Ty Richards

Artist of the Month

Ty Richards

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017

In this world, there are artists in a rush – anxious to paint, put to paper or record every thought that comes into their head. And there are those who think, perhaps even overthink, and take their time. With over 200 unreleased songs recorded, Austin’s Ty Richards sits squarely in the latter category. Part of the same fertile Denton scene that spawned Midlake and Sarah Jaffe, Richards first performed at the age of 13. From 2001-2006, he fronted a band called Twilight (nothing to do with the movie series, he takes pains to point out). But mostly, he recorded. And recorded some more. His years were dotted with personal tragedy, health problems, a successful sideline career as a graphic designer, and a new wife and family that he packed up and moved to Austin in 2014. Somewhere in there he decided it was time to get serious about music. Released on the day of the thirtieth birthday, Zillion is a debut album that doesn’t sound like one, full of spry, fuzzy psych-pop that sounds like the work of an accomplished veteran. Which, come to think of it, is exactly what he is.

– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director


Song of the Day – “Spaceman”

Studio 1A Session – 2.2.17


Wed March 15, 2017 — Austin, TX

Burger Records & Gnar Tapes Backyard Grill Out (SXSW) 5pm
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Fri March 17, 2017 Dripping Springs, TX
Plum Creek Sound Presents “From The Hills With Love” 4:30pm
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Fri March 17, 2017 — Austin, TX @ The Hippie House “SXSW ATX-ATL Showcase” 7pm

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Fri March 31, 2017 — Austin, TX @ One-2-One Bar 8pm
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Fri May 12, 2017 — Dallas, TX @ Double Wide “Crate Diggers 1 Year Anniversary” 9:30pm
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My KUTX: Molly Burch

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Molly Burch

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

Photo by Dailey Toliver

Molly Burch is the KUTX Artist of the Month for February

Austin’s Molly Burch makes music with an old soul. Her debut album, Please Be Mine, is full of swooning songs that pull from classic pop, jazz, and country, reaching back to older torch bearers like Ella Fitzgerald and Patsy Cline for inspiration. Ahead of her album release show at the Mohawk, Burch curates her own hour of music as our guest DJ. Unsurprisingly, it’s a dreamy concoction, best-served with the lights turned low. Tune in on Saturday, February 18 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro: Molly Burch – “Downhearted”]

1. Peggy Lee – “Where Or When”

2. Lauryn Hill – “Just Like Water”

3. Cass McCombs – “Brighter! (feat. Karen Black)”

4. Cross Record – “High Rise”

5. Frank Sinatra – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

6. Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams”

7. Cowboy Crisis – “Help In Spring”

8. Tammy Wynette – “Stand By Your Man”

9. Julia Lucille – “I Don’t Think I Can”

10. The Everly Brothers – “All I Have To Do Is Dream”

11. Mac DeMarco – “Let My Baby Stay”

12. Nina Simone – “Little Girl Blue”

13. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain”

Molly Burch

Artist of the Month

Molly Burch

Posted by on Feb 1, 2017

Growing up in LA with movie business parents didn’t set her a similar path, but at a young age, Molly Burch did discover she loved something else – singing. So off she went to Asheville, NC to study jazz vocals. There her rich voice thrived, and before long, she met a musical kindred spirit – guitarist Dailey Tolliver. Looking for more singing opportunities, Burch migrated to Austin, and while gaining a footing in her new home, began to experiment with writing her own material. By the time Tolliver joined her in Austin a year later, she had plenty of songs to record, so they went to Cross Record’s Dripping Springs studio and made her debut album, Please Be Mine, in just two days. Burch’s singing style is a bit of a throwback, she seems more inspired by the lay-back cool of Nina Simone and Sam Cooke than by modern-day American Idol histrionics. Like her influences, her songs speak of romance and yearning, but she’s not a nostalgia act. Her album, which will be released February 17th, rings out with freshness and confidence.

– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director


2/17 @ End of an Ear


3/15 – 3/18 @ SXSW

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My KUTX: Tomar & The FCs

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Tomar & The FCs

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017

Photo by Cecile Fusco

The members of Austin’s Tomar & The FCs (our January Artist of the Month) have fascinating musical resumes, ranging from soul/R&B backing gigs to co-producing hits for Houston rap legends Mike Jones and Paul Wall (seriously). This week on My KUTX, we turn the guest DJ keys over to lead singer Tomar Williams and drummer Paul Kresowik to take us through their respective music histories and play the songs that blew their minds. Tune in on Saturday, January 14 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Tomar & The FCs – “Foot Down”]

1. Jackie Wilson – “Lonely Teardrops”

2. The Jacksons – “Destiny”

3. Prince – “Do Me, Baby”

4. Mike Jones – “Still Tippin’”

5. Latasha Lee & The Black Ties – “So Blind”

6. The Diplomats Of Solid Sound & The Diplomettes – “Come In My Kitchen”

7. The Wandering Bears – “I Told You To Stop Talking”

8. Greyhounds – “Get Back”

9. The Meters – “Funky Miracle”

10. The Echocentrics – “Staring At The Ceiling” (feat. James Petralli)

11. The Soul Supporters – “Richard Pryor”

12. Tomar & The FCs – “Shine Your Light”

Tomar and the FC’s

Artist of the Month

Tomar and the FC’s

Posted by on Jan 3, 2017

Tomar and the FC’s are a new band on the Austin scene, but vocalist and frontman Tomar Williams is no stranger to the stage. He was lead singer in his family’s band in the 80’s, and has continued to back up many Austin musicians over the years, including, most recently, Latasha Lee. He’s also co-produced some Texas hip hop classics from Paul Wall and Mike Jones. But the FC’s marks Williams’ return to the vocal spotlight, and backed by a powerful soul four-piece, he’s taking full advantage of the situation. Just a few months into their existence, they’ve already turned heads at SXSW, gathered a ‘best of the year’ from the American Statesman for their early 2015 EP, appeared on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert, and headlined New Year’s Eve at the Continental Club. Their debut album, Heart Attack, packed with great performances, will only accelerate the frenzy.

– Jeff McCord, KUTX Music Director


In Studio 1A