My KUTX: Our Favorite Songs Of 2018


My KUTX: Our Favorite Songs Of 2018

Posted by on Dec 14, 2018

Here at KUTX, we listen to a ton of music in a given year (duh). So this week on My KUTX, we’re stealing the station keys back from our usual guest DJs and spinning our favorite songs of 2018. Grab your ears and tune in on Saturday, December 15 at 6 p.m., or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. And check out more of our top picks here.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. Jack White – “Over And Over And Over”
(Laurie Gallardo // Mon-Thu, 2-5 p.m.)

2. Moving Panoramas – “Baby Blues”
(Jay Trachtenberg // Mon-Thu, 12-2 p.m. // Sunday Morning Jazz, 7-10 a.m.)

3. Ty Segall – “St. Stephen”
(Taylor Wallace // Mon-Thu, 8-11 p.m.)

4. The Weeknd – “Wasted Times”
(Fresh, co-host of The Breaks // Saturday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. // Friday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m.)

5. Shakey Graves – “Kids These Days”
(John Aielli, host of Eklektikos // Mon-Thu, 6-9 a.m.)

6. Alejandro Escovedo – “Sonica USA”
(Jody Denberg // Mon-Thu, 5-8 p.m. // Friday, 12-4 p.m.)

7. Childish Gambino – “This Is America”
(Susan Castle // Mon-Fri, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

8. Pom Poko – “My Blood”
(Rick McNulty // Left of the Dial, Friday 7-11 p.m. // Uptown Saturday Night, 7-10 p.m.)

9. Adrian Quesada – “One Woman Man” (feat. Aaron Frazer)
(Ryan Wen // Saturday, 2-6 p.m.)

10. Soccer Mommy – “Cool”
(Jeff McCord, Music Director // Friday, 6-9 a.m.)

11. Jake Lloyd – “Mile”
(Confucius Jones, co-host of The Breaks // Saturday, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.)

12. Absofacto – “Dissolve”
(Jack Anderson // Saturday, 6-10 a.m.)

13. Tameca Jones – “Are You Awake”
(Elizabeth McQueen // Saturday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

14. Christine & The Queens – “Doesn’t Matter”
(Art Levy, My KUTX producer // Sunday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.)

My KUTX: Black Pistol Fire


My KUTX: Black Pistol Fire

Posted by on Dec 7, 2018

Kevin McKeown (L) and Eric Owen (R). Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Black Pistol Fire’s Eric Owen and Kevin McKeown are unfailingly nice dudes, maybe due to their Canadian/Austin roots. But onstage, the pair rip it up, playing a blend of gutbucket blues-rock and punk. Ahead of Black Pistol Fire’s show at the Scoot Inn on Thursday, December 13, Eric and Kevin are back this week as our guest DJs for their third go-around. In addition to an hour of awesome music, the duo discuss seeing Death From Above twice in one week; the merits of Canadian music; and Michael Caine as a funeral MC (it gets pretty weird). Hear Black Pistol Fire’s My KUTX on Saturday, December 8 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Black Pistol Fire – “Lost Cause”]

1. Marlon Williams – “Vampire Again”

2. Richard Swift – “Lady Luck”

3. Bass Drum Of Death – “Just Business”

4. Death From Above 1979 – “Right On, Frankenstein!”

5. Michael Rault – “Real Love (yeah)”

6. Dion – “Drip Drop”

7. Curtis Mayfield – “(Don’t Worry) If There’s A Hell Below”

8. Portishead – “Wandering Star”

9. Cat Clyde – “Mama Said”

10. The Regrettes – “Poor Boy”

11. Paul & Linda McCartney – “Too Many People”

12. Nirvana – “I Hate Myself And Want To Die”

13. Royal Headache – “Surprise”

My KUTX: The Grapes & Friends Xmas Extravaganza 2018


My KUTX: The Grapes & Friends Xmas Extravaganza 2018

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018

There are Christmas parties…and then there’s the Grapes & Friends Xmas Extravaganza. Austin’s (self-appointed) best Christmas band puts on a multi-media yuletide explosion at the Hole In The Wall, and on December 15, the Extravaganza returns for its tenth year. Come for the Christmas covers and originals, stay for the Santa appearances, photo booth, comedy sketches, and Jose Feliciano appearances (actually happened in year two). And this week on My KUTX, the Grapes’ Chris, Rusty, and Barry play an hour of their favorite Christmas songs and take a call from Boy Christmas, their kinda creepy biggest fan. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, December 1 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


1. No Doubt – “Oi To The World”

2. The Grapes & Friends – “Christmas Crush”

3. The Kinks – “Father Christmas”

4. Nick Lowe & Los Straitjackets – “Christmas At The Airport” (live)

5. The Waitresses – “Christmas Wrapping”

6. Prince – “Another Lonely Christmas”

7. Vulfpeck – “Christmas In L.A.”

8. Binky Griptite & The Dee-Kay’s – “Stoned Soul Christmas”

9. The Christmas All-Stars – “Santa Baby”

10. Cheap Trick – “I Wish It Was Christmas Today”

11. The Beatles – “Christmas Time Is Here Again”

My KUTX: Zettajoule

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Zettajoule

Posted by on Nov 23, 2018

Zettajoule is the KUTX Artist of the Month for November.

Austin’s Zettajoules make pop music that’s skewed around the edges. Part of that is due to economic circumstances: when Meggan Carney and Matthew Sheffer sat down to record a batch of songs for their EP Always Looking Up, they simply couldn’t afford a fancy studio. So they captured the whole thing on their iPhones, and the result is a collection of songs that are catchy but smudged with homemade fingerprints.

Carney and Sheffer bring that same energy to their guest DJ set this week. A lot of the songs they pick are home-recorded bits of inspired fun, and you can see where they draw some influence from. Hear Zettajoule’s My KUTX on Saturday, November 24 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX


[intro music: Zettajoule – “No Thank You”]

1. R. Stevie Moore – “Cool Daddio”

2. Honeymoon Killers – “Décollage”

3. Harriet Brown – “ESP”

4. Telex – “I Want Your Brain”

5. Noël Coward – “What’s Going To Happen To The Tots?”

6. The Tammys – “Egyptian Shumba”

7. Kate & Anna McGarrigle – “Move Over Moon”

8. Van Hunt – “Puddin’”

9. Lucio Battisti – “Ancora Tu”

10. Yellow Magic Orchestra – “Ongaku”

11. Akiko Yano – “Tong Poo”

12. Blossom Dearie – “I’m Shadowing You”

13. Molly Drake – “I Remember”

My KUTX: Thanksgiving Day 2018 Schedule


My KUTX: Thanksgiving Day 2018 Schedule

Posted by on Nov 19, 2018

Illustration by Jacquie Fuller/KUTX

This Thanksgiving, KUTX gives thanks to some of our favorite musicians and music lovers 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!

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

6 a.m. // Marmalakes (playlist)

7 a.m. // Daisy O’Connor (playlist)

8 a.m. // Austin food critic Matthew Odam (playlist)

9 a.m. // Erika Wennerstrom (playlist)

10 a.m. // Superfónicos (playlist)

11 a.m. // Terry Allen (playlist)

12 p.m. // Carson McHone (playlist)

1 p.m. // James Petralli of White Denim (playlist)

2 p.m. // Mobley (playlist)

3 p.m. // Iron & Wine (playlist)

4 p.m. // Acey Monaro of Go Fever (playlist)

5 p.m. // Will Courtney (playlist)

6 p.m. // Eleanor Friedberger (playlist)

7 p.m. // Night Glitter (playlist)

8 p.m. // Mélat (playlist)

9 p.m. // Austin sound engineer Jamie Wellwarth (playlist)

10 p.m. // Loma (playlist)