Matthew Squires 1.19.17

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Matthew Squires 1.19.17

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

We’ve all got that friend who has a guitar and wrote a few songs about their most recent breakup. Matthew Squires is not that friend. Squires and his band the Learning Disorders have put out five albums in the past four years, already making him one of the more prolific musicians around today. The fact that each album grows and evolves from the previous one makes him unique. In his upcoming album Tambaleo, Squires lays into his slightly offbeat psychedelic indie pop groove, but with a new sense of maturity and depth. His crafted, funny lyrics sung over dynamic and clever arrangements make Tambaleo an album to watch in 2017. Matthew Squires came down to Studio 1A to show us some tracks off the new album, hear them below!

– James Parker

**UPCOMING SHOWS**

1/22 @ Cheer Up Charlies – Leonard Cohen Tribute Night



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Croy and the Boys 1.18.17

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Croy and the Boys 1.18.17

Posted by on Jan 19, 2017

Do you find yourself wandering down east 6th in the wee hours of the morning, wondering whose crooning tenor and soulful guitar is emanating from the White Horse? It’s bound to be Austin country outfit Croy and the Boys. They’re such a perfect representation of Austin’s Outlaw Country history and hip indie culture that it’s hard to believe front-man Corey Baum (aka Bad Boy Croy) hails from northwestern Ohio. Baum has the quintessential Texas country voice when he needs it, but ventures into a cleaner indie sound when it’s appropriate. Crystal clear guitar sounds and heartfelt organ licks play double duty on their recent album “Hey Come Back,” at some times towing the country line, and playing the Austin indie rock card at others. Throw in Carson McHone’s sultry low harmonies and Baum’s clever lyrics and you’ve got a consummate Austin band worthy of a second, third, and fourth listen. Check out their Studio 1A session below, or find them at their January residency at the White Horse, Wednesdays at Midnight.

– James Parker

**Upcoming Shows**

1/25 – The White Horse @ Midnight

2/3 – Hotel Vegas @ 9:00 pm

 



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Terry Allen 1.13.17

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Terry Allen 1.13.17

Posted by on Jan 17, 2017

If there was ever a 21st-century renaissance man, it’s got to be Terry Allen. We at KUTX are most familiar with his long and storied career as a pioneer of the Outlaw Country genre in the 60’s and 70’s, but Allen has an equal if not greater standing in the contemporary art world. He works in all sorts of medium, including musical and theatrical performances, sculpture, painting, drawing and video, and installations which combine all of the above. His music lies firmly in the tradition of Texas country music, but over his 12 studio releases he’s only gotten better. His lyrics are witty and sharp, his arrangements are clever, and his voice is crystal clear. Terry Allen stopped by Studio 1A to promote his show at the Paramount Theatre this weekend. Check out the tunes he showed us below!

– James Parker

 

 



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Still Corners 1.11.17

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Still Corners 1.11.17

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

London-born, Austin-based Still Corners gives us a modern take on the golden age of synth pop. Songwriter/producer Greg Hughes and vocalist Tessa Murray create a synth-fueled fugue state that’s a real pleasure to get lost in. Their 2016 release Dead Blue brings cinematic soundscapes, driving synth bass lines, and pure Brian Wilson nostalgia into the present, mixed with disco rhythms and Murray’s lilting vocal lines. It’s music in technicolor, with a nod to the future. Check out Still Corners’ Studio 1A session below!

– James Parker

 

***Upcoming Shows***

1/19 @ Stubb’s w/ Dougie Poole and Lou Rebecca. Doors at 8:00



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Hard Proof 1.10.17

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Hard Proof 1.10.17

Posted by on Jan 11, 2017

Is this Austin “winter” getting you down? Feeling cooped up in your igloo, bundling up to brave the frigid 58º temperatures? Well fear not, because Hard Proof is here to warm your spirits and bring your booty out of hibernation and on to the dance floor. Sprinting down the trail blazed by Afrobeat pioneer Fela Kuti, Hard Proof has established themselves as a sub-saharan post-funk-punk groove-machine with plenty of bite to back up their bark. If you’re not hip to the Afrobeat scene yet, Hard Proof is a great introduction because they’re undeniably tight. So tight, in fact, that their 2010 eponymous release was recorded straight to tape. That means no going in to fix one little conga hit, no re-recording a single horn line. It’s a sign of incredible musicianship that Hard Proof and it’s members have in spades. Driving horn riffs, ultra-groovy percussion, and thick bass lines make Hard Proof an act not to miss. They came into to Studio 1A to show us some tunes from their new album, which comes out on Friday. Check out the session below!

– James Parker

 

*** Upcoming Shows ***

1/12/17 – Waterloo Records in store performance, featuring FREE BEER!! 5pm.

1/13/17 – Record Release party w/ Los Coast @ Antones, Doors at 9.



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