My KUTX: Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

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My KUTX: Tony Kamel of Wood & Wire

Posted by on Apr 20, 2018

Wood & Wire’s Tony Kamel. Photo by Pavel Mezihorak for KUTX

Austin bluegrass outfit Wood & Wire returns with its third album, North Of Despair, and the band’s celebrating with a show at the Scoot Inn on Saturday, April 28. Singer and guitarist Tony Kamel marks his second stint as our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. This time, he’s thrown together a mix that’s heavy on local bands, psychedelic country, and crazy recording stories. Listen to My KUTX on Saturday, April 21, 6 to 7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. A Giant Dog – “Angst In My Pants”

2. Go Fever – “Folk Zero”

3. Kalu & The Electric Joint – “Place For Fools”

4. Sarah Shook & the Disarmers – “Parting Words”

5. Kelsey Waldon – “All By Myself”

6. Nikki Lane – “Companion”

7. Little Mazarn – “White Fang”

8. The Deer – “Reflections On Moonstone Beach”

9. Black Pumas – “Black Moon Rising”

10. Carson McHone – “Poet”

11. Christy Hays – “Ribbon Of Highway”

12. Tameca Jones – “Good Boy”

My KUTX: Mobley

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My KUTX: Mobley

Posted by on Apr 13, 2018

Mobley is the KUTX Artist of the Month for April. Photo by Martin do Nascimento/KUTX.

Austin’s Mobley is a sight to see onstage. He’s a one-man wrecking ball that can somehow seamlessly blend electronic, R&B, pop, and rock, all by himself. This week, he does the same thing as our guest DJ, spinning the songs that have influenced him as a musician, producer, performer, and listener. Hear Mobley’s My KUTX on Saturday, April 14, 6 to 7 p.m., or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Nina Simone – “See Line Woman”

2. Sergio Mendes – “What Is This?”

3. White Rabbits – “Percussion Gun”

4. Tune-Yards – “Bizness”

5. Jimmy Eat World – “The Middle”

6. Solange – “Don’t You Wait”

7. Nat King Cole – “The Very Thought Of You”

8. Rihanna – “Consideration” (feat. SZA)

9. The Jackson 5 – “I Want You Back”

10. Fiona Apple – “Hot Knife”

11. Curtis Mayfield – “Move On Up”

12. The Vines – “Winning Days”

13. Bill Withers – “Lean On Me”

My KUTX: Loma

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My KUTX: Loma

Posted by on Apr 6, 2018

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

A few years ago, Austin’s Cross Record (and KUTX Artist of the Month alumni) opened for local art-rock veterans Shearwater on an international tour. Fast-forward to now, and the two bands have combined forces. Loma features Jonathan Meiburg of Shearwater and Cross Record’s Emily Cross and Dan Duszynski, and their self-titled debut is out now via Sub Pop. The album–recorded at Cross Record’s Dripping Springs-based studio–is an entrancing mix of these musicians’ sensibilities, ambient and meditative in places while still retaining a nervy core. You can see for yourself when Loma comes back to town for a show at the North Door on Saturday, April 21.

This week on My KUTX, Emily, Dan, and Jonathan take the controls for a collaborative guest DJ set. They play an hour of songs and sounds that influenced Loma, covering everything from creepy film soundtracks and children’s music to electronic psychedelia and doo wop. Hear Loma’s My KUTX on Saturday, April 7, 6 to 7 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Loma – “Relay Runner”]

1. Jerry Goldsmith – “Main Title from ALIEN

2. Laurie Anderson – “Born, Never Asked”

3. Silver Apples – “Seagreen Serenades”

4. Serge Gainsbourg – “Manon”

5. Jidenna – “Bambi”

6. Henry Hall – “Teddy Bear’s Picnic”

7. Jim Pepper – “Newly Weds’ Song”

8. Nji Iti Narem – “Soekasari”

9. Malcolm McLaren – “Double Dutch”

10. The Flamingos – “I Only Have Eyes For You”

11. Eddie Okwedy – “Happy Survival”

12. Hamlet Gonashvili – “Tu Ase Turpa Ikhavi”

13. Molly Drake – “Happiness”

My KUTX: Jamie Wellwarth

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My KUTX: Jamie Wellwarth

Posted by on Mar 30, 2018

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Jamie Wellwarth is a sound engineer who has his hands on a lot of different faders in the Austin music scene. He’s the production manager for the Continental Club and C-Boy’s, senior engineer for Nomad, live mixer for the Austin Music Awards show and South By San Jose, and a respected touring engineer who’s worked with Jane’s Addiction and Fitz & the Tantrums. And this week on My KUTX, he’s our guest DJ. Wellwarth plays an hour of favorites that have perked his ears across the years, everything from jazz and rap to punk and psychedelia. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, March 31, 6 to 7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. John Coltrane – “Acknowledgement”

2. The Velvet Underground – “All Tomorrow’s Parties”

3. Bad Brains – “Attitude”

4. Dead Boys – “Sonic Reducer”

5. Sonic Youth – “Teen Age Riot”

6. David Bowie – “I’m Afraid Of Americans”

7. Soundgarden – “Loud Love”

8. Jane’s Addiction – “Mountain Song”

9. The Roots – “Act Too (Love Of My Life)”

10. Tom Waits – “Anywhere I Lay My Head”

11. Count Basie & Joe Williams – “Nevertheless (I’m In Love With You)”

My KUTX: Adrian Quesada

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My KUTX: Adrian Quesada

Posted by on Mar 23, 2018

Here’s what Adrian Quesada’s recent musical resume looks like: playing guitar with Brownout; producing records by hip-hop crew Third Root and honky-tonkers Croy & The Boys; and running his Austin studio Level One Sound. Despite it all, Quesada has found time to start up Black Pumas, yet another new band. The psychedelic soul outfit capped off a busy spring by rocking the park with KUTX, and we think this is as good a time as any to revisit Quesada’s My KUTX. The 2016 episode is one of our favorites, blending Temptations deep cuts with old-school hip-hop and new-school country. Listen on Saturday, March 24, 6 to 7 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. The Temptations – “Ain’t No Sunshine”

2. Serge Gainsbourg – “Requiem Pour Un Con”

3. Public Enemy – “By The Time I Get To Arizona”

4. Marc Ribot & Los Cubanos Postizos – “Postizo”

5. Goat – “Run To Your Mama”

6. Daniel Johnston – “American Dream”

7. Croy & The Boys – “Good Enough”

8. Liam Bailey – “When Will They Learn”

9. Beastie Boys – “Gratitude”

10. George Harrison – “Apple Scruffs”

11. The J.B.’s – “The Grunt, Pts. 1 & 2”

12. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”

13. The Lijadu Sisters – “Life’s Gone Down Low”