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Staff picks of UTSA Underground acts.

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Andria Rose & The Youth

In 2017 frontwoman Andria Rose played as a solo artist and since has “fallen in love with the environment and intimacy,” so this year she created an indie pop band.

Andria Rose & the Youth just came off tour with The Maria’s and celebrated being back in SA by performing at The Paisano Plus’ Empowerment issue launch party.

“UTSA Underground exposes students to new local artists and provides an opportunity for these artists to grow. The festival is becoming a looked forward to notion in the SA music scene, bringing more attention to the university as a whole” Andria Rose said.

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Haunter

Local to SA, Haunter, progressive black death metal band has had a busy past two years. In 2016, they released their first full length “Thrinodia.” 2017 brought forth 2 splits on vinyl LP. Having toured extensively throughout the United States, they recently wrapped up their first international 2-week long stint in Mexico alongside Colorado’s Wayfarer.

“I’ve always been a fan of the DIY nature of the fest. I hope all the bands stick around, watch each other play and network,” said frontman, Bradley Tiffin.

Haunter plans to release their next full length later this fall with another international tour overseas to support the release.

UTSA Underground may be the last show they play for months as they record and prepare to head north for 71Grind Fest in Colorado Springs, Colorado in June.

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Junkie

Pop Surf Rock trio, Junkie, from San Antonio had quite a busy year in 2017. Playing Luminaria festival, hosting multiple shows in SA in collaboration with other bands, as well as playing at SXSW this past month. This year is no different. To celebrate coming back from their run to Las Vegas and Los Angeles, they will be playing in their home city at UTSA Underground.

“The importance of this fest is what we’ve always done from the beginning is bringing art and people together to smile and enjoy, and UTSA doing this amplifies that. UTSA Underground brings together all types of people with all types of talent for art, and that’s special because that is what helps grow love” Junkie said.

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AMEA

Receiving her undergraduate and masters degree this past December, Amea is a proud UTSA alumna. The R&B singer songwriter recently performed at The Paisano Plus’ Empowerment issue release party, and has otherwise been recording videos for her upcoming album ‘The Learning Tree Part 1’.

She will be opening for Homeshake at Paper Tiger on April 23, and later travel to perform in Atlanta.

Her manager, also a UTSA alumni, Walter Montecinos said that UTSA Underground “highlights that there is creative talent at UTSA” and how the student population has become more involved in the arts community.

Courtesy of Austen Shankle

Mirame

Coming together in February, Mirame had their debut show at The McNay to showcase their funky latin R&B sounds. New music from them is in the works, but you can see them perform at Brick at Blue Star on April 4 and Imagine Books and Records on the 21. Angelo Salgado said “UTSA Underground just keeps getting better every year, and we wanted to be a part of that growth. Having a UTSA student organization support us really adds strength to our creative community.”

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