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Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Musician of the week: Phony Ppl

Adrianne Kristianto, Social Media Coordinator

February 11, 2020

Soulful with a groovy aftertaste, Phony Ppl’s music is not for the close-minded. With their album “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” peaking at number 24 on Billboard’s Heatseekers Album chart, number 15 on Trending 140 chart and number seven on the Emerging Artists chart, the Brooklynite musical group...

K-poppin in the club

K-poppin in the club

Maha Qadri, Magazine Editor

February 4, 2020

K-pop Nite at the Brick Blue Star Arts Complex was electric and infectious, as “BBoom BBoom” by Momoland blasted through the speakers. Upon entering the club, the patrons found a stage where K-pop music videos were being projected. Popular YouTuber John Norman was the DJ for the event. As the so...

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...

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 ...

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...