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KVRX Blog

Pelvis Wrestley Forever

December 21, 2020

Deep in the heart of Texas, an energy vortex swirls. Enchanted Rock, a massive slab of pink granite, lies at the intersection of ley lines, and three outcroppings of the …

Thor Harris' Very Busy 2019

December 15, 2020

By: Matthew Collier (aka DJ Quell)Thor Harris is a musician, author, carpenter, and sculptor who is best known for his work as a percussionist for the bands Swans and Xiu …

Letter to Our Hornraiser Donors

November 17, 2020

To our beloved KVRX Hornraiser donors,On behalf of all of us here at KVRX, we give our sincerest gratitude to all of our donors who were gracious enough to support …

Getting to Know Your Traffic Director: Aly Gomaa

November 03, 2020

Major: RTF Year: JuniorWhich song, album, or artist initiated your love of music?Hendrix, Zeppelin, and Pink Floyd all started me off. I got deeper into rock around the time I …

Red River Cultural District: The Night Soul of Austin

October 30, 2020

Red River Cultural District: The Night Soul of AustinCan you feel it? Can you hear the sound of the crowd? Welcome, sit back, and get ready for a tour of …

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 …

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 …

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