My KUTX: Magna Carda

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My KUTX: Magna Carda

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015

Photo by Hakeem Adewumi

This week on My KUTX, we’re featuring Magna Carda, one of Austin’s best up-and-coming bands. MC Megz Kelli and producer Dougie Do formed as a duo a few years ago, but in the live setting they have a full band that’s able to incorporate smooth soul, R&B, and blues influences into their songs. Magna Carda’s latest, Like It Is, wears its touchstones well–you can hear everything from A Tribe Called Quest to Erykah Badu–but the band has its own vibe: mellow production matched with Kelli’s rapid-fire rhymes. Dougie and bassist Derek Van Wagner guest DJ this week–tune in Saturday at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player below.

–Art Levy

Magna Carda’s playlist:

1. A Tribe Called Quest – “Electric Relaxation”

2. The Pharcyde – “She Said” (Jay Dee Remix)

3. Bahamadia – “Unknowhowwedo”

4. OutKast – “Prototype”

5. Erykah Badu – “Other Side Of The Game”

6. Sam Cooke – “A Change Is Gonna Come”

7. Funkadelic – “Hit It And Quit It”

8. Curtis Mayfield – “Can’t Say Nuthin’”

9. Stevie Wonder – “I Was Made To Love Her”

10. The Roots – “You Got Me”

11. Hiatus Kaiyote – “Breathing Underwater”

My KUTX: Ryan Bingham

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My KUTX: Ryan Bingham

Posted by on Mar 17, 2015

Ryan Bingham is a folk singer who’s actually lived the kinds of songs he sings. He started out as a bullrider on the rodeo circuit, and he’d entertain his fellow bullriders between gigs with an acoustic guitar. Bingham’s 2007 debut, Mescalito, earned him a ton of critical acclaim, as did “The Weary Kind.” He wrote that song for the film Crazy Heart and Bingham ended up winning an Oscar and a Grammy in 2010. Fear & Saturday Night, his fifth album, came out earlier this year.

Throughout his career, Bingham has shown a love for American music—blues, country, folk, and rock-and-roll–and his My KUTX playlist is a perfect blend of his styles. Listen below!

–Art Levy

Ryan Bingham’s playlist:

1. The Marshall Tucker Band – “Can’t You See”

2. Waylon Jennings – “Rainy Day Woman”

3. Muddy Waters – “Got My Mojo Working”

4. Commander Cody & His Lost Planet Airmen – “Armadillo Stomp”

5. The Rolling Stones – “Loving Cup”

6. The Jimi Hendrix Experience – “Manic Depression”

7. Freddie King – “Going Down”

8. Van Morrison – “Sweet Thing”

9. Lightnin’ Hopkins – “Shaggy Dog”

10. The Band – “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

11. Jerry Jeff Walker – “London Homesick Blues”

12. Bob Dylan – “A Hard Rain’s a-Gonna Fall”

My KUTX: Quiet Company

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My KUTX: Quiet Company

Posted by on Mar 12, 2015

Photo by Leah Muse

Quiet Companythe KUTX Artist Of The Month–hit big in 2011, winning ten Austin music awards for their fourth album, Where Are All Where We Belong. Frontman Taylor Muse laid bare his struggles with religion on the record, an about-face from the band’s more Christian-leaning early songs. For this year’s Transgressor, Muse says he embraced his dark side even further, and the result is an electrifying album–rock-and-roll in every sense of the term.

This week on My KUTX, Muse and guitarist Tommy Blank are the guest DJs, picking songs that influenced Quiet Company and a few artists to check out at SXSW 2015. Tune in Saturday night at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player below.

–Art Levy

Quiet Company’s playlist:

1. The Kickback – “When I Die”

2. Whitman – “NW Thurman”

3. Alpha Rev – “Sing Loud”

4. Archie Powell & the Exports – “I’m Gonna Lose It”

5. Buttercup – “Always Alcohol”

6. Mother Mother – “Get Out The Way”

7. Slomo Drags – “Every Actor”

8. Wiretree – “Back In Town”

9. Rufus Wainwright – “Release The Stars”

10. Frank Zappa – “What With This Evening Bring Me This Morning”

11. What Made Milwaukee Famous – “Gone And Done It Now”

12. The Rocketboys – “Loud And Clear”

My KUTX: Kat Edmonson

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My KUTX: Kat Edmonson

Posted by on Mar 5, 2015

Sophistication, elegance, grace–these elements are inherent to Kat Edmonson’s music. There’s also a cinematic quality to much of her work, and unsurprisingly, some of her first introductions to music came from classic films. This week on My KUTX, Edmonson returns to Austin and plays guest DJ, giving insight on her influences and her own songwriting. Catch My KUTX Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player below.

–Art Levy

Kat Edmonson’s playlist:

1. Gene Kelly – “Singin’ In The Rain”

2. The Penguins – “Earth Angel”

3. The Shirelles – “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow”

4. The Ad Libs – “The Boy From New York City”

5. Henry Mancini – “The Pink Panther”

6. The Beach Boys – “Wouldn’t It Be Nice”

7. Neil Young – “Old Man”

8. Stevie Ray Vaughan – “The Sky Is Crying”

9. The Rolling Stones – “Miss You”

10. Aretha Franklin – “Day Dreaming”

11. Count Basie & His Orchestra – “Li’l Darlin’”

My KUTX: T Bird & The Breaks

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My KUTX: T Bird & The Breaks

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015

T Bird & the Breaks–our artist of the month–spread the gospel of “chunk”: soul, funk, hip-hop, and rock all brewed together. Since 2007, they’ve quickly becoming one of the must-see acts around town, and you can catch them at 2nd Street Soundcheck on Saturday. Harmonizm, the band’s third album, is bigger and brighter, veering between the sounds of New Orleans, Memphis, and Detroit while still adding some local flavor. T Bird himself (a.k.a. Tim Crane) takes over My KUTX this week with the help of sax man Andy Panda McCormick. Listen to their guest DJ set and see their playlist below!

–Art Levy

T Bird & The Breaks’ playlist:

1. Pointer Sisters – “Pinball Number Count”

2. Kool & The Gang – “Ancestral Ceremony”

3. Fatima – “The Biggest Joke Of All”

4. Roberta Flack – “Compared To What”

5. Dr. John – “Singalong Song”

6. Greyhounds – “What’s On Your Mind”

7. Drew Smith’s Lonely Choir – “Something So Much”

8. Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band – “Doin’ What Comes Naturally”

9. D’Angelo & The Vanguard – “Til It’s Done (Tutu)”

10. Vulfpeck – “Wait For The Moment”

11. Johnny “Guitar” Watson – “Feel The Spirit (Of My Guitar)”

12. Ernie K. Doe – “Here Come The Girls”

13. Jay Electronica – “Better In Tune With The Infinite”