This week on the Austin Music Experience, we’re going into Studio 1A for a pair of concerts from artists on different ends of the spectrum. Tinnarose is a relatively new Austin band taking cues from classic rock and pop from the ‘60s and ‘70s. And Bobby Patterson is a lifer—the Dallas native has almost five decades of soul and R&B work under his belt, and he’ll tell you about it–he’s a true showman. Plus, back and forth with Shovels & Rope—one from the archives, and one from their new album. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below.
The music of Todd Snider can often be two things at the same time: country and rock, funny and sad. He’s got a new book, I’ve Never Met A Story I Didn’t Like, and this week on the Austin Music Experience, we talk with Snider about getting arrested, the influence of Jerry Jeff Walker, and his sometimes-unclassifiable style. Plus, the Alvin Brothers (Dave & Phil Alvin) are in our Studio 1A—the veterans of L.A. roots rockers the Blasters pay tribute to bluesman Big Bill Broonzy with music and conversation. Also, the genre-mashing duo Sylvan Esso, Thao without the Get Down Stay Down, and more. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11 p.m. on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below.
Aimee Mann and Ted Leo come from pretty different musical backgrounds: folk and pop on one side, punk rock on the other. Yet the pair have teamed up as the Both, and this week on the Austin Music Experience, they’re in our Studio 1A, talking about their initial bond and love of old-school power-pop. Plus, we’ve got new music from North Texas–Sarah Jaffe and a psychedelic soul rarity from the Relatives. Also, live highlights from Studio 1A: alt-country pioneers the Silos, the Antlers, Walker Lukens, and a whole lot more. Join us Friday at noon on KUTX 98.9, or anytime in the player below.
When you hear the name Joe Ely, you think country, blues, rock-and-roll, but electronic music? This week on the Austin Music Experience, we find out the story behind B484, a “new” old album that Ely made in the mid-80s with the help of some cutting-edge technology: an Apple II Plus computer and a Roland 808 drum machine. None other than Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak writes the liner notes, and Ely somehow finds himself in a room with Madonna and James Brown talking electronic music–you don’t want to miss this interview…
Also, we say goodbye to the Civil Wars, who announced their breakup this week. Plus, Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes bring costumes and choreographed dance moves to Studio 1A (which you can see in the video below), Spoon’s Beatles connection, our artist of the month, and more. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9, or anytime in the player below the video.
Through three decades of work and 8 Grammy nominations, Tori Amos has blended a singer-songwriter sensibility with alt-rock energy. Her latest album, Unrepentant Geraldines, is the eighth to debut in the Billboard Top 10. This week on the Austin Music Experience, music and conversation with Tori Amos, who talks about family, tour advice, and gracefully aging in the public eye. Plus, !!! (a.k.a. Chk Chk Chk) show off their Austin connections (and cool shoes) in a live performance that you don’t want to miss. Also, back and forth with Shakey Graves—one from the archives and one from his highly-anticipated new album. Join us Friday at noon and again at 11pm on KUTX 98.9 or anytime in the player below, and be sure to watch videos of some of the performances below!