My KUTX: Molly Burch

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Molly Burch

Posted by on Feb 17, 2017

Photo by Dailey Toliver

Molly Burch is the KUTX Artist of the Month for February

Austin’s Molly Burch makes music with an old soul. Her debut album, Please Be Mine, is full of swooning songs that pull from classic pop, jazz, and country, reaching back to older torch bearers like Ella Fitzgerald and Patsy Cline for inspiration. Ahead of her album release show at the Mohawk, Burch curates her own hour of music as our guest DJ. Unsurprisingly, it’s a dreamy concoction, best-served with the lights turned low. Tune in on Saturday, February 18 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro: Molly Burch – “Downhearted”]

1. Peggy Lee – “Where Or When”

2. Lauryn Hill – “Just Like Water”

3. Cass McCombs – “Brighter! (feat. Karen Black)”

4. Cross Record – “High Rise”

5. Frank Sinatra – “I’ve Got You Under My Skin”

6. Timber Timbre – “Hot Dreams”

7. Cowboy Crisis – “Help In Spring”

8. Tammy Wynette – “Stand By Your Man”

9. Julia Lucille – “I Don’t Think I Can”

10. The Everly Brothers – “All I Have To Do Is Dream”

11. Mac DeMarco – “Let My Baby Stay”

12. Nina Simone – “Little Girl Blue”

13. Rihanna – “Love On The Brain”

My KUTX: Austin Kleon

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My KUTX: Austin Kleon

Posted by on Feb 10, 2017

Photo by Jason Travis

Austin Kleon is a New York Times bestselling author based here in Austin. He’s probably best known for Steal Like An Artist, a book about creativity that has a very basic thesis: every artist steals, and that’s what makes great art. Kleon also publishes a weekly newsletter that’s quietly radical in its appreciation of creativity, diving deep into new movies, old comics, and great music. This week on My KUTX, Kleon plays songs and artists from across his life. True to form, it’s the juxtapositions and artistic theft–experimental spinning into synth-pop, punk rock spinning into Motown soul–that makes this such an enjoyable guest DJ set. Tune in Saturday, February 11 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Rick James – “Give It To Me Baby”

2. Arthur Russell – “That’s Us/Wild Combination”

3. Future Islands – “Doves”

4. Can – “Moonshake”

5. Elvis Costello & The Attractions – “New Lace Sleeves”

6. Little Ann – “Deep Shadows”

7. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Back To The Future (Part I)”

8. B.B. King – “How Blue Can You Get”

9. Bobby Womack – “(If You Don’t Want My Love) Give It Back”

10. The Rolling Stones – “Beast Of Burden”

11. Parquet Courts – “Borrowed Time”

12. The Supremes – “Where Did Our Love Go”

13. Al Green – “Love And Happiness”

My KUTX: Margaret Glaspy

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My KUTX: Margaret Glaspy

Posted by on Feb 3, 2017

New York’s Margaret Glaspy released an exceptional debut album last year called Emotions & Math, and it’s the kind of album that slowly works its way into your head. That’s thanks to Glaspy’s wonderful way of writing songs that are both disarmingly sweet and a little jagged around the edges. This week on My KUTX, she shows off her wide range of influences with a guest DJ set that veers from introspective folk and dance-pop to hip-hop and political rock. Tune in on Saturday, February 4 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Margaret Glaspy – “Emotions & Math”]

1. Elliott Smith – “L.A.”

2. Björk – “Earth Intruders”

3. Lauryn Hill – “To Zion”

4. Julian Lage – “Fortune Teller”

5. Weezer – “El Scorcho”

6. Michael Jackson – “P.Y.T.”

7. Talking Heads – “Once In A Lifetime”

8. Rufus Wainwright – “Oh What A World”

9. Rage Against The Machine – “Guerilla Radio”

10. Missy Elliott – “Pass That Dutch”

11. Jimi Hendrix – “Castles Made Of Sand”

12. Joni Mitchell – “All I Want”

My KUTX: Leopold & His Fiction

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My KUTX: Leopold & His Fiction

Posted by on Jan 27, 2017

Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX

Austin’s Daniel Leopold is soft-spoken in person, but onstage, he easily shows off his Detroit roots. Leopold & His Fiction is Motor City through-and-through, and on its new album Darling Destroyer, the band sounds like a combination of Leopold’s twin influences: Iggy Pop mania and Stevie Wonder soul. This week on My KUTX, Leopold shifts easily between these two poles as our guest DJ, cuing up sweet soul hits before revving his rock and roll engine. Tune into his guest DJ set on Saturday, January 28 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Leopold & His Fiction – “That’s How I Feel (Free)”]

1. Iggy & The Stooges – “Search & Destroy”

2. Brenton Wood – “Oogum Boogum Song”

3. Elvis Presley – “Wooden Heart”

4. Nirvana – “Territorial Pissings”

5. Stevie Wonder – “I Don’t Know Why”

6. Jeff Buckley – “Mama, You Been On My Mind”

7. The Rolling Stones – “Memo From Turner”

8. Iggy Pop – “Success”

9. Stevie Wonder – “We Can Work It Out”

10. Son Little – “Cross My Heart”

11. David Bowie – “Velvet Goldmine”

12. James Brown & The Famous Flames – “Try Me”

13. Charlie Rich – “It’s Too Late”

14. The Strokes – “Fear Of Sleep”

15. Cactus – “Evil”

My KUTX: Croy & The Boys

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My KUTX: Croy & The Boys

Posted by on Jan 20, 2017

Corey Baum is the singer and guitarist for the Austin country outfit Croy & The Boys, whose Adrian Quesada-produced debut hit a nice sweet spot late last year. Baum originally hails from Ohio, but his songwriting owes a debt to Doug Sahm. He’s able to stew together both Texan and Mexican influences in a respectful and celebratory way, and Baum’s guest DJ set is a true celebration too. Over the course of the hour, Baum goes from a pot-smoking teenager hooked on psychedelia to a Houston rap acolyte. Tune in on Saturday, January 21 or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Croy & The Boys – “Leaving’s The Last Thing”]

1. David Bowie – “Space Oddity”

2. The Velvet Underground – “White Light/White Heat”

3. Otis Redding – “Change Gonna Come”

4. D’Angelo – “Send It On”

5. The Replacements – “Bastards Of Young”

6. Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – “My Jeans”

7. Waylon Jennings – “Honky Tonk Heroes”

8. Roger Miller – “Tall Tall Trees”

9. Los Tigres del Norte – “Somos Mas Americanos”

10. Sir Douglas Quintet – “Nuevo Laredo”

11. Allen Toussaint – “Everything I Do Gonh Be Funky From Now On”

12. Mike Jones – “Still Tippin’”