The theme of this week seems to be positive affirmations. The latest to broadcast the importance of them is the dynamic duo ChurchCough, located in San Marcos. With the help of Token, the trio gets down to some core insight on the cyclical nature of nature via observations, allusions to positive affirmations that already exist in the sphere of pop culture, and straight-forward testimonials of personal experience in their day to day walks. Billie Jean is a strong lead single for the upcoming album, which will feature collaborations with a wide range of artists (including yours truly). Add that bit of wonderful cover art from Candid (Eddie Baty), and it really will have you wondering…
Is this real or all a dream…?
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Evolution is a natural part of dedicated creation. Take Conwaythewhale, for example. Upon their inception, the band was just a duo, albeit a powerful one. Due to life circumstances and other creative obligations, what started as a raw musical confessional turned into a full-fledged power packed sonic testimonial, backed by a traditional full band. What has not changed, however, is the cutting honesty and pure emotion of singer/songwriter Justin Conway. The band stopped by KTSW 89.9‘s acclaimed Studio C Sessions recently, and their performance of John Locke was extremely touching, especially for those of us that have spent any time over the last 5 years or so in the San Marcos area. Check it out, share it around, and be sure to give it a like and/or leave a comment. Support college radio and local artists!
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If there’s one thing that San Marcos will never run out of, it’s bands. You can barely throw a rock without hitting someone that contains enough talent and personality to hold a crowd’s attention. Manners is one of the groups that, over the past year or so, has stayed vigilant and managed to make a name for themselves. Because KTSW 89.9 understands the importance of giving props where props are due, the band was recently invited to bless Studio C Sessions with a performance of their song Creeps. Check it out, stay in tune to KTSW 89.9 and in line with what Manners are keeping up to, and always support local.
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As much as I dig individual skill in hip-hop, I’m more so a fan of a crew that can get down. The PNTHN seem primed to be the crew to watch for in the central Texas scene these days, taking all of the necessary steps to blaze a trail. After a handful of memorable videos and some time on the road, the crew has released POTLUCK on all of the streaming sources. The project, while only 6 tracks deep, does a great job of showcasing each member’s skill and personality without being disorienting. Those familiar with the live shows should easily be able to identify who is who, which will certainly amplify reaction at the live shows. Plain and simple, I’m excited to watch the trajectory of The PNTHN, because it feels like success will be as attainable as they want it to be… staying focused and driven will be the key to making it a reality, and the crew has already shown they are ready to make moves.
New Year’s Eve 2017 was one for the books. I found myself with 3 shows that evening, all in the square of San Marcos Texas. My first stop was Valentino’s Pizza, courtesy of the homeboy and crew ConwayTheWhale, for a early evening showcase. While there, I was lucky enough to meet Chaznik Raab of the Trial By Error Variety Show podcast. We jumped out in his ‘mobile studio’ for a few minutes to talk shop, and it recently hit the airwaves. Definitely take the time to listen, as many cool bands were interviewed that day. Here’s to everyone achieving their 2018 dreams!
Poet, songwriter and photographer Faylita Hicks has always had vision. Over the past year or two, I have watched her become inspired, crystallize her vision into the formation of Arrondi Creative Productions, and slowly make headway towards unification of the artists and businesspeople of San Marcos. With events like The Ripple Market and more becoming regular installations in the scene, the hope for artists to be able to make a living wage in this creative oasis is slowly turning from dream to reality. Be sure to support Faylita Hicks, Splash Coworkings, and all of the creative endeavors that exist and are sure to come.
Been, currently based out of San Marcos, recently dropped a dope video for his single Board Games. The video compliments the song very well… the laid-back demeanor that sets up the immediacy of the content… the unique style (as well as a little Rollerblade flexing, which I’ve seen Been do as I’ve driven by)… the sense of humor found in the serious musings… this one is pretty solid all the way around. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for more content in the future.