This Song: Bayonne (rerun)

This Song

This Song: Bayonne (rerun)

Posted by on Feb 20, 2019

The Beach Boys song “God Only Knows” isn’t just one of Rolling Stone magazine’s 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, it’s one of the most heartfelt expressions of loss and grief ever recorded. For Bayonne, the song taught him the power of vulnerability and openness and how to embrace it in his own music. As Bayonne says, it allows the listener to get a “crystal clear understanding of things” and while this moment is “fleeting”, it is worthwhile. Bayonne is KUTX’s Artist of the Month for February.

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Balkan Taksim: “Zalina”

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Balkan Taksim: “Zalina”

Posted by on Feb 16, 2019

Balkan Taksim is something you could only describe as entrancing. Originating from Romanian folk, Balkan Taksim lies heavily within Balkanian formed psychedelia, while putting a sagacious twist to its traditional style. Swaying synths are paired with a non-stopping pattering goblet shaped doumbek (or drum), which create an almost disorienting aural space for the listener. It is within this disorientation though, that Balkan Taksim starts to make you move, and tap your feet almost in sync to the rhythm. Soon, that tapping becomes fully fleshed out dance steps, and quickly after that you begin to lose yourself in the nearly too inviting embrace of the Balkan Groove.

For a taste of Carpathian soul in your day, check out Balkan Taksim’s latest and greatest offering “Zalina” out now!

-Felix Kimbrell

 

This Song: Jackie Venson

This Song

This Song: Jackie Venson

Posted by on Feb 13, 2019

Jackie Venson explains how seeing  “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina,” from the movie Evita, changed the way she listened to music and the way she saw herself. Then she describes her journey from classical pianist to blues guitarist.  It’s a tale of soul expanding love, self crushing doubt, and musical perseverance.

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Old Settler’s Music Festival 2019

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Old Settler’s Music Festival 2019

Posted by on Feb 11, 2019

Established in 1987, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has been catering to Roots and Americana enthusiasts alike for the better part of the past three decades. Per the namesake, the Old Settler’s Music Festival has its attendees temporarily moving into the town of Tillman, Texas for several days of Country-Time and Rock pleasure; and it’s easy to see why with artists such as Jeff Bridges, Shakey Graves, and Lake Street Dive in past attendance.

This year’s lineup features notable Studio 1A alumni such as Shinyribs, and Wild Child; Among headliners Brandi Carlile, Jason Isabel, as well as a myriad of other boot-rattling artists.  The festival runs from Thursday April 11th to Sunday April 14th, and you can grab tickets as well as check out the rest of the stellar lineup at the Old Settler’s Festival website.

Also Check below to see the live Studio 1A performances from festival performers Shinyribs, and Wild Child.

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“Trouble Trouble” by Shinyribs

“1996” by Wild Child

Written by Felix Kimbrell – KUTX Intern

BEST SONGS EVER… THIS WEEK 02.08.2019

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BEST SONGS EVER… THIS WEEK 02.08.2019

Posted by on Feb 7, 2019

KUTX host Rick McNulty spills the beans on the BEST SONGS EVER! At least for this week.


Black Pistol Fire – “Level”

Black Pistol Fire are carrying the torch for overachieving rock ‘n’ roll duos. And if you’re gonna be a duo, you’re gonna need a massively talented drummer – which they have in Eric Owen, who in my mind is one of the best drummers we have in Austin. Here’s Black Pistol Fire’s new single, “Level.”

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Ben Kweller – “Heart Attack Kid”

Since we last heard from Austin’s Ben Kweller a few years ago, he and his family had a near-death experience and lived to tell about it. I imagine that gives one a new perspective on life, and this seems to be true for Ben on his new single, “Heart Attack Kid.”

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Phoebe Bridgers – “Dylan Thomas”

Phoebe Bridgers is an up-and-coming songwriter who recently teamed up with folk/rock veteran Conor Oberst, who you might know from his Bright Eyes days. Together, they’re called Better Oblivion Community Center, and this is an up-tempo offering called “Dylan Thomas.”