My KUTX: Altamesa


My KUTX: Altamesa

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019

Altamesa is an Austin band born with two songwriters: Evan Charles, who started the project in 2015, and Sean Faires, who originally teamed up with Charles in the boogie-rock band the Happen-Ins. Altamesa’s Idol Frontier–out February 8, with a release show at Cheer-Up Charlies that same night–nods its hat back to the cosmic country of ’70s Austin. That meeting ground between country and rock threads its way through My KUTX this week as Evan and Charles take the guest DJ controls. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, January 12 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Altamesa – “Idol Frontier”]

1. Tom Petty – “You Wreck Me”

2. Willie Nelson – “American Tune”

3. The Plimsouls – “A Million Miles Away” (live)

4. James McMurtry – “Ruby & Carlos”

5. Todd Snider – “Incarcerated”

6. The Rolling Stones – “Rip This Joint”

7. Terry Allen – “Truckload of Art”

8. Nick Lowe – “Lately I’ve Let Things Slide”

9. ZZ Top – “Cheap Sunglasses”

10. Will Courtney – “Drunk On Your Songs Again”

11. Neil Young – “Powderfinger” (live)

12. The Webs – “It’s So Hard To Break A Habit”

My KUTX: Molly Burch


My KUTX: Molly Burch

Posted by on Jan 4, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Last year, Austin’s Molly Burch followed up her critically-acclaimed debut with a stunning second album. First Flower finds the former KUTX Artist of the Month digging deeper into her sound, bringing classic pop and country influences into the present day. “To The Boys” might be the most punk rock song released last year: a torch ballad that coolly and confidently calls out misogyny.

We’re excited to have Burch back as our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. She pulled songs and artists from her touring playlist, offering up a set that will keep you level on the road. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, January 5 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Kate Bush – “Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God)”

2. Roberta Flack – “Hey, That’s No Way To Say Goodbye”

3. NRBQ – “Magnet”

4. Linda Martell – “Color Him Father”

5. Luke Temple – “Florida”

6. Ariana Grande – “thank u, next”

7. Nina Simone – “Who Knows Where The Time Goes?” (Live)

8. Peggy Lee – “I Go To Sleep”

9. Percy Sledge – “Come Softly To Me”

10. Kacey Musgraves – “Golden Hour”

11. ABBA – “Head Over Heels”

12. Molly Burch – “First Flower”

13. Bruce Springsteen – “Hungry Heart”

My KUTX: New Year’s Day 2019 Schedule


My KUTX: New Year’s Day 2019 Schedule

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018

While we spend the day recovering–cue the bloody marys and breakfast tacos–we’re letting some of our favorite musicians to take over the station on New Year’s Day for a My KUTX marathon. Each hour, a different guest DJ will spin a hand-picked set of some of their favorite songs.  See the schedule below and thank you for listening!

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

6 a.m. // Jess Williamson (playlist)

7 a.m. // Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire (playlist)

8 a.m. // Jimmie Vaughan (playlist)

9 a.m. // JD McPherson (playlist)

10 a.m. // Jade Bird (playlist)

11 a.m. // Margo Price (playlist)

12 p.m. // Our Favorite Songs Of 2018 (playlist)

1 p.m. // Israel Nash (playlist)

2 p.m. // Dave Wakeling of the English Beat (playlist)

3 p.m. // Zettajoule (playlist)

4 p.m. // Hayes Carll (playlist)

5 p.m. // Lauren Larson of Ume (playlist)

6 p.m. // Exene Cervenka and John Doe of X (playlist)

7 p.m. // writer and music critic Jessica Hopper (playlist)

8 p.m. // Topaz McGarrigle of Golden Dawn Arkestra (playlist)

9 p.m. // Paul Price and Esteban Cruz of Good Field (playlist)

10 p.m. // Our Favorite Songs Of 2018 (playlist)

My KUTX: JD McPherson


My KUTX: JD McPherson

Posted by on Dec 17, 2018

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

JD McPherson plays old school, revved-up rock and roll, the kind of stuff that would’ve been blaring out of a Cadillac circa 1959. But the Oklahoma native is a much more voracious listener than his streamlined music would suggest. This week on My KUTX, McPherson plays guest DJ, shouting out his love for morose Smiths songs and hardcore punk, while also letting us know the joys of eating breakfast while listening to Kraftwerk. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, December 29 at 6 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Eddie Cochran – “Somethin’ Else”

2. The Smiths – “Cemetary Gates”

3. Irma Thomas – “Wish Someone Would Care”

4. Beach Boys – “In My Room”

5. Run-DMC – “It’s Tricky”

6. Black Flag – “Spray Paint”

7. X – “I’m Coming Over”

8. Broncho – “Boys Got To Go”

9. Kraftwerk – “Tour de France”

10. Erika Wennerstrom – “Extraordinary Love”

11. Bo Diddley – “Pretty Thing”

12. Buzzcocks – “Ever Fallen In Love?”

13. Little Richard – “Keep A Knockin’”

14. Thelonious Monk Septet – “Well, You Needn’t”

My KUTX: Our Favorite Songs Of 2018


My KUTX: Our Favorite Songs Of 2018

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018

Here at KUTX, we listen to a ton of music in a given year (duh). So this week on My KUTX, we’re stealing the station keys back from our usual guest DJs and spinning our favorite songs of 2018. Grab your ears and tune in on Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. And check out more of our top picks here.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Jack White – “Over And Over And Over”
(Laurie Gallardo // Mon-Thu, 2-5 p.m.)

2. Moving Panoramas – “Baby Blues”
(Jay Trachtenberg // Mon-Thu, 12-2 p.m. // Sunday Morning Jazz, 7-10 a.m.)

3. Ty Segall – “St. Stephen”
(Taylor Wallace // Mon-Thu, 8-11 p.m.)

4. The Weeknd – “Wasted Times”
(Fresh, co-host of The Breaks // Saturday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. // Friday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.)

5. Shakey Graves – “Kids These Days”
(John Aielli, host of Eklektikos // Mon-Thu, 6-9 a.m.)

6. Alejandro Escovedo – “Sonica USA”
(Jody Denberg // Mon-Thu, 5-8 p.m. // Friday, 12-4 p.m.)

7. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
(Susan Castle // Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

8. Pom Poko – “My Blood”
(Rick McNulty // Left of the Dial, Friday 7-11 p.m. // Uptown Saturday Night, 7-10 p.m.)

9. Adrian Quesada – “One Woman Man” (feat. Aaron Frazer)
(Ryan Wen // Saturday, 2-6 p.m.)

10. Soccer Mommy – “Cool”
(Jeff McCord, Music Director // Friday, 6-9 a.m.)

11. Jake Lloyd – “Mile”
(Confucius Jones, co-host of The Breaks // Saturday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.)

12. Absofacto – “Dissolve”
(Jack Anderson // Saturday, 6-10 a.m.)

13. Tameca Jones – “Are You Awake”
(Elizabeth McQueen // Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

14. Christine & The Queens – “Doesn’t Matter”
(Art Levy, My KUTX producer // Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)