My KUTX: Nina Diaz

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My KUTX: Nina Diaz

Posted by on Apr 29, 2016

When Nina Diaz sent over her playlist ahead of her guest DJ set, it made perfect sense. The Girl In A Coma singer/guitarist–and current solo artist, with a record out later this year–has a style that sits at the intersection of a lot of different styles: Morrissey, Bowie, Björk, the Beatles, Selena, hard rock. I can imagine her singing any of these songs on her playlist.

In addition to DJing some excellent songs, Diaz talks about touring with Morrissey, performing with Selena’s family, and fighting back against misogyny in the music industry. Tune in Saturday night at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Girl In A Coma – “Smart”]

1. INXS – “Don’t Change”

2. Morrissey – “Ouija Board Ouija Board”

3. Silverchair – “Freak”

4. The Wonders – “That Thing You Do”

5. Björk – “Enjoy”

6. Selena – “Como La Flor”

7. David Bowie – “As The World Falls Down”

8. The Beatles – “And I Love Her”

9. Ace Of Base – “The Sign”

My KUTX: Levitation Fest 2016 Preview

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My KUTX: Levitation Fest 2016 Preview

Posted by on Apr 22, 2016

Levitation Fest–formerly Austin Psych Fest–returns to Carson Creek Ranch the weekend of April 29-May 1, and this year’s lineup may be the best in the Fest’s nine years: Brian Wilson (playing the Beach Boys’ Pet Sounds), Courtney Barnett, Flying Lotus, the Arcs, and a whole bunch more.

The Black Angels’ Alex Maas and Christian Bland curate the fest every year, and they’re back as the guest DJs on My KUTX this week, spinning some of their favorites that will be Levitating next weekend. Tune in Saturday night at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: The Black Angels – “Young Men Dead”]

1. The Beach Boys – “Hang On To Your Ego”

2. The Brian Jonestown Massacre – “Wisdom”

3. Ty Segall – “Thank God For Sinners”

4. Ween – “What Deaner Was Talking About”

5. Lee “Scratch” Perry & the Upsetters – “Blackboard Jungle Dub”

6. Allah-Lahs – “Every Girls”

7. King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – “Mystery Jack”

8. Parquet Courts – “Dust”

9. Slowdive – “Alison”

10. Caribou – “Melody Day”

11. Amerikan Bear – “I Know The Story”

12. Flying Lotus – “Melt!”

13. Imarhan – “Assossamagh”

14. Animal Collective – “Bluish”

My KUTX: Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow

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My KUTX: Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow is the KUTX Artist of the Month for April. Learn more here.

This summer, Dana Falconberry and her band Medicine Bow are hitting the road in support of their wonderful new album, From The Forest Came The Fire. And they’re not playing your usual theaters or noisy bars: the Austin group will perform at a few national parks around the country in honor of the National Park Service’s centennial.

Falconberry and Medicine Bow’s Gina Dvorak and Karla Manzur are the guest DJs on My KUTX this week, and their theme is built around the road: they play songs that soundtrack a typical day in the tour van. Tune in this Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen in the player at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Dana Falconberry & Medicine Bow – “Snail Shells”]

1. Shelley Short – “Time Machine”

2. Darren Hanlon – “When You Go”

3. Adam Torres – “Dusty Wing Spirit”

4. Feverbones – “Astoria”

5. Jesca Hoop – “Tulip”

6. Indigo Girls – “Chickenman”

7. Abram Shook – “Coastal”

8. Here We Go Magic – “Alone But Moving”

9. Andy Shauf – “Drink My Rivers”

10. Laura Veirs – “Galaxies”

11. Annie Lennox – “Walking On Broken Glass”

My KUTX: Grupo Fantasma

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My KUTX: Grupo Fantasma

Posted by on Apr 8, 2016

Grupo Fantasma plays a special hometown show next Saturday, April 16 at 3ten called ¡Accion Cumbiambera! It’s a night of cumbia provided by the longtime Austin band, so bring those dancing shoes.

This week on My KUTX,  Grupo’s guitarist Beto Martinez and bassist Greg Gonzalez are also the guest DJs on My KUTX. They split their sets up, taking us through the influences on the band’s early days and what they’ve been listening to recently. Tune in this Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Beto’s set

1. El Combo de Los Galleros – “Soledad”

2. Celso Piña y su Ronda Bogota – “Cumbia Sobre el Rio”

3. Irakere – “Bacalao Con Pan”

4. Roberto Roena y su Apollo Sound – “Que Se Sepa”

5. Manzanita y su Conjunto – “El Hueleguiso”

6. Meridian Brothers – “Escuchen el Grito del Tigrillo”

Greg’s set

7. Brownout – “JPT”

8. Grupo Fantasma – “Otoño”

9. Money Chicha – “Echo En Mexico”

10. Making Movies – “Ciego Sin Querer”

11. Los Lobos – “Can’t Stop The Rain”

12. Sonido Gallo Negro – “Bocanegra”

My KUTX: Old Settler’s Music Fest 2016 Preview

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My KUTX: Old Settler’s Music Fest 2016 Preview

Posted by on Apr 1, 2016

Old Settler’s Music Festival started as a Round Rock-based roots festival in 1987, but it’s grown a few more branches over the years.  Now held at Camp Ben McCulloch in Driftwood, Old Settler’s features anything that could fall under the “Americana” umbrella. This year’s fest–running April 14-17–includes Dawes, Hayes Carll, the Jayhawks, and Shinyribs, as well as up-and-comers like the Suffers and Milk Carton Kids.

This week on My KUTX, the Fest’s Ryan Brittain gives you an hour-long mix of must-see acts and Old Settler’s memories. Tune in this Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen anytime in the player below.

–Art Levy

Old Settler’s 2016 playlist

1. Della Mae – “No Expectations”

2. Hayes Carll – “Stomp & Holler”

3. Rodney Crowell – “Dancin’ Circles Round The Sun”

4. The Suffers – “Peanuts”

5. Bob Schneider – “Tarantula”

6. Carolyn Wonderland – “Walk On”

7. Milk Carton Kids – “Monterey”

8. Shinyribs – “Bolshevik Sugarcane”

9. Sierra Hull – “Chasin’ Skies”

10. The Jayhawks – “Save It For A Rainy Day”

11. The Wood Brothers – “Snake Eyes”

12. Band Of Heathens – “Should Have Known”

13. Shinyribs – “Upsetter”