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Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Christmas doesn’t belong before Thanksgiving

Lindsey Thomas

November 20, 2019

Too much of a good thing can become a bad thing. Christmas displays are stores’ ways of getting your money; they get people into the holiday spirit. People are more inclined to purchase unnecessary items when the trees and lights are set up. They are money draws for retail. At home, I do not set...

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...

Beauty in the light

Beauty in the light

Maha Qadri and Sofia Garcia

November 13, 2019

In the midst of light shows, art exhibits and spectators, a dancer and a violinist put on a performance that set the tone for the Luminaria Contemporary Arts Festival. Under an archway decorated with greenery and warm lighting, the two artists drew in a crowd with their rendition of “The Swan” ...

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...

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...

Indie in a new light

Indie in a new light

Lindsey Thomas

October 16, 2019

An indie rock band from Southern California, Bad Suns, returned to San Antonio after two years. Bad Suns’ stylistic performance combines ‘80s post-punk with Elvis Costello's melodic sensibilities to create their hook-heavy indie-rock tone. Since their debut album, “Disappear Here,” and their hit s...

Song and dance, poems and jokes

Song and dance, poems and jokes

Jake Striebeck

September 11, 2019

Students with diverse talents filled the Paseo Courtyard on Sept. 15 to perform and watch the Open Mic Night hosted by the UTSA Student Union. Creativity was showcased all night as artists were each given five minutes to perform their act. UTSA students showed off their creative talents in an e...

Afro can be punk?

Afro can be punk?

Kimiya Factory

April 2, 2019

This past weekend, journalism gifted me as it always does; but something about this assignment was different. Per usual, my woke Arts & Life editor presented me with what sounded like an obviously dope assignment: covering an event called Afropunk in the Pit. Punk music, non-conforming folks and...

Diasporic sounds across borders

Diasporic sounds across borders

Jack Myer

March 27, 2019

Ximena Violante, a queer Mexican-American musician, spoke to UTSA students last week about her experience with Mexican music and culture and its fusion with other genres and cultures. Originally from Philadelphia, Violante recalled her disillusionment with music school and its academic focus on western...

Put the petal to the metal

Put the petal to the metal

Alex Hanks

March 26, 2019

Alternative-indie rock band “Badflower” took over the Aztec Theatre this past weekend in a packed lineup ranging from “Nothing More” to “Of Mice and Men.” After seeing each band play, “Badflower” stood out to me in more ways than one. Aside from their instrumental skills, the lyrical...

UTSA’s Music Theory Club studies the listening habits of students

UTSA’s Music Theory Club studies the listening habits of students

Julia Maenius

March 6, 2019

UTSA’s Music Theory Club (MTC) has conducted research over the listening habits of students in order to bring music out of the classroom and into the community. Along with embarking on a series of studies about music theory, the MTC also provides tutoring services and resources to the music majors....

“Goldun Stair, Meet You There”

“Goldun Stair, Meet You There”

Steve Moul

February 26, 2019

Earlier this month San Antonio-Austin band El Campo released their latest album, “Goldun Stair, Meet You There.” “Goldun Stair, Meet You There” was written while the lyricist and frontman, Jarid Reed Morris, was battling stage four Hodgkin's lymphoma. Morris, now in remission, wrote the album...