My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

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My KUTX: Altercation Comedy Fest’s JT Habersaat

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018

Altercation Comedy Fest combines two things that Austin’s JT Habersaat loves: comedy and a DIY ethos. Now in its third year, the Fest is as intimate as a punk rock show, highlighting national acts and local up-and-comers side-by-side at Kick Butt Coffee. This year’s fest takes places September 26-29, featuring Brian Posehn, Eddie Pepitone, Austin’s Avery Moore, and a whole bunch more.

This week on My KUTX, Habersaat is back as our guest DJ, playing an hour of his favorite music and some bits from this year’s Altercation lineup. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, September 22 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Mind Spiders – “Never Like That”

2. Ugly Casanova – “Here’s To Now”

3. Mishka Shubaly – “Death In Greenpoint”

4. Skilled Mechanics – “Diving Away”

5. Ray Harrington – comedy bit

6. Subsonics – “You Got Eyes”

7. Lucero – “Long Way Back Home”

8. Eddie Pepitone – comedy bit

9. Spells – “Staying In Is The New Going Out”

10. Mr. Airplane Man – “C’Mon DJ”

11. Avery Moore – comedy bit

12. Julian Casablancas – “4 Chords of the Apocalypse”

13. Kyle Trocolla & The Strangers – “Alive In Tucson”

14. Brian Posehn – comedy bit

15. Dwarves – “Take Back The Night”

16. The Jesus & Mary Chain – “Always Sad”

17. Mike Stanley – comedy clip

My KUTX: Risky Motion

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My KUTX: Risky Motion

Posted by on Sep 14, 2018

Risky Motion is the September Artist of the Month. Photo by Julia Riehs/KUTX

When recording his debut album under the name Risky Motion, Austin’s David Roseboom downloaded all of Prince’s music, cut off his internet access, and got to work. Wide Open is obviously purple-hued as a result, and it’s also jolted by Roseboom’s love of electronic music and prog rock. All those ingredients sound unwieldy written out, but he stitches them all together with a lot of joy.

This week on My KUTX, Roseboom’s joy is obvious and contagious: he was so excited to be our guest DJ, he stood and danced the entire time we recorded his set. And that might be the best way to enjoy this episode, so get on your feet and listen to My KUTX on Saturday, September 15th at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Crystal Method – “Trip Like I Do”

2. Prince – “Do It All Night”

3. Black Sabbath – “Planet Caravan”

4. Yes – “We Have Heaven”

5. Primus – “Over The Electric Grapevine”

6. The Mars Volta – “Drunkship of Lanterns”

7. Dan Deacon – “Of The Mountains”

8. Pink Floyd – “Any Colour You Like”

9. The Beatles – “A Hard Day’s Night”

My KUTX: Michael Tully

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My KUTX: Michael Tully

Posted by on Sep 7, 2018

Photo by Hannah Edelman/KUTX

Music figures heavily in a lot of the films by the Austin-based director Michael Tully. There’s his documentary Silver Jew, a moving chronicle of the Silver Jews’ David Berman and his first tour of Israel. Ping Pong Summer features tons of classic hip-hop that Tully grew up with in the ’80s. And his latest film, Don’t Leave Home, arguably wouldn’t be as creepy without Michael Montes’ atmospheric and foreboding score.

Don’t Leave Home opens at the Austin Film Society on September 14 and 15, featuring a Q +A with Tully and actress Anna Margaret Hollyman at both screenings. This week on My KUTX, Tully is also our guest DJ, pulling together an hour of ’80s hip-hop, underground psychedelia, and modern riff rock with cinematic skill. Hear Michael Tully’s My KUTX on Saturday, September 8, 6 to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Michael Montes – “Don’t Leave Home End Titles”

2. Marley Marl – “The Symphony”

3. Richard Swift – “Lovely Night”

4. The Olivia Tremor Control – “Jumping Fences”

5. Intelligent Hoodlum – “Arrest The President”

6. Gorky’s Zygotic Mynci – “Face Like Summer”

7. Silver Jews – “Pretty Eyes”

8. Vetiver – “I Know No Pardon”

9. Alvvays – “Archie, Marry Me”

10. Hot Snakes – “Six Wave Hold-Down”

11. MorMor – “Heaven’s Only Wishful”

12. Marvin Gaye – “Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)”

My KUTX: aGLIFF’s Jim Brunzell

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My KUTX: aGLIFF’s Jim Brunzell

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

aGLIFF–the All Genders, Lifestyles, and Identities Film Festival, formerly the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival–returns to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for its 31st year, September 6-9. And this week, festival program director Jim Brunzell is back for his third guest DJ rodeo. Get insight into this year’s aGLIFF, Brunzell’s favorite underrated bands, and the one concert that brought him to tears. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, September 1, or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Pretty Girls Make Graves – “Speakers Push The Air”

2. The Flaming Lips – “Pilot Can At The Queer Of God”

3. Los Campesinos! – “Songs About Your Girlfriend”

4. Possum Dixon – “Watch The Girl Destroy Me”

5. A-ha – “Take On Me”

6. Janelle Monáe – “Dance Apocalyptic”

7. Meryn Cadell – “The Sweater”

8. The Cramps – “Fever”

9. Bright Eyes – “Nothing Gets Crossed Out”

10. Superchunk – “Green Flowers, Blue Fish”

11. Tiny Moving Parts – “Common Cold”

12. Animal Chin – “Time-Out”

Best Songs Ever…This Week 08.31.18

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Best Songs Ever…This Week 08.31.18

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018

Photos (L to R): Neko Case (Jon Shapely/KUTX); The Internet (Roger Kisby); Kurt Vile (Jake O’Hare/KUTX)

KUTX host and producer Art Levy lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.


Neko Case – “Last Lion Of Albion”



This first song is a few months old, but we’ll bend the rules a bit. Neko Case released her seventh solo album, Hell-On, earlier this year, and “Last Lion of Albion” is a standout. She has a way of writing songs that sound timeless the first time you hear them, and this is no exception. Also, the lyrics are incredible, weaving together the perils of nationalism and environmentalism in a few quick lines.


Kurt Vile – “Loading Zones”



Kurt Vile is one of my favorite current artists because he is so totally himself. His songs are always a little loopy—some stream of consciousness lyrics, a dreamy atmosphere, and then there’s his guitar playing, which mirrors the way he sings. And for his new single “Loading Zones,” he actually mailed realistic looking parking tickets to some of his fans, so you gotta love his sense of humor. Vile is back in town December 6 for a show at ACL Live at the Moody Theater.


The Internet – “La Di Da”



Finally, a song from the Internet, who for a minute had one of the most unsearchable band names—that is, until they got semi-famous. The band comes from the same L.A. scene that gave us Frank Ocean, and they have a similar vibe on their new album, Hive Mind—kind of a psychedelic take on R&B. Check out “La Di Da” by the Internet, and catch them at Emo’s on November 15.