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Musician of the week: Underground artist makes history

Musician of the week: Underground artist makes history

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

January 28, 2020

Songwriter Snoh Aalegra returned with her sophomore album, “Ugh, those feels again,” in August 2019, after debuting her first album, “FEELS,” in October 2017. A nominee for album of the year at the Swedish music awards, The Grammis, Aalegra’s latest album comprises songs for a wide variety ...

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...

Are you even listening?

FRITOGANG hyping the crowd.

Alex Hanks

April 16, 2019

In preparation for their upcoming project “Garage Sale,” hip-hop collective FRITOGANG took the stage at the Rock Box in San Antonio, Texas. Over the past couple of years, the group has accumulated a strong following in the Alamo city, and has been making a strong push outside of the city limits....

Time flies

Mac Miller on stage

Zach Truesdale

September 12, 2018

Mac Miller, a voice of a generation, passes at 26. On Sept. 7, artist Mac Miller, born Malcom McCormick, passed away from an overdose in his Studio City home.  The proud Pittsburgh rapper, singer, producer and actor had just released an album and was getting ready to go on tour throughout the U.S. A tragic loss at the young age of ...

Is ’90s Rap Overrated?

Is '90s Rap Overrated?

Ricardo Rodriguez

November 20, 2017

In an interview with TIME magazine, well-known rapper Vince Staples weighed in on why he thinks ‘90s rap is overrated. “Tupac and Biggie, they were the golden era. There’s not a 50 Cent in the ‘90s. They didn’t have a Kanye.” Having recently released “Big Fish Theory,” V...

Coming in & coming out: Chris Conde talks hip-hop, SA’s LGBTQ music scene & having a gay time

Photo Courtesy Julián P. Ledezma

Casey Luna

December 17, 2016

Around ten years ago, our city’s music scene was widely considered lackluster in comparison to other thriving Texan musical hubs like Austin or Houston; but today, San Antonio is in the midst of its own musical renaissance. The city has taken great strides in creating a competitive scene to rival the ...

Mala Luna promises to thrill San Antonio

Courtesy of Mala Luna Music Festival

Casey Luna

September 7, 2016

The Mala Luna Music Festival is kicking off its inaugural year with a lineup some of the hottest names in EDM and hip-hop. Headlining the festival is Kaskade, an EDM artist who formerly headlined at Coachella and brought in some of the most massive crowds in festival history. Travi$ Scott, a former...

Sex, Love & Hip-Hop

Sex, Love & Hip-Hop

Jade Cuevas

April 18, 2016

Think of the last party you went to. Perhaps it was a casual kickback with friends (and friends of friends). Or maybe it was littered with people you had never met. Drake’s “Hotline Bling” or Travis Scott’s “Antidote”, prompting party patrons to smile and “dab” as they continued to dance...