MR Fest, Web Content

MR Fest Survival Kit

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor If you’re a frequent music festival go-er, you probably already know how to prepare for the majestic mayhem. But if not, I got you.  Item #1: Water bottle  Water is so important to bring to a music festival. Bring a reusable water bottle if you have one. MR Fest is April 29th […]

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MR Fest, MR Fest Artist Profiles, Music

MR Fest Artist Profile: Madisons

By Troy Vita Assistant Music Director Dominic Solis- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Heidi Garcia- Vocals, Violin Thomas Damron- Upright Bass Nick Kukowski- Vocals, Banjo Mike Rothschild- Drums Cass Brostad- Accordion, Vocals, Percussion Patrick Davis- Electric Guitar Austin-based band Madisons is bringing their full-sized folk band and gritty twang to San Marcos for this year’s MR Fest. […]

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MR Fest, Web Content

Why MR Fest is the Best

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager If you have not planned on going to MR Fest this year then listen up, because I am about to let you know what you’re going to miss out on.  Being a music festival, MR Fest is a series of concerts taking place in San Marcos. The bands who […]

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Music

SXSW 2017: Music Festival Tips

By Cain Hernandez Music Journalist We are finally upon the 31st annual SXSW music festival. Every year, thousands of people are drawn to the streets of downtown Austin for a week of great food, alcohol, and live music. While some people might enjoy the interactive/film portion of the festival, this article will mainly cover music. […]

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Web Content

My First Music Festival

By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor I went to my very first music festival and I can honestly say that it was a pretty neat experience. At the ripe age of 21, I still feel like I was a bit late to jump on the music festival scene, considering I’ve been scrolling past Instagram images […]

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Events, Music

KTSW’s Day for Night Primer

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist If it hasn’t come to your attention already, Houston will host the world’s best festival since ATP 2.0 back in April. Day for Night has been around since last year and, just like this year, boasted a fantastic lineup with the likes of Kendrick Lamar, New Order, Flylo, Battles, the […]

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Events, Mala Luna Fest

Recap: Mala Luna Fest in Photos

By Kendra Sells Hip-Hop Journalist KTSW 89.9 had the pleasure of attending Mala Luna in San Antonio on Oct. 29 and 30.The festival grounds, hosted at The Lone Star Brewery, saw nearly 30,000 attendees, resulting in a sold-out inaugural two-day weekend for Mala Luna. Headliners Travis Scott and Kaskade blew the minds of festival goers, who […]

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Music

Accepting the EDM Transition

By Jordan Cooper Music Journalist We all have that one friend. The one who never misses an electronic music festival. Who prefers furry boots to sneakers. Who only listens to music that sounds like an old computer trying to connect to the internet via dial-up. And if you haven’t been to a show that didn’t […]

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Galleries, Media

Recap: End Hip End It Music Festival

By Nestor Vasquez Photographer More than 35 bands made their pilgrimage to Preservation Park in Old Town Spring, Texas to perform at the first annual End Hip End It. This was dubbed as Houston’s first psychedelic music fest to take place. Featured in the gallery are 2016 MR Fest’s headliner Night Beats and Philadelphia’s psych […]

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Events, Mala Luna Fest

Five Things to be Aware of Before Attending Mala Luna Fest

By Tafari Robertson Multimedia Director Though it has been a while since I last set foot inside designated music festival grounds, the arena is in no way unfamiliar. Growing up in Austin, Texas, home of music festival behemoths such as ACL and SXSW, I’ve experienced first-hand the rise of “festival culture”. From bralettes and body […]

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Music, Playlists

KTSW X Sound on Sound 2016 Playlist

By Janelle Abad Music Director A brand new festival has been born in the central Texas market and have already been crowned as one of the most unique and diverse festivals in the market. Booked by Graham Williams, founder of Fun Fun Fun Fest and head of the freshly launched Margin Walker, the Sound on […]

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Events, MR Fest

Night Beats and La Luz Close Out MR Fest at The Marc

By Andrew Nogay MR Fest Press Team 2016 was another great year for MR Fest, which covered numerous venues and various genres throughout the two days. There was everything from garage rock to rap to comedy, and memories to last at least a couple days. The Marc was where the two headliners, Night Beats and […]

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Events, MR Fest

Stonewall’s MR Fest Lineup Transcends Genres

By Sarah Stephens MR Fest Press Team Stonewall Warehouse is easily one of the most exciting bars along The Square. It shifts to life with spinning twin glittering disco balls housed atop the stage, boasts framed enlarged images of Ellen Degeneres and beloved Rocket Man Elton John and rotates an electric mix of music from […]

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Events, MR Fest

11 Bands Invade Superfly’s for MR Fest 2016

By Andrew Nogay MR Fest Press Team As part of MR Fest 2016, Superfly’s Records opened its doors for music almost all of Saturday. From 1-9 p.m. there was live music from 11 fantastic bands. The lineup began with Fly Coco, then Sloe Your Roll, White Dog, Junkie, Corusco, Typical Girl, Muff, Tamaron, Dry Spell, […]

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Events, MR Fest

KIVA: More Punk Than You

By Ezlyh Gutierrez MR Fest Press Team Dance, drinks and punk. What more can you ask for? Kiva Bar and Grill started their MR Fest concert off strong with A Tribute to the Sun. Not only were they poppin’, but they were let-your-hair-down-and-rock-till-you-drop poppin’. Imagine your favorite garage rock band collaborated with lead singer Juan […]

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Events, MR Fest

MR Fest Comedians Pack the House at Vodka Street

By Shannon Davies MR Fest Press Team Comedy at Vodka Street during MR Fest. I wasn’t really sure what to expect out of this. This is my first year at MR Fest and first time listening to a line-up of just comedians. I saw comedians of all shapes and sizes, literally. They all brought different […]

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Events, MR Fest

MR Fest Takes Over The Hitch

By Ryan Lacerda MR Fest Press Team At already-too-hot-1-o’clock, The Hecklers kicked off the lineup scheduled for one of our MR Fest venues, The Hitch, and their feel-good folky rock ‘n’ roll tunes turned up the energy and set the right atmosphere for chilling out and relaxing. It was just right for the people eating […]

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Events, MR Fest

Eight Reasons Why You Should Go to MR Fest Right Now

By Ezlyh Gutierrez MR Fest Press Team MR Fest kicked off at Stonewall Warehouse in San Marcos last night. The ninth annual music festival continues today with almost 50 bands at seven different venues. Here are eight reasons why you should go to MR Fest, like, right now. 1. A Chance to Win Float Fest […]

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