The curated sound of KRTU

The curated sound of KRTU

Students gain on-air experience while exploring new music
Ashley Allen, Arts Columnist October 28, 2021

KRTU is the independent radio station owned by Trinity University which plays jazz music from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. and indie rock music from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. every day on channel FM 91.7. The station has...

Give it a rest: The trouble with classifying music into genres

Give it a rest: The trouble with classifying music into genres

The traditional labeling of music genres fails to account for all the nuances of music
Ayden Smith, Arts Columnist October 21, 2021

I have SiriusXM radio in my car, and I am often overwhelmed by the number of channels. SiriusXM satellite radio boasts almost 150 different music channels. There are some broad categories like pop and...

Exploring the early-2000s roots of todays indie-pop

Exploring the early-2000s roots of today’s indie-pop

Iconic sounds from early 2000s pop-rock have found a home in Gen-Z's playlists and music
Ayden Smith, Arts Reporter September 9, 2021

What we listen to, watch and spend time doing shapes us in both big and small ways. Artists of all different types both intentionally and unintentionally wear their influences on their sleeve, and some...

Is there a recipe for survival in the music industry?

Is there a recipe for survival in the music industry?

Mai Vo, Opinion Columnist May 5, 2021

As the semester comes to a close, I feel it necessary to talk about endings — hopefully this won’t be my last article. I’ve always thought of the “beat” as something that represents not only...

Open your ears to the music of the world

Open your ears to the music of the world

Carmine Villarreal, Arts Reporter January 31, 2021

Oftentimes, we find ourselves flooded with music streaming algorithms designed to feed us a highly catered set of sounds and emotions. At first glance, having refined methods of receiving music relatively...

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It’s time to stop using the word “Satanic” to describe music

Jordyn Guzman November 19, 2020

It’s no secret to anyone that I was an emo kid when I was younger. Hot Topic was my second home, and taking off all of my black, silicone wristbands before PE in seventh grade was nothing less than frustrating....

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Kobe Patterson releases “We Were Never Meant to Get Here”

Kayla Padilla November 12, 2020

photo provided by Kobe PattersonKobe Patterson, local artist and Trinity student, recently released his new album, “We Were Never Meant to Get Here.” I sat down with Patterson to discuss his...

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How TikTok helped me find my new favorite musician

Jordyn Guzman November 5, 2020

illustration by Kate NuelleOk, I’m gonna say it. I am not a fan of TikTok. Sure, I have an account and watch singular videos that my friends send me, but I don’t post or scroll through it for...

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Ethical streaming and supporting musicians in an age of monopolies

Carmine Villarreal October 14, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoylePopular streaming platforms are deeply, deeply flawed. Independent musicians are barely able to make a comfortable wage with the way the paying models of streaming platforms...

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For the Record: Peach Tree Rascals’ “I can’t wait for you to come my way”

Christian Settles September 22, 2020

illustration by Gracen HoyleFor the record, the Peach Tree Rascals is both a brand-new band to me and one of my favorite band names as well. This week, Spotify’s ‘New Music Friday’ recommended...

For the Record: The Wrecks’ debut album Infinitely Ordinary

Christian Settles September 16, 2020

For the record, the origin of The Wrecks might be one of my favorite things about the band. Hailing from Thousand Oaks, California, the alternative pop-rock band has slowly been making a name for themselves...

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For the Record: a review of CTV3: Cool Tapes Vol. 3 by Jaden

Christian Settles September 10, 2020

For the record, I didn’t even know that this album came out. I guess Spotify’s “New Music Friday” failed me this time, but thanks to a friend’s Instagram story, I picked up on it and have been...

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