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A group of young men and women dressed in dark colors with unusual hair styles siting on stairs outside of a post office in New Zealand in broad daylight.


Barrel to the Head: How the Punk Scene is Killing Itself

By Ryder White Music Journalist Punk has been around for a while now. Depending on who you ask, you may hear that it has been around since the mid-1950s when suburban parents were afraid that their children would become devil worshippers when rock ‘n’ roll first started receiving radio air play. Some say it started in the late 1960s when the likes of the MC5 and Iggy and the Stooges […]

todayMarch 9, 2023 571 5

Four men standing in front of a green background with a black colored in island.


Five Songs to Add to Your Spring Break Rotation

By Erin Patterson Music Journalist   Spring Break is approaching fast! Whether you’re booking it to the beach with your closest friends or having a chill week in town, these five songs are essential to any Spring Break playlist.   First on the list, we have “Amber” by 311. This song is a classic early 2000s beach anthem. If you’re laying by the ocean, sipping on a piña colada or […]

todayMarch 7, 2023 601 1

BANKS facing the left with her hand on the right side of her face. Her face and hand are covered in wire while she is in front of a white background.


Who is BANKS?

By Aaliyah Hamilton Music Journalist The first thing that comes to mind for most when BANKS is mentioned is usually the financial institution that holds their money. But for me, I think of the dark alternative R&B artist that I feel like everyone should know about. Jillian Banks, or better known as BANKS, is an artist that I’ve been following since 2017, but she has been making music far before […]

todayMarch 6, 2023 61 1

The album cover shows SZA sitting at the edge of a large diving board overlooking the water.


The Many Collaborations of Phoebe Bridgers

By Sofia Gualy Music Journalist Indie folk superstar, Phoebe Bridgers has been featured in a plethora of songs ranging from pop to R&B and everything in between. She is one of the most heavily sought after artists of our generation and has collaborated with artists such as Taylor Swift and Bright Eyes. Bridgers has worked with seemingly everyone in the music industry and I am sure we can expect much […]

todayFebruary 8, 2023 631

There is a yellow food truck on the very left of the photo, with a red gazebo to the right. The gazebo has strings of lightbulbs hanging from it, and a small patch of lawn underneath with blue chairs. There are a few people sitting on the lawn area. There is a small stage in the back left corner, with a white tent overhead and a pink, blue and white flag on the front that reads, “Protect Trans Kids.” Four-member group Elephant Ears is performing onstage. There is a small red trailer next to the stage.


Bands and Booths for Trans Youth

By Hannah Walls Music Journalist I attended Bands and Booths for Trans Youth this past weekend, hosted by Ava Productions and Studio San Martian. I had previously attended Vaginafest, which also featured a variety of local artists and vendors, so I was super excited to see what was in store for this event. The event was held to raise money for trans youths in Texas and was held at Red […]

todayMay 4, 2022 82 3

The background of the album cover is a burnt orange. The bottom left of the cover reads “the Mary Veils, Esoteric Hex” in various grey/nay block letters. There is a graph with vertical lines and multiple bell curve waves filled with red and blue colors. In front of the graph is a yellow human head. Many red, teal, and light green square planes run through the head at different angles. Silhouettes of a group of people sit in the bottom right corner of the cover. In the middle right side of the cover is a red eye with shading around it for the eyelid and a green color underneath it.


Band of the Week: The Mary Veils

By Clara Blankenship Music Journalist I am constantly on the hunt for new artists and albums to fit my current situations and emotions. As finals are approaching, a sense of being overwhelmed has dominated my days. To my dismay, I was having trouble finding music that matched my stress. I was listening to KTSW while driving, as I usually do, and I heard a song that perfectly emulated my frustration […]

todayApril 29, 2022 101 2

On the left side of the photo is Kurt Vile wearing all white and playing a white guitar with dark accents, behind him is a dark background, above his head in yellow writing it says “Courtney Barnett.” On the right side, Courtney Barnett is wearing all black and holding a dark guitar with white accents, behind her is a light background, and written in yellow above her head is “Kurt Vile.” Between the two of them at the bottom also written in yellow is the album name “Lotta Sea Lice.”


The Dynamic Duo of Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile

By Bandera Barter Music Journalist Sony and Cher, Willy and Waylon, Bert and Ernie — all iconic duos, but now it's time for a new team to carry the torch. This would be no other than Courtney Barnett and Kurt Vile, solidified by their joint album Lotta Sea Lice. The two have each provided some of the most creative and inspired songwriting on their own in the last couple of […]

todayApril 28, 2022 230

Photo features outdoor stage at nighttime, lit up by an array of string lights. Window Shop is pictured playing on stage, playing in front of a small crowd of onlooking fans.


A Lazy 4/20: Window Shop Live at Lazydaze Coffeeshop

By Avery Viers Music Journalist With the surplus of *activities* that were available to the residents of San Marcos this past Wednesday, you may have missed some of the live shows planned to celebrate the happy, hazy holiday. With just a $7 cover fee, Lazydaze Coffeeshop hosted their "Lazy 4/20" event in their backyard lounge area, complete with an outdoor stage and other local vendors joining in the celebration. Forming […]

todayApril 24, 2022 135

Psychedelic American traditional style art depicts a phone with hands reaching out through an opening into a room, behind the hand is a sun. There are faces and eyes in the shape of fish everywhere including hiding behind stacks of cards. There is also water pouring into a ravine, bugs, fire, and flowers. Description: Billy Strings Home cover


Billy Strings: The Next Greatest Guitarist to Ever Live

By Bandera Barter Music Journalist  What if I told you the greatest guitarist to ever live was alive right now?  I would also say he’s just getting started. The living legend I am referring to is none other than William Lee Apostol, better known by his stage name, Billy Strings. You might also be surprised to hear that in this day and age the greatest guitarist alive would be playing […]

todayApril 19, 2022 8142

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