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Posted by on Jul 31, 2018

WHEN: Saturday, August 5

WHERE: The ABGB (1305 W. Oltorf)


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
The Dojo
Tee Double

Video Premiere: Brian Pounds – “Rattlin’ My Bones”


Video Premiere: Brian Pounds – “Rattlin’ My Bones”

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018

We’re excited to give you an exclusive preview of Brian Pounds’ new music video for “Rattlin’ My Bones”. It’s the lead-off song on his brand new album Southern Writer, available exclusively online at his website.

This take of “Rattlin’ My Bones” was filmed and recorded live at Blue Rock Studios in Wimberley, Texas as part of Brian’s larger effort to draw attention and pay respect to the musician’s creative process.

For just about any artist going forward, it’ll probably be necessary to have really good streaming numbers. But I’ve lived with it long enough, and I can no longer consciously be a part of the problem. The songs on this record took me years to write. They’re about my 10 years of driving through the night to get home from smoke filled bars. They’re about staying up all night to watch my daughter sleep the first night she was home. They’re about trying to understand the death of my best friend. They’re worth more to me than a click on a website.

– Brian Pounds

You can catch Brian Pounds playing more new music this Tuesday, July 31st at Saxon Pub. Grab your tix HERE!

Stephen Malkmus 7.25.18

From The Vault

Stephen Malkmus 7.25.18

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018

At this point, Stephen Malkmus probably belongs on the Mt. Rushmore of indie rock. As a founding member of the seminal 90s alternative rock group Pavement, Malkmus’ witty, often satirical lyrics left a lasting smirk on the faces of a generation of young people turning away from pop radio. Now, nearly 30 years after that band’s break out album, Malkmus released the 7th album with his new band The Jicks, Sparkle Hard. The new songs stay true to the wit and candor of his earlier days but strip back the rock formula for a more an even more direct approach to some today’s hot-button issues while allowing more room for sonic experimentation. He stopped by Studio 1A with his guitar and played us a few songs from the new album before hitting The Mohawk. Check it out in the player below!






Israel Nash 7.26.18

From The Vault

Israel Nash 7.26.18

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018

For Israel Nash, moving to Central Texas 10 years ago was more than a chance to take advantage of Austin’s booming music scene, in addition to providing the perfect setting to raise a family it was a chance to reimagine his sound and reinvent his creative process. This meant building a custom studio on his Dripping Springs ranch and inviting the Austin music scene over to his place to jam. The studio, Plum Creek Sound, serves as Nash’s laboratory and allowed him to experiment with everything from old recording equipment to “found” sounds on his new album, Lifted. The album is the spiritual successor to his previous album, Rain Plans, but uses his new studio and new friends to full effect. The songs are bigger, more expansive and Nash’s grasp on 70s rock aesthetic is even more dialed in than before. Israel Nash and his band stopped by Studio 1a before playing an album release show at Scoot Inn. Scroll down to listen to the session and follow the links to learn more about Israel Nash and his new album, Lifted.


7/27 @ Scoot Inn



Sustain KUTX

Membership Drive

Sustain KUTX

Posted by on Jul 26, 2018

Get the KUTX 5th Anniversary Collection


Increase your Sustaining Membership (or become a Sustaining Member) and get the best of KUTX Live on CD.

Increase your monthly support by $3 per month or more, or become a Sustaining Member at $10 per month, and we’ll thank you with a copy of the KUTX 5th Anniversary Collection on CD. This limited-edition collection features our favorite live sessions from the last five years, including Father John Misty, Lucius, Patty Griffin, Iron and Wine, Jason Isbell, The War on Drugs, Sweet Spirit, Courtney Barnett, and many more. See the full track listing here.

Ready to give? Do it today, as quantities of this CD are limited. You can also read on to update your Sustaining Membership information, or learn how Sustaining Membership works.


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Become a Sustaining Member of KUTX


Becoming a Sustaining Member is a way to put more of your dollars into the news, music and the web. As a Sustaining Member, you will…

  • Become a part of the community that keeps KUTX thriving.
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  • Help KUTX save hundreds of thousands of dollars in postage, paper and administrative costs.
  • Invest more of your contribution into the music you love.


It’s convenient. Your contribution is charged automatically to the credit card of your choice (until you tell us to stop), which means no reminders from us. So, we spend less of your contribution on postage and paper. Plus, all the benefits that come with being a member remain yours to enjoy including access to special events and offers.

It’s powerful. By eliminating administrative expenses, more of your contribution goes directly toward supporting programming on KUTX.

It’s enduring. Spreading your donation out monthly is easier on your budget. Plus it gives KUTX the security of a steady, reliable stream of support. That security your ongoing support provides allows KUTX to focus even more on our mission of supporting Austin music.

Here’s how easy it is to become a Sustaining Member: Fill out this Sustaining Member form. We’ll take it from there.

It’s that easy! If your life changes, you can choose to increase, decrease or suspend your monthly gift. All you have to do is call us at (512) 475-6100 or email us.

Thank you so much for your donation! Over 87% of what it takes to keep KUTX on the air comes from our community. When you hear Austin music on KUTX, see a great band in Studio 1A, listen to one of our podcasts, or attend one of our live music events, know that you helped make that possible.