My KUTX: Jack Wilson

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My KUTX: Jack Wilson

Posted by on Dec 15, 2017

Jack Wilson has his boots both in songwriting and booking live music–in other words, he’s an Austinite, through-and-through. You can usually find him at Radio Coffee & Beer, where he books a diverse live music calendar. But this Saturday, he’s playing his own music, celebrating the release of his new album Kami, Coming To Get Me with a show at Empire Control Room. Before he takes the stage, he’s back as our guest DJ, spinning a set of Austin music you can find at Radio most nights. Tune in on Saturday, December 16, 6 to 7 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Jack Wilson – “inside / outside”]

1. The Deer – “Do Return”

2. AdriANNE Lenker & Buck Meek – “Jonathan”

3. Wood & Wire – “Anne Marie”

4. Matt the Electrician – “Accidental Thief”

5. Marmalakes – “Vittoria”

6. BLXPLTN – “Education Destruction”

7. Sweet Spirit – “Let Me Be On Top”

8. Cross Record – “High Rise”

9. Molly Burch – “Downhearted”

10. Mindz of a Different Kind – “Black & Brown”

11. Danny Malone – “Limbo”

12. MIDDLESPOON – “HouseWife”

13. Melat – “No Bad News”

14. Lomelda – “With You”

My KUTX: Enrique Chi (Making Movies) & Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)

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My KUTX: Enrique Chi (Making Movies) & Steve Berlin (Los Lobos)

Posted by on Dec 8, 2017

Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX

The influences and ideas that went into Making Movies’ I Am Another You are pretty crazy. Singer/guitarist Enrique Chi and producer Steve Berlin (also known for his saxophone work in Los Lobos) discussed merging everything from Kendrick Lamar and the Beatles to Cuban jazz and the Clash. The craziest thing? It totally works. I Am Another You is one of the year’s standout albums, a protest record that doesn’t forget to party. To paraphrase Funkadelic, “free your ass, and your mind will follow.”

This week on My KUTX, we’re excited to have Enrique and Steve as our guest DJs. They discuss the making of the record and play an hour of ear-and-mind opening music. Tune in on Saturday, December 9, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Kendrick Lamar – “u”

2. The Beatles – “Happiness Is A Warm Gun”

3. Arsenio Rodríguez – “Quiero Mucho A Mi Suegra”

4. Greyhounds – “Cuz I’m Here”

5. Tom Waits – “Hoist That Rag”

6. Rubén Blades – “Estampa”

7. Making Movies – “Locura Colectiva”

8. The Clash – “Guns Of Brixton”

9. Cienfue – “Panama Verde Panama Red”

10. Chicano Batman – “Angel Child”

11. Trio Da Kali & Kronos Quartet – “Eh Ya Ye”

12. Making Movies – “Spinning Out”

Major Murphy: “Mary”

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Major Murphy: “Mary”

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017

Major Murphy is a trio hailing from Grand Rapids, Michigan who so far has only released a pair of EPs. But the small canvases suit the band well, especially on its new single “Mary.” It’s built around the group’s close harmonizing and intimate use of space, sounding like the old-school way of making records: three people sitting in a room together, creating music in real-time. The songwriting itself is also classicist, displaying a love of the ’70s singer-songwriter tradition. Listen below.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

My KUTX: Saturnalia Fest 2017

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My KUTX: Saturnalia Fest 2017

Posted by on Dec 1, 2017

This weekend, Saturnalia Fest takes over several Eastside venues for a music festival celebrating all things Saturnalian, psychedelic, and Austin. Put together by some of the folks behind the Electric Church and Golden Dawn Arkestra, Saturnalia features an eclectic lineup: Octopus Project’s electro-pop, Money Chicha’s psychedelic cumbia, Golden Dawn Arkestra’s space jazz, and more. This week on My KUTX, hear an hour-long playlist of Saturnalia artists.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Morgan Delt – “Mr. Carbon Copy”

2. Cosmonauts – “What Me Worry”

3. Allah-Las – “200 South La Brea”

4. Crocodiles – “Time To Kill”

5. Golden Dawn Arkestra – “Dimensions”

6. Big Bill – “What Do You Want On Your Salad”

7. Annabelle Chairlegs – “Candy Apple Red” (live in KUTX’s Studio 1A)

8. Pearl Earl – “Meet Your Maker”

9. Rattlesnake Milk – “Gimme”

10. The Octopus Project – “Prism Riot”

11. Money Chicha – “Chicha Negra”

12. American Sharks – “Overdrive”

13. Palm Daze – “Company Calls”

14. The Sun Machine – “Is This The End Again?”

Nicole Atkins: “Darkness Falls So Quiet”

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Nicole Atkins: “Darkness Falls So Quiet”

Posted by on Nov 29, 2017

Photo by Anna Webber

“Rhonda Lee” is the alter-ego Nashville’s Nicole Atkins developed over years, but it wasn’t a healthy personality. It “started as my bowling alias, but became my drunken hag alias,” she recently told Rolling Stone, and Rhonda soon took over her life. Newly sober, Atkins details the transformation on her fourth album, Goodnight Rhonda Lee. It’s a darkly funny and frank record, buoyed by Atkins’ own sonic shift from rock-leaning songs to a country/soul hybrid that perfectly fits her voice.

You could imagine Bobbie Gentry, Dusty Springfield, or even Dolly Parton singing “Darkness Falls So Quiet,” an energetic torch song with a ’60s touch.  It’s not so much confessional as confrontational, with Atkins battling that darkness head-on with a mix of cheery soul and grit.

“Darkness Falls So Quiet” appears on Goodnight Rhonda Lee, out now. Nicole Atkins plays live in our Studio 1A on Thursday, November 30 at 3 p.m. before a set at Antone’s later that night.

–Art Levy // host, Sunday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX