My KUTX: Hand Habits


My KUTX: Hand Habits

Posted by on May 24, 2019

Photo by Precious Parker/KUTX

For years, Meg Duffy was an incredibly skilled guitarist-for-hire, subtly shading Kevin Morby’s folk-rock excursions or ripping a widescreen slide solo for the War On Drugs. 2017 saw Duffy’s first release under the name Hand Habits, but this year’s placeholder has earned them more of a starring role. Buoyed by the atmospheric “Can’t Calm Down,” the album is quietly intense, finding space for both Duffy’s intimate, spare singing style and spiky guitar leads.

This week on My KUTX, Duffy takes some time out from a long national tour to play guest DJ, spinning an hour of influences that range from ’70s singer-songwriters and glam rock to inspiration from Duffy’s L.A. home. Hear Hand Habits’ My KUTX on Saturday, May 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime below. Hand Habits returns to Austin for a two-night stand opening for Whitney at the Mohawk on September 13 and 14.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Hand Habits – “Can’t Calm Down”]

1. Big Star – “Thirteen”

2. Bobby Charles – “I Must Be In A Good Place Now”

3. Damien Jurado – “Where You Want Me To Be”

4. Paul Simon – “Run That Body Down”

5. Sharon Van Etten – “One Day”

6. T. Rex – “Planet Queen”

7. Babehoven – “Icelake”

8. Gia Margaret – “Birthday”

9. Chris Cohen – “House Carpenter”

10. Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, & Emmylou Harris – “The Pain Of Loving You”

11. Blue Ranger – “Missing Persons”

12. H.Takahashi – “Crystal”

13. Kath Bloom – “Come Here”

My KUTX: The Bishops

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: The Bishops

Posted by on May 21, 2019

The Bishops are the KUTX Artist of the Month for May

Cara and Troy Bishop are a sibling duo from Austin who make music under the family name, smoothly blending their two voices. The Bishops’ electro-rap has influences ranging from Kid Cudi and Amy Winehouse to up-and-comers from the Soundcloud rap generation. The Bishops are live in our Studio 1A on Friday, May 31 at 3 p.m., and listen to their handpicked guest DJ set at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Kid Cudi – “Soundtrack 2 My Life”

2. Chance The Rapper – “Acid Rain”

3. Mick Jenkins – “Spread Love”

4. Kendrick Lamar – “A.D.H.D.”

5. J Cole – “World Is Empty”

6. Amy Winehouse – “Valerie”

7. Kid Cudi – “The Prayer”

8. Donnie Trumpet – “Zion” (feat. Chance The Rapper & Vic Mensa)

9. Big KRIT – “Bigger Picture”

10. Healy – “Galaxies” (feat. Felly)

11. Smino – “Oxygen”

12. Still Woozy – “Goodie Bag”

My KUTX: Aaron Franklin & James Moody Preview Hot Luck Fest 2019


My KUTX: Aaron Franklin & James Moody Preview Hot Luck Fest 2019

Posted by on May 17, 2019

Hot Luck Fest is back for its third year May 23-26, bringing together live music, delicious food, and cooking demonstrations from some of the nation’s best chefs. Hot Luck is the brainchild of Franklin Barbeque’s Aaron Franklin and longtime music booker James Moody, and this week they’re back for another My KUTX helping. This time, they play an hour of their favorite live songs, which means a healthy serving of hair metal, classic rock, and Hot Luck-featured punk. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, May 18 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Scorpions – “Wind Of Change” (live in Munich)

2. Thin Lizzy – “The Boys Are Back In Town” (live in London)

3. Hot Snakes – “U.S. Mint” (live on Triple J Radio, Australia)

4. Cheap Trick – “Surrender” (live at Budokan, Tokyo)

5. Rush – “Fly By Night/In The Mood” (live at Massey Hall, Toronto)

6. Archers Of Loaf – “Lowest Part Is Free” (live at Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC)

7. ZZ Top – “Tush” (live at Nokia Theatre, Grand Prairie, TX)

8. Lucero – “Tears Don’t Matter Much” (live at Cat’s Cradle, Chapel Hill, NC)

9. Led Zeppelin – “Black Dog” (live in L.A.)

10. Judas Priest – “Running Wild” (live in Tokyo)

11. The Who – “Baba O’Riley” (live at Shepperton Studios)

My KUTX: Vivien Goldman


My KUTX: Vivien Goldman

Posted by on May 10, 2019

Photo by Tristan Ipock/KUTX

Vivien Goldman was there when punk started. As a young journalist for Sounds, a London-based music weekly, she started chronicling the upstart movement exploding out of England. She soon turned her eye towards the female-led bands of the time, who subverted gender stereotypes and carved out some space for women in music and society as a whole. Goldman herself got in on the subversion as an artist, releasing a reggae/punk hybrid EP while also playing with the Flying Lizards in the ’80s.

These days, Goldman teaches at NYU and Rutgers and is the author of books on Bob Marley, hip-hop, Kid Creole, and more. Her latest is Revenge Of The She-Punks, out now via UT Press, which examines punk from a feminist lens through interviews and Goldman’s colorful prose. She connects Poly Styrene of X-Ray Spex and the early ’90s riot grrrl scene with modern manifestations like Pussy Riot and San Antonio’s Fea. This week on My KUTX, Goldman plays an hour of she-punk to celebrate her new book. Hear the guest DJ set on Saturday, May 11 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. X-Ray Spex – “Identity”

2. Los Vulpes – “Me Gusta Ser Una Zorra”

3. ESG – “Earn It”

4. Poison Girls – “Persons Unknown”

5. Jayne Cortez – “Maintain Control”

6. Pussy Riot – “Kropotkin Vodka”

7. Shonen Knife – “It’s A New Find”

8. The Slits – “Typical Girls”

9. Vivien Goldman – “Launderette”

10. Au Pairs – “It’s Obvious”

11. Fea – “Mujer Moderna”

12. Fertil Miseria – “Visiones de la Muerte”

My KUTX: Frederico7


My KUTX: Frederico7

Posted by on May 3, 2019

Photo by Juan Figueroa//KUTX

Tropicália music is a study in contrasts, mixing Portuguese and African influences, orchestral and psychedelic textures, and joyous melodies with the grim reality of life. The genre sprang from a vibrant Brazilian counter-culture that directly confronted the country’s brutal military dictatorship in the ’60s. And like the best art, tropicália has outlived both its inventors and its oppressors. Caetano Veloso, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil, Jorge Ben, Tom Zé and countless more passed the torch to David Byrne, Beck, Stereolab, and Thievery Corporation.

Here in Austin, Frederico7 keeps the tropicália flame burning on his debut album, Exotico Americano. Recorded with the help Adrian Quesada, it merges Frederico’s Brazilian roots with sounds he picked up in Mexico and America, crafting a truly continental tapestry. This week on My KUTX, Frederico celebrates fifty years of tropicália with a Brazilian-themed guest DJ set. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, May 4 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. And catch Frederico7 live at the Sahara Lounge on May 4 for more tropicália celebration.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Caetano Veloso – “Tropicália”

2. Os Mutantes – “A Minha Menina”

3. Thievery Corporation – “Décollage” (feat. LouLou Ghelichkhani)

4. Jorge Ben – “Oba, Lá Vem Ela”

5. Gal Costa, Gilberto Gil & Caetano Veloso – “País Tropical”

6. Beck – “Tropicalia”

7. Novos Baianos – “Tinindo Trincando”

8. Frederico7 – “La Mirada del Halcón”

9. Stereolab – “Cybele’s Reverie”

10. Echocentrics – “Jardim” (feat. Tita Lima)

11. Lucas Santtana – “Amor em Jacumã”

12. Frederico7 – “Pérola Negra” (Adrian Quesada remix)