KUTX Host Taylor Wallace shares three songs he can’t stop spinning.
Stephen Malkmus & The Jicks – “Middle America”
First, a new one from ‘90s rock icon (and one of my favorite musicians), Stephen Malkmus back with his band the Jicks for their first song in four years, “Middle America.” On its surface, the song sounds like it could be an unreleased Pavement track. But listen closer, and you can hear reflective lyrics that can only be the product of 20 more years of experiences.
Janelle Monae – “Make Me Feel”
And now, something completely different. Janelle Monae is a multi-threat: singer, songwriter, record producer, and actress are just some of the hats Monae impressively wears. Her new album Dirty Computer is due out next month, and her single “Make Me Feel” keeps with her streak of creating danceable R&B standards. This one in particular has a Prince-like vibe.
And finally, we close with the Nashville band Soccer Mommy, back with its third album, Clean. The songs contain painfully honest writing, ranging from the wreckage left by emotionally abusive relationships, to the very human tendency of obsessively comparing ourselves to a new partner’s past loves, like on “Cool.” Soccer Mommy was in town for SXSW, and they’re back at Stubb’s on April 13.
all photos by Mark Bowman
It’s become an annual SXSW tradition – the Sunday after the conference, KUTX’s Jody Denberg and Rolling Stone magazine Senior Writer David Fricke host our “SXSW Wrap Up Show” from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Jody and David (who also is a host on satellite radio), share music from some of the artists they most enjoyed during SXSW, Fricke tells stories of his most recent journalistic adventures – and the duo also welcome a guest. This year they were joined by Derek & The Domino’s Bobby Whitlock – on his 70th birthday! Whitlock (who guested for the second hour) was also a member of Delaney & Bonnie and regaled us with stories of his work with them, and the making of two classic albums he was an integral part of: Layla and George Harrison’s All Things Must Pass.
Listen to all four hours of Jody’s SXSW Wrap-Up with Rolling Stone writer David Fricke and rock ‘n’ roll legend Bobby Whitlock at the bottom of this post!
Only a few hours remain for the Early Bird Special
When you make your gift, make sure you choose the Early Bird Special – KUT or KUTX T-shirt along with a pair of grackle socks for only $10 per month. Tomorrow, that same deal will require a gift of $12.50 per month. Your gift today does more than just ensure you can sport the coolest swag around. It also means that you are providing access to quality news and musical discovery at a time when those things are sometimes hard to find. Thank you for standing up for what you believe in.
KUTX Socks –$5 per month or $60 one time
The grackle is back! These KUTX socks feature grackles, bats, hats and guitars. All of the things that make Austin – Austin! The socks are made by locally-owned Sock Club and the yarn is sourced in the United States. The socks are black with blue designs. They do feature the KUTX logo and the tagline “The Austin Music Experience.” When we offered these before, the socks flew off the shelves so make sure to request yours today!
Show your support of Austin and public radio by requesting the KUT and KUTX T-shirt. The charcoal-colored shirt features the iconic Austin skyline and the logos of the two stations. It is a poly-cotton blend that is nice and soft. The shirt runs true to size. We know you’ll enjoy proudly proclaiming your allegiance to Austin and your support of KUT and KUTX.
KUTX Live Vol. 10 CD – $10 per month or $120 one time
The KUTX Live CD is an enduring thank you gift. The CD features songs performed live for KUTX. This year the song features tracks by Jason Isbell, Shinyribs, The Octopus Project and Magna Carda. Make sure you add this CD to your collection before it is no longer available.
1. Jade Bird – Lottery
2. Kalu & The Electric Joint – Fighter
3. Benjamin Booker – The Slow Drag Under
4. Alt-J – Deadcrush
5. Jon Dee Graham – $100 Bill
6. Nikki Lane – 700,000 Rednecks
7. Nick Hakim – Cuffed
8. Mèlat – Push
9. The Dream Syndicate – Glide
10. Teevee – Beneath My Stone
11. Hamilton Leithauser – In A Blackout
12. Michael McDonald – I Keep Forgetting
13. Tricky – When We Die
14. Alejandro Escovedo – Castanets
15. Bully – Running
16. Phoebe Bridgers – Motion Sickness
17. Margo Price – A Little Pain
18. The Sanco Loop – Hot Year
19. Wolf Parade – You’re Dreaming
20. JD McPherson – Lucky Penny
Become a member of the KUTX Concert Club and get invitations to shows in Studio 1A before anyone else!
Members of the KUTX Concert Club will receive regular emails notifying them of upcoming performances in Studio 1A – and offer the opportunity to reserve a pair of seats!
Within the past two months, KUTX has hosted Terry Allen, Carrie Rodriguez, Iron and Wine and many more. Most of the shows will happen on weekdays at 11 a.m., 2 p.m. or 4 p.m.
Guarantee that you receive an invitation to one of the most exclusive music clubs in Austin. Become a member of the KUTX Concert Club!
Once again we partnered with the Four Seasons Hotel Austin to give you a taste of some of the best music of SXSW 2018. Scroll down to get video highlights fro all four days! Find more SXSW coverage here, and thanks to everyone who helped make it such a success.
Together we raised over $40,000 for The Austin Trail Foundation.