SMNTCS Conversations

When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview
When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview
SMNTCS Conversations
Tuesday, 24 October 2017
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When I Create: Angel Deradoorian Interview

As part of my ‘When I Create’ interview series, I sat down for a talk with one of my favorite artists, Angel Deradoorian, stage name: Deradoorian, for a fun talk that covers topics such as: one of her recurring dreams, how she creates new music,...

Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated
Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated
SMNTCS Conversations
Monday, 28 November 2016
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Nardwuar vs. Sama’an Ashrawi: Annotated

While I was in Vancouver, Nardwuar the Human Serviette invited me onto his radio show at CiTR in the amazing new Student Nest at the University of British Columbia for a guest DJ mix and interview. It was a true honor and pleasure! Nardwuar is one of my favorite...

Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’
Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’
Music
Thursday, 21 April 2016
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Touré Talks Prince Biography, ‘I Would Die 4 U’

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to celebrate the 30th anniversary of this phenomenon we call Prince’s Purple Rain. On June 25th, 1984, six months after Michael Jackson’s Thriller premiered on MTV, the world was introduced to Prince, the icon....

JMSN On How Minnie Riperton Influenced “Most Of All”
JMSN On How Minnie Riperton Influenced “Most Of All”
Music
Friday, 08 April 2016
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JMSN On How Minnie Riperton Influenced “Most Of All”

JMSN, one of our personal favorites here at SMNTCS, has some new magic for our ears. The magic is called “Most of All,” and finds JMSN handling drums, piano, guitar, singing, and writing duties, with a little help from Aaron Provisor on the Rhodes, Yuki...

Now Boarding: Curren$y & Chamillionaire talk Le$ on Jet Life
Now Boarding: Curren$y & Chamillionaire talk Le$ on Jet Life
Music
Thursday, 31 March 2016
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Now Boarding: Curren$y & Chamillionaire talk Le$ on Jet Life

For part two of my spotlight on the newest Jet Life signee, Le$, we talked with Jet Life’s lead pilot himself, Curren$y, and a certified Houston veteran, Chamillionaire, who so far is the only Houston rapper to win a Grammy (for his inescapable 2006 hit,...

Two Minutes to Take-Off; Le$ Boards Curren$y’s Jet Life
Two Minutes to Take-Off; Le$ Boards Curren$y’s Jet Life
Chats
Tuesday, 29 March 2016
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Two Minutes to Take-Off; Le$ Boards Curren$y’s Jet Life

Slim Thug and DJ Mr. Rogers chime in for part 1 of Sama’an’s spotlight interview with new Jet Life signee, Le$. The journey of one Lester Mathews, better known by his stage name, Le$, has come full circle. Born and raised around a musical family in...

Good Kid, Snub City – On Kendrick Lamar & Macklemore
Good Kid, Snub City – On Kendrick Lamar & Macklemore
Music
Monday, 14 March 2016
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Good Kid, Snub City – On Kendrick Lamar & Macklemore

Seven. Kendrick Lamar was nominated for seven Grammy awards this year. He came away empty-handed.   In the Grammy calendar year, Lamar made what is undeniably the best, most complete album. Good kid m.A.A.d city is more than just an album—it is an...

Inside Illmore: From SXSW House Party to Stuff of Legend
Inside Illmore: From SXSW House Party to Stuff of Legend
SMNTCS Conversations
Friday, 11 March 2016
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Inside Illmore: From SXSW House Party to Stuff of Legend

It started the way most SX stories do—with an artist in need of a place to crash—but three years later, the ILLMORE is the hottest ticket in Austin. Get to know the creative minds who launched your favorite rapper’s favorite Texas after-party. It’s a...

In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)
In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)
Rock
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
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In Conversation With Alaina Moore (of Tennis)

Alaina Moore (of Tennis) on surviving a tornado, loving Gwen Stefani, teaming back up with the Black Keys’ Patrick Carney. The Colorado outfit’s new album, ‘Ritual In Repeat’, is again produced by Carney.   Tennis, comprised of Alaina Moore on...

Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History
Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History
Jazz & Blues
Monday, 22 February 2016
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Gary Clark Jr On Making Grammy History

If you happen to be strolling through downtown Austin on the right night, walk into a bar like The Mohawk and look around closely. Standing in the shadows, you might just see the smiling face of the first person in the history of the GRAMMYs to...