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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Surfing into The Finale of MR Fest with High Waisted

By Alexandra Cochran Blog Content Contributor Sunburnt skin and tired feet, MR Fest reached the last few minutes of daylight as it came closer to the grand finale and final venue to wrap up a remarkable day. The Marc is designated for My Radio Festival’s headliners, High Waisted. According to their website, they seem to […]

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Deezie Brown and Proz Taylor Heat Up Kiva

By Jourdan Bazley Blog Content Contributor The KTSW MR Fest ball is rolling at KIVA in Downtown San Marcos. Multiple venues around the downtown area are hosting different styles of music with live artists performing from now until High Waisted takes stage at the MARC later this evening. KIVA will host artists like Proz Taylor and […]

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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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Jackman Plays At Stonewall

By Allison Johnson Live Blogger   “This is our second show ever,” said Jackman’s guitarist, Donnie. Jackman was the second band to perform at Stonewall today. A couple of their influences are Manchester Orchestra and Coldplay. The band payed homage to Manchester Orchestra, covering “Now That You’re Home” for their second song. Jackman had a […]

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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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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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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Bogan Villa

By Allison Belcher Assistant Music Director Bogan Villa (pronounced viLL• ah) is a soulful, three piece psychedelic rock group hailing from San Marcos, Texas. The band consists of guitarist and vocalist Will Webb Wells, bassist Brandon Alvis, and drummer Matt Ewaniszyk. The power trio came together in January of 2016, and have blown up locally […]

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How to Enhance Your MR Fest Experience

By Alisa Pierce Assistant Web Content Manager Going to concerts is fun, but sometimes it can be hard to enjoy the moment. MR Fest is a great event for all to enjoy, even if you haven’t been going to concerts lately. Here are some tips on how to maximize your concert experience. Stay Off Your […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Astral Blue

By Cain Hernandez Music Journalist Based in San Marcos, Texas, Astral Blue is a band that embraces the sounds of late ’60s and early ’70s hard rock/psychedelia. Still a relatively new band – formed sometime in early 2016 – the group will head to San Marcos’ own Firehouse Studio in the coming weeks to begin recording […]

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KTSW Kids: MR Fest’s Newest Addition

By Jenise Jackson Blog Content Contributor The 10th Annual MR Fest is approaching quickly and we are looking forward to another year of great attendance numbers. While KTSW has a lot of great entertainment lined up, we wanted to make sure we could keep the entire San Marcos community involved, including families with children. So […]

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MR Fest Artist Profile: Madisons

By Troy Vita Assistant Music Director Dominic Solis- Vocals, Acoustic Guitar Heidi Garcia- Vocals, Violin Thomas Damron- Upright Bass Nick Kukowski- Vocals, Banjo Mike Rothschild- Drums Cass Brostad- Accordion, Vocals, Percussion Patrick Davis- Electric Guitar Austin-based band Madisons is bringing their full-sized folk band and gritty twang to San Marcos for this year’s MR Fest. […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Fly Coco

By Brooke Vega Music Journalist Fly Coco is a four-piece indie rock band based in San Marcos, Texas. They originally started out by playing at smaller gigs around town in 2015 as a brother-sister duo consisting of Colin and Hayden Higginbotham. Zac Hernandez joined to take over guitar and drums after moving in with Colin. […]

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MR Fest 2017 Artist Profile: Muff

By Lindsey Petterson Music Journalist San Marcos band, Muff, got their start by playing house parties back in 2014. As they became more popular, they started playing at venues in San Marcos and Austin. The band includes Rachel LaCoss, Scott Lowe, Nic Valenzuela, and Taylor Wallace. Their first EP, An EP, is full of fun […]

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Why MR Fest is the Best

By Austin Cowan Assistant Web Content Manager If you have not planned on going to MR Fest this year then listen up, because I am about to let you know what you’re going to miss out on.  Being a music festival, MR Fest is a series of concerts taking place in San Marcos. The bands who […]

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The Official Guide to MR Fest Venues

By Tafari Robertson Multimedia Director Stonewall Stonewall is a popular all-ages club on the San Marcos square and an essential hub for the local LGBTQ community, featuring drag performances every Tuesday. During MR Fest, Stonewall will be highlighting some of the best local rock bands on Friday and Saturday Night. F R I D A […]

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Texas State, Floods, and Classes Still in Session

By Allison Johnson Blog Content Contributor  Many Texas State students encountered rain on their way to class early Tuesday morning. Majority of us were aware of potential thunderstorms for this week’s forecast, but were shocked when we had water a quarter of a way up our legs as we left our classes. Around 11 a.m.,the […]

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San Maximum: Cafe Monet

By Austin Cowan Blog Content Contributor Cafe Monet is a unique place for San Marcans to spend some time in San Marcos. The creation of pottery masterpieces here allows people to exercise their creativity while being involved within their community. Cafe Monet is located within the main cultural hearth of San Marcos, the Square. There is […]

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What is MR Fest?

By Brent Ramirez Blog Content Contributor MR Fest (pronounced “mister fest”) stands for “My Radio Fest,” and is essentially the biggest event put together by we the people here at KTSW every year. It’s a huge festival we put together every year that takes place during the last weekend of April here in San Marcos, […]

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