Temples: “Roman Godlike Man” (Live At The Four Seasons)

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Temples: “Roman Godlike Man” (Live At The Four Seasons)

Posted by on Mar 21, 2017

English group Temples has provided a sanctuary for psychedelic music lovers since singer-guitarist James Bagshaw and bassist Tom Walmsley banded together in 2012. Joined by keyboardist-guitarist Adam Smith and drummer Samuel Toms, the now-fully-fleshed-out Temples released their debut album Sun Structures in 2014.

This past month saw the release of Temples’ second album, Volcano. Like Sun Structures, Volcano features twelve songs that explore comparable elements of psychedelia and indie rock, but with higher technical confidence (especially given that it was recorded and self-produced in their home studio) and a more distinctive sound. Last week at the Four Seasons, Temples conjured up tones from Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd with “Roman Godlike Man,” a modern-day psychedelic subculture anthem that reminds you to let your psych flag fly.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Mar 20, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – March  20th to Sunday – March 26th. 


MONDAY – 3/20

Starting around 6pm

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars w/ Peterson Brothers – 6:30pm @ Continental Club


 TUESDAY – 3/21

Starting around 6pm

Views & Brews – Jazz & The Art of Entrepreneurship – 6:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Blood Pumps [EP Release] w/ Tinnarose & Dryspell – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Drew Smith w/ Jonathan Terrell – 9:00pm @ Blackheart

Starting around 10pm

Ephraim Owens Experience – 10:30pm @ Continental Club Gallery


WEDNESDAY – 3/22

Starting around 6pm

Blink-182 w/ The Naked and Famous – 6:00pm @ Austin360 Ampitheater

Starting around 7pm

Rodeo Austin: Patti Labelle – 7:00pm @ Travis County Expo Center

Austin Classical Guitar – Mark Cruz w/ Eric Slavin – 7:30pm @ Cactus Cafe


THURSDAY – 3/23

Starting around 5pm

Red Young & His Hot Horns – 5:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 8pm

Shawn Mullins – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Carry Illinois w/ MCG & Lola Tried – 9:00pm @ Sidewinder

Starting around 10pm

Electric Six w/ Residual Kid – 10:00pm @ Stubb’s


FRIDAY – 3/24

Starting around 5pm

Ruthie Foster – 5:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 8pm

Extreme Heat – 8:00pm @ One-2-One Bar

KUTX Welcomes: Margo Price w/ Colter Wall – 8:00pm @ Emo’s

The Steel Wheels w/ Daisy O’Connor – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe


SATURDAY – 3/25

Starting around 7pm

My Education [Album Release Party] w/ KNIFIGHT, Megafauna & More – 7:00pm @ Sidewinder

Starting around 8pm

Booher w/ Harvest Thieves – 8:00pm @ ABGB

Indoor Creature [Album Release] w/ Yuma & Empire Machines – 8:00pm @ Blackheart

Shawn Phillips – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Vanessa Carlton – 8:00pm @ Parish

Starting around 9pm

Blue Moon Jazz Quartet w/ Rosie Flores – 9:15pm @ Lone Star Court


SUNDAY – 3/26

Starting around 3pm

Night Glitter – 3:00pm @ Kebabalicious

Starting around 5pm

Miss Lavelle White – 5:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 8pm

Fela! The Concert – 8:00pm @ Long Center

Porter Ray: “Arithmetic”

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Porter Ray: “Arithmetic”

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

Photo by JK Scroggins

All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights artists performing at SXSW 2017.

Seattle’s Porter Ray has been steadily building his repertoire since he exploded onto the hip hop scene in 2013 with the release of three concordant albums (BLK GLDWHT GLD, RSE GLD). The loss of multiple family members and ensuing depression fueled the tone of Ray’s early lyrics but he further refined his delivery through the subsequent releases, Fundamentals (2014) and Nightfall (2015). Following Electric Rain, (the 2016 collaborative album produced entirely by Seattle’s Tele Fresco), comes Porter Ray’s 7th release, Watercolor.

Released last Friday, Watercolor‘s fourteen distinct tracks feature over a dozen guest artists and four different producers, all united by the authentic sounds of Seattle. Appearing about halfway through Watercolor, the dreamily lush “Arithmetic” features Porter Ray’s signature laid back melancholy flow and additional vocals from heavyweights Stas THEE Boss (of THEESatisfaction) and Infinite (of Narkotik and Tribal Productions).

“Arithmetic” appears on Watercolor, out now.

Jack Anderson (Host Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am)

Porter Ray at SXSW 2017:

Wednesday, Mar 15 – Swan Dive (official SXSW showcase) – 10 p.m.

Friday, Mar 17 – Dozen Street (details) – 12:35 a.m.

Anastasia: “You Do” (Live In Studio 1A)

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Anastasia: “You Do” (Live In Studio 1A)

Posted by on Mar 7, 2017

Photo by Ashika Sethi/KUTX

All this week, the Song of the Day spotlights artists performing at SXSW 2017.

After putting out four full-length releases as Anya–including last year’s all-women mixtape CAKE, a musical extension of her non-profit of the same name–the Austin-based singer Anastasia decided to change directions. While Anya’s lyrics were typically fueled by social issues in the context of hip-hop, Anastasia’s debut EP Born To Love You finds her taking a more traditional romantic R&B approach.

The live rendition of “You Do” puts Anastasia on par with Beyoncé, proving that a backing track is all a talented singer needs to command a room. Manually triggered vocal effects float over Anastasia’s creamy solo performance, all tied together by a gorgeous instrumental that’s equal parts hip-hop and R&B.

Jack Anderson // host, Monday-Wednesday 8-11pm, Saturday 6-10am

Anastasia at SXSW 2017:

Friday, Mar 10 – Flamingo Cantina (night show)

Friday, Mar 17 – Oskar Blues Brewery (night show) – 8 p.m.

Concert Calendar

Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Mar 6, 2017

Each week, hundreds of musicians perform at the many venues in the Live Music Capital. To help you with your nightly plans, KUTX narrows down performances week by week. Discover new music with our Spotify playlist for this week’s KUTX-Recommended Music in Austin:
Monday – March  6th to Sunday – March 5th. 


MONDAY – 3/6

Starting around 6pm

Dale Watson & His Lone Stars w/ Peterson Brothers – 6:30pm @ Continental Club

Starting around 7pm

19th Annual Butch Hancock Birthday Salute w/ Butch Hancock and his Compadres – 7:30pm @ Cactus Cafe


 TUESDAY – 3/7

Starting around 6pm

John Aielli 50th Anniversary Concert – 6:30pm @ Cactus Cafe at the Hogg Auditorium

Starting around 7pm

Alina Baraz w/ iamnobodi – 7:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 8pm

Skeleton [Record Release] w/ Lysol, Beta Boys, Enemy One & Army – 8:00pm @ Barracuda

Starting around 10pm

Alina Baraz – 10:00pm @ Kingdom


WEDNESDAY – 3/8

Starting around 7pm

SOULidified: TreeG w/ Cranston, Courtney Santana & Ufulu Child – 7:00pm @ Latitude 30

Starting around 8pm

Hikes w/ Honey & Salt, Gold Fronts and Toast Party – 8:00pm @ Empire Control Room

Starting around 9pm

The Sun Machine w/ Teevee & Annabelle Chairlegs – 9:00pm @ Mohawk


THURSDAY – 3/9

Starting around 5pm

Hotel Vegas & Volstead 6-Year Anniversary Party: A Giant Dog w/ Flesh Lights, Big Bill & More – 5:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Starting around 8pm

Burgeois Mystics w/ Beat Bodega, Metanoia & StarMind Ceremony – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Gabriel Garzon-Montano w/ DJ Manny & DJ Manolo – 8:00pm @ TBA


FRIDAY – 3/10

Starting around 7pm

Interrobang w/ Brian Kremer – 7:00pm @ Stay Gold

KUTX Live at Mueller: Calliope Musicals & The Hey Lolly Band – 7:00pm @ Mueller Lake & Ampitheatre

Starting around 6pm

A Giant Dog w/ Fat Tony, Soaked, Toma & More – 6:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Ringo Deathstarr w/ Ume, Shmu, Stiletto Feels, Sailor Poon, Tele Novella, BLXPLTN & Slugbug – 6:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Starting around 8pm

Carrie Elkin [CD Release Show] – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

The Jumpoff: Mike Brunz w/ Anastasia & More – 8:00pm @ Flamingo Cantina

Starting around 9pm

Jesse Ebaugh w/ James Stevens, The Dimaggios & Horti – 9:00pm @ Hole in the Wall

Starting around 10pm

Good Field w/ The Eastern Sea & Brian S. Cassidy – 9:45pm @ Stubb’s


SATURDAY – 3/11

Starting around 1pm

Golden Dawn Arkestra w/ Annabelle Chairlegs, Tinnarose, Roky Moon and Bolt – 1:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Starting around 7pm

KT Tunstall – 7:00pm @ One World Theatre

Starting around 9pm

Maxam [Release Party] w/ The Magic Rockers of Texas, First Time in Color & Canned Beets – 9:00pm @ Hole in the Wall

Holiday Mountain w/ Kev Bev and the Woodland Creatures & Henry + The Invisibles – 9:30pm @ Austin Roller Rink


SUNDAY – 3/12

Starting around 5pm

Miss Lavelle White – 5:00pm @ Antone’s

Starting around 6pm

Carson McHone w/ Armadillo Road & Silo Road – 6:30pm @ White Horse

Starting around 7pm

35th Annual Austin Music Awards – ACL Live at the Moody Theater