KUTX is proud to be a presenting sponsor of Swan Songs Serenade with host Jody Denberg taking the role of MC.
Swan Songs Serenade, will be held at The Community Center of Riverbend Centre for the Arts located at 4214 N. Capital of Texas Highway, Austin, Texas 78746, from 6 – 10 p.m. on October 17 and will feature a seated dinner, a live and silent auction, VIP sponsor reception and a live concert by Austin-based country-soul band and 2018 Austin Music Awards “Best Austin Band” Shinyribs. Individual tickets for the event are $150 each; to purchase tickets and for up-to-date information on the event, please see www.swansongs.org.
2018 Swan Songs Serenade with Shinyribs
Wednesday, October 17, 2018
6pm – 10pm
Riverbend Centre for the Arts Community Center
The first thing you notice is the sense of abandon, the ways disparate genres fall into each other with grace. It may have taken a personal crisis to drive David Roseboom, creator of Austin’s Risky Motion, to commit to making music, but commit he did. Moving to Austin’s infamous Pearl Street Coop, Roseboom went to work, spending untold hours in the studio finding his musical voice. The result, the soon to be released Wide Open album is part pop, funk, techno, psychedelia, rock – in other words, Risky Motion.
– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director
10/6 @ Empire Control Room (Record Release Show)
If you had any doubts about Jason Isbell’s stature in the Americana music scene, just remember he SOLD OUT Bass Concert Hall, one of Austin’s largest concert venues, for 3 consecutive nights. That kind of attention is only usually only reserved for the biggest pop stars. But Jason Isbell is anything but your ordinary singer/songwriter. His ability to approach every song with honest emotion and a clear voice place him securely in that upper echelon of performers. He visited Studio 1A before the 1st night of this 3 show run and delivered the kind of simple, powerful performance that has become his trademark. Listen to his session below to see how he can transform a room with just an acoustic guitar and his voice (and of course 400 Unit guitarist Sadler Vaden).
Audio Engineer: Cliff Hargrove, Jake Perlman,
Producer: Deidre Gott,
Host: Jody Denberg
Ever since the Laredo born musicians in Grupo Fantasma decided to call Austin home nearly 20 years ago the city has seen steady growth of artists blending traditional Latin rhythms with R&B, rock, even electronic music. Little surprise then that Beto Martinez of Grupo Fantasma, Brownout, and Money Chicha agreed to manage production for one of Austin’s newest Latin fusion outfits, Como Las Movies. Like his predecessors, Como Las Movies frontman Nelson Valente Aguilar channeled his Texas border town roots into his own distinctive style of synth-driven Cumbia. After moving to Austin, Aguilar teamed up with likeminded sonic explorers Rene Chavez (vocals), Jaguar (Bass), and Alfredo Rios (percussion) and in 2013 Como Las Movies was born. The band just released their aptly titled EP, Nuevo Wave and celebrated the release with a show at The ABGB. Before they did they brought a few of the new songs to Studio 1A to test run in front of a radio audience. Listen to that session in the player at the bottom of the post!
Chancha Via Circuito is the brainchild of Buenos Aires native Pedro Canale. For the past ten years, Pedro has turned traditional Andean music on its head by mixing it with heavy electronic beats and more recently collaborating with some of South America’s most innovative musicians, like Mateo Kingman, Kaleema, and Lido Pimienta. His newest album, Bienaventuranza, is as Chancha as it gets- with elements from Cumbia to Dancehall to Andean Folk to Global house, crystal clear production, and collaborations that are evidently natural and genuine, the record holds true to the sound that Canale has played such a huge part in creating. Canale was in town to perform at Sahara Lounge but before he did we invited the band to come play for us in Studio 1A. You can listen to that session and his interview with KUTX in the player at the bottom of the post. Enjoy!