San Maximum, Web Content

Squared & Funky

By DeMornay Harper Blog Content Contributor This past Saturday, I attended Art Squared which is an event held in downtown San Marcos every second Saturday from March to December. It holds a chance for local artists to showcase their art to interested patrons.      There were a wide variety of items available for purchase. […]

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Music

Remembering Prince

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist On this day, fifty-nine years ago, Prince Rogers Nelson was born. Though it has already been a little over a year, the Purple One was taken way too soon on April 21, 2016. It was a shock to the universe that this funkmaster had suddenly passed, the man was supposed […]

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Interviews, Other Side Drive

Chill Russell Visits Other Side Drive

By Kimberly Clay Other Side Drive Executive Producer Kimberly and Matthew invite Chill Russell, an alternative rock band from Austin, into the studio to discuss their successes and future endeavors. They cover everything from the meanings behind the lyrics to why none of them are named Russell. Their unique, collaborative sound has landed them performances […]

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Web Content

Get Jiggy With It!

By Edgardo Hernandez Jr. Blog Content Contributor Dancing is one of those things that can bring some fast-acting happiness. Moving along to the beat of the music, whether it be by yourself or with a partner, allows for someone to focus on the moment at hand, even if it is just for a minute. You can […]

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Music

World Domination, Chicago Food Staples and Music With The Walters

By Sawyer Stull Music Journalist The Walters are a group of five self proclaimed hunks from Chicago, Illinois delivering what they describe as “cardigan rock”. I was lucky enough to catch them on their first major tour across the U.S. opening for The Orwells, another Chicago based group. After the stellar performance I got a […]

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Events, MR Fest

Experience Recap: My First MR Fest

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor When I started working for KTSW this spring, I never realized how much this radio station is involved. Not only am I lucky enough to work for a college radio station ranked 8th in this country, I get to be involved in the process of the annual festival, My Radio […]

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Events, MR Fest

The Real Hands and MR Fest: A Trip To The Coast

By Kimberly Garcia Blog Content Contributor The Real Hands started at Stonewall for MR Fest with several songs off their album Cicada. They were the first band to play at Stonewall on Saturday as an “acoustic trio.” This was the fourth time that The Real Hands have played at MR Fest and they did not disappoint. […]

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Events, MR Fest

Shaker Hymns Lives Up To Its Name

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger The third band to shake up MR Fest at the Buzz Mill was Austin-based band, Shaker Hymns. Immediately after setting up, Shaker Hymns garnered a large crowd and proceeded to rock out. After the first two acts being mellow and soulful sounds, this band was a welcomed abrupt change of […]

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Events, MR Fest

Madisons Turn it Out

By Martin Ramirez Live Blogger Earlier, I thought Shaker Hymns were the most successful in bringing the crowd today. However, the Madisons came and changed all of that. As soon as the lead vocalist, Dominic Solis, cracked a joke, he had the crowd at his mercy. After being at the Buzz Mill for four hours, […]

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Events, MR Fest

Deep in the Heart of MR Fest

By Hannah Wisterman Live Reporter At the Hitch, it is impossible to ignore that we are in Texas. Saturday afternoon lunches from half a dozen different cultures, the capricious and rather unforgiving early summer heat, and the undoubtedly southwestern twang of each guitar and croon…this is the San Marcos experience for many. Christian Sparks, the […]

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Events, MR Fest

MR Fest at Kiva

By Joseph Bonney Live Blogger It’s 12:45 p.m. when the first band of the day, Bogan Villa, begins setting up for the show.  They look like they just came out of the ’60s with their wavy attire, but they’re ready to start by 12:50 p.m.  The crowd slowly forms around the group as if an […]

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Events, MR Fest

Shoegaze at MR Fest

By Savannah Olson Music Journalist The bars and music venues of San Marcos have transformed from their usual valor of serving drinks and presenting music, to becoming venues for MR Fest 2017. Here at AquaBrew, the same change is happening before our eyes. The bands performing on this sunny day at AquaBrew are The Cold […]

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Events, MR Fest

Cory Mann Starts at Buzzmill

By Martin Ramirez Live Reporter Local artist Cory Mann kicked off MR Fest at the Buzzmill with only his guitar and voice. The San Marcos musician first began his music career in a thrash metal band with his brother in Waco for three years. I got to sit down and do a small interview with […]

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Events, MR Fest

Courthouse Turned Festival

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager MR Fest is in full swing at the Courthouse Lawn. Volunteers for the festival have long since finished setting up the festival, and there are vendors selling and giving away their merchandise all while bands play on stage. Families are enjoying picnics on the lawn while listening to music. […]

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MR Fest, MR Fest Artist Profiles, Music

MR Fest Artist Profile: Kairos

By Alexandra Sereno Music Journalist Kairos is a local jazz, reggae, funk fusion band that will be playing their first festival at MR Fest on April 29 at Valentino’s. The bandmates are Jacob Michael (guitar/vocals), Brent Miller (bass/vocals), Calvin “Caliente” (keyboard/trumpet) and Jake Davila (drums). Having been founded in November 2016, Kairos made their debut […]

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MR Fest, MR Fest Artist Profiles, Music

MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Von Richter

By Cain Hernandez Music Journalist Von Richter joins the ranks alongside a growing number of Texas musicians who have a fondness for progressive and psychedelic rock music. Based in San Marcos, Texas, the trio self-describes their sound as “cosmic jungle rock”. While currently playing shows around town, Von Richter aims to embark on a mini-tour […]

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Lifestyle, Web Content

5 Quick Ways To Cheer Yourself Up

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor I think we all have those moments in life where we’re all feeling a little down. We may not be depressed or mad, we just need a little pick me up to get us back to our normal selves. If you ever find yourself feeling this way, here are […]

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Web Content

How to Get Rid of Earworm

By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor Also known as brain worm, sticky music, or stuck song syndrome, earworm is an illness that many, if not all people have had to fight off at one point in their lives. Essentially, it’s when you get a catchy song stuck in your head long after you’ve heard it. […]

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MR Fest, MR Fest Artist Profiles, Music

MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Ooni

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Ooni is a fun band with a fun name and a fun sound—you just about can’t say “Ooni” without smiling, and you can’t listen to them without doing so either. This five-piece indie pop outfit started out in 2012 as Crocodile, the name Gianni Sarmiento used to release his solo […]

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