My KUTX: Magna Carda

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Magna Carda

Posted by on Aug 18, 2017

Magna Carda is the KUTX Artist of the Month for August. Photo by Emma Martin/KUTX.

Austin’s Magna Carda returned last month with a stellar new EP that shows a further refinement of their jazz/rap hybrid sound. It’s no surprise that the band picks a lot of similarly-minded songs for their second go-around on the guest DJ decks. This time, producer/keyboardist Dougie Do is joined by MC Megz Kelli and drummer Mike Gonzales for a wide-ranging My KUTX that remembers the late, great Phife Dawg, spotlights Phil Collins’ Prince-ly moves, and ends with an Erykah Badu live stunner. Listen to Magna Carda’s My KUTX on Saturday, August 19 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. A Tribe Called Quest – “God Lives Through”

2. NAO – “Fool To Love”

3. Ramp – “Daylight”

4. Hawk House – “Tidal Tendencies”

5. Prince – “I Feel For You”

6. Teena Marie – “Portuguese Love”

7. Blended Babies – “Make It Work” (ft. Anderson .Paak, Asher Rother, & Donnie Trumpet)

8. Phil Collins – “Sussudio”

9. FKA twigs – “Ultraviolet”

10. Erykah Badu – “Next Lifetime” (Live)

My KUTX: Sarah Jaffe


My KUTX: Sarah Jaffe

Posted by on Aug 11, 2017

Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX

Since breaking out of the Denton scene almost a decade ago with a folk-leaning sound, Sarah Jaffe has slowly remade herself as a pop star, but on her own terms. Her songs are both sticky-sweet and dark around the edges, and Bad Baby, her fourth album, is her biggest swing yet. As I mentioned when the record came out, she’s the only artist I know of who’s worked with Cyndi Lauper, Eminem, and Pixar.

Jaffe was also one of our very first guest DJs on My KUTX, and this week, we’re excited to have her back for a new mix. This time around, Jaffe picks a lot of recent music that’s turned her head, showing off her Texas pride in Solange, her love of A Tribe Called Quest, and much more. Tune in Saturday, August 12 at 6-7 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

[intro music: Sarah Jaffe – “Bad Baby”]

1. RAC – “Hollywood” (feat. Penguin Prison)

2. Aluna George – “In My Head”

3. The Japanese House – “Face Like Thunder”

4. dvsn – “Hallucinations”

5. A Tribe Called Quest – “Whateva Will Be”

6. BNQT – “Mind Of A Man”

7. Son Little – “Your Love Will Blow Me Away”

8. Eliot Sumner – “Firewood”

9. Sevdaliza – “That Other Girl”

10. Solange – “Don’t Wish Me Well”

11. Guts – “Man Funk” (feat. Leron Thomas)

12. RAC – “We Belong” (feat. Katie Herzig) [Odesza remix]

My KUTX: Utopia Fest 2017


My KUTX: Utopia Fest 2017

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Utopia Fest has always done things a little bit differently than most music festivals. For starters, its located in tiny Utopia, Texas, 2 1/2 hours southwest of Austin and right in the middle of the gorgeous Hill Country. Attendance is capped at 2000, camping is encouraged, and there’s no musical overlap, all of which makes this a great destination for the music and outdoors lover.

This year’s fest goes down September 22-24, and it features everything from Dr. John and Antibalas to Brownout and Matthew Logan Vasquez. Austin folk/pop outfit the Deer also plays, and this week on My KUTX, the Deer’s Grace Park plays an hour of handpicked, Utopian music. Listen to her guest DJ set on Saturday, August 5 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. The Barr Brothers – “Half Crazy”

2. Elephant Revival – “Hello You Who”

3. Dr. John – “Kingdom Of Izzness”

4. Suzanna Choffel – “Go Forth”

5. Jinx McGee – “Tower To God” (feat. Dominic Hendrikz)

6. Antibalas – “Indictment”

7. Elephant Revival – “When I Fall”

8. CAPYAC – “Speedracer”

9. Les Hay Babies – “Obsédée”

10. Big Thief – “Randy”

11. Suzanna Choffel – “New Word”

12. Omnii – “I Bruise Blue”

13. Fruition – “Labor of Love”

My KUTX: Iron & Wine


My KUTX: Iron & Wine

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017

Photo by Gabriel Cristóver Pérez/KUTX

Since debuting with the lower-than-lo-fi The Creek Drank The Cradle in 2002, Sam Beam has increasingly pushed at the boundaries of his Iron & Wine moniker. He’s tried dusty folk-rock, busy Afrobeat, even orchestral, outré jazz. He’s a musical omnivore, stitching together influences into beautiful, quasi-mystical sonic tapestries.

Of course, Beam would be the first to laugh at the lofty praise. Until recently, he was a common, low-key sight around town, living with his family in Dripping Springs, playing a yearly benefit for the Midwives Alliance, and even putting on his old film professor hat to present some forgotten cinematic masterpiece for the Paramount’s summer film series. Nowadays, he lives in North Carolina, but while in town for his annual benefit and film commitments, he recorded a fantastic guest DJ set for us. It’s a giddy mixture of songs, covering Beam’s love of Brazilian music, old soul, and John Aielli-assisted oddities. Listen to My KUTX on Saturday, July 29 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

Beast Epic, Iron & Wine’s sixth album, is out August 25 via Sub Pop.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Milton Nascimento – “Minas”

2. Otis Redding – “You Left The Water Running”

3. The Knife – “Still Light

4. Richard & Linda Thompson – “Dimming Of The Day”

5. Joni Mitchell – “The Jungle Line”

6. Chairmen Of The Board – “Give Me Just A Little More Time”

7. Cocteau Twins – “Carolyn’s Fingers”

8. Various Artists/Explorer Series – “Adios, Pueble de Ayacucho (harp)”

9. Rahsaan Roland Kirk – “One Ton” (Live at Newport Jazz Festival, 1968)

10. Jingo – “Fever”

11. The Faces – “Glad & Sorry”

12. American Analog Set – “The Weather Report”

13. Franz Waxman – “Suite from ‘A Place In The Sun'”

My KUTX: 50 Years Of Pink Floyd


My KUTX: 50 Years Of Pink Floyd

Posted by on Jul 21, 2017

On August 5, 1967, Pink Floyd debuted with The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn, helping kickstart the psychedelic rock revolution and a career that’s largely unparalleled in scope and influence. One of the musicians who’s certainly felt those reverberations is Kyle Shutt. He plays guitar in Austin’s finest metal export the Sword, and on August 5 at Emo’s, he’s celebrating a half-century of Pink Floyd the only way he knows how: by playing Dark Side Of The Moon in its entirety, metal style. His tribute band is fittingly called Doom Side Of The Moon, and it features Alex Marrero from Brownout and Brown Sabbath, Jason Frey from Hard Proof and Black Joe Lewis, and more. And in true Pink Floyd tribute fashion, there will be a laser light show.

This week on My KUTX, we asked Shutt to play an hour of his favorite Floyd songs, and he draws from both the dorm-room favorites and the experimental oddities. Listen at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. “Astronomy Domine” (from The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)

2. “Interstellar Overdrive” (from The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn)

3. “Fearless” (from Meddle)

4. “When You’re In” (from Obscured By Clouds)

5. “The Gold It’s In The…” (from Obscured By Clouds)

6. “Time”(from Dark Side of the Moon)

7. “Us And Them” (from Dark Side of the Moon)

8. “Have A Cigar” (from Wish You Were Here)

9. “Wish You Were Here” (from Wish You Were Here)