My KUTX: Jade Bird


My KUTX: Jade Bird

Posted by on May 18, 2018

Photo by Austin Price/KUTX

Jade Bird is a twenty-year-old British singer-songwriter with a penchant for crafting folk songs that rock (or maybe it’s the other way around). This week on My KUTX, she takes the guest DJ keys and won’t let go. Traveling across America for the first time, she’s partial to road-trip favorites on this mix, whether that’s Stealers Wheel’s sunniness, Dylan’s rambling, or the wandering poetry of Patti Smith, the Smiths, and Elliott Smith. Hear Jade Bird’s My KUTX on Saturday, May 19, 6 to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro: Jade Bird – “Lottery”]

1. Stealers Wheel – “Stuck In The Middle With You”

2. Bob Dylan – “Subterranean Homesick Blues”

3. The Civil Wars – “The One That Got Away”

4. Mazzy Star – “Fade Into You”

5. Kings Of Leon – “My Party”

6. Ray LaMontagne – “The Changing Man”

7. Patti Smith – “Because The Night”

8. Jefferson Airplane – “She Has Funny Cars”

9. Elliott Smith – “Wouldn’t Mama Be Proud”

10. The Smiths – “Frankly, Mr. Shankly”

11. Aretha Franklin – “Love The One You’re With” (live)

12. Donny Hathaway – “Misty”

13. The Coasters – “Down In Mexico”

My KUTX: Marmalakes

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Marmalakes

Posted by on May 11, 2018

Marmalakes is the KUTX Artist of the Month for May. L to R: Taft Mashburn, Chase Weinacht, Josh Halpern, Sam Pankey. Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX.

Chase Weinacht and Josh Halpern formed Austin’s Marmalakes nearly a decade ago, and on the band’s new album, Please Don’t Stop, all those touring miles and sweaty shows are bearing fruit. Recorded at the Echo Lab outside of Denton with Centro-matic’s Matt Pence, the record is a great approximation of Marmalakes’ feverish live sets: tuneful, wistful folk-pop mixed with cathartic rock and roll.

For Marmalakes’ My KUTX playlist, Weinacht and Halpern lean more to the wistful side of things, showing how everything from Buddy Holly, Frank Ocean, and their fellow Austin musicians have influenced this rising band. Hear Marmalakes’ My KUTX on Saturday, May 12 from 6 to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Marmalakes – “Vittoria”]

1. Buddy Holly – “True Love Ways”

2. Belle & Sebastian – “Sukie In The Graveyard”

3. Frank Ocean – “Self Control”

4. Caroline Says – “Winter Is Cold”

5. White Hinterland – “Dreaming Of The Plum Trees”

6. Mount Eerie – “Seaweed”

7. Alvvays – “Not My Baby”

8. Taft – “Drop My Foot”

9. ANDY – “Spirit And Fire”

10. Star Parks – “Souvenirs”

11. Katie Von Schleicher – “Life’s A Lie”

12. Neil Young – “Vampire Blues”

My KUTX: Aaron Franklin & James Moody Preview Hot Luck Fest 2018


My KUTX: Aaron Franklin & James Moody Preview Hot Luck Fest 2018

Posted by on May 4, 2018

Aaron Franklin (L) and James Moody (R). Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Hot Luck Fest is back for its second year, bringing together music and food for four days of deliciousness and righteousness, May 24-27. And this week, fest founders Aaron Franklin and James Moody are back for another My KUTX helping. Franklin is the namesake behind Franklin Barbeque, and Moody cut his music chops by organizing Fun Fun Fun Fest and many of the clubs in the Red River District. Together, they preview the Fest with some of their go-to pump-up music, musical and culinary roots, and plenty of ’80s hair metal they’ve been jamming on the sly as Hot Luck came together. Hear their guest DJ set on Saturday, May 5, 6 to 7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Tom Petty – “You Wreck Me”

2. Minutemen – “History Lesson Part 2”

3. Devo – “Gates Of Steel”

4. Wipers – “Let It Slide”

5. Hot Snakes – “Having Another?”

6. Mötley Crüe – “Dr. Feelgood”

7. Dio – “Holy Diver”

8. Iron Maiden – “Can I Play With Madness”

9. Van Halen – “Unchained”

10. Scorpions – “Dark Lady”

11. Queensrÿche – “Breaking The Silence”

12. Skid Row – “18 And Life”

13. The Who – “Coke After Coke”

Amazing Grace: The Story Of Willie Nelson


Amazing Grace: The Story Of Willie Nelson

Posted by on Apr 27, 2018

Photo by David Redfern

To celebrate Willie Nelson’s 85th birthday, KUTX is playing nothing but Willie on Saturday, April 28 through Sunday, April 29. Listen to our hour-long documentary on Willie on Saturday at 6 p.m. or at the bottom of the page.

In the early 1970’s, a red-headed stranger with a grandfatherly smile emerged on the world stage from seemingly nowhere. He was a man of out time in braids and a bandanna—both a hippie and a cowboy—and a symbol for the changing face of America. This is the story of an ambitious man who got lost chasing the American dream, only to find himself back home. It’s the story of a Texas iconoclast, and an American icon. This is the story of Willie Nelson.

Amazing Grace: The Story Of Willie Nelson–originally produced and broadcasted in 2008 around Willie’s 75th birthday–traces Willie’s extraordinary life, from his humble beginnings in Abbott, Texas to outlaw country and beyond. The documentary features interviews with Willie and sister Bobbie Nelson, as well as many of the celebrities who have performed with him, including Kris Kristofferson, John Mellencamp, and Norah Jones.

Hosted and produced by David Brown, with assistance from Michael May and KUT News. Special edition produced by Art Levy with assistance from Jake Perlman.

My KUTX: Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire


My KUTX: Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018

Wood & Wire’s Tony Kamel. Photo by Pavel Mezihorak for KUTX

Austin bluegrass outfit Wood & Wire returns with its third album, North Of Despair, and the band’s celebrating with a show at the Scoot Inn on Saturday, April 28. Singer and guitarist Tony Kamel marks his second stint as our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. This time, he’s thrown together a mix that’s heavy on local bands, psychedelic country, and crazy recording stories. Listen to My KUTX on Saturday, April 21, 6 to 7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. A Giant Dog – “Angst In My Pants”

2. Go Fever – “Folk Zero”

3. Kalu & The Electric Joint – “Place For Fools”

4. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – “Parting Words”

5. Kelsey Waldon – “All By Myself”

6. Nikki Lane – “Companion”

7. Little Mazarn – “White Fang”

8. The Deer – “Reflections On Moonstone Beach”

9. Black Pumas – “Black Moon Rising”

10. Carson McHone – “Poet”

11. Christy Hays – “Ribbon Of Highway”

12. Tameca Jones – “Good Boy”