My KUTX: Shakey Graves


My KUTX: Shakey Graves

Posted by on Oct 2, 2015

Photo by Nina Westervelt

We’re teaming up with the Four Seasons for an ACL-themed KUTX Live on Friday, October 9. $10 gets you in with some coffee, a breakfast taco, and a granola bar, and all the proceeds go to the Seton Shivers Cancer Center. Plus, you get some great live music, courtesy of Shakey Graves, Leopold & His Fiction, El Tule, and Son Little.

In honor of the show, Shakey Graves is our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. Listen below his playlist.

–Art Levy

Shakey Graves’ playlist:

1. Django Django – “Love’s Dart”

2. Zapp & Roger – “Computer Love”

3. Mac DeMarco – “My Kind Of Woman”

4. Warpaint – “Keep It Healthy”

5. Country Willie Edwards – “Inside The Reason”

6. Shovels & Rope – “The Devil Is All Around”

7. The Chordettes – “Carolina Moon”

9. Mavis Staples – “Jesus Wept”

10. Jonathan Richman – “True Love Is Not Nice”

11. Tom Waits – “Poncho’s Lament”

12. Diarrhea Planet – “Lite Dream”

13. Twin Shadow – “5 Seconds”

My KUTX: ACL Fest 2015 Preview


My KUTX: ACL Fest 2015 Preview

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Amy Corbin and Margaret Galton are the curators behind ACL Fest, booking all 151 artists playing Zilker Park over the next two weekends. This week on My KUTX, they’re the guest DJs, but since they only have an hour, they’re picking 12 of their favorites—some must-see acts at ACL Fest 2015. Listen below their playlist.

–Art Levy

ACL Fest 2015 Preview playlist

1. Kurt Vile – “Pretty Pimpin’” (Oct 4 & 11, 5:30 p.m., Austin Ventures stage)

2. Alina Baraz & Galimatias – “Fantasy” (Oct 2 & 9, 2:00 p.m., Austin Ventures stage)

3. The Weeknd – “Can’t Feel My Face” (Oct 4 & 11, 8:30 p.m., Honda stage)

4. GRiZ – “The Anthem (Feat. Mike Avery)” (Oct 4 & 11, 6:30 p.m., Tito’s Handmade Vodka stage)

5. Amason – “Kelly” (Oct 4 & 11, 1:30 p.m., HomeAway stage)

6. Tame Impala – “Let It Happen” (Oct 2 & 9, 6:00 p.m., Samsung Galaxy stage)

7. Billy Idol – “Eyes Without A Face” (Oct 2 & 9, 4:00 p.m., Samsung Galaxy stage)

8. Leon Bridges – “Better Man” (Oct 2 & 9, 4:00 p.m., Honda stage)

9. Kali Uchis – “Lottery” (Oct 4 & 11, 2:45 p.m., Tito’s Handmade Vodka stage)

10. Alabama Shakes – “Don’t Wanna Fight” (Oct 3, 6:20 p.m., Honda stage)

11. Florence + The Machine – “Ship To Wreck” (Oct 11, 8:30 p.m., Samsung Galaxy stage)

12. Drake – “Energy” (Oct 3 & 10, 8:30 p.m., Samsung Galaxy stage)

My KUTX: Okkervil River’s Will Sheff


My KUTX: Okkervil River’s Will Sheff

Posted by on Sep 18, 2015

Photo by Ben Sklar

Will Sheff has been thinking a lot about his childhood lately. The Okkervil River frontman took listeners on a tour of his hometown of Meriden, New Hampshire for the Austin band’s 2013 album, The Silver Gymnasium. This week, Sheff debuted a 45-minute music video of the song “Down Down The Deep River” for the first annual Austin Music Video Fest (and if you missed it, there’s another screening on Sunday at the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar at 2 p.m.). He likens the video to those ’80s, Spielbergian coming-of-age epics: mystical, wondrous, and open-hearted.

Sheff brings this same openness to My KUTX this week. He takes us on a musical tour of his life, from his soft-rock-soundtracked childhood to his college rock days and beyond. Listen below his playlist.

–Art Levy

Will Sheff’s playlist

1. Dan Fogelberg – “Leader Of The Band”

2. Howard Jones – “New Song”

3. Lou Reed – “Sword Of Damocles”

4. The Incredible String Band – “Job’s Tears”

5. Guided By Voices – “Ester’s Day”

6. Townes Van Zandt – “Our Mother The Mountain”

7. Scott Walker – “Farmer In The City”

8. Steve Harley – “Make Me Smile (Come Up And See Me)”

9. Squeeze – “Vicky Verky”

10. Prefab Sprout – “When Love Breaks Down”

11. Joan Armatrading – “Save Me”

My KUTX: Moving Panoramas


My KUTX: Moving Panoramas

Posted by on Sep 11, 2015

Photo by Shelley Hiam

From the first few moments of “One,” I was hooked on Moving Panoramas. The Austin trio writes simple, catchy songs that take their time–you start at one spot, and some vast instrumental coda takes you somewhere else. The guest DJ playlist from Leslie Sisson, Rozie Castoe, and Karen Skloss gives a nice taste of their wide-ranging influences. Ahead of the release of its debut album, Moving Panoramas is the Artist of the Month, and you can check out more of their features here. Listen below their playlist.

–Art Levy

Moving Panoramas’ playlist:

1. Bedhead – “Psychosomatica”

2. Low – “Walk Into The Sea”

3. Lift To Experience – “With The World Behind”

4. Black Forest Fire – “Live News Feed”

5. Sisson – “Blues”

6. Led Zeppelin – “That’s The Way”

7. Loretta Lynn – “Honky Tonk Girl”

8. Birdcloud – “Do What I Want”

9. The Wooden Birds – “Seven Seventeen”

10. The American Analog Set – “The Only One”

11. Windsor For The Derby – “Stasis”

12. Benjamin Cissner – “Fifty – One Fifty”

13. Telepods – “Thrash”

My KUTX: Austin Music Video Fest 2015 Preview


My KUTX: Austin Music Video Fest 2015 Preview

Posted by on Sep 4, 2015

When you think of Austin music videos, maybe the Clash’s “Rock The Casbah” comes to mind–it was filmed in Austin back in 1982. But there’s a new festival that wants to honor some of today’s visionaries. The first annual Austin Music Video Fest takes over downtown September 16-19 with a bunch of cool events: 200 video screenings, 13 awards, VJ battles, workshops, panels, and even some rare live performances. More details and tickets can be found here.

This week on My KUTX, the brains behind the Fest are the guest DJs: co-founders Samantha Gallion and Jeremy Roye and Eye In The Sky Collective’s Anthony Erickson. They’ve got an hour of songs by some of the artists taking part in the fest. Below, you can listen to their episode and watch the videos.

–Art Levy

Austin Music Video Fest 2015 playlist:

1. Okkervil River – “Down Down The Deep River”

2. Octopus Project – “Mmkit”

3. Walker Lukens – “Every Night”

4. Spoon – “Inside Out”

5. Sweet Spirit – “Baby Doll”

6. Abram Shook – “Understood”

7. Wild Child – “Rillo Talk”

8. Slooom – “Honey”

9. Night Drive – “Easy To Lie”

10. Sounds del Mar – “Lay Low”

11. The Buggles – “Video Killed The Radio Star”