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The members of local band Coffin Fits begin their performance at The Porch.

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Third Thursday at the Porch: November 2022

By Hannah Walls Web Content Assistant Despite the chilly weather, I was met with a decently-sized crowd when I stepped into The Porch Thursday night. The dim lighting and gentle hum of scattered conversations as we eagerly waited for the first band to start made it quite cozy, and I took some time to chat with some familiar faces before taking my seat at the bar. A few more bundled-up […]

todayNovember 19, 2022 64 2

Album cover is of a girl. You can only see her face and there is a red filter over her. Her eyes are also doubled.

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Champagne and Robots?: Third Thursday Artist Interview

By Kylie Hogg Music Journalis I talked to the singer of the Nashville-based band, Champagne, recently about Nashville, concept albums, and robots! Champagne is composed of frontman Nick Seaman, Chris Cabaniss, and Aaron Umberger. They were based in Austin but recently moved to Nashville Tennessee. Champagne will be playing our next Third Thursday event at The Porch, this Thursday, November 17, 2022! Kylie Hogg: So you’re in Nashville right now, correct? […]

todayNovember 18, 2022 11

Lead singer, Nik Parr, plays saxophone at a live show.

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Nepotism and the Rush of Live Music: Artist Interview with The Selfless Lovers

Kylie Hogg Music Journalist I sat down with Nik Parr, the lead singer from Austin-based band, The Selfless Lovers to talk about their upcoming Third Thursday show with us on October 20, 2022, as well as other general music opinions. Kylie Hogg: So, your website says you tour around 150 dates per year. Does that get emotionally draining as a band that is not yet ‘established’?   Nik Parr: Yes, […]

todayOctober 20, 2022 50 2

Painting of a car next to a railroad lined with street lights backlit by a red sky and a large sun. There are large buildings next to the car.

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Artist Interview: Arthur Black

By Kylie Hogg Music Journalist I sat down with Arthur Black, one of three local artists expected to perform at The Porch this week for KTSW’s September Third Thursday, to talk about his most recent album, Broken Pop Machine. I was interested to learn more about his beginnings in music, as well as his opinions on that ever-so-controversial word in the music world right now: genre! Kylie Hogg: I listened […]

todaySeptember 15, 2022 47 2

Cover art features a digital drawing of Jordan McFeders (AKA JMAC The Dragon) in a superhero suit that is reminiscent of Superman. Two crimson, dragon-like wings behind McFeders alludes to his intended “Dragon Persona.” Four bolts of lightning are visible as the emerge from behind McFeders. “DRAGON TALES” can be read in the top left corner of the cover. “JMAC THE DRAGON” can be read emerging from the bottom left corner. In the bottom right corner, “PROD. LIAM BEATS” can be seen.

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Artist Interview: The Tale of A Dragon – JMAC The Dragon

By Avery Viers Local Music Director I found myself seated inside of Don Japanese Restaurant on Monday night, eager to meet one of three artists expected to perform at The Porch for KTSW 89.9’s Third Thursday on September 15, 2022. I was pleasantly surprised to learn that Jordan McFeders, better known by his stage name, JMAC The Dragon, shared in my enthusiasm before he even had a chance to take […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022 56 2

Photo features three members of Arbordae sitting on a brown leather couch that sits in front of a white colored brick wall. Ethan Lugbauer sits farthest to the left, fingers tightly bound with legs crossed. Caleb Alvarez sits casually on the opposite end of the lounge, turning inward toward his fellow bandmates. In between both boys sits Curtis Rowe, turned to face bandmate Ethan. In front of the boys sits a plain, wooden coffee table.

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Artist Interview: Arbordae

By Avery Viers Local Music Director In preparation for KTSW’s upcoming Third Thursday event on Aug. 18th, I was anxious to meet up with San Marcos based-band, Arbordae, to learn more about the three Texas State University creatives expected to take the stage this month at The Porch. Curtis Rowe, Caleb Alvarez and Ethan Lugbauer made for easy interviewees on Aug. 12th, shortly after I arrived at Stellar Coffee Co. […]

todayAugust 17, 2022 155 2 2

Photograph depicts the four members of Lola Tried, crouched down in a casual position on top of what looks to be a concrete sidewalk. Band Member farthest to the left is pictured with shaggy hair, a mustache, a black and white striped t-shirt and black jeans. Member depicted in middle left of the photo wears a black baseball cap, a beige button down shirt, black jeans and black Vans sneakers. Member depicted in middle right of the photo is partly hidden by member on far right but can be seen wearing a brightly colored, yellow and aqua button down shirt with khaki shorts. Member on far right is shown with her right arm propping up her chin, showcasing her half sleeve of colorful tattoos; she is wearing a green cropped shirt, denim shorts and black hi-top Vans sneakers.

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An Interview With Local Sound- Lola Tried

By Avery Viers Local Music Director   On Wednesday, July 13th, 2022, I had the pleasure of chatting with Lauren Wicker and Ray Garza of the Austin-based band, Lola Tried. Throughout the length of our thirty-five-minute discussion, I spoke with Wicker and Garza about the history of the band, their experiences as artists amid a global pandemic, and some of their favorite aspects of creating music in a collaborative setting. […]

todayJuly 21, 2022 57 2

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.

Music

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 72 2

A photo of a blue and purple night sky with clouds rolling in and a string of lights in the bottom right corner

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Third Thursday September 2019

By Shane WillenborgMusic Journalist While the threat of rain loomed over KTSW’s first event this fall, musicians, artisans and locals converged at Aqua Brew this past week for Third Thursday. For those who don’t know, Third Thursday is a tradition here in San Marcos where on the third Thursday of every month, KTSW hosts a showcase of musicians from local and surrounding areas. This month saw a diverse range of […]

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