My KUTX: The Well

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: The Well

Posted by on Apr 19, 2019

The Well is the KUTX Artist of the Month for April. Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

The Well likes all things heavy, from its sludgy sound to the Irish stout made by Independence Brewing to celebrate the band’s new album, Death And Consolation. But when it comes to curating a guest DJ set, “heavy” is a big umbrella for the Austin trio. Pink Floyd, Joy Division, and Roxy Music sit alongside sonic influences like OM and Electric Wizard. Hear The Well’s My KUTX on Saturday, April 20 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. OM – “Unitive Knowledge Of The Godhead”

2. Pink Floyd – “Lucifer Sam”

3. Dwarr – “Starting Over”

4. Viagra Boys – “Just Like You”

5. All Them Witches – “When God Comes Back”

6. Electric Wizard – “Dunwich”

7. Joy Division – “Isolation”

8. Acid King – “2 Wheel Nation”

9. Saint Vitus – “Clear Windowpane”

10. Roxy Music – “In Every Dream Home A Heartache”

My KUTX: Joe Bryson of Inner Sanctum Records

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My KUTX: Joe Bryson of Inner Sanctum Records

Posted by on Apr 12, 2019

Photo by Julia Reihs/KUTX

The producer/musician Brian Eno once coined the term “scenius” to describe how good art is almost never made in a vacuum. Instead, it’s made in a healthy ecosystem where a bunch of interdependent people and ideas flow freely. Five decades ago, Inner Sanctum Records served as a crucial hub in Austin’s musical ecosystem. Started in 1970 by Joe Bryson, Inner Sanctum was one of the first independent record stores in Texas. It stocked the progressive country records that fueled the Armadillo World Headquarters’ hippie/redneck aesthetic. In the late ’70s, the store did the same for Austin’s burgeoning punk and New Wave scenes. While Willie Nelson, Jerry Jeff Walker, and ZZ Top grab the spotlight, community spaces like these are also integral to Austin history.

Coinciding with Record Store Day around the country, Inner Sanctum’s Joe Bryson is our guest DJ this week on My KUTX. He relives his own record store days with an hour of Inner Sanctum memories, from first blasting Pink Floyd in the store’s West Campus neighborhood to supporting up-and-coming world-conquerors like the Go-Gos. Hear Joe Bryson’s My KUTX on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Pink Floyd – “Grantchester Meadows”

2. Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks – “Where’s The Money?”

3. Roxy Music – “Virginia Plain”

4. Michael Murphey – “Alleys Of Austin”

5. ZZ Top – “Thunderbird” (Live)

6. Average White Band – “Cut The Cake”

7. Toots & The Maytals – “Reggae Got Soul”

8. The Clash – “Janie Jones”

9. Warren Zevon – “Lawyers, Guns, & Money”

10. The B-52’s – “Planet Claire”

11. Robert Palmer – “Johnny & Mary”

12. Go-Go’s – “Our Lips Are Sealed”

13. Buggles – “Video Killed The Radio Star”

14. 13th Floor Elevators – “You’re Gonna Miss Me”

My KUTX: Austin Kleon

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My KUTX: Austin Kleon

Posted by on Apr 5, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

Austin Kleon is an Austin-based New York Times-bestselling author who draws as much as he writes. His books Steal Like An Artist and Show Your Work! are zine-like in appearance, jumbling together comics, poetry, and artistic advice. The homemade aesthetic and Kleon’s sense of humor help these books transcend the self-help genre that they’re nominally filed under. Kleon’s new book, Keep Going, is especially potent, the kind of book that desperately needed to be written right now. Its starting point is the dilemma that a lot of people are facing: how do we keep making art in a world that just keeps getting messier, and what role does creativity play during anxious times?

This week on My KUTX, Kleon returns as our guest DJ. This set is built specifically around Keep Going, spinning the songs and artists that inspired Kleon to write the book and keep going himself. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, April 6 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Otis Clay – “Trying To Live My Life Without You”

2. Aretha Franklin – “Rock Steady”

3. X – “The New World”

4. The White Stripes – “Little Room”

5. Wire – “Outdoor Miner”

6. Jonathan Richman – “A Higher Power”

7. Kraftwerk – “Antenna”

8. Prince – “17 Days”

9. Scott Walker – “On Your Own Again”

10. Bill Withers – “Can We Pretend”

11. Gladys Knight & The Pips – “On And On”

12. Grimes – “REALiTi” (Demo)

13. Sam & Dave – “Soothe Me”

14. Rod Stewart – “(I Know) I’m Losing You”

15. The Impressions – “Keep On Pushing”

My KUTX: Bob Mould

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My KUTX: Bob Mould

Posted by on Mar 29, 2019

Photo by Salvador Castro/KUTX

For over three decades, Bob Mould has made music that’s both extremely catchy and noisy. The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman released his thirteenth album, Sunshine Rock, earlier this year. True to its name, the record is a bit sunnier than Mould’s recent work, but it’s still shout-alongable, to coin a phrase. He brings that solar-powered power to the Mohawk on Wednesday, April 3, and we’re excited to feature Mould as our guest DJ this week. For this set, he picked a lot of artists that reminded him of his brief-but-wonderful time spent living and making music in Austin in the early ’90s. Hear Mould’s My KUTX on Saturday, March 30 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Bob Mould – “Sunshine Rock”]

1. Starfish – “Warp Factor”

2. Johnboy – “Shortstack”

3. Sixteen Deluxe – “Purple”

4. Magnapop – “Lay It Down”

5. Matt Hammon – “Pictures”

6. Patty Griffin – “Rain”

7. Bedhead – “The Unpredictable Landlord”

8. Sugar – “Panama City Motel”

9. Interpol – “The Rover”

10. Pabst – “Shake The Disease”

11. Swervedriver – “Mary Winter”

12. Janelle Monáe – “Take A Byte”

My KUTX: SASAMI

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My KUTX: SASAMI

Posted by on Mar 22, 2019

Photo by Juan Figueroa/KUTX

Sasami Ashworth spent years as an in-demand multi-instrumentalist, playing with King Tuff, Cherry Glazerr, and more. Recently, she shortened her moniker to Sasami and released her solo debut, a mixture of gritty indie-rock and left-of-center electronic touches. After making a splash at SXSW, Sasami is our guest DJ this week. When coming up with a playlist, she wanted to show off the rich musical community she comes from, so this My KUTX is full of friendship and pride. Hear Sasami’s My KUTX on Saturday, March 23 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page. Also, be sure to catch her at the Barracuda on May 9, presented by KUTX.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

(intro music: Sasami – “Not The Time”)

1. Omni – “Wire”

2. Vagabon – “Minneapolis”

3. Happy Birthday – “Perverted Girl”

4. Mitski – “Old Friend”

5. Cate Le Bon – “Find Me”

6. Japanese Breakfast – “2042”

7. Empress Of – “I’ve Got Love”

8. Suuns – “Baseline”

9. Jay Som – “Simple”

10. Hand Habits – “Can’t Calm Down”

11. Snail Mail – “Thinning”

12. Soccer Mommy – “Your Dog”

13. Froth – “Postcard Radio”

14. Soko – “Visions”