Trivia Night at the Cactus Cafe

Live Events

Trivia Night at the Cactus Cafe

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019

Think you know more than we do about music? Join KUTX for a special night of all-Austin-music trivia in honor of Love Austin Music Month. Your team can compete against the undefeated Team KUTX in an epic battle of music knowledge. Tuesday, Feb 5 at The Cactus Cafe. KUTX’s Taylor Wallace will host. Prizes, drink specials and a night of supreme music nerdiness.

This is a fundraiser for KUTX, with proceeds benefitting this non-profit music service. Tickets are $9.89 per person in advance and $12 per person at the door. (Team maximum is 6 people.)

Round up your team of musicheads, come up with an awesome team name, and reserve your spot! Tickets go on sale here, Jan. 21!

KUTX Music Trivia

Tuesday, February 5 @ Cactus Cafe

Doors at 6 P.M., Trivia at 7 P.M.

Hosted by KUTX’s Taylor Wallace

$9.89 advance / $12 at the door – proceeds benefit KUTX


Cast of Paradise 1.9.18

From The Vault

Cast of Paradise 1.9.18

Posted by on Jan 9, 2019

Coming off of a sold out 14-week run in Los Angeles, Paradise, a sinfully divine bluegrass comedy, brings its irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show to Austin Playhouse before heading across the country. This down-on-their-luck Southern coal mining town gets a big dose of reality when a charismatic Preacher, saucy Stripper, and greedy Hollywood production company show up to try to create their own version of the American Dream.

Paradise is a co-production with Frost Productions from L.A. so all of our actors are L.A. based actors.


Jan. 11 – Feb. 3 TICKETS

Host: John Aielli

Producer: Jack Anderson

Engineer: Cliff Hargrove

Love Austin Music Month

Austin Music Experience

Love Austin Music Month

Posted by on Jan 7, 2019

The City of Austin Music and Entertainment Division, the Austin Music Foundation and KUTX have teamed up once again to declare February Love Austin Music Month, and we want you to be part of it, too! Throughout February, get out and support your music scene. When you do, post about it on social media with the hashtag #loveaustinmusic and you’ll be entered to win a prize pack from KUTX and other Love Austin Music Month partners (see below for the list.)

Here are a few ways you can join the celebration …


See Austin Music

Not everyone’s lucky enough to live in the LIVE MUSIC CAPITAL OF THE WORLD, but you are! Get out this month and support Austin artists and local music venues by catching some live music.  Where to begin? We’re here to help you with that!

    • Every weekday, Laurie Gallardo’s Austin Music Minute will highlight a show around town featuring an Austin artist or band
    • Check our running list of shows by Austin-area bands/artists in February (and help us build the list here!)



Buy Austin Music


Support Austin Music

Make a gift in honor of Love Austin Music Month to one of the many non-profit organizations that support Austin music, including (but not limited to) Austin Music FoundationHAAM, SIMS, Black Fret, Kids in a New Groove, and Swan Songs. (Psst … KUTX is a non-profit, too. Are you a member yet?)

Shop at businesses who support Austin music! See a list of Austin businesses with special Love Austin Music Month offers. Own a business in Austin? Create a special offer for your patrons for the month of February that directly benefits Austin music or encourages your patrons to support it, and share your offer on our list!

Share Austin Music

  • Make a playlist of your favorite Austin artists and share it with your friends
  • Turn a couple of friends on to KUTX (they can listen at 98.9 FM in Austin, via our online stream, or by downloading our app) and our podcast This Song.
  • Share all of your Love Austin Music Month activities on Twitter or Instagram with hashtag #loveaustinmusic throughout the month of February, and enter to win a stuffed swag bag from Love Austin Music Month partners:
  • KUTX
  • Austin Music Foundation
  • Modern Outsider Records
  • … and more to come!


Now get out there and LOVE AUSTIN MUSIC!

Shy Beast

Artist of the Month

Shy Beast

Posted by on Jan 2, 2019

Austin five-piece Shy Beast is serving up indie-dream-pop to die for. But the band is not bound by geography or genre-the appeal is universal, while all their own. This tight-knit group evolved organically, with deep connections to one another and to the local music scene. Heading up the act is Marieclaire (MC) Glaeser; taking the mantle of chief songwriter, singer, and keyboardist. She is the creative heart of the group and a real force to be reckoned with; tracks abound with her lovely vocal acrobatics. David Tenczar (guitar, backing vocals, synth), Andrew Bennett (lead guitar, synth, backing vocals), Jay Cesak (bass), and Drew Silverman (drums) all collaborated in different iterations before joining MC in Shy Beast.  The band just released their newest EP, Leave Me/Let Me, last November and to celebrate they’ve been releasing videos to accompany their new music. The most recent video, for the track “Leave Me Be,” features Mariclaire’s unique dance moves as well as guitarist David Tenczar’s directing skills. Watch the video below and keep your eyes and ears peeled for more from Shy Beast as we celebrate our first Artist of the Month of 2019!


1/5 @ Empire Control Room (Free Week)

1/18 @ Antone’s (Austin Music Foundation Showcase: The Next)



Video Premiere: Belcurve – “Strangers”

Music Video Premiere

Video Premiere: Belcurve – “Strangers”

Posted by on Dec 19, 2018

In the new video for their song “Strangers,” Austin band Belcurve don paper bags to go on a date at Austin Park ‘N’ Pizza, only to run into some jerks who accidentally destroy the universe as we know it. While that may sound like a pretty heavy ending for a rock ‘n’ roll music video, funny visuals and the band’s own fun-loving spirit turn the video into a send-up of social insecurities. Directed by Zack Scott, the video won the Keep Austin Weird award at this year’s Austin Under the Stars Festival.

You can find “Strangers” on Belcurve’s newest EP, These People In My Head, Vol. 1, released in August. Catch Belcurve performing at Hotel Vegas January, 17th with Lola Tried, Mid Century, and The Capitol. The band is currently working on a new EP to be released early next year. Enjoy this exclusive video premiere and follow the links provided to keep up with the band!