My KUTX: Thanksgiving Day Schedule


My KUTX: Thanksgiving Day Schedule

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015

This Thanksgiving, KUTX will be giving thanks for our great Austin and Texas musicians by handing them the keys to the station. Beginning Thursday morning at 6 a.m., we’re serving up a My KUTX marathon! Each hour, a different musician will guest DJ for your Turkey Day pleasure. Check out the schedule below and don’t forget to tune in!

6 a.m. // Abram Shook (playlist here)

7 a.m. // Will Sheff from Okkervil River (playlist here)

8 a.m. // Felix Pacheco from Cilantro Boombox (playlist here)

9 a.m. // John Fullbright (playlist here)

10 a.m. // Gina Chavez (playlist here)

11 a.m. // Josh Mazour and Ryan Goebel from Crooks (playlist here)

12 p.m. // Tim Crane from T Bird & The Breaks (playlist here)

1 p.m. // Noel McKay (playlist here)

2 p.m. // Kat Edmonson (playlist here)

3 p.m. // Jimmie Vaughan (playlist here)

4 p.m. // Rosie Flores (playlist here)

5 p.m. // Ryan Bingham (playlist here)

6 p.m. // Akina Adderley (playlist here)

7 p.m. // Rhett Miller (playlist here)

8 p.m. // Bobby Patterson (playlist here)

9 p.m. // Ray Wylie Hubbard (playlist here)

10 p.m. // Dougie Do and Derek Van Wagner from Magna Carda (playlist here)

My KUTX: Michael Ramos


My KUTX: Michael Ramos

Posted by on Nov 24, 2015

Michael Ramos is a local producer, musician, and composer, known for both his own work as Charanga Cakewalk as well as working with just about everyone: Paul Simon, Patty Griffin, John Mellencamp, and a whole bunch more. He’s also the music director for SIMS Stargazing on December 5. This is a concert that features Patty Griffin, Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Nakia, and more, hosted by KUTX’s Jody Denberg and Elizabeth McQueen, and it’s a fundraiser for the SIMS Foundation, which provides mental health and addiction recovery to Austin musicians and their family members. The concert is sold out, but you can get more info on SIMS here.

This week on My KUTX, Michael Ramos is our guest DJ. Tune in Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen anytime below the playlist.

–Art Levy

Michael Ramos’s playlist

1. The Beatles – “I Should Have Known Better”

2. Tommy James & The Shondells – “Crystal Blue Persuasion”

3. Stevie Wonder – “Yester-Me, Yester-You, Yesterday”

4. Wilson Pickett – “In The Midnight Hour”

5. Johnny Nash – “Stir It Up”

6. Little Joe Y La Familia – “Por Un Amor”

7. The Isley Brothers – “Who’s That Lady”

8. Jackie Mittoo – “Drum Song”

9. Wally Badarou – “Hi Life”

10. Howard Jones – “New Song”

11. Tears For Fears – “Everybody Wants To Rule The World”

12. Manu Chao – “Minha Galera”

13. Chris “Whipper” Layton – “She’s About A Mover”

My KUTX: Wild Child

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Wild Child

Posted by on Nov 19, 2015

Photo by Courtney Chavanell

Wild Child (the KUTX Artist of the Month) is one of the bigger local success stories of the past few years, going from small bar shows to a headlining set at Stubb’s on Saturday, November 28. That’s due in part to the dynamic between Kelsey Wilson and Alexander Beggins, both singers and songwriters in the band. The pair initially teamed up in 2010, and across three albums–including this year’s Fools–they’ve turned into quite a team. This week on My KUTX, we’re turning over the guest DJ mics to Kelsey and Alexander so they can spin their favorite songs. Listen below the playlist.

–Art Levy

Wild Child’s playlist:

1. The Notorious B.I.G. – “Mo Money Mo Problems”

2. The Rapture – “Echoes”

3. Death Cab For Cutie – “A Lack Of Color”

4. House Of Pain – “Jump Around”

5. Jay Z – “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”

6. The Beatles – “Across The Universe”

7. Possessed By Paul James – “There Will Be Nights When I’m Lonely”

8. Michael Kiwanuka – “I’ll Get Along”

9. Aretha Franklin – “Day Dreaming”

10. The Dillards – “The Whole World Round”

11. Nina Simone – “I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free”

12. Curtis Mayfield – “Move On Up”

My KUTX: The Weary Boys


My KUTX: The Weary Boys

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015

The Weary Boys started in Austin in 2000, mixing bluegrass and country and playing both originals and plenty of covers. The band was a common sight around town and toured ceaselessly across the country, so much so that it burned them out. The Weary Boys hung up its collective boots in 2007, but the group is reuniting for a pair of shows at the Continental Club on November 20 and 21. Mario Matteoli and Darren Hoff–both singers and guitarists in the band–are the guest DJs this week on My KUTX, spinning songs that inspired the band and telling tales from the road (their story about meeting Dr. Ralph Stanley is incredible). Listen below the playlist.

–Art Levy

The Weary Boys playlist:

[intro music: The Weary Boys – “Sweet Blue Eyed Darlin'”]

1. Willie Nelson – “Shotgun Willie”

2. David Grisman & Jerry Garcia – “Whiskey In The Jar”

3. Neil Young – “Harvest”

4. The New Kentucky Colonels – “Why You Been Gone So Long” (Live)

5. Bob Dylan – “Freight Train Blues”

6. Hank Williams – “Weary Blues From Waitin’”

7. The Stanley Brothers – “Mother’s Not Dead”

8. Merle Haggard – “California Blues (Blue Yodel No. 4)”

9. Scott H. Biram – “Truck Driver”

10. The Red Stick Ramblers – “Valse De Balfa”

11. Hacienda Brothers – “Cry Like A Baby”

12. Southern Culture On The Skids – “Mojo Box”

13. Steve Earle & the Del McCoury Band – “Texas Eagle”

14. Black Joe Lewis – “Skulldiggin”

[outro music: The Weary Boys – “Clinch Mountain Backstep”]

My KUTX: Golden Dawn Arkestra

Fun Fun Fun Fest

My KUTX: Golden Dawn Arkestra

Posted by on Nov 6, 2015

There are a lot of great national and international acts appearing at Fun Fun Fun Fest this weekend, but don’t sleep on Golden Dawn Arkestra. The Austin band can stand up to any at the Fest, thanks to their incredible live show. The costumes and dancers are one thing; the Arkestra’s blend of Afrobeat, psychedelia, and jazz is as booty-shaking-good as Big Freedia.

Catch Golden Dawn Arkestra on Sunday, November 8 at 1:20 p.m. on the Orange Stage, and to get you tuned into the band’s wonderful, weird wavelength, saxophonist/keyboardist/shaman Topaz McGarrigle is our guest DJ this week. Tune in Saturday at 6 p.m. or listen anytime below the playlist.

–Art Levy

Golden Dawn Arkestra’s playlist

1. Cold Sun – “South Texas”

2. The Panthers – “Malkaus”

3. Sun Ra – “The World Of Africa”

4. Chakachas – “Jungle Fever”

5. Roy Ayers – “Red, Black, & Green”

6. Fred Wesley & The J.B.’S – “Blow Your Head (LP Version)”

7. Rob – “Make It Fast, Make It Slow”

8. William Onyeabor – “Fantastic Man”

9. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – “Agboju Logun”

10. Goat – “Hide From The Sun”