Q&A: The Foreign Arm

Q&A: The Foreign Arm

The Foreign Arm formed in 2015, shortly after Andrea “Vocab” Sanderson and Nick Blevins met at an open-mic event Vocab was hosting to recognize local talent. The band, which also features George Garza Jr. on bass and Omar Rosel on drums, mixes traditional soul and poetry roots with a blend of modern influences, creating a sound entirely of its own.

We sat down with Vocab and Nick to speak about their influences, plans for the year to come, and their upcoming performance at the Indie Overnight Spring Showcase on March 7 at Paper Tiger. Photo by Francisco Cortes.

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Q&A: Michael Segura – 16 the Olympus

Q&A: Michael Segura – 16 the Olympus

16 the Olympus formed after multiple jam sessions between five San Antonio musicians: alto saxophonist Nikkei Elliot, keyboardist Obed Rodriguez, guitarist Paul Byers, bassist Ryan Limberg and drummer Michael Segura. Michael talked to KRTU about how the band formed, how they’ve grown and what’s in the future for the quintet. 16 the Olympus will join 8 other artists on the lineup for KRTU’s Spring Showcase on March 7 at Paper Tiger. Photo by TJ Martinez

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Q&A: Survival Guide

Q&A: Survival Guide

Emily Whitehurst began her career as the frontwoman of punk rock band Tsunami Bomb. Now, she creates electronic pop music through her synth-driven solo project, Survival Guide. Emily recently moved to San Antonio and plans to release her first self-written album this year. Survival Guide joins eight other artists on the lineup for KRTU’s Spring Showcase at Paper Tiger on March 7. Photo by Craig McGreggor.

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Q&A: Jenn Alva – Fea

Q&A: Jenn Alva – Fea

San Antonio-based chicana punk band Fea formed in 2014 after drummer Phanie Diaz and bassist Jenn Alva left their former project, Girl in a Coma. Lead vocalist Letty Martinez and guitarist Bobby Rivas join Phanie and Jenn to complete the group.

Bassist Jenn Alva is one of the founding members of Fea and formerly a member of Girl in a Coma. Fea is one of 9 groups performing at KRTU’s Spring Showcase at Paper Tiger on March 7. Photo owned by Fea

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Q&A: Minus Gravity

Q&A: Minus Gravity

Rap group Minus Gravity is currently based out of Los Angeles, but each of its members, Mic Apollo, Sir Blaze and Rob Wil, is proudly San Antonian. After recently signing to Capitol Records, the group has recorded heavily in anticipation of their forthcoming EP due early this year. Minus Gravity will be joining eight other artists at KRTU’s Spring Showcase March 7th at Paper Tiger. This interview was broadcasted on KRTU’s Live and Local with Albert Salinas. Photo owned by Minus Gravity/Capitol Records

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Q&A: Cody Mauser – The Rich Hands

Q&A: Cody Mauser – The Rich Hands

San Antonio-based rock band The Rich Hands is approaching its ten-year anniversary. Over the past decade, guitarist/vocalist Cody Mauser, bassist Matt Gonzalez, and drummer Nick Ivarra have developed their sound from rough-around-the-edges garage pop to straight-ahead rock and roll. The Rich Hands will be playing at KRTU's Indie Overnight  Spring Showcase on March 7th at Paper Tiger. Photo by Wolf Robinson

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Q&A: Sisyfuss

Q&A: Sisyfuss

Sisyfuss, the solo project of local multi-instrumentalist Josh Quijada, combines pop music with the artist's DIY San Antonio roots. Josh has been recording as Sisyfuss since 2017 and recently released the album The New Happiness, for which he wrote, performed, recorded and produced all but one song entirely on his own. Sisyfuss will be playing at KRTU's Indie Overnight Spring Showcase on March 7th at Paper Tiger. Photo by Kathleen Creedon

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Introducing the Indie Overnight Spring Showcase

Introducing the Indie Overnight Spring Showcase

KRTU and Paper Tiger present the Indie Overnight Spring Showcase. The all-ages concert features Minus Gravity, Fea, Blushing and more. Even better, it's free. Put it in your calendars: March 7th @ Paper Tiger. A full lineup will be released in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more info.

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Meet Claire Rousay

Meet Claire Rousay

Claire Rousay started hosting The Whatever Show in 2012. “It’s loosely experimental-based music,” Claire said of her show, which currently airs Mondays at 11 p.m. “It’s new and interesting music.”

Photo by Kathleen Creedon