Walker Lukens 4.23.19

Studio 1A Sessions

Walker Lukens 4.23.19

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs

Pop? Indie rock? Who cares! Walker Lukens is loyal to only one genre: excellence. With songs that can wax anywhere from sweet to spicy (but never bitter) and 80s-tinged to fully modern, the consistently high energy of his studio recordings explodes in his live performances. Backed (or, rather, flanked) by his Side Arms, the other important piece in the Lukens pie is local producer extraordinaire Jim Eno, who’s worked with Walker on all of his releases of the last half-decade or so. More than a couple million streams later, the pair proves formidable and continues the fortitude with Lukens’s newest release, ADULT. Whether you’re looking for a new, adorable love song or something to soundtrack your getting-ready-to-go-out montage, Walker Lukens has your order in spades. He would also like it emphasized that his name is not Walter.

-Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

Release show Friday, April 26th at Mohawk with Shy Beast, Zettajoule, and Sego

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Host: Jody Denberg
Engineers: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman

Producer: Deidre Gott
Multimedia: Julia Reihs, Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon, Salvador Castro, Precious Parker

 

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Salvador Castro, Precious Parker
Edit: Julia Reihs

 

Cameras: Julia Reihs, Salvador Castro, Precious Parker
Edit: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon

Best Songs Ever…This Week 4.26.19

Features

Best Songs Ever…This Week 4.26.19

Posted by on Apr 25, 2019

Taylor Wallace, Weeknight Host

The Well- “Raven”

KUTX has always had a penchant for genre diversity, and our current Artist of the Month has extended that diversity into the realm of heavy metal. The Well are psych metal done…very well. A right headbanger and a great compliment to your next acid trip, they are a force to be reckoned with. And their FREE album and beer release show is this Saturday down at Independence Brewing. From the Well, this is “Raven.”


Magna Carda- “Angels”

Moseying along to the opposite end of the sonic spectrum is the newest single from Austin’s Magna Carda. Megz Kelli and DJ Dougie Do have been carving out a space for themselves in the city’s hip-hop scene for years, seamlessly crossing over and gaining fans from all of the city’s demographics. And for good reason. Their self-called rap-meets-jazz-meets-R&B-meets electronic sound is a paragon of slick excellence. From Magna Carda’s upcoming EP, this is “Angels.”


U.S. Girls- “Treat Her Like A Lady”

AAAAAAnd finally, one of my favorite current young women doing an excellent cover of a soul classic. Megan Remy, better known as U.S. Girls, puts a cool, updated female spin on Cornelius Brothers and Sister Rose’s “Treat Her Like a Lady.” And brother, heed her words. (Original track above).

Think No Think: “9-5er”

Love Austin Music Month

Think No Think: “9-5er”

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

It’s the end of another week of your 9-5. You’re tired, you had to deal with morons, deadlines, and Doreen eating up your few precious, quiet minutes droning on about her cat’s fibromyalgia. Now you’ve been gifted Think No Think‘s latest video “9-5er”; your new anthem. Lines like “You scrub the dirt and sell it as new…You look so pretty with a boot on your throat,” leave little to question with this anti-corporate (anti-capitalist?), 2-and-a-half minute ball of punk, kiss-off energy. Juxtaposed with awesomely gross imagery of surgery and freshly extracted organs, what more could you want? Maybe having those organs extracted by Butthole Surfers guitarist Paul Leary. Yeah, that sounds good.

-Taylor Wallace

 

Bayonne

Artist of the Month

Bayonne

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019

Austin’s Bayonne (real name: Roger Sellers) has been largely dormant around town for the last few years, breadcrumbing us with a song here, a remix there, and, occasionally, a performance. But he hasn’t been sitting in a damp, dark bedroom somewhere, ensnared in the vines of synth cables and losing himself in a timeless vortex. Sellers has been on the road, peddling his brand of classic-pop-inspired electronic indie across the Western hemisphere and gaining impressive followings everywhere from New York and LA to London and Luxembourg. Following 2016’s Primitives is Drastic Measures, a study in layers, looping, layers, and looping, producing a sound as expansive as it is dense. True to form, Drastic Measures sounds as appropriate playing to crowds of thousands as it does playing in the background of your cool, older cousin’s dinner party. So what are you waiting for? Check out the video for “Drastic Measures” below and hop in the time machine for a look at Bayonne’s last performance in Studio 1A.

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Bayonne Dates:
-Feb. 14: Live in Studio 1A at 3 PM with Laurie Gallardo
– Feb. 15: Drastic Measures album release show at Mohawk Indoors
– Feb. 22: Drastic Measures is out on Mom + Pop Records


 

Go Fever 1.15.18

Studio 1A Sessions

Go Fever 1.15.18

Posted by on Jan 16, 2019

Revel in the razor-tongued, indie-pop-tinted sounds of local “dawlins” Go Fever. Sometimes waxing more surf-rock and other times more new wave, Go Fever have taken a potpourri of influences and spiced it with their own brand of sonic bite and lyrical chutzpah to create a sound that neither replicates nor reinvents…it’s just awesome. In fact, we left the off-air portion of the taping intact, so you can fully catch the contagious affability of the Fevah. Following a bit of a line-up re-hash to allow frontwoman Acey Monaro to focus all of her energy on being a frontwoman, the now six-piece continues their legacy of sunny sounds slipping off a sharpened tongue with their Daydream Hawker EP, out February 1st. KUTX presents Go Fever’s album release show Saturday, February 2nd at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Being Dead, Hong Kong Wigs, and Hard Proof.

-Taylor Wallace

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Go Fever is: Acey Monaro (vox, tambo), Ben Burdick (Bass), Keith Lough (guitar), Jim Campo (guitar), Anna Roenigk (keys), and Stijn Dobbleare (drums)
Host: Taylor Wallace
Engineers: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman
Multimedia: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon & Salvador Castro
Producer: Deidre Gott