The Paisano

Free to Please

Free to Please

Kirkland Luther

January 16, 2019

Paper Tiger, located downtown on the St. Mary’s Strip, recently concluded their annual “Free Week” concert series where local and surrounding area musicians perform free concerts at the venue for four days. Now it is time to update your New Year’s playlist featuring performing artists from last w...

Digital DIY

Open laptop showing music production software

Kirkland Luther

September 19, 2018

How bedroom producing is creating the next wave of artists.   According to the 2017 Nielsen U.S. Music Year-End Report, R&B/hip-hop has surpassed rock as the most popular genre of music. “It’s about time [this happened],” said Zac Carper of “do-it-yourself” California punk band ...

DIY day

Cassidy Fritts 2D mural work was shown this past January at The Upstairs Studio.
Courtesy of Cassidy Fritts

Enrique Bonilla

April 3, 2018

UTSA Musicians of Business return with fourth installment of grassroots DIY fest, UTSA Underground, on national DIY day.   Arriving this weekend for a fourth installment is UTSA Underground, a collaborative event headed by UTSA’s Musicians of Business (MOB) in affiliation with Roadrunner Produ...

Dale shine a San Anto DIY print

Graphics courtesy of San Anto Zine Fest

Taylor Zamora

October 4, 2017

For the past few years, independent publications have embodied the DIY ethos in San Antonio–from the Gnostic Anthropology zines handed out of small cult-esque houses on the southside to the highly active St. Sucia zine, which is not included in the Latino Collection Resource Center at the San Antonio Libr...

The Land in Between DIY seeks to empower and unite city’s youth

Mujeres Podridas. Photo courtesy of Johnny Camacho

Enrique Bonilla

June 8, 2017

Near the West side of downtown San Antonio, the auburn sun blankets the horizon. The hums and squeals of amplifiers alongside the chatter of youth echo down the dimly lit street leading to The Land in Between DIY, an art space for people from all walks of life to organize, discuss and empower one anothe...

Behind the Beat: Rooster’s Pomade

August 31, 2014

Hello listeners! Welcome back to another semester and another season of Behind the Beat. Since it's a new season, I decided to switch things up a bit by interviewing someone other than a band. In this episode I get a little salty about starting up another semester and interview Rooster of Roosters Pomade Co. Roosters Pomade is a DIY Pomade made by Rooster himself right here in San Antonio. If you're into pomade or pinstriping, you should take a listen to his story. It's great to be back, I hope this semester is...

Spiral Bracelets

February 23, 2014

Ashley Longoria The key here is PATIENCE! If you have no patience don't even try this, unless you’re using thin thread for this. Ok just had to get that out of the way. Sorry I just rustled up this craft really quick school has me busy but I worked really hard on these bracel...

Introductions are in order

February 16, 2014

First off, hello! My name is Rebecca Conejo and I’m a freshman at UTSA. I’m an English and political science double major - though the poli-sci aspect is subject to change - and between going to school, I juggle a part-time job as a student assistant at the University Center here on campus and I’m a...

DIY the College Way: Chocolate Lasagna

February 9, 2014

Ashley Longoria Chocolate Lasagna; Price: $13, Level: Easy Alright so the first craft I am making is a dessert called Chocolate Lasagna: Here is the link to the recipe I found on Pinterest. It was relatively easy to make and I only spent around $13 dollars considering I alrea...