DEGA is the surreal musical convergence of Atlanta indie pop darling, Aslyn and Athens, GA native son, Kalen Nash (lead singer of critically acclaimed New West Records band, Ponderosa). After diverging years in the musical spectrum, touring the US and Europe, Kalen and Aslyn merged creativity amidst the dust, howls, and quietism of the desert in Joshua Tree, California. DEGA was formed in the experimental grind of 9 indie-electropop compositions. The husband and wife duo released their debut album DEGA in 2018. While on tour with Wild Moccasins, they stopped by Studio 1A before taking the stage at Stubb’s Jan. 17th.
Revel in the razor-tongued, indie-pop-tinted sounds of local “dawlins” Go Fever. Sometimes waxing more surf-rock and other times more new wave, Go Fever have taken a potpourri of influences and spiced it with their own brand of sonic bite and lyrical chutzpah to create a sound that neither replicates nor reinvents…it’s just awesome. In fact, we left the off-air portion of the taping intact, so you can fully catch the contagious affability of the Fevah. Following a bit of a line-up re-hash to allow frontwoman Acey Monaro to focus all of her energy on being a frontwoman, the now six-piece continues their legacy of sunny sounds slipping off a sharpened tongue with their Daydream Hawker EP, out February 1st. KUTX presents Go Fever’s album release show Saturday, February 2nd at Cheer Up Charlie’s with Being Dead, Hong Kong Wigs, and Hard Proof.
Go Fever is: Acey Monaro (vox, tambo), Ben Burdick (Bass), Keith Lough (guitar), Jim Campo (guitar), Anna Roenigk (keys), and Stijn Dobbleare (drums)
Host: Taylor Wallace
Engineers: Cliff Hargrove & Jake Perlman
Multimedia: Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon & Salvador Castro
Producer: Deidre Gott
photo by Ishta Weerakoon
Nagavalli’s music, described as “Eastern soul with delicate touches of pop, rock, trance and pure Eastern tradition,” blends Western melodies and instruments with traditional Eastern overtones, vocals, sitar, and percussion. The result is executed with such power and emotion that Valli’s music is unique, yet familiar and it often results in the listener achieving a state of meditative tranquility. Nagavalli is thrilled to announce her new album “Immersion” set to be released on Jan. 15, 2019 with a Sunday, Jan. 20 performance at the One World Theatre.
LA-by-way-of-Austin’s Mamalarky sound like a welcomed guzzle of cool water after prolonged dehydration. Floating through their music on a psych-pop cloud, swelling and diminishing, ebb and flowing through their lofty, pale-hued soundscape is a refreshing break from scuzzy guitars and odes to the psych-rock gods. Leaning into a fully contemporary soundspace led by collaborative efforts of Livvy Bennett, Dylan Hill, Michael Hunter, and Noor Khan, Mamalarky aren’t interested replicating or reinventing, choosing to revel in the “now.” But don’t let the lofty sounds fool you! Listen to the lyrics, and you’ll find yourself looking straight into the more intimate nooks of their soul and being. Grab your lover and your third and let your bodies take a float on the good ship Mamalarky.
Coming off of a sold out 14-week run in Los Angeles, Paradise, a sinfully divine bluegrass comedy, brings its irreverent, heart-warming, toe-tapping show to Austin Playhouse before heading across the country. This down-on-their-luck Southern coal mining town gets a big dose of reality when a charismatic Preacher, saucy Stripper, and greedy Hollywood production company show up to try to create their own version of the American Dream.
Paradise is a co-production with Frost Productions from L.A. so all of our actors are L.A. based actors.
Jan. 11 – Feb. 3 TICKETS
Host: John Aielli
Producer: Jack Anderson
Engineer: Cliff Hargrove