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Revisiting the Starting Line’s Direction 12 Years Later

By Jake Dromgoole Music Journalist I had just graduated high school in San Antonio, Texas, when I started working for a very posh hotel on the River Walk. The Spurs had fought their way back to the NBA finals and were battling Lebron James’ Cleveland Cavaliers for their fourth championship. The hotel hosted a number of patrons from around the country during the San Antonio portion of the finals, and […]

todayDecember 16, 2019 6

Behind a fence are several people holding signs saying: “I love Inner Wave,” and “Inner Babies.” The band sits on the ground in front of the fence along with one sign mounted on the fence which reads: “wya.”

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Inner Wave: wya Album Review

By Keller BradberryMusic Journalist Inner Wave is a Latinx indie shoegaze band, made up of childhood friends, hailing from Inglewood, California. For the past ten years, they have been jamming out in lead singer Pablo Sotelo’s parent’s garage and have since brought forth four albums. Along with Sotelo on vocals and guitar, the band consists of Jean Pierre Narvaez (bass/vocals), Chris Runners (keys/vocals), Elijah Trujillo (guitar/keys) and Luis Portillo (drums).  […]

todayDecember 8, 2019 11

A close-up picture of four toothbrushes line up horizontally on a yellow backdrop. The 2nd brush from the left has a small fly on it.

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The Paranoyds: Carnage Bargain Review

By Ralph DavidMusic Journalist Artist: The Paranoyds Album: Carnage Bargain Release Date: Sept. 13, 2019 (Suicide Squeeze Records)  Website: https://theparanoyds.bandcamp.com/ Genre: Garage Rock/Punk Hailing from Los Angeles, The Paranoyds are a well-established DIY band that combines garage rock with an interesting approach to lyrics to create a unique style all their own. The band signed with Suicide Squeeze Records in April after a releasing a series of EPs on Bandcamp. […]

todayOctober 25, 2019 1

An album cover with a rigid strawberry over a night sky. In the strawberry are the male and female love interests from the movie looking towards each other. At the top of the album are the words Across the Universe: music from the motion picture in large font.

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Across the Universe Soundtrack: Still Relevant 12 Years Later

By Lexi AshburyMusic Journalist Recently, I forced my friends to watch “Across the Universe” for the hundredth time in the comfort of my living room, paired with the sounds of my off-key singing. Watching the movie and hearing the soundtrack after a brief hiatus is a nostalgic feeling I can only describe by sobbing in front of the television. If you hear that title and think of the classic Beatles […]

todayOctober 21, 2019 13

The album cover has a black bomb, red bomb, and blue bomb on top of a pink background, with “Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix” written on top of the black bomb

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Revisiting Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix 10 Years Later

By Faith VaraMusic Journalist Artist: Phoenix Album: Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix Release Date: May 25, 2009 Website: http://wearephoenix.com/ It’s crazy to think that 2009 was a whole decade ago. This is the year Barack Obama was inaugurated as the 44th president of the United States, The Black Eyed Peas' "I Gotta Feeling" was the biggest song of the year and "Avatar" ruled the silver screen. It was also the year French […]

todayOctober 13, 2019 16

Front cover art of the Frankie Cosmos album “Close It Quietly”

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Frankie Cosmos: Close It Quietly Album Review

By Shane WillenborgLocal Music Journalist Artist: Frankie Cosmos Album: Close It Quietly Release date: Sept. 6, 2019 Managing to stand out in the heavily saturated genre of bedroom pop, Greta Kline, performing as Frankie Cosmos, is well known for her endearing and bite-sized melodies. Kline’s music easily personifies life in your early twenties by exploring the feelings associated with the reality of early adulthood. This relatable attitude and style carry […]

todaySeptember 30, 2019 2 1

The album cover is a gorgeous side profile of Kiss the Tiger’s lead singer, Meghan Kreidler on an all yellow background

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Kiss the Tiger: Let Me Bleed Album Review

By Chantal Green Music Journalist Album: Let Me Bleed Artist: Kiss the Tiger Release Date: Feb. 2, 2019 Website: http://www.kissthetiger.com/ Kiss the Tiger is the name of the thrilling five-piece powerhouse from Minneapolis, Minnesota that knows how to rock. I knew I was going to fall in love with them as soon as I heard the fiery and passionate voice of lead vocalist, Meghan Kreidler. Kreidler, along with Michael Anderson […]

todayMarch 1, 2019 5

One guitarist sings into the microphone. Performing at Barracuda in Austin.

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LVL Up, Skirts, Caroline Says Show Review

By Nicholas Volpe Music Journalist New York’s LVL UP is officially finished. The four-piece lo-fi indie rock band announced their end to the band back in June. After seven years of playing shows, recording, and touring, LVL UP decided to plan one last tour before calling it quits. Supported by locals Caroline Says and Skirts, LVL UP went all out at Barracuda in Austin and made sure to satisfy their […]

todayNovember 5, 2018

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Nick Hakim: Green Twins Review

By Alana Riddle Music Journalist Artist: Nick Hakim Album: Green Twins Release Date: May 19, 2017 Website: https://nickhakim.bandcamp.com Nick Hakim’s debut full-length album is a blend of psychedelic, soul and jazz that explores the complexities of love. Hakim fuses these diverse elements to create a sound that somehow sounds like a modern blend of Marvin Gaye, Leon Bridges, and Unknown Mortal Orchestra. The album feels dreamy from beginning to end, […]

todayJuly 13, 2017

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