Music, Reviews

Revisiting A Classic: Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies

By Neil Manning Music Journalist It’s 1968, and the past two years saw releases of Pet Sounds and Sgt. Pepper’s, respectively. Two amazing albums that sounded so different, but truly remarkable. In 1968, a third album in the same vein is set to be released, Odessey and Oracle by The Zombies, an album that I […]

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Music

Spook-tacular Albums for Halloween

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist Life in Texas is hard for a few reasons. Among the difficulties Texans face is the heinous fact that we have no environmental cues to tell us when Halloween has come to town. Target sets up the costume aisle, pumpkin spice everything begins populating HEB shelves, yet the temperature stays […]

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Interviews, Other Side Drive

The Cover Letter on the Other Side

By Kimberly Clay Other Side Drive Executive Host Alex and Geronimo invited The Cover Letter, an Austin Americana band, on air to discuss their unique take on indie folk rock and their show at the Cheatham Street Warehouse. You can get more information on them and their upcoming show at Stubb’s on Dec 15th from […]

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Features, Music

Your Introduction to Francophone Music

By Hannah Wisterman Music Journalist How many of us speak no Spanish and yet love singing along to “Como La Flor”? Or have gone through a heavy K-pop phase and used the common catchphrase, “I have no idea what they’re saying, but it’s catchy”? Clearly, language is no barrier to enjoying music. In fact, one […]

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Features, Music

KTSW Spotlight: Shallow Rewards

By Ché Salgado Music Journalist Here are KTSW, we consider our job to basically be turning you, the audience, on to new music. This is all well and good, but the fun is the process of discovering and coming to love new albums, bands, genres and movements isn’t solely based on listening alone. It couldn’t […]

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Features, Music

Guiltless Pleasure

By Clayton Ambrose Music Journalist It’s probably happened to you before. Through some means, you’ve come in contact with a song that lies outside the range of what you consider to be “good” music. However, the song draws some sort of positive reaction out of you, maybe born out of nostalgic attachment or some vague […]

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Music, Reviews

Ducktails: Jersey Devil Review

By Giovanni Villalta Music Journalist Artist: Ducktails Album: Jersey Devil Release Date: September 15, 2017 Label: Self-Released Matt Mondanile, the former lead guitarist of Real Estate, returns to the hypnagogic pop scene with his solo project’s new album Jersey Devil. Though Ducktails does not necessarily delve into any new territory that hasn’t already been explored […]

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Music, Reviews

Processions: Blush Review

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist Artist: Processions Album: Blush Release Date: June 18, 2017 Website: https://processsions.bandcamp.com/releases Texas shoegaze is thriving right now. The scene is packed with unique bands like Glare, Glaze, Walking Misery, Grivo and Processions. Seeing these passionate bands perform is a wild experience that will leave you feeling fuzzy and full. If the […]

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Interviews, Other Side Drive

Fair City Fire Heat up Other Side Drive

By Kimberly Clay Other Side Drive Executive Producer   Other Side Drive had the honor of interviewing the guys from Fair City Fire. The guys came down from Austin to talk with hosts, Rebecca and Christian, about their recent music and the ongoing tour they are currently doing. Fair City Fire will be performing with […]

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Music

Greenhouse Jams

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Recycling is something that everybody on this earth can contribute to. I believe strongly in trying to make the earth just a little bit greener everyday, and we can all easily do it. There’s so much reusable plastic, glass, paper, cans and food that go unrecycled and eventually end up […]

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Web Content

Therapeutic Melodies

By Dedrion Weweh Blog Content Contributor Music has always come natural to me, and despite this not always being the case for everyone else, I believe anyone has the capability of being able to find solace through playing music. You do not have to be the next upcoming superstar to be able to enjoy creating, […]

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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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Features, 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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