SXSW 2019 In Photos


SXSW 2019 In Photos

Posted by on Mar 20, 2019

SXSW 2019: Artist Portraits
SXSW 2019: Artist Portraits

SXSW 2019: SXSBreaks
SXSW 2019: SXSBreaks

SXSW 2019: From the Hills With Love
SXSW 2019: From The Hills With Love

SXSW 2019: KUTX Live From the Four Seasons
SXSW 2019: Radio Day Stage

SXSW 2019: KUTX Pop-Up Sessions
SXSW 2019: Pop-Up Video Sessions

SXSW 2019: This Song Live w/ Amanda Palmer

SXSW 2019: 'This Song' Taping with Amanda Palmer

SXSW 2019: T For Texas, T For Tennessee
SXSW 2019: T for Texas, T for Tennessee

SXSW 2019: On the Street

SXSW 2019

SXSW Wrap Up w/ David Fricke and Patty Griffin


SXSW Wrap Up w/ David Fricke and Patty Griffin

Posted by on Mar 18, 2019

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 Editor 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 Patty Griffin – the day after her birthday! Griffin (who played guest DJ in third hour) just released her new self-titled album on March 8th.

Listen to all four hours of Jody’s SXSW Wrap-Up with Rolling Stone writer David Fricke and Austin music legend Patty Griffin at the bottom of this post!



Rock the Park: Spring 2019

KUTX Shows

Rock the Park: Spring 2019

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

Mueller and KUTX are excited to rock the amphitheater at Mueller Lake Park again this year with another round of free, family-friendly concerts curated by KUTX and our Sunday-evening kids’ show Spare the Rock, Spoil the Child.

Come a little early to grab your spot on the lawn (blankets are cool, but chairs aren’t) and grab your dinner from a food truck. We’ll have rock-and-roll face-painting for the kids by Faces By Juliet (no charge, but tips for the painters are welcomed.) We’ll also have coloring for the kids at the Mueller tent (where you can enter our #colorKUTX Instagram giveaway), additional activities from our sponsors, and cold beverages for the grown-ups.

We hope to see you at Rock the Park this year!


Rock the Park: Spring 2019 

Mar 1 (rain date Mar 22)

6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – Dr. Joe
7:30 P.M. – Shy Beast

Apr 5 (rain date Apr 12)

6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – DJ Jester the Filipino Fist
7:30 P.M. – White Denim

May 3 (rain date May 17)

6:15 P.M. – Face painting opens
6:45 P.M. – TBA
7:30 P.M. – TBA


ADMISSION: Free! (We welcome tips for the face painters)

PARKING: Parking is $1/hour in the McBee Garage across from the Thinkery. Metered spaces are also available around the park.

RECOMMENDED: We try to keep the volume at a reasonable level, but we still recommend hearing protection for younger children.

OK TO BRING: Coolers, picnic blankets, and stadium cushions  (a.k.a., what we called “sit upons” at camp.)

NOT OK: Chairs, glass containers or alcohol are not permitted.


Rock the Park’s Spring 2019 season is brought to you by Texas Mutual Insurance Companywhich now calls the Mueller Neighborhood home, with over 600 employees at its new headquarters in the heart of Mueller.

… and by locally-owned and operated Magic Pest & Lawn

… with production support from provided by Rock N Roll Rentals and in-kind support from Thinkery Austin.



KUTX Live at Four Seasons 2019

Live Events

KUTX Live at Four Seasons 2019

Posted by on Mar 17, 2019

No badge? No problem. KUTX is bringing together some of the most anticipated 2019 SXSX Music Conference artists – and those poised to break out – for four mornings of music appreciation and discovery at Four Seasons Hotel Austin. Now in its ninth year, this annual tradition continues in 2019 with four early morning broadcasts live from the Four Seasons ballroom from 7 to 11 a.m., Wednesday, March 13 through Friday, March 15; and from 8 a.m. to noon, Saturday, March 16.

KUTX Live at the Four Seasons is open to the public on a first-come, first served basis. Admission to the show, which includes a breakfast taco, KIND granola bar and bottomless coffee, is $15 per adult and $5 for children 12 and under. Limited self-parking is available in the hotel garage on a first-come, first served basis at a discounted rate of $5 per car until 1 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), an Austin-based non-profit organization that provides local musicians with access to affordable health care, with a focus on prevention and wellness.


The following acts are scheduled to perform at KUTX Live at the Four Seasons 2019:

Wednesday, March 13

Combo Chimbita

7 a.m. – Combo Chimbita uses cumbia as a building block for what they describe as tropical futurism, which gets psychedelic and freaky, with a combination of rhythms and sounds from Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America.


8 a.m. – Sasami, self-proclaimed “synth queen” and former keyboardist for L.A. indie rockers Cherry Glazerr.

Durand Jones & The Indications

9 a.m. – American soul, rhythm and blues outfit Durand Jones & The Indications

Wyclef Jean

10 a.m. – Haitian rapper, musician and actor Wyclef Jean, R&B and soul songstress Jazzy Amra and neo soul and jazz-infused artist Moira Mack


Thursday, March 14

Heart Bones

7 a.m. – Heart Bones, the project between Sabrina Ellis (A Giant Dog and Sweet Spirit) and Har Mar Superstar (aka Sean Tillmann), reflecting influences from doo-wop, classic duets, musical theater and electro dance.


8 a.m. – Austin-based minimalist composer and electronic musician Bayonne (aka Roger Sellers)

Cautious Clay

9 a.m. – NPR Slingshot artist Cautious Clay


10 a.m. – London-based trio HÆLOS, who craft a danceable, blend of atmospheric synth-rock, spare electro-pop and elemental trip-hop

Friday, March 15


7 a.m. – Austin psych-pop ensemble SMiiLE

Moving Panoramas

8 a.m. – Austin-based alt-indie outfit Moving Panoramas, who deliver a hazy dream-pop rock sound

Steve Earle

9 a.m. – Rock, country and folk singer-songwriter Steve Earle

Patty Griffin

10 a.m. – Americana singer-songwriter and Grammy award-winner Patty Griffin

Saturday, March 16

Abhi the Nomad

8 a.m. – Abhi the Nomad who delivers a hybrid sound of rap and melodic pop musings

Jealous of the Birds 

9 a.m. – Northern Ireland alt-indie act Jealous of the Birds (aka Naomi Hamilton)


10 a.m. – British singer-songwriter Yola, whose sound spans country, folk, classic soul and ‘70s-era Britpop

Andrew Bird

11 a.m. – Indie rock multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter Andrew Bird

KUTX thanks sponsors Fara Coffee and Zoot Pet Hospital + Luxury Boarding for helping to make KUTX Live at the Four Seasons possible. KUTX Live at The Four Seasons is also produced with support from PSAV and Rock N Roll Rentals.

Tomorrow’s Warriors at SXSW


Tomorrow’s Warriors at SXSW

Posted by on Mar 11, 2019

Tomorrow’s Warriors is one of the world’s premiere youth jazz development organizations. Based in London, the free program has bred the recent UK jazz surge. Alumni include Nubya Garcia, Shabaka Hutchins, and Ezra Collective, all of whom touch down in Austin this week for SXSW. Music journalist Jeremy Steinberger journeyed to the Tomorrow’s Warriors headquarters at the Southbank Centre in London this past summer to interview Warriors founders Gary Crosby and Janine Irons. There he found out just how one organization could radically changed the face of an entire city’s jazz scene. 

Listen to Tomorrow’s Warriors HERE!