Best Songs Ever…This Week 9.21.18

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Best Songs Ever…This Week 9.21.18

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018

Photos (L to R): Will Courtney (Emree Weaver/KUTX); Devin “Blood Orange” Hynes (Sharon Alagna/MXDWN); The Nude Party (Sasha Lecca/Facebook)

KUTX Program Director Matt Reilly lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.


Will Courtney- “Crazy Love”


First up, “Crazy Love” by Will Courtney. Will has been active in the Austin music scene for years, first with his previous band Brothers & Sisters and now as a solo artist. I don’t know how else to put this, but “Crazy Love” just sounds like Texas. If you’re into bands like the Old 97’s, this will be right up your alley.

Blood Orange- “Charcoal Baby”


Next, we move over to the UK for the latest from Dev Hynes, who records under the moniker Blood Orange. “Charcoal Baby” is a slinky, soulful song that is slightly atonal and weird–in a good way.

The Nude Party- “Chevrolet Van”


Finally, from Boone, North Carolina, it’s the Nude Party. Clearly, these guys grew up on ’70s rock like Big Star and Todd Rundgren, and “Chevrolet Van” just sounds like good times.
Best Song Ever… This Week 9.15.18

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Best Song Ever… This Week 9.15.18

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018

Photos (L to R): Mitski (Ebru Yildiz/The 405); Jungle (Mike Massaro/DIY Mag); Rubblebucket (Shervin Lainez/Interview Mag)

KUTX host and producer Jack Anderson lets you know about the best songs ever…this week.


Mitski- “Nobody”


My first pick is from Mitski Miyawaki, a Big Apple songwriter who’s made five full-lengths in just six years. Mitski’s latest record, Be The Cowboy, came out last month and it’s nothing short of heartbreaking. Case in point: “Nobody,” a song that’ll tear you down before making you bob your head.

Jungle- “Cherry”


Hopping across the pond to the UK we find London seven-piece Jungle. They’ve got a really cool, modern soul vibe that jumps between relaxing and high-energy. It’s a perfect pairing of organic and electronic, and the whole gang joins us in a couple of weeks for ACL Fest. They shared their sophomore album Forever this week and “Cherry” shows off the chiller side of Jungle.

Rubblebucket- “Annihilation Song”


Finally, something from Brooklyn funk jammers Rubblebucket. The two founding members recently ended their longtime romantic relationship but their connection is still core to the band’s well-being. A couple of weeks back, Rubblebucket showed off their creative bond with their most personal album to date, Sun Machine. The album is all over the place genre-wise, but “Annihilation Song” is a good jumping off point.
I Want My All ATX

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I Want My All ATX

Posted by on Sep 12, 2018

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 go on sale here, Wednesday, September 19 at 10AM. 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.

 


“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.

Austin Groove Project 9.5.18

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Austin Groove Project 9.5.18

Posted by on Sep 6, 2018

The Austin Groove Project is the collaboration of some of Austin’s best home grown talent. Led by the soulful voice and guitar of Jackie Venson alongside The Peterson Brothers Glenn and Alex on guitar and bass respectively and Michael Gonzales on drums, the group came together recently to play the upcoming Waterloo Music Festival this weekend. While the group only formed recently, they’ve played together for years in jams and rehearsals around Austin. The Austin Groove Project is an amalgamation of local talent also including Tameca Jones, D Madness, Alesia Lani, and Jon Keyz representing the rich musical roots of the city. As the name suggests, the Austin Groove Project has a groovy sound with broad musical range from the Reggae driven Don’t Lie to Me, the lively Funk sound of Give Me Your Love, to the Blues-y Whatchamacallit. You can jam out with The Austin Groove Project this Friday at the Waterloo Music Festival.

 

About Waterloo Music Festival

The first ever Waterloo Music Festival will be opening this weekend in Carson Creek Ranch and will run September 7th – 9th. The creation of Stephen Sternschein, Scott Holmes, and Briggs Mitchell, Waterloo Music Fest came to be to address the need for a large scale Jam band event in Austin. The festival is jam packed with jam bands showing the diverse roots of Austin’s music from Rock and Blues, to Folk and Soul. Featuring The String Cheese Incident, Joe Russo’s Grateful Dead Cover Band – Almost Dead, Oteil & Friends, and many other talented groups; the weekend is sure to have something for everyone to groove to.

Click here to learn more about the Festival and get tickets

 

Broadcast credits

Host: Jay Trachtenberg

Engineers: Jake Perlman and Cliff Hargrove

 


 

The Oysters 9.4.18

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The Oysters 9.4.18

Posted by on Sep 5, 2018

Photo By Julia Reihs

The self-proclaimed “shellfish bastards” of Austin’s the Oysters are well-loved around town, known for their fun, high-energy rock ‘n’ roll sets to their warm, friendly demeanors that radiate on-and-off stage. The collaborative progeny of Will Maxwell, Sean Taggersall, and Paul Pinon, each song possess its own identity and life force, sometimes shifting between the realms of ballad and power pop, and other times getting in your face form the first riff and staying there. The Oysters release their sophomore EP Space to a wildly excited devoted fanbase, with the strong potential to be a new favorite of this city at large and beyond.

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Engineer: Cliff Hargrove
Producer: Deidre Gott
Host: Taylor Photographers
grpahers: Julia Reihs, Renee Dominguez, and Jenan Taha