LA-by-way-of-Austin’s Mamalarky sound like a welcomed guzzle of cool water after prolonged dehydration. Floating through their music on a psych-pop cloud, swelling and diminishing, ebb and flowing through their lofty, pale-hued soundscape is a refreshing break from scuzzy guitars and odes to the psych-rock gods. Leaning into a fully contemporary soundspace led by collaborative efforts of Livvy Bennett, Dylan Hill, Michael Hunter, and Noor Khan, Mamalarky aren’t interested replicating or reinventing, choosing to revel in the “now.” But don’t let the lofty sounds fool you! Listen to the lyrics, and you’ll find yourself looking straight into the more intimate nooks of their soul and being. Grab your lover and your third and let your bodies take a float on the good ship Mamalarky.
Photo by Gina A Sandoval-Garcia
Free Week 2019 is here! And while there is an average of umpteenth shows any given night, the Austin Music Minute is here to help you navigate it.
Tonight at Empire Control Room and Garage you can see the glampire vampire Caleb De Casper with Whit, the Reputations, and others; Stubb’s Indoors hosts sexy straightahead rockers Sharks in the Deep End and Belcurve; Swan Dive’s got the abrasive stylings of Ghost Wolves, Think No Think, Billy King and the Bad Bad Bad, and Rickshaw Billie’s Burger Patrol, while Cheer Up Charlie’s hosts a punk bill with Sailor Poon, Big Bill, and MAMIS, but the “hey get there early show” is at Mohawk with Ume backed by Darkbird, Cosmico, Shmu, TC Superstar, and Chill Russell. Check out our “KUTX Free Week 2019” on Spotify or check it out below!
A few weeks ago, we asked you to pick a song for Walker Lukens to cover for our final Rock the Park of 2018. Well, we asked, and you answered enthusiastically! Here it is all polished-up for ya, in all its new-fashioned glory. We’re also sharing the final counts of our poll, so you can see how all of our finalists stacked up. Here we go….Huey Lewis and the News’: “I Want A New Drug”
“We found out a few hours before the session in studio 1A that “I Want A New Drug” had won the poll. Most of what you hear was recorded live, except the backup vocals and guitar. The idea was just to strip away the cheeseball arrangement and make something a little sleeker. Once Grant locked in the synth part, the rest of the arrangement pretty much just fell into place. James Westley Essary engineered and mixed the hell out of this thing.”
Photos (L to R): Jamila Woods (Julia Reihs/KUTX); Elvis Costello (James O’Mara/Variety); Adrian Quesada (Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX)
KUTX Music Director Jeff McCord lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.
Jamila Woods- “Giovanni”
Elvis Costello- “Mr. & Mrs. Hush”
Adrian Quesada ft. Aaron Frazer- “One Woman Man”
KUTX and the Four Seasons are proud to present “I Want My All ATX,” a totally rad benefit concert and album release show for the latest All ATX compilation album, paying tribute to the bodacious tunes of the early MTV era. Join us Sunday, November 18 on the lawn of the Four Seasons hotel for live performances from A Flock of Seagulls, Mobley, Kalu and the Electric Joint, Night Glitter, and Alesia Lani.
This righteous 80s resurrection benefits All ATX, an umbrella organization supporting HAAM, SIMS, Black Fret and Austin Music Foundation. Tickets for this rain or shine event are on sale now. GA lawn tickets are $20 with VIP options also available.
Additional support for the “I Want My All ATX” benefit concert comes from Margin Walker Presents and Rock n Roll Rentals.
If you can’t make it down tune in or stream online!
5:00 P.M. A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS
4:00 P.M. MOBLEY
3:20 P.M. NIGHT GLITTER
2:40 P.M. KALU & THE ELECTRIC JOINT
2:00 P.M. ALESIA LANI
“ALL ATX is an Austin music education based 501(c)(3) nonprofit that, in addition to its education outreach, provides exposure and training to Austin-area developing musicians through an annual live performance concert and a related musical album compilation. In addition to featuring these musicians on the compilation and at the concert, it raises money for Austin’s music charities who aid musicians in the areas of health care and income support.
Currently, ALL ATX benefits the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians (HAAM), The SIMS Foundation, Austin Music Foundation (AMF) and Black Fret. Through supporting these organizations, ALL ATX is striving to make Austin the place that provides professional musicians with the resources needed to not only succeed at their craft, but to also maintain a healthy livelihood. ALL ATX helps Austin musicians with education and affordability solutions so that Austin continues to be “The Live Music Capital of the World.“