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Styles Clash :: The PNTHN Release ‘POTLUCK’


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.



Talking Shop :: Chief And TheDoomsdayDevice Visits The Trial By Error Variety Show Podcast


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!


Curating Culture :: Faylita Hicks, Arrondi Creative Productions, Ripple Market And Much More

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 HicksSplash Coworkings, and all of the creative endeavors that exist and are sure to come.


Playing Around :: Been Drops Video For ‘Board Games’

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.


Celebration Days :: The PNTHN’s Video Recap Of ‘[from disorder…]’ Release Party

Shout out to The PNTHN for all that they have accomplished in 2017.  The year has found the crew exploring their dynamic via music videos, live performances, and recently, the release of [from disorder…].  This release was recently celebrated at The Good Stuff Community Store in San Marcos, and a brief (but vivid) video of the event was captured by @kingChu__ & @camo_15.  Enjoy, and keep your eyes/ears open for more goodness from the crew.


Culture Foundations :: New ‘Escapism Plan’ Promo Hits The Internet

The city of San MarcosTexas has been through many changes over the past decade or so.  There has been nearly enough turnaround in regards to the population of the town that past events such as Electric Mayhem that defined the scene are forgotten, if not completely unknown.  Therefore, when a venue steps up to take a chance at locking down an event that will help define the direction of the scene and the culture, it’s on the people to take notice and support.  Tantra CoffeehouseChief and TheDoomsdayDevice and Bad Ingredients have teamed up to provide their respective talents and help create Escapism Plan… Tantra provides the atmosphere (as well as the infamous Happy Minutes specials that bookend the event and the newly instituted discount on all Hops and Grains beers during the night), Chief Doomsday spins a vast array of hip-hop, and Bad Ingredients sets up their infamous pop-up record shop with their ever-rotating inventory.  Friday nights, no cover, and all ages… what’s not to love?


Local Hero :: Jim Govea Releases ‘Vinsky’ On The Masses

Like a shot of adrenaline from out of nowhere, San Marcos-based director Jim Govea has upped the stakes for any budding action director with the release of Vinsky, a cyber-punk 80’s action flick based around the titular detective.  Everything about the aesthetic of this project is shot on, and some of the stunts are downright crazy.  This is truly an entertaining piece of DIY art that is certainly worth your time.  Give it a like, give it a share, and who knows… maybe with enough subscribers, we may see the return of Vinsky at some point in the future…