Matthew Logan Vasquez: “Same”

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Matthew Logan Vasquez: “Same”

Posted by on Feb 21, 2017

Austinite Matthew Logan Vasquez‘s decision to go solo from Delta Spirit has been validated yet again. Still performing as a lead vocalist/guitarist but billing under his own name, Vasquez’s debut solo EP, Austin, (released in 2015) captured dark and sarcastic tones across five genre-spanning tracks, before hitting full-throttle with last year’s Solicitor Returns. MLV’s upcoming follow up, Does What He Wants (out April 21), consists of eleven hard-hitting and wide-ranging tracks that instead harbor optimism and positivity in light of life’s struggles.

The first offering from Does What He Wants, “Same” throws Vasquez’s unbridled vocal gruff over an uplifting ’70s-type driving rock beat. It’s complete with backup singer-saturated choruses, ELO-style orchestral riffs, a Heart-evoking synth line, and a raunchy guitar solo, all climaxing towards one of the most satisfyingly abrupt and replay-inducing endings ever.

“Same” appears on Does What He Wants, out April 21.

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

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Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Feb 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 – February 20th to Sunday – February 26th. 


MONDAY – 2/20

Starting around 6pm

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


 TUESDAY – 2/21

Starting around 6pm

Chase Gassaway [Album Release Party] w/ Lang Freeman & Tara Williamson – 6:00pm @ Teller’s

Zeale – 6:30pm @ ABGB

Starting around 7pm

Gil Del Bosque Quartet w/ Stanley Smith & Lauren Gurgiolo – 7:00pm @ Elephant Room


WEDNESDAY – 2/22

Starting around 8pm

The Brannen & Red Show – 8:00pm @ One-2-One Bar

The Midnight Stroll w/ Jonathan Terrell & Altamesa – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Sad Daddy – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Tamarron [EP Release] w/ Magic Rockers of Texas, Smile & Angry Beige – 9:30pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s


THURSDAY – 2/23

Starting around 7pm

Austin Classical Guitar: Ibison & Grohovac, Oliver Rajamani – 7:30pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

No Parents w/ Sailor Poon & Leather Girls – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Soul Man Sam & The SMS Band – 9:00pm @ Antone’s


FRIDAY – 2/24

Starting around 8pm

Curtis McMurtry [CD Release Show] w/ Daphne – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Henry + The Invisibles [Vinyl Release] w/ DJ Chicken George – 8:00pm @ Empire Control Room

KUTX Welcomes: Jens Lekman w/ The Dove & The Wolf – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

The Merles [CD Release] w/ Roger Wallace & Soul Supporters – 8:00pm @ White Horse

Starting around 9pm

Go Fever [Album Release Party] w/ Deep Time, Big Bill, The Reputations & Glass Grapes – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

The Halfways [Album Release] w/ Roses, Mantra Love & Casual Strangers – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Starting around 10pm

Tameca Jones w/ Honey Gun & Barfield, the Tyrant – 10:00pm @ Continental Club

Ruby Jane – 10:30pm @ Geraldine’s


SATURDAY – 2/25

Starting around 7pm

Reckless Kelly w/ Mike and the Moonpies & Harvest Thieves – 7:00pm @ Mohawk

Terri Hendrix Band w/ Lloyd Maines – 7:00pm @ Paramount Stateside

Starting around 8pm

Adam Torres w/ Monk Parker – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

The Ghost Wolves w/ The Heavy Hands & BLXPLTN – 8:00pm @ ABGB

Raby [Album Release] w/ Burgeois Mystics & Voodoo Boogaloo – 8:00pm @ Blackheart

Starting around 9pm

KUTX Live Broadcast: Bobby Patterson Birthday Bash – 9:00pm @ Antone’s

El Tule w/ Los Kurados & DJ Albert – 9:00pm @ Hotel Vegas

Moving Panorama w/ Beams, Mirrorman, Booher & Paris Falls – 9:45 @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Starting around 10pm

That Girl Dre – 10:30pm @ Geraldine’s


SUNDAY – 2/26

Starting around 4pm

Curtis McMurtry – 4:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 6pm

Jessca Hoop – 6:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 7pm

Jessca Hoop w/ Dana Falconberry – 7:30pm @ 3Ten

Starting around 8pm

Landlady w/ Slomo Drags & White Tiger – 8:00pm @ Mohawk

Thievery Corporation: “Ghetto Matrix”

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Thievery Corporation: “Ghetto Matrix”

Posted by on Feb 14, 2017

Thievery Corporation just released its first album in three years and to put it modestly…the wait was worth it. The D.C.-based DJ collective (fronted by producers Rob Garza & Eric Hilton) was last heard on its guest-filled seventh full-length album, Saudade, released back in 2014. But the bossa nova-laden Saudade was just a jumping off point for Thievery Corporation to extensively explore another genre dear to its roots: reggae.

The brunt of The Temple of I & I, released last Friday, focuses on a reggae infused sound, from roots to dub, dancehall, reggaeton and beyond, all the while aided by a handful of genre heavyweights and Thievery Corporation’s own knack for seamlessly blending musical styles.  The fourth track, “Ghetto Matrix,” is one of two featuring Boston-based MC Mr. Lif and serves as a lounge-y trip-hop intermediary amongst the other fourteen Caribbean-influenced tracks. Thievery Corporation’s undeniably laid back production-style carries through “Ghetto Matrix” – which sounds like it could’ve realistically been released over ten years ago.

“Ghetto Matrix” appears on The Temple of I & I, out now.

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

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Austin Music Experience

Concert Calendar

Posted by on Feb 13, 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 – February 13th to Sunday – February 19th. 


MONDAY – 2/13

Starting around 5pm

The Lemon Twigs – 5:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 6pm

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

Starting around 8pm

Wilderado w/ Carson McHone – 8:00pm @ Mohawk


 TUESDAY – 2/14

Starting around 6pm

Bob Schneider & The Moonlight Orchestra – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 8pm

John Doe – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

The Lemon Twigs w/ Savoy Motel – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s


WEDNESDAY – 2/15

Starting around 7pm

Thrift Set Orchestra w/ Gin Racers & Jonathan Terrell – 7:00pm @ White Horse

Lex Land w/ Scott Collins – 7:30pm @ Cactus Cafe

P.O.S. (of Doomtree) w/ Ceschi – 7:30pm @ Barracuda

Starting around 8pm

The Midnight Stroll w/ Think No Think & Booher – 8:00pm @ Mohawk


THURSDAY – 2/16

Starting around 5pm

Delbert McClinton – 5:00pm @ Waterloo Records

Starting around 6pm

The Funky Meters w/ Flow Tribe & 7 Come 11 – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 7pm

Devendra Banhart w/ Saakred – 7:00pm @ Emo’s

Suzanne Vega – 7:00pm @ One World Theatre

Starting around 8pm

Lola Tried w/ Planet Manhood, Particle Devotion, Ama & Jess Knight – 8:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Sitar Ji & Nagavalli – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Sphynx [EP Release] w/ Sip Sip & Growl – 8:00pm @ Stubb’s

The Deer [Tour Kickoff] w/ Hikes & Dreamboat – 8:00pm @ North Door

Starting around 9pm

Letting Up Despite Great Faults [EP Release] w/ Moving Panoramas, Migrant Kids & Football, Etc. – 9:00pm @ Barracuda


FRIDAY – 2/17

Starting around 6pm

Molly Burch – 6:00pm @ End of an Ear

Starting around 7pm

KUTX Live: Delbert McClinton – 7:00pm @ Paramount

RJD2 (Live Band) – 7:00pm @ Empire Control Room

Yonder Mountain String Band w/ G. Love & Special Sauce – 7:00pm @ Stubb’s

Ringo Deathstarr w/ Al Lover – 7:30pm @ Space 24Twenty

Starting around 8pm

Bob Appel w/ Rosie & the Ramblers & Tomar & the FCs – 8:00pm @ White Horse

That Girl Dre w/ Drew Davis – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Starting around 9pm

Jane Ellen Bryant w/ Dr. Joe – 9:00pm @ C-Boy’s Heart & Soul

Katy Starr [Album Release] w/ Nam & Christina Cavalos – 9:00pm @ Spiderhouse

KUTX Welcones: Adia Victoria – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Soaked [Album Release] w/ Goldbloom, Crocodile Tears & Ben Cissner – 9:00pm @ Cheer Up Charlie’s

Starting around 10pm

Tomar & The FCs – 10:00pm @ C-Boy’s Heart & Soul


SATURDAY – 2/18

Starting around 7pm

Ephraim Owens Quintet – 7:00pm @ Elephant Room

Neil Fest: Norah Jones, Shakey Graves, Matthew Logan Vasquez & More – 7:00pm @ Paramount

Starting around 8pm

Sharon Bourbonnais CD Release Show – 8:00pm @ Cactus Cafe

Soulfiya [CD Release Party] – 8:00pm @ South Austin Brewery

&more [Album Release] w/ Space Camp Death Squad w/ RetrOgRaDe & More – 8:00pm @ Sidewinder

Starting around 9pm

Eastside Kings [CD Release Party] w/ Bobby Gilmore, Ray Reed & More – 9:00pm @ Antone’s

KUTX Presents: Molly Burch [Record Release] w/ Cross Record & Julia Lucille – 9:00pm @ Mohawk

Mama K & The Shades – 9:00pm @ Stubb’s

Money Chicha w/ Como Las Movies – 9:00pm @ ABGB

Tacocat w/ Daddy Issues & Tele Novella – 9:00pm @ Barracuda


SUNDAY – 2/19

Starting around 6pm

Sting w/ Joe Sumner & The Last Bandoleros – 6:30pm @ ACL Live at the Moody Theater

Starting around 8pm

The Black and White Years w/ Shark Rider & TV Heads – 8:00pm @ Barracuda

Ama: “Mainline”

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Ama: “Mainline”

Posted by on Feb 9, 2017

Fronted by visual artist and songwriter Blair Robbins (formerly of Milezo and Rain Collectors), local four-piece Ama’s sound wanders across the rock & roll spectrum, migrating from pop melodies to distortion-heavy riffs and country swing all in the same set. Ama previewed their upcoming debut EP Losing Less with the release of the extremely catchy ’90s-pop-rock-influenced title track last winter. The latest offering from Losing Less is their second single, “Mainline.” Sonically a far cry from their first single, “Mainline” swaps the distortion pedal out for harmony-laden countermelodies and mellows out for a light but undeniable head-bobbing groove. Losing Less is slated for release early this summer.

You can catch Ama tonight at Spiderhouse Ballroom and you can download “Mainline” right here on KUTX.

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