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.
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 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!
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”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Saturday, Oct. 6th and 13th at 2:30 p.m. on the Honda Stage
Saturday, Oct. 6th and 13th at 7:30 p.m. on the Barton Springs Stage
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Sunday, Oct. 7th and 14th at 2:15 p.m. on the Tito’s Stage