullness of their live sound, I was lucky enough to … Continue reading Pearl Earl Live in Concert
By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist Although many Texas State students have left to go home, and San Marcos sometimes feels empty, here at KTSW we are as busy as ever bringing you new and exciting updates from the world … Continue reading Local Listings for Summer 2018