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Adriana Carner

2017 Summer Arts Intern

Adriana Carner is a senior at the University of Texas At San Antonio, pursuing her Bachelor's in Communication with a concentration in Digital Media Studies. She is TPR's 2017 Summer Arts Intern. She is a San Antonio native and graduated from Ronald Reagan High School. Starting her freshman year of college, Adriana became involved in creating short films and doing journalism work. She is the Editor-In-Chief of The Odyssey Online, and does camera work for UTSA's RowdyTV. When she is not filming or writing, Adriana loves to attend concerts, listen to electronic beats and old jazz, and ask too many questions. 

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In an era where anyone can with a Macbook can produce music, Tera Ferna shows us the importance of an honest-to-goodness, flesh-and-blood band. With their “soul rock” style and brotherly bonds, the band merges four highly distinctly individuals into one fresh and smooth-running musical machine.

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Jed Craddock, A.K.A The Unusuals has created his own kind of “intelligent pop.” Blending uplifting lyrics with electronic instruments and guitar, Craddock emanates John Mayer but adds his own kind of modern twist. 

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In a world where trap music is dominating the radio, Cadillac Muzik is going old-school with their original hip hop style. Comprised of Beseja "CaddyMack" Moses and Scott Campbell aka "DaddyDvill", this alternative hip hop duo began in San Antonio and has now grown to being #8 on the European Indie Top 200 Charts, and charted top 40 on the DRT National Airplay Top 150 Chart with their song "Mind Play."

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At a glance, Volcán appears to be a band straight out of a Latin American country, maybe Venezuela or Cuba. So much so that many of the band members are often caught in a guessing game of what country they originate from, especially lead singer Jose Huizar. Which rich vocals and an impeccable Latin accent, Jose fills the room with his presence and takes you to another world, far from Texas.

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To a lot of young bands, the music world seems like a great opportunity for fame and fortune. However, The Black Market Club looks at it with a more humble perspective. Going five years strong, this indie rock band has found a way to mesh their passion for music into their lives. Bassist Adam Herzig says that the band “plays shows because it’s fun to play, not for the money. It’s just entertaining to entertain. So when I don’t even have money as an aspect, I get excited for gigs. It keeps it organic for me.”

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They call themselves the “Black Tie Cacti”, and they’re the nine winners of the Cactus Pear Music Festival’s Young Artists Program for 2017. The musicians range  from 16 to 18 years old, auditioned for the part back in April of this year and were chosen to perform an hour and a half program for this year’s festival. Not only is this a great opportunity for the people of San Antonio to enjoy young talent, but it is also a stepping stone for these young musicians into a lifetime of music.

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Guitarist and Vocalist Austin Jimison is all smiles and laughter as he and the rest of the members of Sioux & Fox sit in our studios at TPR. Josiah even calls him a "Chatty Kathy" from his never-ending liveliness. With indie music influences such as Modest Mouse and Local Natives, the band has a fresh, youthful sound that they wish to spread to everyone, young and old.

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Being a singer/songwriter can be tough, and Jaik Yanez can vouch for it. Going solo for 5 years and playing in bands since he was 15 years old, he knows all about the struggles and excitement of performing cover songs for various crowds while still trying to promote original music. “Obviously the cover shows pay the bills, and you got to do that if you want to be a working musician. If you strap on a guitar, you’re going to be doing those kinds of things.

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On Tuesday night, the marriage of the San Antonio film and music communities tightened as the Riffs and Reels Music Video Showcase announced its first winner of a competition that lasted four weeks. Nine pairs of local filmmakers and musicians worked together to create original music videos that showcased both the filmmakers’ and the musicians’ talents. Hosting the event was San Antonio native Sonny Melendrez, a beloved American radio personality and former host of Magic 105.3.

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From a glance, Josh Glenn seems like your average folk musician. He has the requisite handsome beard and flannel shirt. While getting ready to perform in our B40 studio, he takes out his seasoned guitar and pedal assembly, connects them to an audio recorder, and starts playing various chords that are interrupted by a silence or an occasional bang on the body of his guitar. I am left very confused. Do all of his songs sound like this? They do. At the end of the performance, Josh can tell how puzzled I am and laughs.

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