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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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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