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Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Artist of the Week: Pop Smoke

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 25, 2020

Born Bashar Barakah Jackson, the Brooklynite rapper Pop Smoke was gunned down on Wednesday morning, Feb. 19, in his Hollywood Hills home days after he released his sophomore mixtape, “Meet the Woo 2.” Only 20 years old, the “Dior” rapper had released two mixtapes in total, “Meet the Woo”...

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Next Up: Key Glock & Young Dolph

Ryan Houston-Dial and Kayla Burford

February 25, 2020

On Friday, Feb. 21, hundreds lined up outside San Antonio’s The Aztec Theatre to witness Key Glock and Young Dolph’s sold out “No Rules” tour. The line wrapped around the theater and excitement spread throughout the crowd. Most of the concert-goers made it inside the venue by 8 p.m., and the...

Woolworth Watch Day

Woolworth Watch Day

Ryan Houston-Dial, Assistant Opinion Editor

February 4, 2020

The Conservation Society of San Antonio hosted a symposium, Woolworth Watch Day, on Saturday, Feb. 1. The symposium emphasized the role and history of downtown San Antonio within Alamo Plaza for Bexar County’s civil rights legacy. On Feb. 1, 1960, African American students jumpstarted lunch counter...

Random Access Memories

Random Access Memories

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Cordinator

February 4, 2020

Debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2013, and selling over 339,000 copies in its first week of sales, Daft Punk’s fourth album “Random Access Memories,” confidently delivered tune after tune. Though it was released almost a decade ago, its revolutionary sound has developed beautifully i...

The GRAMMYs are broken

The GRAMMYs are broken

Ebony Purks, Contributing Writer

February 4, 2020

The 2020 GRAMMYs aired Jan. 26 to audiences across America, but not without a little controversy first. According to Deborah Dugan, former Chief Executive of the Recording Academy, the GRAMMYs are notorious for voting irregularities behind closed doors. These accusations, coupled with past voting in...

Putting San Antonio on new waves: Q&A chat with local up and coming artist DJ Papi Wave

Putting San Antonio on new waves: Q&A chat with local up and coming artist DJ Papi Wave

Kimiya Factory

November 20, 2019

Q: When did music become an important aspect of your life? A: Music has been a big part of life from a very young age. My first real memories of music are from my mom. She’d always play music when we had to clean the house, and I never understood why. I used to hate it then because I didn...

We’re all in this together: 2nd annual Astroworld Festival full of success

We’re all in this together: 2nd annual Astroworld Festival full of success

Alex Hanks

November 13, 2019

Former UTSA student Travis Scott returned to NRG Park on Nov. 9, for the sequel to his revolutionary music festival, Astroworld. Named after his Grammy-winning album, “Astroworld,” the festival brought an array of artists on opposite sides of the musical spectrum with Pharrell igniting a mor...

Women of Mala Luna

Women of Mala Luna

Josefina Hernandez

October 30, 2019

The last weekend of October ended on a high note for the thousands that attended the Mala Luna Music Festival. One of Mala Luna’s most important aspects was having more female acts than the 2018 lineup. Canada’s finest, Jessie Reyez, performed for hundreds and poured her heart out as she sang for...

Miguel and others light up San Antonio

Miguel and others light up San Antonio

Ellyson Ortega

October 30, 2019

Veteran R&B artist, Miguel, headlined Mala Luna for the first time. His performances were sonically pleasing with the tracks “Criminal,” “How Many Drinks,” “Do You,” “Coffee,” “Adorn,” “Waves,” “Pineapple Skies” and “Sky Walker.” During his performances, he spoke ab...

Russ

Russ

Ellyson Ortega

October 30, 2019

First time headliner Russ was the last to perform at the 2019 Mala Luna Festival. Russ is known to engineer and produce his own music. He kicked off his electric performance with “The Flute Song” and other songs such as “Pull The Trigger,” “Ride Slow” and “Wife You Up.” Russ also sang...

Yung Gravy takes to San Antonio

Yung Gravy takes to San Antonio

Alex Hanks

October 21, 2019

Matthew Hauri, also known as rapper Yung Gravy, recently sat down with the Paisano to discuss his music, fashion and headlining his “Experiencing the Sensation” tour to highlight his hit album Sensational. Yung Gravy takes an unconventional approach to music that is reflected in the seemingly rela...

ACL weekend two: Gambino’s last show

ACL weekend two: Gambino’s last show

Alex Hanks

October 16, 2019

Childish Gambino closed day two of the Austin City Limits Festival with a lengthy set on Oct. 12, playing what he emphasized was his last concert ever. Despite this being his last concert as Childish Gambino, the creative plans to revamp his career under his legal name Donald Glover. If this is in fact...