By: Stephanie Perez
My Radio Festival, better known as MR Fest, is a music event that is put together by Texas State University’s official college radio station: KTSW.
MR Fest showcases artists who’s genres range from folk to hip hop. This includes progressive rock trio Somewhere In Between, who’s members are returning to perform for the first time this year.
Frontman Nicholas Whipps has been rehearsing for the upcoming festival alone on an acoustic guitar. The rest of the band does the same miles away.
“We’ve spent most of 2014 separated by work and school in different cities,” said Whipps. “But once we got word that we had been selected to play MR Fest this year, we did everything in our power to make sure that we would be able to take part. We’d love to contribute to their vast audience.”
Whipps said they’ve managed to free enough time to only meet on the day of the performance.
“I am somewhat nervous that we don’t get to practice as a full band, but I’m confident that all three of us will be fully prepared when the time come,” said Whipps. “I play with two very talented people.”
After countless EPs, Somewhere In Between is currently working on releasing their first full-length album which they had the opportunity to record professionally in Detroit last winter.
With radio requests in New York, Los Angeles and even as far as London, Whipps is eager to get the band back on stage.
“I’m hoping that MR Fest is the start of many shows to come this year,” said Whipps. “People seem to really like the new album and it’s not even officially out yet. But I want to play the new songs for people already.”
Somewhere In Between will play MR Fest Saturday, April 26th at Triple Crown. You can view the festival’s full schedule and line-up here.