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…

Yumi Zouma's EP II

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…