Always at Cheer Up Charlie's

Alvvays at Cheer Up Charlie’s

by Ranisha Shipp KTSW Music During SXSW 2015, I had the pleasure of traveling to the outdoor bar & grill for the Polyvinyl Showcase. Why do you ask? I was there to see Canadian pop rock group, Alvvays. During my time on your precious airwaves, I’ve grown pretty found of their catchy and almost comical lyrics. Anyway, picture this;…

SXSW podcast

KTSW & University Star SXSW 2015 Music Podcast

By: Melissa Bond Reporters from the University Star and KTSW attended SXSW 2015 to cover the interactive, sports, film, and music panels, parties, and showcases. Melissa Bond (Station Manager) & Allison Johnson (Music Director) from KTSW and Nicole Barrios (Editor-In-Chief) & Kelsey Bradshaw (News Director) from the University Star give a rundown of the coverage at the…

World premiere of MAVIS

Mavis World Premiere at SXSW

By: Taryn Peters The name Mavis Staples may be unfamiliar to a lot of people my age, but it is highly likely that a song graced by Mavis’ voice is familiar to their ears. With the documentary Mavis!, director Jessica Edwards hopes to make Mavis Staples’ story and musical impact more well-known to those who…

Zookeeper

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…