B40

In-studio sessions from the Back 40 of the TPR offices featuring audio, video, and interviews with the performers. Enjoy the diverse sounds of South Texas!

In Studio: Merykid

Jul 9, 2015

 

In Studio: D.T. Buffkin

Jul 6, 2015

D. T. Buffkin is too good to be bad. The self-described “non-traditionalist old-timey punk rock n’ roll” group started playing gigs a few years ago at local joints on the St. Mary’s strip. They have a pretty incredible range of influences, from Bad Religion to Howlin’ Wolf to Merle Haggard.

In Studio: This Is Where Two Oceans Meet

Jun 23, 2015
Nathan Cone

Guitarist Ted Martinez works alone, but it wasn’t always supposed to be that way. Originally, he planned to work with a musical partner, hence his now alter-ego name, “This Is Where Two Oceans Meet.” Things didn’t work out that way, and now Martinez creates multi-layered soundscapes using a variety of electronic looping devices, pedals, and percussion. The effect is like hearing up to three or four people perform at once.

“I have a reliable band partner now,” Martinez jokes.

Nathan Cone

Shimmering, undulating electric sounds from five musicians swirl about the TPR studios one day in July. But there are no words sung. It’s the local post-rock band Bright Like The Sun, and while their upcoming album will feature limited vocals, it wouldn’t be a stretch to say that even for the heretofore instrumental group, their voices will simply be one more instrument in the mix rather than a featured element.

Nathan Cone

Musicians find inspiration in the darndest places.  Take Charlie Roadman, of the Austin-based group F for Fake.  Ancient Greek conflicts are generally not high up on the list of things that songwriters write about, but Roadman, an admitted history buff, has been thinking about the Peloponnesian War for some time, ever since he first encountered Thucydides’ account of the war as an undergraduate at San Antonio’s Trinity University.  Now Roadman has a new musical project with his F for Fake band mates.

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