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The Local Music Lookout: Crypt Trip, Deville San Ramos and Lantic

By Ryan Lacerda Local Music Journalist From proto-metal to folk pop and relaxing funk, this week's bands are here for you! We air them on KTSW 89.9 all the time, and they play shows around town, so tune in and check them out! Crypt Trip Based in San Marcos, Crypt Trip is a three-piece hard rock and proto-metal band with a moderate dose of psychedelic slush. Polished grit and raw […]

todayNovember 15, 2016 27


The Local Music Lookout: The Warplanes, Jam Therapy and The Two Lips

By Ryan Lacerda Music Journalist From bluesy folk-rock to grunge, we have our three local bands of the week for you once again. Listen to KTSW 89.9 to hear these excellent musicians’ hard-labored efforts. For exclusive info on their bands and shows, tune into the Local Music show at KTSW 89.9 from 8-10 p.m. every Monday. The Warplanes Founded in January 2010, Austin-based band The Warplanes channels blues rock with […]

todaySeptember 27, 2016 20


The Local Music Lookout: Calliope Musicals, White Dog and Animals For Hands

By Ryan Lacerda Music Journalist This week, we have three local bands that are making a big splash in musical creativity, skill and personality. As before, I’ll give you a quick rundown of their genre, members and dissect a song from their latest released EP or CD. I’ll also link you to their social media accounts and inform you on their next show in town. Calliope Musicals Ever heard of psychedelic […]

todaySeptember 13, 2016 44


Kapsize: Rationalize Review

By Ryan Lacerda Music Journalist Artist: Kapsize Album: Rationalize Label: Independently released Release Date: March 16, 2016 Website: https://www.facebook.com/kapsizereggae/ Kapsize was one of my most unexpected and exhilarating finds of the year. Their debut album Rationalize combines traditional reggae with ska, punk AND metal. That’s right, metal and reggae! It was only my second weekend living in San Marcos when I miraculously stumbled into KIVA’s Bar and Lounge. I had no […]

todaySeptember 12, 2016 162


The Local Music Lookout: Foxmoor Express, Mantra Love and Empire Machines

By Ryan Lacerda Music Journalist Imagine if you were lucky enough to have been born and lived back in the times of The Beatles and Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, and other massively popular and talented bands. Wouldn’t you have flocked to their intimate shows before they became too big? Met the members, and maybe even crashed a wild after-party with them? You’d always remember that era with […]

todaySeptember 6, 2016 57


Black Mountain: IV Review

By Ryan Lacerda Music Journalist Artist: Black Mountain Album: IV Label: Jagjaguwar Release Date: April 1, 2016 Website: http://www.blackmountainarmy.com/home Vancouver based band Black Mountain confidently claims their newest album, IV, is their “strongest material to date.” IV’s experimental return and artistic reach has been positively welcomed by classic fans and was probably necessary to re­-engage their true fan­ base following their poppier and less experimental Wilderness Heart (2010.) In stark contrast to their […]

todayMay 14, 2016 25


MR Fest Takes Over The Hitch

By Ryan Lacerda MR Fest Press Team At already-too-hot-1-o'clock, The Hecklers kicked off the lineup scheduled for one of our MR Fest venues, The Hitch, and their feel-good folky rock 'n' roll tunes turned up the energy and set the right atmosphere for chilling out and relaxing. It was just right for the people eating delicious food-trailers such as Greek food from St. Pita or Colombian food from El Sabor […]

todayApril 30, 2016 681


MR Fest Artist Profile: Sidechick

By Ryan Lacerda Local Music Journalist Shhh, don't tell your main girl about this nefarious alternative shoegaze band, Sidechick. Get your reservations now specifically for you and your secret side chick. Stephen McElwee is the sly singer and gallant guitar player for these cunning men, and his smooth yet solid voice and unique catchy guitar riffs will keep you grooving in a trance. Bassist Austin Yeates delivers with calculated precision and […]

todayApril 20, 2016 41


Mantra Love: Mantra Love EP Review

By Ryan Lacerda Local Music Journalist Artist: Mantra Love Album: Mantra Love Release Date: November 7th, 2015 Website: https://mantralove.bandcamp.com Hailing from Houston, Texas and formed on November 9, 2013, Mantra Love blends dream pop, beach­-goth and psychedelic rock. Their self debut album Mantra Love drowns in luscious nostalgia and introspection. The opening track is titled "Hiraeth," which is a Welsh word that mixes the feelings of longing and homesickness into one word. This song really does […]

todayApril 15, 2016 19

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