My KUTX: Golden Dawn Arkestra

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Golden Dawn Arkestra

Posted by on Jun 8, 2018

Golden Dawn Arkestra is the KUTX Artist of the Month for June. Photo by Ilana Panich-Linsman/KUTX.

Take one part Sun Ra, another part ’70s disco-funk, some psychedelic rock, mix it with Austin’s triple digit summers, and you get Golden Dawn Arkestra, this city’s very-own art collective/dance party/quasi-religious experience. Just in time for summer, the band is back with its second album, Children Of The Sun, produced by Austin’s Erik Wofford.

This week on My KUTX, band founder/keyboardist Topaz McGarrigle–who you can also see DJing at his club Sahara Lounge most months–returns as our guest DJ to get the party started. Get out your glitter and robes: this one’s a real treat. Hear Golden Dawn Arkestra’s My KUTX on Saturday, June 9, 6 to 7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Dallas Acid – “Soft Rave”

2. Black Moth Super Rainbow – “Forever Heavy”

3. Ibibio Sound Machine – “The Talking Fish”

4. Jean-Jacques Perrey – “E.V.A.”

5. Hubbabubbaklubb – “Mopedbart”

6. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Polygondwanaland”

7. Os Mutantes – “A Minha Menina”

8. Mixed Grill – “A Brand New Wayo”

9. The Lay Llamas – “Holy Worms”

10. Khruangbin – “People Everywhere (Still Alive)”

11. Vaudou Game – “Pas Contente” (feat. Roger Damawuzan)

12. Arşivplak – “Volga Nehri”

13. Laraaji – “I Can Only Bliss Out (F’Days)”

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Artist of the Month

Golden Dawn Arkestra

Posted by on May 23, 2018

Even among all the unique bands in Austin, the dozen or so members of the Golden Dawn Arkestra are standouts. Their name and flamboyant costumes evoke a continuation of the cosmic Sun Ra legacy. They’re that, but much more; part P-Funk, world beat, jam band, and not above the occasional psych rock freakout. Little wonder their fans blindly follow the band’s hypno-grooves from gig to gig. Their new release, Children of the Sun, produced by Austin’s Erik Wofford (Black Angels, Explosions in the Sky), delivers an expanding sonic palette but no hint of an increased focus. Rock, soul, jazz, funk… this is the sound of a band fleeing easy categorization. In other words, the perfect reflection of their hometown.

– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director

Website | Facebook | Twitter | Soundcloud

My KUTX: Marmalakes

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Marmalakes

Posted by on May 11, 2018

Marmalakes is the KUTX Artist of the Month for May. L to R: Taft Mashburn, Chase Weinacht, Josh Halpern, Sam Pankey. Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX.

Chase Weinacht and Josh Halpern formed Austin’s Marmalakes nearly a decade ago, and on the band’s new album, Please Don’t Stop, all those touring miles and sweaty shows are bearing fruit. Recorded at the Echo Lab outside of Denton with Centro-matic’s Matt Pence, the record is a great approximation of Marmalakes’ feverish live sets: tuneful, wistful folk-pop mixed with cathartic rock and roll.

For Marmalakes’ My KUTX playlist, Weinacht and Halpern lean more to the wistful side of things, showing how everything from Buddy Holly, Frank Ocean, and their fellow Austin musicians have influenced this rising band. Hear Marmalakes’ My KUTX on Saturday, May 12 from 6 to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Marmalakes – “Vittoria”]

1. Buddy Holly – “True Love Ways”

2. Belle & Sebastian – “Sukie In The Graveyard”

3. Frank Ocean – “Self Control”

4. Caroline Says – “Winter Is Cold”

5. White Hinterland – “Dreaming Of The Plum Trees”

6. Mount Eerie – “Seaweed”

7. Alvvays – “Not My Baby”

8. Taft – “Drop My Foot”

9. ANDY – “Spirit And Fire”

10. Star Parks – “Souvenirs”

11. Katie Von Schleicher – “Life’s A Lie”

12. Neil Young – “Vampire Blues”


Artist of the Month


Posted by on May 1, 2018

While longtime friends Chase Weinacht and Josh Halpern have been making music in Austin as Marmalakes for nearly a decade, it’s been five years since they have released any new recordings. Beginning in 2010, the pair defined their energetic crafted pop sound over a series of four EP’s, but the last appeared in 2013. Since then the pair has been busy with other projects – songwriter Weinacht with his other band the Hermits, and Halpern drumming for everyone from Palo Duro to Shearwater. Throughout the years, though, Weinacht kept writing, and finally, the pair re-entered the studio last year to record their debut full-length album. Please Don’t Stop is their most accomplished work to date, and the album will be released May 11th. The pair are already on tour but return to Austin to celebrate the album release with a KUTX After hours performance on Monday, May 7th. They will also reveal their inspirations as they take over the airwaves for MY KUTX Saturday, May 12th. 

 – Jeff McCord,  KUTX Music Director


**KUTX Features**

Monday, May 7 – LIVE in Studio 1A @ 8 p.m. (After Hours Sponsored by Odell Brewing)

Saturday, May 12 – Guest DJs for My KUTX @ 6 p.m. (1hr of handpicked music by Marmalakes)


Artist of the Month


Posted by on Apr 22, 2018

He’s relentless, both in his pursuit of perfection and in his determination to entertain. Mobley, a singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist, has been part of the Austin scene for years, but his incessant touring has often kept his one-man show in other locales. Mobley makes soaring and soulful pop music, as he’s honed his craft, his profile has soared. These days, he’s writing music for HBO, Fox, NBC, and touring with many big name acts. He scrapped two entire albums before getting the right mix on his new release, Fresh Lies, Volume 1, out 4/27. Catch Mobley live on KUTX After Hours on Thursday, April 26th.

   – Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director

[Website] [Facebook] [Twitter] [Instagram]

***KUTX Features***

4/26 @ 7 p.m. After Hours w/ Studio Audience

***Upcoming Shows***

4/27 @ Waterloo Records (Record Release)