My KUTX: Carrie Rodriguez


My KUTX: Carrie Rodriguez

Posted by on Feb 5, 2016

Austin’s Carrie Rodriguez has worked with Lucinda Williams, Los Lobos, Chip Taylor, and more, but this week on My KUTX, she’s got the controls all to herself. Rodriguez’s new album, Lola, is out February 19, and it features a blend of Mexican and Texan sounds–she calls it “culturally blended music for a culturally blended world.” She’ll stop by Studio 1A for a live performance on Tuesday, February 9 at 1 p.m., and then she’s at the Texas Union Theatre on Saturday, February 13.

This My KUTX is a re-broadcast of a guest DJ set Rodriguez taped with us a few years ago, and it’s a great, eclectic mix of songs. Tune in this Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Carrie Rodriguez’s playlist:

1. Mavis Staples – “Creep Along Moses”

2. Bill Frisell with Dave Holland and Elvin Jones – “Blues Dream”

3. Bob Dylan – “Everything Is Broken”

4. The Be Good Tanyas – “Waiting Around To Die”

5. Lucinda Williams – “Drunken Angel”

6. Lyle Lovett -“Ballad Of The Snow Leopard And The Tanqueray Cowboy”

7. Eva Garza – “Frio En El Alma”

8. Los Lobos – “Revolution”

9. Caetano Veloso – “Cucurrucucu Paloma”

10. Lila Downs – “La Cumbia Del Mole”

11. Calexico – “Slowness”

12. Emmylou Harris- “All My Tears”

My KUTX: Riders Against The Storm


My KUTX: Riders Against The Storm

Posted by on Jan 29, 2016

Chaka and Qi Dada are a married couple and the masterminds behind two Austin hip-hop institutions. There’s Riders Against The Storm, winners of two ‘Band Of The Year’ honors at the Austin Music Awards and a second-place prize from the International Songwriting Competition for their 2013 track “Holy Water.” And then there’s Body Rock ATX, a monthly dance party that celebrates it’s sixth birthday on Friday, February 5 at Empire Control Room. This week on My KUTX, we’re airing an archival guest DJ set from Chaka and Qi Dada featuring a handpicked hour of their favorite songs. Listen in the player at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Riders Against The Storms’ playlist:

1. A Tribe Called Quest – “Excursions”

2. Janelle Monáe – “Sincerely, Jane”

3. Kassav’ – “Zouk la sé sèl médikaman nou ni”

4. Mélissa Laveaux – “Postman”

5. Lucy Pearl – “Dance Tonight”

6. Riders Against The Storm – “Holy Water”

7. Mapei – “Don’t Wait”

8. Lauryn Hill – “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill”

9. Pete Rock & CL Smooth – “They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)”

10. Kanye West – “Family Business”

My KUTX: Raoul Hernandez


My KUTX: Raoul Hernandez

Posted by on Jan 23, 2016

When you’re the music editor at the Austin Chronicle for over two decades, you know a thing or two about music. The Chronicle’s Raoul Hernandez is our guest DJ this week, and he has one of the most wide-ranging sets yet. It features everything from metal and ’60s San Francisco nuggets to country and a remembrance of the late, great David Bowie. Listen in the player at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Raoul Hernandez’s playlist:

1. The Jesus Lizard – “Nub”

2. Tanya Tagaq – “Uja”

3. Mano Negra – “King of Bongo”

4. David Bowie – “Dollar Days”

5. St. Vincent – “Teenage Talk”

6. UFO – “Alone Again Or”

7. Moby Grape – “Come In The Morning”

8. Michael Nesmith – “Mama Nantucket”

9. Choctaw Wildfire – “Set Yourself Free”

10. Blue Öyster Cult – “The Revenge of Vera Gemini”

11. Scorpions – “We’ll Burn The Sky”

12. The Firm – “Live In Peace”

13. Santo & Johnny – “Sleep Walk”

My KUTX: Harvest Thieves

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Harvest Thieves

Posted by on Jan 15, 2016

Each month, we turn a spotlight on a notable local band. Harvest Thieves are January’s KUTX Artist of the Month, and you can find more features here.

Harvest Thieves love alt-country, and they’re not afraid to show it. On the Austin band’s debut album, Rival, they tap into the spirit of Uncle Tupelo and Whiskeytown while balancing the twang with some punk rock energy. This week on My KUTX, singer/guitarist Cory Reinisch and bassist Dustin Meyer are our guest DJs, talking about the music that influenced them and spinning some of their favorite songs. Listen anytime in the player at the bottom of the page.

Catch Harvest Thieves live in Studio 1A on Thursday, January 27 at 8 p.m. and at the Cactus Cafe on January 28.

–Art Levy

Harvest Thieves’ playlist:

1. Bob Wills – “Ida Red”

2. Bob Dylan – “One Too Many Mornings”

3. Willie Nelson – “On the Road Again”

4. Nirvana – “In Bloom”

5. Gram Parsons – “Streets of Baltimore”

6. Turnpike Troubadours – “Empty as a Drum”

7. The Replacements – “Can’t Hardly Wait”

8. Uncle Tupelo – “No Depression”

9. American Aquarium – “Losing Side Of Twenty-Five”

10. Whiskeytown – “Faithless Street”

11 Social Distortion – “Ball & Chain”

12. The Weary Boys – “Cruel Corrine”

13. Steve Earle – “The Galway Girl”

14. Wilco – “Forget the Flowers”

My KUTX: Dan Dyer


My KUTX: Dan Dyer

Posted by on Jan 8, 2016

Dan Dyer is a veteran Austin singer-songwriter who gets a lot of influence from fellow singer-songwriters like Townes Van Zandt or Kris Kristofferson. But he’s also a hell of a singer, and his guest DJ set is structured around some of his favorites, be they soul, R&B, country, or even Pakistani devotional singers. You can catch Dan twice this coming week: he’s got a solo show at Geraldine’s at Hotel Van Zandt on Wednesday, January 13 at 9 p.m., and he’s playing with a full band at Lambert’s on Friday, January 15 at 9:30 p.m. He also has a new album coming out in March called Feast Of Light, and he premieres the title track in his guest DJ episode. Tune in this Saturday at 6 p.m., or listen anytime in the player below.

–Art Levy

Dan Dyer’s playlist:

1. Stevie Wonder – “Too High”

2. Nusrat Fatej Ali Khan – “Shamas Ud Doha Bader Ud Doja”

3. Donny Hathaway – “Thank You Master (For My Soul)”

4. Marvin Gaye – “Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler)”

5. Nina Simone – “Mississippi Goddam” (Live in New York, 1964)

6. Townes Van Zandt – “Turnstyled, Junkpiled”

7. Kris Kristofferson – “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down”

8. Willie Nelson – “Nothing I Can Do About It Now”

9. Dan Dyer – “Feast of Light”