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Photo features lead singer and saxophonist performing underneath the blue hue of a stage light. The heads of crowd members can be seen lining the bottom of the photo.


A Beginner’s Guide to a Summer of Local Sounds

By Avery Viers Local Music Journalist With the arrival of finals signaling the end of yet another spring semester, Texas State students are beginning to find themselves with a suspicious amount of free time on their hands. While frequenting the San Marcos River and roaming The Square may offer themselves convenient ways to pass the time, an increase in local live music events can also act as a relief to […]

todayMay 9, 2022 58 1

Photo of band Names listed left to right: John McIntyre, Quinn Decker, Travis Roper, Johne Bowers, Bryce Brown


Prepare to be Cleansed: Review of Cleanse by Rusty Dusty

By Aidan BaileyMusic Journalist On March 1, Rusty Dusty came out with their second LP entitled Cleanse. The album includes 9 songs and is around 40 minutes long when played consecutively.  I’ve been extremely excited about this new album and have been waiting anxiously to download it on spotify. Luckily, I had a chance to see them earlier in January at their live showing of the new album. In the first moments […]

todayMarch 13, 2020 50

Samantha Oesch stands and plays the guitar while singing vocals while Sean Nelson sits and plays bass.


Samantha Flowers: Interview and Show Coverage

By Ethan BrownMusic Journalist Samantha Flowers is a two-piece indie pop band composed of members Samantha Oesch and Sean Nelson. The two joined forces as guitarist and bassist with Oesch on vocals in 2019. Forming in San Marcos, the two are quickly gaining popularity in the Austin and San Antonio areas, where musicians of all genres thrive.  I met Oesch through music classes at Texas State. We initially hit it […]

todayMarch 4, 2020 14

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Attic Ted: Kafka Dreaming Album Review

By Madisen GummerMusic Journalist Attic Ted’s hypnotic tracks and abstract masks have become a staple of the San Marcos music scene. From their European summer tour to local house shows, seeing Attic Ted live is an unforgettable experience. The band’s latest album, Kafka Dreaming, was released in August 2019 and is an eight-track record composed of wacky and tantalizing sounds, exploring the more eccentric sides of humanity.  Kafka Dreaming opens with the […]

todayMarch 4, 2020 331

The entrance to Fire Station Studios. It is a brick building with plaques on either side of the door, second-story windows and a sign reading “Sound Recording Technology Program, School of Music.”


Exciting Changes at Historic Fire Station Studios

By Susannah WilsonMusic Journalist Renovations have begun at Fire Station Studios, a historic building which stands discreetly adjacent San Marcos’s current fire station, enjoying its status as a well-established landmark of the city. Since 1985, the building has become a beloved recording studio of the Southwest, due in no small part to its first engineer, Ricky Mullins, whom we keep in our minds this month following his recent passing. Nestled […]

todayOctober 8, 2019 46

Austin sitting on top of Skyler’s back in the middle of a grassy field.


Talking with Mickey Darling

By Faith Vara Music Journalist A few weeks ago, a friend of mine recommended I listen to a new act called Mickey Darling. After hearing their latest single, “I’m Just a Buzzkill,” I instantly fell in love with their dancey, feel-good sound. This new indie-pop duo from central Texas is making some of the most exciting music I’ve heard in awhile, and I was eager to find out more about […]

todayApril 30, 2019 1321

The album cover is of a red cartoon cassette tape with “Everybody Wants” written on the cassette and “Some” written in cursive if the tape itself.


“Everybody Wants Some!!” Soundtrack

By Syd Smith Music Journalist If you’re a Texas State student, a Southwest grad or just a fan of Richard Linklater's work from "Dazed and Confused" to "Boyhood," then I cross my fingers that you’ve seen "Everybody Wants Some!!" Set in the early ‘80s, a majority of the film takes place around San Marcos, which follows an awkward but nice college freshman named Jake (Blake Jenner) who is introduced to […]

todayApril 29, 2019 113

The entire Ooey Gooeys band laughing during their Band of the Week interview.


Band of the Week: Ooey Gooeys

By Clayton ChaneyLocal Music Journalist Brushing on a wide range of genres, San Marcos-based band Ooey Gooeys radiate with a unique, authentic, and downright good feeling to their music. The band sums up their sound as “electric jazz-pop,” but also incorporate pysch-rock, folk, and even feature local hip-hop artists. The band describes their shows as “ooey gooeys in a lava lamp, evolving into new and surprising sounds.” Needless to say, they […]

todayFebruary 22, 2019 156

Eric Ross in front of a garage door.


Eric Ross: A Musical Fountain

By Eric McKeefer Local Music Journalist A man of many talents, Eric Ross, lives right here in San Marcos and studies computer science at Texas State University. In his time outside of class, Ross is a music lover and the bassist of the local Austin band The Cuckoos. What I didn't know until we talked in Mazak’s Guitar III class was that Ross is the head composer, publisher and mastermind […]

todayOctober 3, 2018 21

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