WhiteDog

MR Fest Artist Profile: White Dog

By Brandon Deleon Music Reviewer White Dog is a band from Austin, Texas formed in May 2015. The band consists of Joe Sterling on vocals, brothers, Carl and John Amoss on guitar and drums, respectively, Clay De Hoyos on guitar and Rex Pape on bass guitar and backing vocals. Though they’re a relatively new band, their mythology…

Prince

Prince Announced Dead at the Age of 57

By Demarcus Cobb Music Journalist The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame star responsible for “1999” and “Purple Rain” was reported dead this morning at the age of 57. Prince released over 20 albums and sell over 100 million records during his colorful career.  According to Rolling Stone, Prince was recovering from the Flu which lead…

At Fillmore East

Alive! Live Album Reviews

By Wes Clary Music Reviewer Live albums have always been something I have enjoyed for as long as I have been listening to music. They are special because you can hear what the band sounds like when playing the songs you love in a live setting. Many of my favorite live albums were recorded before i was born…

Naked Giants

Naked Giants: Easy Eating EP Review

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer Artist: Naked Giants Album: Easy Eating EP Release Date: January 12,2016 Website: https://nakedgiants.bandcamp.com/ Naked Giants are a three­-piece garage rock band from Seattle, WA and all under 21. The band is composed of best friends Grant Mullen, Henry LaVallee and Gianni Aiello and influenced by the likes of Ty Segall and Jimi…

Mantra Love

Mantra Love: Mantra Love EP Review

By Ryan Lacerda Local Music Reviewer Artist: Mantra Love Album: Mantra Love Release Date: November 7th, 2015 Website: https://mantralove.bandcamp.com Hailing from Houston, Texas and formed on November 9, 2013, Mantra Love blends dream pop, beach­-goth and psychedelic rock. Their self debut album Mantra Love drowns in luscious nostalgia and introspection. The opening track is titled “Hiraeth,” which is a…

LEVITATION Austin 2016

KTSW LEVITATION 2016 (Playlist)

By the KTSW Music Staff The ninth annual LEVITATION festival is quietly preparing for its opening on the weekend of April 29. Hidden in the depths of Carson Creek Ranch, the festival brings in some of the best psychedelic rock and pop bands. This year will feature the living legend Brian Wilson as he performs…

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The Tale of Three Cities

By Denise Marrufo Music Reviewer As a Dallas native, it would always upset me when bands toured Texas and only made a stop in Austin, which led me to believe shows in Austin would be more fun than any other city in Texas. Once I actually started going to shows in different cities, I was surprised at how…