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Image of Don Kennedy wearing crown

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Interviewing Actor Don Kennedy

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director  Don Kennedy has found his voice through creativity, and he expresses himself in a multitude of ways. Whether he is acting in movies, posting dance videos, or comedy sketches, Kennedy is eager to make his voice heard. Additionally, that voice is heard through activism on social media which translates to protest and philanthropy.    Despite his confident demeanor, Kennedy has struggled with mental health issues in […]

todayApril 20, 2021 31

Alain Gakwaya is depicted wearing his custom designed cowboy hat at The Blue Star Arts Complex

Interviews

Interviewing Creative, Alain Gakwaya

By Christopher BrockerHip-hop Director https://open.spotify.com/episode/2iuZNHqDv7x2xCQoFbbn4X?si=nw0mkv99RFKIoMZq2snpZQ Alain Gakwaya has created his lane in the art world, and he refuses to be placed in a box. The world is his canvas and he is ready to tell you his story. Gakwaya, born and raised in Rwanda, Africa, moved to San Antonio at age 16. Always intrigued by creativity and self-expression, Gakwaya established a career as an artist. Whether it is painting, modeling […]

todayApril 8, 2021 11

Kendra Sells’ new single, "U n Me" album art, which features two abstractly painted heads.

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Kendra Sells and Her Upcoming Solo EP

By Samantha Oesch Music Journalist Pandemic life has been drastically different, but it has not stopped Austin-based solo artist Kendra Sells from creating. Sells, singer of local neo-soul group Blumoon, has stepped out of her comfort zone in writing her upcoming EP “All In Your Head” and performing solo gigs. Branching out to play solo has been a new experience for Sells. She has always been “DIY” with creating album […]

todayMarch 21, 2021 11

The photo shows Sam Hales and Cesira Aitken playing their instruments and singing.

Interviews

A Casual Interview with Sam Hales of the Jungle Giants

By Caroline JanesMusic Journalist Hailing from Brisbane, Australia, the Jungle Giants are currently on one of their largest U.S. tours to date. Since their formation in 2011, the four-piece indie pop group have been met with great success in their home country headlining many major festivals and receiving the Best Independent Album Award at the AIR Awards for Quiet Ferocity in 2018.  With each LP, the band’s sound morphs from […]

todayMarch 30, 2020 35

Samantha Oesch stands and plays the guitar while singing vocals while Sean Nelson sits and plays bass.

Interviews

Samantha Flowers: Interview and Show Coverage

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 are quickly gaining popularity in the Austin and San Antonio areas, where musicians of all genres thrive.  I met Oesch through music classes at Texas State. We initially hit it […]

todayMarch 4, 2020 3

5 out of the 8 members of the music collective, “sleep well.”

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Live in my heart: Sitting down with local central Texas outfit, sleep well.

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 with their own musical ideas, seamlessly blending familiar sonics together while simultaneously creating entirely new genres in their wake. In the past several years, this resurgence of homegrown music culture […]

todayFebruary 25, 2020 3 2

A collage of images taken from Loving’s music videos and photos taken during their performance.

Interviews

An Interview with Jesse Henderson and David Parry of LOVING

By Thomas Dunlap & Caroline Janes Music Journalists In October of 2019, fellow music journalist and on-air DJ Caroline Janes and I traveled to Dallas, Texas to watch the Canadian band Loving perform live at The Foundry. Both Janes and I consider the band’s self-titled EP to be one of our favorite albums, so we were excited to finally hear these songs in person.  Loving is comprised of brothers Jesse […]

todayDecember 12, 2019 72

The album cover consists of blue, pink, and pale peach abstract art. Appears to look like paint strokes.

Interviews

A She in the Music Industry & Blushing Album Review

By Julie LewisMusic Journalist    With so many incredible, creative female artists in the music industry, as well as our local Texas music scene, you would think that there are no underlying issues. However, that is not the case. Female artists still remain in a battle in regards to just being treated as an artist, and being held to the same level of respect as men. I spoke with Michelle Soto […]

todaySeptember 19, 2019 22

Austin sitting on top of Skyler’s back in the middle of a grassy field.

Features

Talking with Mickey Darling

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, feel-good sound. This new indie-pop duo from central Texas is making some of the most exciting music I’ve heard in awhile, and I was eager to find out more about […]

todayApril 30, 2019 35 1

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