My KUTX: Shakey Graves


My KUTX: Shakey Graves

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014

Shakey Graves is on a roll. His singular southern spiced voice has attracted a loyal following and he made his national debut this month on Conan. While an iconic suitcase has long been part of Shakey’s well worn one man routine, an extensive tour ahead will require a bit more gear. His latest work, And The War Came was released this month through Dualtone Music, and his 38-stop tour kicked off October 11th in Los Angeles. This is his first release teaming up with other musicians, most notably Esmé Patterson, formerly of Paper Bird.

Things are getting bigger for this born and raised Austinite, and we are so excited he was able to take time from his busy schedule to take over the KUTX airwaves for an hour. This is actually Shakey’s second time to play KUTX DJ. Check out his first session right here! Tune in this Saturday, October 25 at 6 p.m. to hear Shakey Graves reminisce about his summer and play some of his favorite tunes. 


Shakey’s List:

Django Django – Loves Dart

Zapp and Roger – Computer Love

Mac Demarco – My kind of Woman

Warpaint – Keep it Healthy

Country Willie Edwards – Inside the Reason

Shovels and Rope – The Devil is All Around

The Chordettes – Carolina Moon

Mavis Staples – Jesus Wept

Tom Waits – Poncho Lament

Jonothan Richman – True Love is Not Nice

Diarrhea Planet – Lite Dream

Twin Shadow – 5 Seconds

My KUTX: Whiskey Shivers


My KUTX: Whiskey Shivers

Posted by on Oct 17, 2014

When you name your band after booze you kind of know what you’re in for. In the case of Austin’s own Whiskey Shivers, it’s right on the money. Their brand of revved-up folk and Americana is less smooth, aged bourbon and a lot more white lightnin’ straight from the tap. With an always joyful live presence, the contagious smiles and wild fiddle and banjo lines of Whiskey Shivers tear down the wall between the band and its fans in the most foot-stomping way possible. The band recently released a self-titled album and then promptly went on tour. But, two of the boys, James Bookert (banjo) and Andrew VanVorhees (bass) were able to carve some time out of their busy schedules to play KUTX guest djs for an hour.  

James & Andrew’s List: 

Michael Jackson – Beat It

Nirvana – Tourettes

Built To Spill – Big Dipper

Exploding Hearts – Sleeping Aides and Razorblades

Mike And The Moonpies – Damn Straight

Weird Al – Now That’s What I Call Polka

Bruce Springsteen – Backstreets

The Replacements – Waitress In the Sky

Tommy James & the Shondelles – Dragging the Line

The Flatlanders – One Road More

Uncle Tupelo – New Madrid

Ween – Johnny On The Spot

The Carper Family – Boxcar Blues



My KUTX: Britt Daniel


My KUTX: Britt Daniel

Posted by on Oct 9, 2014

Britt Daniel trades time between his two groups, Spoon and Divine Fits. He’s left an indelible mark on both, and this year marks the 20 year anniversary of Spoon’s first EP, Nefarious. Two decades later, the group has pounded out a sound iconically identifiable as Spoon. They released their eighth studio album, They Want My Soul, in August to much critical acclaim from Rolling Stone and Pitchfork.

Check out Britt’s playlist and listen to his session on the player below! 

Britt’s List:

Michael Goodman – What Time is It?

Gene Vincent – Be-Bop-A-Lula

David Bowie – Right

Thee Oh Sees – Lupine Dominus

Dorothy Berry – You’re So Fine

The Cure – Play for Today

Prince – New Position

AC/DC – Rock ‘N’ Roll Damnation

Bob & Earl – Harlem Shuffle

Sister Nancy – Bam Bam

Toni Braxton – You’re Making Me High

Warpaint – Love Is To Die

The Supremes – My World Is Empty Without You

King Tubby – Concentration Ver. 3

King Krule – Easy Easy

The Rolling Stones – Heaven





My KUTX: Black Pistol Fire


My KUTX: Black Pistol Fire

Posted by on Oct 6, 2014

Black Pistol Fire is a Canadian Rock and Roll duo that split’s time between Toronto, Ontario and Austin, Texas. Their wild and energetic rock-and-roll sound has been described as a mix of classic southern rock and garage punk, garnering comparisons to early Kings of Leon, Creedence Clearwater Revival, The White Stripes, and Clutch.The band features Kevin McKeown on Guitar/Lead Vocals and Eric Owen on Drums. The two have been friends since kindergarten and began playing music together when they discovered a shared passion for rock and roll music in high school. We’ve grown enamored with the boys and their energetic take on rock n’ roll and we’re pumped that they took an hour out of their busy schedule to play KUTX guest dj for an hour.


Kevin & Eric’s List: 

  1. Nirvana – Sappy

  2. Led Zeppelin – Trampled Underfoot

  3. Kings of Leon – Head To Toe

  4. Bo Diddley – Bo Diddley

  5. Raphael Saadiq – Stone Rollin’

  6. Black Joe Lewis – Skulldugging

  7. Ray Charles – Night & Day

  8. Neil Young – Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere

  9. The Sonics – Shot Down

  10. Ty Segall – Thank God For Sinners

  11. Shannon and the Clams – You Will Always Bring Me Flowers

  12. Jack White – Black Bat Licorice
  13. The Allman Brothers Band – Ain’t Wastin’ Time No More
My KUTX: Terry Lickona


My KUTX: Terry Lickona

Posted by on Sep 26, 2014

This year marks ACL Live’s 40th anniversary, and producer Terry Lickona has been there for a large amount of it. Championed for revamping Austin City Limits’ musical horizons, Lickona has a vast number of musical interests.  Be sure to tune in for ACL Live’s 40th anniversary on October 3rd to see some of the brightest stars in the series’ history together on the iconic ACL stage.

Click the player below to hear Terry Lickona’s entire My KUTX session! 

Terry’s list:

1. Gary Clark Jr. – Travis County [Blak and Blu, 2012]

2. Janis Joplin – Piece of My Heart [Janis, 1993]

3. Willie Nelson – I Still Can’t Believe You’re Gone [Phases and Stages, 1974]

4.Tom Waits – Romeo Is Bleeding [Blue Valentine, 1978]

5. Dan Del Santo – That’s Life in the Big City [That's Life in the Big City, 1981]

6. Stevie Ray Vaughn – Crossfire [In Step, 1989]

7. Portugal. The Man – Modern Jesus [Evil Friends, 2013]

8. t-U-n-E-y-A-r-D-s – My Country [Whokill, 2011]

9. Roky Erickson – Two-Headed Dog [Two Headed Dog, 1977]

10. Valerie June – Workin’ Woman Blues [Pushin' Against A Stone, 2013]

11. Future Islands – Spirit [Singles,  2014]

12. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising [The Rising, 2002]