My KUTX: Shinyribs

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My KUTX: Shinyribs

Posted by on Jul 19, 2017

Today, Austin’s Shinyribs releases his fourth album, I Got Your Medicine, and the timing is perfect. His brand of earthy swamp funk feels just about right in step with Mardi Gras season, and this week on My KUTX, we’re turning over the guest DJ keys so that he can get his parade on. Or in his words, he’s “pontificatin’ and curatin’.” Tune into Shinyribs’ guest DJ set on Saturday, February 25 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to catch him live in our Studio 1A on Friday, March 3 at 2 p.m. and later that night at Antone’s.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Cookie & The Cupcakes – “Mathilda”

2. Tony Joe White – “What Does It Take”

3. Ramsey Lewis – “The In Crowd”

4. Johnnie Allen – “Promised Land”

5. Don Gibson – “Sea Of Heartbreak”

6. Sir Douglas Quintet – “Texas Me”

7. Earl King – “Trick Bag”

8. Allen Toussaint – “Southern Nights”

9. ELO – “Showdown”

10. ZZ Top – “Master Of Sparks”

11. Ray Price – “Touch My Heart”

12. Vic Chesnutt – “Fodder On Her Wings”

13. Tom Waits – “Little Man”

14. Clarence Ashley & Doc Watson – “Peg and Awl”

My KUTX: Slaid Cleaves

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My KUTX: Slaid Cleaves

Posted by on Jul 14, 2017

Photo by Karen Cleaves

On his new album Ghost On The Car Radio, Austin’s Slaid Cleaves goes from Tom Petty-esque heartland rock to clear-eyed country-folk in the span of the opening two songs. That’s the intersection Cleaves has stood at for several decades now as a songwriter, but those two sounds also popped up for him at an early age. As our guest DJ, Cleaves walks through the music of his life one moment at a time, from the formative Beatles love and teenage punk phase to falling in with Austin’s folk scene. Listen to Cleaves’ My KUTX on Saturday, July 15 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page, and see him at the Stateside on Sunday, July 16.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Slaid Cleaves – “Already Gone”]

1. The Beatles – “Good Day Sunshine”

2. Hank Williams – “Kaw-Liga”

3. Johnny Cash – “Blistered”

4. Pink Floyd – “Another Brick In The Wall, Pt. 1”

5. The Who – “Getting In Tune”

6. The Clash – “London Calling”

7. Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – “Even The Losers”

8. Bruce Springsteen – “Johnny 99”

9. Woody Guthrie – “Poor Boy”

10. Steve Earle – “Ellis Unit One”

11. Steve Forbert- “Lay Down Your Weary Tune Again”

12. Rod Picott – “Down To The Bone”

13. Eliza Gilkyson – “Hard Times In Babylon”

14. Billy Harvey – “Party House”

My KUTX: Bobby Patterson

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My KUTX: Bobby Patterson

Posted by on Jul 7, 2017

From June 30 to July 22, Antone’s is blowing out candles for its 42nd birthday with a series of blues blowouts featuring a lot of familiar faces. Naturally, Bobby Patterson emcees a lot of the shows (and plays with Miss Lavelle White for her birthday bash on Sunday, July 9). The Dallas native has worked every angle across four decades: singer, songwriter, producer, label owner, and even DJ.  He’s a consummate showman, blowing up the stage or airwaves with an encyclopedic knowledge of soul music.

This week on My KUTX, we’re running back Patterson’s guest DJ set. It’s one of our most popular episodes, simply because of his platter-spinning, mic-shredding genius. Tune in on Saturday, July 8 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist

1. McFadden & Whitehead – “Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now”

2. Johnny “Guitar” Watson – “Real Mother For Ya”

3. Johnnie Taylor – “Who’s Making Love”

4. Little Beaver – “Party Down”

5. Albert King – “That’s What The Blues Is All About”

6. The O’Jays – “For The Love Of Money”

7. The Isley Brothers – “It’s Your Thing”

8. Percy Sledge – “When A Man Loves A Woman”

9. King Floyd – “Groove Me”

10. Clarence Carter – “Patches”

11. Sam & Dave – “Soul Man”

12. Major Harris – “Love Won’t Let Me Wait”

13. Joe Tex – “Skinny Legs And All”

14. Rufus & Chaka Khan – “Once You Get Started”

15. David Ruffin – “Walk Away From Love”

My KUTX: Kevin Morby

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My KUTX: Kevin Morby

Posted by on Jun 30, 2017

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

Any folkie with an acoustic guitar and lots of words will get comparisons to Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan, but last year, Kevin Morby earned the praise. Singing Saw was one of the best albums of the year, quietly spinning hallucinatory tales that felt much, much older than the time stamp would suggest. And a few weeks ago, Morby returned with another album. City Music is just as revelatory, but with a quasi-punk punch to it (it’s the New York to Saw‘s L.A.).

In honor of the new record, we’re running back Morby’s guest DJ set this week, which he originally taped last year. He’s influenced by plenty of masters, but he also has a finger on the next crop of talent. Listen to Kevin Morby’s My KUTX on Saturday, July 1 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Kevin Morby – “Aboard My Train”]

1. Big Thief – “Paul”

2. Bill Callahan – “The Sing”

3. Bobby Charles – “I Must Be In A Good Place Now”

4. Nina Simone – “Just Like Tom Thumb’s Blues”

5. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – “Fly Into Mystery”

6. Townes Van Zandt – “No Place To Fall” (Live)

7. Hop Along – “Powerful Man”

8. Peter, Paul & Mary – “500 Miles”

9. Wilco – “I’ll Fight”

10. Jaye Bartell – “Light Enough”

11. Gene Autry – “Deep In The Heart Of Texas”

12. Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions & Math”

13. Tom T. Hall – “That’s How I Got To Memphis”

My KUTX: Night Drive

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Night Drive

Posted by on Jun 23, 2017

Night Drive is the KUTX Artist of the Month for June. Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX.

Austin’s Night Drive makes music that’s, um, perfect for night driving. Their self-titled debut is sleek, stylish, and a little dangerous, offering a punked-up take on electronic music. And this week on My KUTX, Rodney Connell and Brandon Duhon provide a hand-picked soundtrack for your very-own night drive, swerving between club bangers, punk howlers, and experimental favorites. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, June 24 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Maethelvin – “Lost In The Big City”

2. Panama – “Always” (Classixx remix)

3. YACHT – “Le Goudron”

4. S.C.U.M. – “Faith Unfolds”

5. The Soft Moon – “Circles” (4:02)

6. Brian Eno & John Cale – “Spinning Away”

7. Crystal Castles – “Vanished” (4:03)

8. Bryan Ferry – “Don’t Stop The Dance” (Punks Jump Up remix)

9. The Spits – “Bring”

10. The Knife – “Neverland”

11. Wild Nothing – “To Know You”

12. The Walker Brothers – “The Electrician”