BEST Songs Ever…This Week 10.19.18

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BEST Songs Ever…This Week 10.19.18

Posted by on Oct 19, 2018

KUTX Sunday morning host Art Levy lets us in on the best songs ever…this week!


 

Noname – “Don’t Forget About Me”

First up, here’s a recent ACL Fest standout by the name…of Noname. She’s a rapper who started out in Chicago’s poetry community before branching out into self-produced, self-released music. “Don’t Forget About Me” is a song that is so conversational, Noname sounds like she’s right there in the room with you.


 

Moving Panoramas – “Baby Blues”

Next up, a new song from former KUTX Artist of the Month Moving Panoramas. This is a band that blends harmonies and rock and roll for a sound that is both dreamy and driving. Their new record is out next year, but for now, we got “Baby Blues.”


 

Adrianne Lenker – “Symbol”

The last song this week comes from Adrianne Lenker, who’s the singer and guitarist for the band Big Thief. Lenker just put out a solo record, and she shows why she’s considered one of the best songwriters around. “Symbol” is a quiet and hypnotic little song that shows you don’t need a lot of chords to make a big impact.

BEST Songs Ever…This Week 10.12.18

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BEST Songs Ever…This Week 10.12.18

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018

KUTX night host Rick McNulty lets us in on the best songs ever…this week!


Little Simz – “Offence”

 

Little Simz is a diminutive British rapper who’s put together one of the best backing tracks I’ve heard on a hip-hop tune in a long time. We’re talking fuzz bass and jazz flute, something straight out of a David Axelrod Hollywood production. Her attitude is all, “I said it with my chest and I don’t care who I offend.” And the single itself is called “Offence.”


BUHU – “All Eye”

 

For something completely different, here’s “All Eye” from Austin synth pop band BUHU. It appeals to my parachute pants-wearing days and it sounds straight out of a John Hughes movie.


Al Green – “Before the Next Teardrop Falls”

 

Finally, I’ve got a throwback for you. It’s the Reverend Al Green, 72 years old, and yet sounding like he did when he was 22. It’s produced by Matt Ross-Spang (who’s worked with Jason Isbell, Margo Price, and John Prine) at Sam Phillips Studio in Memphis, and it has all the soul and subtlety of Al’s glory days. Here he covers “Before The Next Teardrop Falls,” first made famous by Texan Freddy Fender back in 1975.

The Breaks Playlists: 9/15-9/29

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The Breaks Playlists: 9/15-9/29

Posted by on Oct 10, 2018

 

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The month of September was one for Confucius and Fresh to put on local and national artists in Hip-Hop on the airwaves. Here are all the music playlists from those shows just in case you missed any or just want to jam out to all the best music from the #1 Hip-Hop show in Austin, Texas!

 

 

 


 

 

 

 


 

 

Aaron Knight’s ACL Picks

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Aaron Knight’s ACL Picks

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018

Supa BWE

Saturday, Oct. 6th at 12:45 p.m. on the Honda Stage

I’ve been wanting see this Chicago entity for a few years now. Became a fan of them from my blogging days, so now I get to see them and their intense raps in person.

Recommended Track: Supa BWE, “Black Aladdin”

 



Jackie Venson

Saturday, Oct. 6th at 12:45 p.m. on the Tito’s Stage

The bright and shining, ever so popular Ms. Venson is an artist I’m immensely excited to see. I’ve been trying to see her for a while now and every time I get a chance I miss her. Her soulful rock stylings have become the talk of the town. 

Recommended Track: Jackie Venson, “Fast”



Smino

Saturday, Oct. 6th and 13th at 3:30 p.m. on the Miller Lite Stage

The Chicago rapper and his unique voice and style has intrigued me since his “blkjuptr” album. I was sold on him with his “blkswn” album. His soulful raps has shown there is more to Chicago than it’s popular Drill Music scene.

Recommended Track: Smino, “Wild Irish Roses”



Travis Scott

Sunday, Oct. 7th and 14th at 8:45 p.m. on the American Express Stage

Whether you’re calling him LaFlame, XX, Cactus Jack, Travis Scott is an artist I have been following since the very beginning. Stumbling upon him in my blogging days when he was rhyme partners with OG Chess in Houston, I have followed Travis every step of the way. The artist I’m giving credit for ushering in this new wave of Punk Rap, Travis Scott is hands down a must see for everyone.

Recommended Track: Travis Scott, “STOP TRYING TO BE GOD”

 



Lil Wayne

Saturday, Oct. 13th at 7:00 p.m. on the HomeAway Stage

The man is a living legend. There’s really nothing else left to say. Being added to the line up after Childish Gambino having to dropout, I wonder why Wayne wasn’t originally on the line up. With Tha Carter 5 finally dropping, and a seemingly new lease in his career how can you not want to see Lil Wayne. I know he’s going to perform new music and classics. 

Recommended Track: Lil Wayne, “Tha Block Is Hot”

 

 

Michael Crockett’s ACL Picks

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Michael Crockett’s ACL Picks

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018

Mon Laferte

Saturday, Oct. 6th and 13th at 2:30 p.m. on the Honda Stage

This Chilean singer has a powerful voice which she uses to great effect on many styles of music from blues to ballads to cumbias to mexican rancheras. I’m looking forward to seeing her on a big stage for the first time and joining the crowd as we sing along to “Tu Falta De Querer.”
Recommended Track: Mon Laferte, “Tu Falta De Querer

 


Residente

Saturday, Oct. 6th and 13th at 7:30 p.m. on the Barton Springs Stage

After seeing last year’s incredible SXSW debut performance of his set-titled album, I expect this performance will be just as powerful. Since moving on from Calle 13, Rene “Residente”  Pérez has embraced many musical styles and has an international band behind him. But he still has the Calle 13 sense of humor as evidenced by his summer single “Sexo” which I’m sure the crowd will demand.
Recommended Track: Residente, “Sexo

 


Flor de Toloache

Sunday, Oct. 7th and 14th at 2:15 p.m. on the Tito’s Stage

As Questove says, “This is not your fave mariachi band, or you fave new girl group…nah, so beyond that man” Beyond that is a playing a medley of classic salsa mariachi style.
Recommended Track: Flor de Toloache, “Fania Medley

 


Camila Cabello

Sunday, Oct. 7th at 6:30 p.m. on the American Express Stage

Would I go see this Cuban-American bilingual singer just to hear her perform her massive hit “Havana”? You bet. And I would love it if Daddy Yankee would join her on stage for the Spanish version but the groove will good in either language.
Recommended Track: Camila Cabello, “Havana