We get almost 300 artists in our Studio 1A every year, but that’s just a small part of the Austin music experience. On the next edition of the Austin Music Experience (the program) we’re going outside to bring you an around-town-sound: exclusive live recordings from big music festivals like ACL and SXSW, plus our own MapJam and the best listening room in Austin, the Cactus Café. Over the years, we’ve captured a variety of artists: national headliners like My Morning Jacket. Local legends like Townes Van Zandt. And the next generation, from White Denim to Alabama Shakes.
These are some one-of-a-kind moments, and if you enjoy live music as much as we do, please consider donating during our fall membership drive, either here at KUTX.org or at 512-471-6291. And join us Sunday at 6pm for an hour of great live music!
They’ve been called “more a legend than a band,” but author John T. Davis shines a new light on the legendary Texas group the Flatlanders in his book The Flatlanders: Now It’s Now Again. Ahead of his appearance at the Texas Book Festival (Sunday, October 26, 2 p.m. in the Music Tent), Davis sits down with Austin Music Experience host Jody Denberg to talk about the Flatlanders’ roots, their influence, and their path from the dusty Lubbock plains to Carnegie Hall. Listen to the interview below!
It’s been a slow but steady rise for the Jayhawks, who formed nearly thirty years ago in Minneapolis. This week on the Austin Music Experience, the alt-country band is in our Studio 1A, and we also go back to a vintage conversation to hear about the Jayhawks’ roots and influences. Also, author John T. Davis has a new biography about one of the bands that paved the way for alt-country: the Flatlanders. In an interview, we follow the Flatlanders from dusty Lubbock all the way to Carnegie Hall. Plus, an ACL Fest encore—the Preatures, Nikki Lane, My Brightest Diamond, and more. Listen below!
ACL Fest 2014 wraps up this weekend, and this week on the Austin Music Experience, we’re giving you backstage access. From Zilker Park to the Four Seasons and our own Studio 1A, we captured a lot of great performances: The Head & The Heart. Spanish Gold. Lake Street Dive, and more. Plus, Spoon and Jenny Lewis both sit down for conversations and performances. They both chat about their critically-acclaimed new albums, and for Jenny Lewis, working with producer Ryan Adams was an interesting experience, involving listening to Creed til her ears bled…We promise your ears won’t bleed–it’s the ACL Fest 2014 wrap-up, on the Austin Music Experience. Join us Sunday at 6 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 and KUTX.org or anytime in the player below!
The 2014 Austin City Limits music festival is upon us, with hundreds of band descending on Zilker Park for two weekends of live music. Next week, we’ll present the best of this year’s fest, but this week, we’re looking back. We’ve dug into the archives and we’ve got a full hour of exclusive live recordings from ACL’s first twelve years. Since its humble, 2-day beginnings in 2002 to now two weekends and dozens of late night shows, ACL has changed a lot, and we’ve been there to capture some of the best moments: Van Morrison. Arcade Fire. The Black Angels. And of course, Ben Kweller’s infamous bloody nose. We’ll hear all that and more, on this week’s edition of the Austin Music Experience. Join us at 6pm on KUTX 98.9 and kutx.org!