SXSW 2015

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“We Like It Like That” Chronicles, Champions the Underdog Story of Latin Boogaloo

By Monica Solis KTSW Music A SXSW 2015 film review Before there was salsa, there was Latin soul - more endearingly referred to as Latin Boogaloo. Boogaloo, a New York barrio-born fusion of Afro-Cuban beats, mixed with elements of jazz and soul, emerged as a funky, non-traditionalist musical style in the 1960’s. “We Like It Like That,” a documentary directed by Matthew Ramirez Warren, traces the intriguing cultural roots of […]

todayApril 13, 2015 2

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SXSW 2015: Greg Saunier, Drummer of Deerhoof talks with KTSW

By Tafari Robertson Music Reviewer I’m Tafari Robertson here with Greg from Deerhoof at SXSW 2015.  I want to talk to you a little bit about how do you transition between your setting recording versus putting together your live show? When we record or when we write songs and record them we always think “oh well lets think about what we just did on this last tour and what was […]

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SXSW 2015: Interview with the Austin Native Band, Quiet Company

By Kendra Sells Music Reviewer   Austin’s uprising stars Quiet Company recently released their 4th full length album, Transgressor. Here we met at their last show of their busiest South by South West yet. The band had a successful week of performances and are preparing themselves to tour throughout the upcoming summer. The Austin Chronicle describes front man Taylor Muse’s vocals as “Death Cab meets Ben Folds” and Sputnik Music describes the band’s sound […]

todayMarch 31, 2015 44

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SXSW 2015: Interview with Chris Simpson of Zookeeper

Interviewer: Brittany Robinson Interviewee: Chris Simpson   Austin local, Chris Simpson is best known for his past projects with influential emo-band Mineral and more indie rock inspired band, The Gloria Record. His solo project, Zookeeper, is a 180 turn to his previous music. The songs are shorter, lighter, and tell fresh stories. Zookeeper experiments with new sounds, and is ever changing. Simpson isn’t restricted by a certain genre, because it […]

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SXSW 2015: Interview with Peter Sagar of Homeshake

By Tafari Robertson Music Reviewer   This is Tafari Robertson here at KTSW South by Southwest 2015 with Peter Sugar from Homeshake. Did I pronounce that right? I mean it’s a pseudonym, but yeah, we’ll go with Sugar. Well first question, what’s your real name? Peter Sagar. How is your south by southwest going so far? It’s just really crazy. This is the second time I’ve been here, first time […]

todayMarch 31, 2015 367

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SXSW 2015: An Interview With Yumi Zouma

Interviewer: Tafari Robertson, Music Reviewer Interviewee: Josh, Sam, Christie, Charlie of Yumi Zouma Hi my name is Tafari Robertson. I’m here with Yumi Zouma from New Zealand for KTSW. Can you guys go ahead and just state each of your names and what you do in the Band? Josh: Josh and a bit of everything Sam: Sam and like-wise Christie: Christie. I mostly sing Charlie: I’m Charlie. I do a […]

todayMarch 30, 2015 52

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SXSW 2015: Interview with Dent May

Interviewer: Kendra Sells, Music Reviewer Interviewee: Dent May Hello, this is Kendra Sells with KTSW 89.9 and I’m here with Dent May outside of Wonderland here at SXSW Dent: Wussup Yall? How many shows have you played this week and what has been your favorite one? Dent: That was our 3rd or 4th show so it’s been pretty chill compared to years where we’ve played like 12 to 14. I think my […]

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SXSW 2015: Ball Park Music Interview

Interviewer: Brittany Robinson,  Interviewees: Sam Cromack, Jennifer Boyce, Paul Furness, Dean Hanson, and Daniel Hanson   Ball Park Music is an Australian indie rock band with a pop overtone. Their latest release Puddinghead is filled with awesome tunes like “Everything is Shit Except My Friends” and “She Only Loves Me When I’m There”, this band has taken over the Australian airwaves and are gaining popularity all over the world, especially […]

todayMarch 29, 2015 89


SXSW 2015: Chatting with Rising Dream-pop Duo, Cathedrals

By Janelle Abad Assistant Music Director   West coast natives Brodie Jenkins and Johnny Hwin of the dream-pop duo, Cathedrals sat down to talk with KTSW after their performance at Hype Machine's Hype Hotel. Cathedrals recently released their debut EP earlier this year via Neon Gold Records and in the spirit of SXSW, took on an astounding nine shows in nine days. (see the slideshow below for a photo gallery of […]

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