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Attacca Quartet gives back to music students

Attacca Quartet gives back to music students

Alyssa Weinstein

April 8, 2018

One internationally acclaimed modern quartet is bringing its professional experience to Texas State music students. This spring Attacca Quartet will be making its biannual visit to Texas State April 9-13. The group is composed of violinist Amy Schroeder, violinist Keiko Tokunaga, violist Nathan...

Best Lil Big Fest at SXSW sheds lights on up and coming artists

Best Lil Big Fest at SXSW sheds lights on up and coming artists

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 17, 2018

The Tiniest Bar in Texas hosted the first day of their free music showcase, Best Lil Big Fest in Texas, on March 16 at their intimate outdoor patio. Festival goers and band members alike cracked open beers and mingled on the picnic tables between sets. Throughout the day up-and-coming artists took ...

SXSW #LostInMusic showcase combines music and virtual reality

SXSW #LostInMusic showcase combines music and virtual reality

LeeAnn Cardwell

March 16, 2018

Sony Music hosted the first night of their #LostInMusic showcase for South By Southwest on March 15 at the Trinity Warehouse. Before entering the venue, concert goers are taken through a display of Sony’s latest virtual reality project, the AVO576. It uses spatial audio technology to take users...

Sue Foley returns to Austin

Sue Foley returns to Austin

Arielle Raveney

February 28, 2018

What is red, Canadian, and sings the blues all over? Sue Foley, the acclaimed blues singer, is who. Sue Foley may have Canadian roots, but when it comes to Austin’s blues scene she is a popular local. She has returned to Austin to launch the tour of her new album, "The Ice Queen." The album was...

Those Damn Eyes kicks-off tour in Austin

Those Damn Eyes kicks-off tour in Austin

Alyssa Weinstein

February 11, 2018

If the bands Angles and Airwaves had a band baby with  Paramore, they would birth the unique rock band touring their way through Texas and other southern states. Austin-grown band, Those Damn Eyes, kicked-off their tour on Feb. 9 at Austin’s iconic venue, the Mohawk. Beginning at 9 p.m., several...

Inaugural Horn Festival features critically acclaimed musician

Inaugural Horn Festival features critically acclaimed musician

Alyssa Weinstein

January 30, 2018

Texas State hosted the inaugural Horn Festival Jan. 19-20 that featured critically-acclaimed musician, Adam Unsworth. Unsworth is currently a professor of horn at the University of Michigan. He has performed in the Detroit Symphony and the Philadelphia Orchestra in his professional music career. Unworth...

San Marcos grown Brockhampton returns to Texas

San Marcos grown Brockhampton returns to Texas

Victor Rodriguez

January 24, 2018

San Marcos-grown boy band Brockhampton kicked off the Love Your Parents Tour on Jan. 16. The 14 person collective of rappers, singers, producers and designers is traveling coast to coast and started with four tour dates in Texas where Brockhampton’s roots were formed. In efforts to engage with his...

Randy Rogers visits campus to accept distinguished award

Randy Rogers visits campus to accept distinguished award

Katie Burrell

November 5, 2017

Nominated by the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, alumni and country music star Randy Rogers is accepting the Young Alumni Rising Star Award. The award is given to two winners annually and is presented by the alumni association. Rogers' 17 years in the music industry, his work with charities...

Animal onesies and sports jerseys were popular trends at Mala Luna Music Festival

Animal onesies and sports jerseys were popular trends at Mala Luna Music Festival

Katie Burrell

October 30, 2017

Mala Luna Music Festival closed out day two with major musical appearances from Future, Migos and Khalid while attendees danced in animal suits and traditional festival attire such as jerseys and bandanas. Costumes for Texas music festivals usually include fishnet tights or high-waist shorts with...

Future, Migos and Khalid close out the second year of the Mala Luna Music Festival

Future, Migos and Khalid close out the second year of the Mala Luna Music Festival

Katie Burrell

October 30, 2017

The Mala Luna Music Festival closed out with popular performances from headliners amidst clouds of dust and smoke, and DJ remixes. Headliners for the second day of the 2nd annual Mala Luna Music Festival included a mix of DJs and fan favorites like Future, Migos and Khalid. Khalid was a headliner...

Lil Wayne and local artists set stage for first day of Mala Luna

Lil Wayne and local artists set stage for first day of Mala Luna

Katie Burrell

October 29, 2017

The sound of bass and electronic beats made its way into San Antonio, as the Mala Luna Musical Festival kicked off its second year with live street art and various artists. The weekend long event took over the city on it's opening day, Oct. 28 at the Nelson W. Wolff Municipal Stadium and Lil Wayne...

Q&A with Country artist Randall King

Q&A with Country artist Randall King

Ashley Brown

October 20, 2017

Randall King, the country music artist is set to perform at Cheatham Street Warehouse Oct. 19. Country artist Randall King will be performing live at the famed Cheatham Street Warehouse on Friday, Oct. 20 at 8 p.m. King, a native Texan, released his latest album, "Another Bullet," in 2016. What i...

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