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The Zolas: Swooner Review

By Connor Schwanke Music Reviewer Artist: The Zolas Album: Swooner Label: Light Organ Records Release Date: March 4, 2016 Website: thezolasmusic.com While heading south from their base at Vancouver to their two shows at SXSW, The Zolas have begun cultivating their rebranding. The band’s sprouting began as Zachary Gray and Tom Dobrzanski broke away from their old…

Photo courtesy of Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio.

SXSW Film Review: Goodnight Brooklyn

By Andrew Nogay SXSW Street Team Goodnight Brooklyn: The Story of Death by Audio was a documentary feature that played at this year’s South by Southwest Festival and there isn’t another movie that was more fitting for KTSW to cover. Goodnight Brooklyn is about a guitar pedal company, Death by Audio, and how the warehouse…

Chicano Batman. Photo by Brittany Robinson.

SXSW 2016: Chicano Batman Interview

By Brittany Robinson and Nestor Vazquez SXSW Press and Street Team Eduardo Arenas – Bass Carlos Arevalo – Guitar Bardo Martinez – Lead Vocals, Guitar, Organ Gabriel Villa – Drums, Back Vocals Have you guys been to Austin before? Martinez: We have, this is our fourth time here. How do you like SXSW 2016 so far?…

James Alex of Beach Slang. Photo by Brittany Robinson.

SXSW 2016: Beach Slang Interview

By Brittany Robinson SXSW Press Team   Beach Slang is a Philadelphia punk rock quartet that shook up the rock scene last year with their debut album, The Things We Do To Find People Like Us. With acclaimed music outlets, like Noisey and The A. V. Club, naming it one the best albums of the…

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down at the SXSW Outdoor Stage. Photo by Janelle Abad.

Five Underrated Performances at SXSW 2016

By Janelle Abad SXSW Press Team When a festival encompasses an entire city, not even including the unofficial showcases, artists are prone to being left in the dust by other acts. Here are some of my favorite acts that I feel didn’t quite get the recognition they deserved at this year’s South by Southwest. 1.…