Best Songs Ever… This Week 11/9/18


Best Songs Ever… This Week 11/9/18

Posted by on Nov 9, 2018

Photos (Left to Right) by Jorge Sanhueza Lyon, Pooneh Ghana, Jacob Boll

KUTX host Laurie Gallardo brings you the best songs ever…this week!


Kurt Vile – “One Trick Ponies”
Kurt Vile has done collaborations with Courtney Barnett, opened for Neil Young, and he recorded his new album at different studios all around the country during this hectic schedule. On Bottle It In, the trippy troubadour goes in several different directions into unexplored territory. Check out “One Trick Ponies,” a jangly, laid-back stroll of Vile’s philosophizing.

Broncho – “Keep It In Line”
Next up, a Tulsa-based band that embraces the troublemaker. Broncho has an album titled Bad Behavior that caught my attention. The band loves to rock out, and they’ve also got some irresistible disco-type dance beats for extra toe-tapping. Check out “Keep It In Line.”

Howard – “Oh Dear Brother”
And for my last selection, I’ve heard the artist Howard described as folktronica, which seems spot-on when describing his folk-like riffs and rhythms paired with some very cool syncopated beats and funky grooves. The Brooklyn-based musician recorded his latest album, Together Alone, with a full band this time around. Check out “Oh Dear Brother.”
Farewell, Seth Gibbs


Farewell, Seth Gibbs

Posted by on Nov 6, 2018

This past weekend, Austin musician and producer Seth Gibbs passed away after being diagnosed with an aggressive form of stomach cancer just a few months ago. As a musician, Seth was best known for his part in forming the pop-punk band Bobby Jealousy. More recently, Gibbs helped found the retro-rock outfit The Reputations. Not only a talented multi-instrumentalist and superb songwriter Seth Gibbs was also notoriously generous with his engineering skills and homemade recording studio, Sweetheart Studios.

If you aren’t familiar with Seth’s work here are just a few of his performances in Studio 1A with both Bobby Jealousy and The Reputations.


Election 2018


Election 2018

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018

KUTX wants to help you get out and vote this year! Below are some resources to help get you ready to vote!

 Election Day is Today!

If you’re going to vote today Tuesday,  November 6th, now is a great time to get your voting plan together!

Make Sure You Are Registered to Vote

You can check your voter registration information here.

Make Sure You Have the Proper ID

Here are the forms of ID accepted at Texas polling places

  • Texas Driver License issued by the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS)
  • Texas Election Identification Certificate issued by DPS
  • Texas Personal Identification Card issued by DPS
  • Texas Handgun License issued by DPS
  • United States Military Identification Card containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Citizenship Certificate containing the person’s photograph
  • United States Passport (book or card)


If you are between the age of 18 and 69, you can use an acceptable form of ID, even if it is expired, as long as it hasn’t been expired for more than 4 years before the date you present it at the polling place. The only exception is the U.S. Citizenship Certificate, which does not expire

If you are 70 or older, your acceptable form of photo identification may be expired for any length of time if the identification is otherwise valid.

You can obtain an Election Identification Certificate from DPS driver license offices during regular business hours. Find mobile station locations here.

If you don’t have one of the forms of acceptable photo ID and cannot reasonably obtain one, then you can present one of the following supporting forms of ID at the polling place. You’ll also need to sign a Reasonable Impediment Declaration at the polling place.

  • copy or original of a government document that shows the voter’s name and an address, including the voter’s voter registration certificate;
  • copy of or original current utility bill;
  • copy of or original bank statement;
  • copy of or original government check;
  • copy of or original paycheck; or
  • copy of or original of (a) a certified domestic (from a U.S. state or territory) birth certificate or (b) a document confirming birth admissible in a court of law which establishes the voter’s identity (which may include a foreign birth document).

Find more detailed information about Voter ID Requirements

Make Sure You Know Where to Vote

If you are registered to vote  in Travis or Williamson County, you can vote at any polling location in the county in which you are registered

Check out this list of Election Day Polling Locations in Travis County.

Check out this list of Election Day Polling Locations in Williamson County

If you live in another county you should check with your local county’s election office about where you can vote.

You can find your polling location using this locator from the Texas Secretary of State

Find a full list of elections offices here


What About Students Who Want to Vote by Mail?

If you are attending college or university away from home, but claim residency where your parent or guardian lives, you can vote early by mail.

You can request an early voting ballot be sent to where you will physically be at election time (i.e school) by filling out this application: and following these instructions.

Your county clerk must receive your application at least 9 days before Election Day. This means they must receive your request by Friday, October 26th.

Your early voting ballot must be received by your county clerk by the time polls close on Election Day, November 6th.

Check out this link for a full list of County Clerk’s offices in Texas.

You may also be eligible to vote early by mail if you are

  • 65 years or older;
  • disabled;
  • out of the county on election day and during the period for early voting by personal appearance; or
  • confined in jail, but otherwise eligible.

Find out more information here.

Check Out These Voting Resources

To learn about what you’ll find on your ballot, check out this Voting Guide from the League of Women Voters!

Find out information about Voting with Special Needs

Review your Voting Rights

Find more information about Voting in Texas at

Keep up with debates and election information via KUT News, online or on the FM dial at 90.5 in Austin.

Hey Walker Lukens, Cover This


Hey Walker Lukens, Cover This

Posted by on Nov 5, 2018


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Best Songs Ever… This Week 11.1.18


Best Songs Ever… This Week 11.1.18

Posted by on Nov 1, 2018

KUTX host Matt Reilly brings you the best songs ever…this week!


Phosphorescent – “New Birth in New England”

First up, a new song from Alabama native Matthew Houck, whose stage name is Phosphorescent. In past efforts, he’s crafted a trippy, country-tinged sound and image. On “New Birth In New England,” he’s playing with catchy melodies a bit more. What sounds at first listen like a trite jingle reveals itself as a more complex and nuanced song upon repeated listens.


Haelos – “Buried In The Sand”

Next, new music from the breakout British trio Haelos. “Buried In The Sand” is dark, moody, and ominous–just like the weather in England.


Toro y Moi – “Freelance”

Finally, something new from Chaz Bundick, better known as Toro y Moi. While yacht rock has seen a resurgence in recent years, “Freelance” modernizes the sound. This is an excellent song to get you ready for party time.