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MR Fest Artists Gallery

By Renee Dominguez Staff Photographer These pictures were taken around Austin and San Marcos over the course of two weeks. They include some of the bands that performed at the 2017 10th Annual MR Fest, hosted by your own, KTSW. I had a crazy fun, and at times stressful, time wandering around Austin and San Marcos these last two weeks with some of the bands playing at MR Fest. It was […]

todayMay 1, 2017 15


Surfing into The Finale of MR Fest with High Waisted

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Sunburnt skin and tired feet, MR Fest reached the last few minutes of daylight as it came closer to the grand finale and final venue to wrap up a remarkable day. The Marc is designated for My Radio Festival’s headliners, High Waisted. According to their website, they seem to announce their music as “New York surf band with pop sensibility.” Although it was my […]

todayApril 30, 2017 36


Daniel Thomas Phipps Brings Life to Buzz Mill

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger The second act at the Buzz Mill was Daniel Thomas Phipps, an indie-folk-rock-roots singer and songwriter from New Braunfels, Texas. When Phipps first started his set, his audience was just the volunteers and the Buzz Mill employees. However, within a few minutes, more people began to arrive as Phipps went all out in his performance. Phipps played with such emotion, his deep voice vibrating through the […]

todayApril 29, 2017 32


The Real Hands and MR Fest: A Trip To The Coast

By Kimberly Garcia Blog Content Contributor The Real Hands started at Stonewall for MR Fest with several songs off their album Cicada. They were the first band to play at Stonewall on Saturday as an “acoustic trio.” This was the fourth time that The Real Hands have played at MR Fest and they did not disappoint. It felt like you took a road trip to the beach while listening to their […]

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Jackman Plays At Stonewall

By Allison Johnson Live Blogger   “This is our second show ever,” said Jackman's guitarist, Donnie. Jackman was the second band to perform at Stonewall today. A couple of their influences are Manchester Orchestra and Coldplay. The band payed homage to Manchester Orchestra, covering “Now That You’re Home” for their second song. Jackman had a lot of energy and confidence for only playing one show together before MR Fest. Jackman […]

todayApril 29, 2017 16


Shaker Hymns Lives Up To Its Name

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger The third band to shake up MR Fest at the Buzz Mill was Austin-based band, Shaker Hymns. Immediately after setting up, Shaker Hymns garnered a large crowd and proceeded to rock out. After the first two acts being mellow and soulful sounds, this band was a welcomed abrupt change of pace. As soon as they began to play, it was clear these guys were here […]

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Madisons Turn it Out

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger Earlier, I thought Shaker Hymns were the most successful in bringing the crowd today. However, the Madisons came and changed all of that. As soon as the lead vocalist, Dominic Solis, cracked a joke, he had the crowd at his mercy. After being at the Buzz Mill for four hours, fighting off bugs left and right, I was happy to hear Solis call out the […]

todayApril 29, 2017 20


Cory Mann Starts at Buzzmill

By Martin Ramirez Live Reporter Local artist Cory Mann kicked off MR Fest at the Buzzmill with only his guitar and voice. The San Marcos musician first began his music career in a thrash metal band with his brother in Waco for three years. I got to sit down and do a small interview with Mann, and he said that he has many musical influences that help shape his musical […]

todayApril 29, 2017 23


Courthouse Turned Festival

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager MR Fest is in full swing at the Courthouse Lawn. Volunteers for the festival have long since finished setting up the festival, and there are vendors selling and giving away their merchandise all while bands play on stage. Families are enjoying picnics on the lawn while listening to music. People are feeding off the contagious energy of the festival. Come on out to the […]

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