This summer, ZTP journeys back to the 1950’s — the era of the first Zilker Summer Musical — with the Elvis-inspired All Shook Up! And it wouldn’t be a true Elvis-style party without some blue suede shoes. All Shook Up, set in 1950’s Middle America, is a new twist on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. The ZTP Team can’t wait to share this toe-tapping, hip-shaking musical comedy – featuring 24 Elvis hits – as well as lots of laughs, love songs, and leather jackets. Scroll down to listen to the cast’s recent visit to Studio 1A!
KUTX Music Director Jeff McCord tips us off to the best songs ever…this week!
Abhi the Nomad – “Somebody to Love”
Abhi the Nomad, the globe-trotting diplomat’s son who recently settled in Austin, released his album Marbled back in March. But instead of touring, he’s been working to secure a visa to prevent him from having to leave the country for a second time. The visa has come through, and to celebrate, he’s given the remix treatment to a slow burning track called “Somebody To Love”– all about the disenchantment of falling out of love.
Yuno – “Why For”
Up next, from Jacksonville, Florida is Yuno. He’s a bedroom laptop musician and son of immigrant parents who, by his own admission, “doesn’t drive and doesn’t really go anywhere.” But his widescreen psychedelia takes you all kinds of places. From his Kickstarter-funded EP Moodie, just released on Sub Pop, check out “Why For.”
August Greene – “Let Go”
Finally, August Greene might seem like the kind of supergroup put together as a cynical marketing ploy, but there’s actually a quiet chemistry between drummer Karriem Riggins, keyboardist Robert Glasper and Chicago rapper Common. Their debut album has been on everyone’s radar this year. Check out the meditative and forceful “Let Go.”
Every Friday morning, Music Director Jeff McCord plays a forgotten classic recommended by a KUTX listener. We’ll keep a running playlist of the recommendations here so you can keep up with all the great music we rediscover. Join in the fun by sending your requests to [email protected]!
Friday, July 20, 2018
Silver Jews – “Suffering Jukebox”
Friday, June 22, 2018
Aldous Harding – “Imagining My Man”
An event created by a global community built on GRATITUDE and to celebrate the life of Adam Yauch through Music, Art and Community. Born in Brooklyn, and now 5 years on, coming to you, yours, and the ATX. The day’s mission is to bring “all lifestyles, sizes, shapes, and forms” together to: Honor the creative, tenacious spirit and life of Adam Yauch. Commemorate the accomplishments of the Beastie Boys through the true appreciation of community, art and music. Showcase the continuing influence of Yauch and the Beasties by sharing art & music from past and present. MCA Day is co-hosted by KUTX 98.9 and The Breaks with Confucius Jones and Fresh, the #1 hip-hop show in Austin, Texas!
With sets from:
DJ Confucius Jones
Now entering its 14th season, there isn’t any other program in the country quite like Austin’s own SUMMER STOCK AUSTIN. From performing to designing and building sets, these high school and college students from across the country learn about every part of a professional theatre company–all the while working side-by-side with local and national theatre professionals. The “company” rehearses for three weeks to mount three fully produced musicals in the Rollins Theatre at the Long Center. The cast visited Studio 1A to share some of their work before the show opens. Get it below!