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Ok Robot

Ok Robot

OK Robot slips comfortably between the driving pop punk that they grew up listening to and playing a sound that hearkens back to the jingle jangle and buzz of acts like Superchunk, Pavement or Sonic Youth.

Bringing Back the Big Sound by Cayetano Garza Jr. • Photos by Tam Corbette • Cover photo by George Villarreal Every band has an evolution. Oftentimes the founding members are childhood friends who spent hours upon hours together sharing inspirations, learning how to play their instruments, perfecting their craft. Members come and go, gigs start to […]

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Taste of the Harlingen Farmers Market

Taste of the Harlingen Farmers Market

Story and photos by Kate McSwain The Harlingen Farmers Market is rapidly becoming the place to be on Saturday afternoon from 3-4:30 pm. The market, which is currently located on A St. between Monroe and Jackson, is always hopping with activity. Fresh local produce, live music, and a friendly community of shoppers made up of […]

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Jessica McBride

Jessica McBride

“Art is very personal to me,” said the reserved McBride about discussing her work. “You’re sharing a part of yourself with others.”

by David Gonzo Gonzalez As I entered the Harlingen downtown art gallery for my interview with artist Jessica Salazar McBride, her reticent behavior was apparent to me almost immediately. Perhaps it was because I had arrived an hour sooner than expected, but I felt it advantageous in that it gave me an opportunity to get […]

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ON THE FARM: Tony Schaub at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum

ON THE FARM: Tony Schaub at the Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum

by Cayetano Garza Jr. Visitors to the latest art exhibition at The Harlingen Arts and Heritage Museum on the evening of Thursday, August 28th were greeted with the strains of square dance music as they browsed through the latest work of local artist Tony Schaub. His latest show – On the Farm – Schaub pays […]

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Espejimos: Maria Antonia Rodriguez & Toni Hudson at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center

Espejimos: Maria Antonia Rodriguez & Toni Hudson at the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center

The Spanish word for “mirage” is “espejimo” – a fitting title for the first art exhibition of the new year to grace the walls of the Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center in Brownsville, Texas. The reception was held Friday night, January 3rd, from 6 to 9 pm. The Carlotta K. Petrina Cultural Center is housed […]

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Imagination Unbound

Imagination Unbound

By the time he moved to walls, tagging under the nom de plume RAID, Zamudio’s skill far exceeded that of many of his contemporaries.

Weslaco Museum Presents the Art of Manuel Zamudio by Cayetano Garza Jr. Arcane totems, multicolored Olmec heads, pyramids, flying saucers and hip hop references abound in the current exhibit at the Weslaco Museum entitled Libertad de la Imaginacion – a one man show by local artist Manuel Zamudio. A graffiti artist for the past two […]

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Culture Captured: The Work of Anne Marie Varela

Culture Captured: The Work of Anne Marie Varela

Anne Marie Varela captures what Valleyites take for granted

by David Alexander Gonzalez Most of us have reveled in the pain or joy of certain moments—times where we are most vulnerable, when we let our guards down and allow ourselves to feel. For most of us, being vulnerable isn’t so easy to forget. We seem to instinctively remember times of vulnerability, because forgetting means fighting the urge for us […]

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Mario Godinez: Hearts and Bones

Mario Godinez: Hearts and Bones

Mario Godinez’s art fuses Hispanic, Anglo and Pop cultures

by David Alexander Gonzalez It has not always been about painting monsters and calaveras for Mario Godinez. Though, when observing his work, that may be hard to believe. Godinez’s use of paint in his latest collection, entitled Café Tacvba is somewhat of a digression for an artist who is more known for his work as a sculptor. […]

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SUPERTREE

SUPERTREE

In the Reggae-Dub Style

by Jim A freestyle mix of reggae, hip-hop and alternative rock, Supertree has a sound that can get any bar or party up on their feet. Vocalist/Guitarist Mike Landeros, Bassist John Justice (who plays on a SEVEN string bass) and Drummer Allen Lingesjo, all from Harlingen, formed after the departure of Sons of The Beach. […]