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Tame Impala is mid-show at ACL during their Weekend One performance.


Tame Impala: The Slow Rush Album Review

By Mekenzie Primm Music Journalist Kevin Parker, the brain behind the indie-psychedelic supergroup, Tame Impala, has outdone himself yet again. After a five-year-long hiatus following the release of his 2015 magnum-opus Currents, people have been anxiously waiting for new music from Tame Impala. As I alluded to, Currents has become an album that has taken on a life of its own. That album has inserted itself as an integral part […]

todayMarch 31, 2020 191

All three Kairos band members pictured performing at The Coffee Bar


Macchiatos and Mosh Pits

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 as a  “mini-Austin” for years, and as Texas State has continued to expand at a rapid pace, the comparison has proved all too true. The degree to which student apartments […]

todayMarch 16, 2020 18

This is a picture of the words “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late” with prayer hands and a 6 for Toronto inside a cell phone screen.


A look back at If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late

By Ethan Hamilton  Music Reporter Five years ago, Drake had enough. He was enjoying the success of his latest album Nothing Was the Same but felt that he wasn’t being garnered the same respect as the other great MC’s in the rap game. So he released his surprise mixtape If You're Reading This It’s Too Late and changed the rap game forever. Before I.Y.R.T.I.T.L. came out, Drake was viewed as “soft” […]

todayMarch 9, 2020 31

Tobe Nwigwe, Fat, their daughter Ivory,


Spiritually Dope

By Jason Arline Music Journalist Tobe Nwigwe, Houston based rapper, has created a unique brand of spiritually uplifting Hip-Hop that has now become a movement to spread positivity through his culturally diverse music. His brand of rap combines the lyricism of Hip-Hop along with the inspirational feelings one gets when listening to gospel songs. Nwigwe even uses praise dance choreography in his music videos to add uplifting visuals to his […]

todayMarch 9, 2020 103

The album cover is a photo of a homeless woman named Claire. She is well known in Buffalo where the group is from.


Griselda: The Trio Keeping 90’s Rap Alive

By Pearce O’Neal Music Journalist The familial rap group Griselda, consisting of brothers Westside Gunn and Conway The Machine, along with cousin Benny The Butcher, are keeping the hardcore street feeling of 90’s rap alive. All three had a big year in 2019 which ended with their debut album as a group. They gathered momentum and support to propel them into another big year. Nowadays, some people think of the […]

todayFebruary 29, 2020 98

This image captures Sleep Well.’s triumphant attitude during their January show. Extreme focus and craftsmanship are shown by their acute attention to detail.


Sleep Well. Concert Review

By Mekenzie Primm Music Journalist I’m not super big into New Year’s resolutions because I’m not very good at adhering to them. They tend to make me lose all hope for the rest of the year within the first week of January. This year however, I’ve made an attempt to change that. I’ve decided that maybe I’m not bad at achieving goals, but rather I’m bad at setting them. After […]

todayFebruary 17, 2020 13

Three Basketballs lined up on a rack with records between them.


Basketball: Hip Hops Inspiration and Friend

By Jason Arline Music Journalist     Hip-Hop and Rap undoubtedly owes its roots to the streets of New York where all the kids that were too young to get into the discos would throw their own parties instead. Most of the people listening to rap were minorities at the time. Without the acknowledgment of Rap by mainstream media it was allowed to be a transparent form of expression for the […]

todayDecember 4, 2019 15

A caucasian female looking to her left side and showing the right side of her face with a guitar next to her.


Catching up with Liz Phair + “Good Side” Track Review

By Maria Coraza Music Journalist  DIY female-indie rocker Liz Phair first made her musical mark in the early 1990s with the underground bootleg-cassette of Girly-Sound. Phair never intended to pursue a musical career when the tapes were circulating around at the time, but it did lead her to a recording contract with Matador Records. On June 22, 1993, she released her studio debut and critically-acclaimed Exile in Guyville. With lo-fi […]

todayDecember 3, 2019 261

Three lit jack-o-lanterns sit against a dark background with music notes coming from their mouths.


Halloween Tracks and the Musicality of the Mood

By Rebecca Harrell Music Journalist ‘Tis the season for pumpkin carving, apple cider, horror films and spooky music. A genre exists for just about every season of the year, and it evokes an emotion and a feeling within us in order to put us in the right mood for that time of year. Christmas music is jolly with jingle bells all the way, and summer playlists consist of steel guitars […]

todayOctober 31, 2019 39

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