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Horror Movie Soundtracks for Halloween

October 19, 2020

As we enter the later weeks of October, many of us return to our horror movie favorites to welcome in the holiday and relive those iconic on-screen moments. While many …

Getting to Know Your Music Director: Abby Escobar

October 16, 2020

Major: Public HealthYear: SeniorWhich song, album, or artist initiated your love of music?When I was 3 years old, I sang “Mona Lisas and Mad-Hatters” by Elton John in the back …

Meet Your KVRX Librarian (And Music Director)

September 22, 2020

Major: Biochemistry(?)/English/HumanitiesYear: SophomoreWhich song, album, or artist initiated your love of music?I think it was when my dad made me watch “The Kids Are Alright”--that movie about The Who--when I …

Instant Reaction to Nuggets-Lakers Game 2

September 21, 2020

This is one of the all-time NBA playoff games considering the Cinderella run that the Nuggets are having and the prestige and power that the Lakers have been playing with. …

Record Store Day 2020

September 07, 2020

Vinyl-collecting is something I’ve always done casually. My collection is smaller than the average record enthusiast’s, but I like to think that it is quality over quantity. With millions of …

Native American Music in the Contemporary Age

August 19, 2020

Many introductory psychology courses begin with a discussion of a key concept: priming. The main gist of this idea is that our past experiences psychologically affect us in ways that …

The Dalai Lama’s Inner World and the World of Buddhist Mantra

August 03, 2020

The Dalai Lama’s new album Inner World, released on his 85th birthday, drew attention as something of an oddity. The leader of Gelug Buddhism, and a paramount figurehead of Tibet, …

A Case For Disco

July 23, 2020

What comes to your mind when you think of disco? Many people think of John Travolta, platform shoes, disco balls, drugs, and sweaty dancing. But it is so much more …

A Love Letter to the Cactus Café

July 06, 2020

Every Monday at 7:30 PM, dozens of Austin musicians line up at the door to the Cactus Cafe, a live music venue tucked inside UT Austin’s Student Union. Monday nights …

Black Liberation Philosophy and the History of Free Jazz

June 08, 2020

The Free Jazz movement of the mid-to-late 20th century is one of America’s most profound yet underappreciated bodies of music. Beginning in proper with the works of Ornette Coleman in …

Black Texas Artists to Support on Bandcamp Friday

June 04, 2020

In light of the current protests across the U.S. and the world, KVRX and KANM (UT and A&M student radio stations) have come together to highlight and support Black artists …

Ariel's Sign-Off, Jane's Sign-On: An Interview between Station Managers

May 23, 2020

It's that time of year, when we pass the baton. Or, decorative paddle, really, from Ariel Symone Pitre Young to Jane Elise Palacios.

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