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Giving Back :: Rusty Dusty Performs New Album ‘Cleanse’ Live At FetSounds

FetSounds has very quickly established itself as a full-service recording, performing and documentation space in the few months it’s been in San Marcos.  Many bands have utilized the space for album release parties and special events, including local favorites Rusty Dusty.  In collaboration with Possum Trot Studios, the band decided to use the performance space to document the first official live performance of their recent release Cleanse.  With a handful of cameras, some dramatic lights and their deeply diverse and moving sounds, Rusty Dusty charged through their new project much to the delight of those in attendance.  If you’ve not had a chance to sit down and listen to Cleanse yet, this might be a great way to get familiar with the project.  Check out the video, leave a like and a comment, share it around, and find Cleanse on your favorite streaming site or store front to support!

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Infinity Pool :: Poolboi Blu Drops ‘Judas’ Single

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I’m starting to think that poolboi blu has an endless supply of tracks in the chamber, and he is basically just sitting on projects while the rest of us are drumming up ideas.  In the midst of dropping multiple projects in the past 18 or so months, working with artists like SiCk tHots, dropping s i n c e r e RADIO mixes and selling beats, poolboi is also adding to his own catalog continuously.  The latest track, Judas, plays like a spell he is casting on the listener, with his chant-like verse echoing personal reflection and dropping metaphors on separating from the pack.  The track is currently up on streaming site, so check it out, throw it on some playlists and share it with your friends!

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Legendary Figures :: Michael Garcia And Co. Pay Tribute To A San Marcos Icon In ‘A Hole In The Wall’

Anyone who’s spent any amount of extended time in the San MarcosTexas area over the past 40 years or so either knew or was aware of Eddie Mack, the notorious and outgoing owner of the Showdown Amusement Bar.  In A Hole In The Wall, a documentary created to pay tribute to the man, his bar, and the impact it left on the community, we are given insight into the effect that Mack had on people via candid interviews and archival footage.  His arrival to the town, the establishment of his bar, his local campouts that brought the community together and his passing are all examined and reflected upon, with sincerely powerful moments of raw emotion captured as those whose lives that Mack touched take the time to contemplate it.  This is certainly a documentary worth your time, so check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it around for San Martians (and non-Martians, for that matter) to experience.

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Improvement Grooves :: Ooey Gooeys Close Out 2019 With ‘Do Better’

As we transition into the new year, as well as a new decade, it’s important to continue moving forward in all endeavors, creative or otherwise.  For the San Marcos-based Ooey Gooeys, it seems like their forward movement will be a continuation rather than a new start, as they kicked off season two of their video EP series on New Year’s Eve.  This collection, titled the Wanna Be EP, is starting off wonderfully with Do Better, an instrumental jam that allows everyone in the band moments to shine while showcasing the band’s collective ability to groove.  I’ll certainly be tuning in for the rest of the EP as they release songs, and I will continue to support the guys in 2020.  Check out the video, like, share and leave a comment, and subscribe to the channel to stay in the loop for future releases.

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Getting There :: Emcee Eats Shares F@mbly Practice Session For ‘I’m Coming Home’

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Every time that Hill Country Fair rolls around, I get to thinking about bands like F@mbly.  This San Marcos-based outfit, made up of members of other projects and solo artists that all shared a common vision, rocked many a stage and party during the hey-day of the San Marcos music scene, and as the Hill County Fair became the institution that it is today, their reunion shows for the event became something to look forward to.  This year, the crew will not be rejoining (on the stage, anyway), so in order for their energy to not be completely missed, Emcee Eats shared a recording of a practice session for one of the band’s popular stage numbers, I’m coming home.  Hearing the band in raw, measured form, rather than their all or nothing stage style, is a refreshing look into their process and the way that the members all gel.  Check it out, leave a like and a comment, and share it with someone that used to hang around back in the day… let them know you miss them and you’re thinking about them.

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Earth Tones :: The Deer Release ‘Swoon’ Single In Preparation For ‘Do No Harm’ Album Release

Watching The Deer go from close friends to local heroes to band on the bubble of stardom has been a pleasant thing to experience from afar.  I can attest that the group is still standing behind the values that helped them form and propel towards spreading their good word.  Their latest single, Swoon, from their upcoming release Do No Harm, shows growth from the group that I cannot wait to hear be translated into live performance, as it possesses a new found spirit and energy that has been hinted at in the past, but (to my knowledge) never embraced with such force or joy until now.  That being said, I continue to be a fan and supporter of The Deer, and I am excited to see where this leg of their journey takes them.

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Parallel Thought :: ConductHer Releases ‘GEMINI SEASON’

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After cutting her teeth as a member of experimental duo ChurchCough, 2019 seems to have found ConductHer making major strides in her personal journey of creation.  After closing up 2019 with the releases of the solo venture Female Masturbation and the collective project ChurchCough & FriendsConductHer hit the production and writing vibes heavy.  GEMINI SEASON presents everything you want to see in the progression of the artists you dig : intriguing and thought-provoking writing, lush and vivid production, and the confidence that comes with getting multiple projects under your belt.  GEMINI SEASON, in all honesty, is more of a statement than it is an album, and it’s certainly a statement worth taking in and considering.  Check out the project, share it around and drop ConductHer a couple of bucks for the download if you can spare it.

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