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From left to right: local drag queens Miz Zgi Zgi, Jupiter, Cedrina Fierce, Yvonna F


A night at the Drag Show: How I became assistant DJ for the night

By Michael Ybarra Music Journalist   There comes a time in someone’s life where they realize they have truly achieved greatness. Mine just came in a rather queer fashion. On the night of Sept. 8, 2023, I was recruited to help run the music for KTSW’s drag show to kick off San Marcos Pride. Upon overcoming entry challenges, I arrived at The Porch, a KTSW staple for all Third Thursday […]

todaySeptember 21, 2023 47

A.R. Kane on left side and The Veldt on right side of pic


Two Underrated Black Shoegaze Artists of the 90s

By Jewel Ogungbamigbe Local Music Journalist The late 80s and 90s saw a rise in artists and bands defining the genre that we’ve known to come and love as “shoegaze.” The term shoegaze or shoegazing, as I’m sure you all know, comes from the musicians, specifically guitarists, looking down at their shoes as they change the controls of their effect pedals on the floor. Some of the bands and artists […]

todayJuly 21, 2023 745 8

The photo includes 6 pictures of 3 artists (Lana Del Rey, Olivia Rodrigo, Ed Sheeran) and 3 album covers (Divine Feminine, Mm..Food, Juicy-single)


Remix Culture: America’s Melting Pot of Music

By Natalia Velazquez Music Journalist Have you ever been listening to a song and recognized a certain beat, guitar riff, or even background vocals? If you said yes, you have most likely just listened to a song that was influenced by remix culture!   Remix culture is heavily present within American music, being seen across multiple genres. Remixing is the idea of artists taking inspiration from others' work and taking […]

todayJuly 20, 2023 82 1

Larry June

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Larry June: The Great Escape Album Review

By Thomas Stevens Music Journalist San Francisco, California is home to one of the most prolific artists in the rap game in recent years, Larry June. June has been dropping albums back-to-back for over 5 years, and you can see the improvement within the timeframe. It seems that June has been carving his own path in hip-hop and building an empire from the ground up. June has trained his business […]

todayJuly 15, 2023 41

A bloody polaroid of a close-up Doja Cat covered in blood titled the scarlet tour with tour dates along the top.


Doja Cat Enters a New Era of Transformation

By Ariana Mendoza Music Journalist Doja Cat has just dropped her latest single and music video, “Attention”. This song shows us a new side of Doja and gives us something we’ve never seen in her usual music. Attention is more of a traditional 90’s rap and hip-hop record. The music video even includes some 90’s visuals and wardrobe. While Doja had addressed, she was going to change her style, many […]

todayJuly 15, 2023 66 1

Little girl with color blocks around her and other small photos of her as a child. Other graphics on top.

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Dominic Fike’s Sunburn: An Open Letter to Nostalgia

By Adrianna Elias Music Journalist Dominic Fike's highly anticipated sophomore album, "Sunburn," delves into the depths of nostalgia, personal struggles, and growth. With a series of well-received singles, collaborations, and his rising fame, Fike prepared his listeners for a genre-defying piece of work to be a reminder of his matchless artistry and a glimpse into the formative experiences that shaped him as an artist. Fike's introduction to the music scene […]

todayJuly 14, 2023 139 3


5 Spots to Check Out for Live Music this Summer

By Jewel Ogungbamigbe Local Music Journalist   With summer's highly-awaited arrival this leaves a lot of free time to do whatever you want and if you're as much of a music lover as I am -- which I'm sure you are -- that means being on the lookout for any shows and concerts going on around the area. If you're having trouble finding where to enjoy live music, here are […]

todayJuly 12, 2023 66 3 2

A broken crib with various objects surrounding it

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Thrash Till Death: Album Review – MetallicA’s 72 Seasons

By Roly Meza Music Journalist TW: Suicide, Death, Drug Abuse, Mental Disorders Some say Metallica is having a type of resurgence with the younger generation partly due to the iconic Eddie Munson scene in Netflix hit show Stranger Things. Now you can see young kids sporting a Master of Puppets shirt, girls rocking vintage Metallica shirts from Forever 21and young adults whose fathers introduced them to the band in their […]

todayJuly 6, 2023 1081 6

The word ‘Metro’ spray painting on an orange wall in a dark park. Referencing Metro’s name being “everywhere”


Metro Boomin is Dominating the Rap Community

By Ariana Mendoza Music Journalist Leland Tyler Wayne, popularly known as Metro Boomin, is nothing new to the music industry. He has created many hits since he first started his career in 2009 at age 16. Metro moved to Atlanta after his mixtapes received a lot of attention from big Atlanta rappers like Future, Young Thug, 21 Savage, Gucci Mane and Migos. Following his first extremely successful release, Tuesday by […]

todayJuly 5, 2023 118 5

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