My KUTX: Jason McMaster

Love Austin Music Month

My KUTX: Jason McMaster

Posted by on Feb 15, 2019

Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX

In 1980s Austin, Jason McMaster stuck out. He was a headbanger in a largely country and blues town, finding his metal tribe via a fledgling, brand-new record store called Waterloo and imported issues of Kerrang!. With not a whole lot of local options, McMaster helped kick start Austin’s metal scene, first with Watch Tower and later with a murderer’s row of awesome bands (and band names): Dangerous Toys, Broken Teeth, Ignitor, Evil United, and Howling Sycamore. These days, you can find him passing on his singing gifts to a new generation through his mentoring work at the Austin chapter of the School Of Rock.

This week on My KUTX, McMaster celebrates Love Austin Music Month with a guest DJ set built around his many metal memories: first hearing Metallica at Waterloo Records; hanging with British metal titans at their Austin crash pad; sharing bills with local punk heroes; and more. Listen to My KUTX on Saturday, February 16 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Metallica – “Seek & Destroy”

2. Raven – “Hell Patrol”

3. Saxon – “Dallas 1 P.M.”

4. Accept – “Balls To The Wall”

5. Roky Erickson & The Explosives – “Two Headed Dog” (Live)

6. Big Boys – “Fun Fun Fun”

7. Junkyard – “Long Way Home”

8. Offenders – “Face Down In The Dirt”

9. Agony Column – “4×4”

10. Willie Nelson – “Time Of The Preacher”

My KUTX: Tee Double

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My KUTX: Tee Double

Posted by on Feb 8, 2019

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Since first hearing Prince at age eight–which inspired him to self-produce and send a demo to Warner Brothers–Austin’s Terrany Johnson has been a music lifer. He’s a producer, artist advocate, and MC, better known to Austin audiences as Tee Double. He’s released over thirty albums, collaborating with both veteran and up-and-coming Austin MCs while also bringing national awareness to our city’s rap scene. This week on My KUTX, Tee Double waves the flag for Love Austin Music Month with a guest DJ set that reaches deep into Austin’s rap roots. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, February 9 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Prince – “Controversy”

2. D’Angelo – “Devil’s Pie”

3. Project Crew – “Army Man”

4. Candy Fresh – “Do The (Get Busy)” (90’s dance remix)

5. Hydroponic Sound System – “Bah Voo” (feat. Bavu Blakes)

6. Paul Wall – “Sittin’ Sidewayz” (feat. Big Pokey)

7. MC Overlord – “House Of Funk”

8. Boombox ATX – “Can You Hear Me”

9. Tee Double – “Lost Scriptures”

10. Mirage – “L.I.A.R.”

11. Prince – “Let’s Work”

12. Bukue One – “Can’t Quit” (feat. Tee Double, A Boy Named George, & ISHKAN)

My KUTX: Stephanie Bergara

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My KUTX: Stephanie Bergara

Posted by on Feb 1, 2019

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Several times per month, you can find Stephanie Bergara doing what she loves best: belting out Selena songs. As the leader of Bidi Bidi Banda, Bergara has toured the country as a Selena-centric ambassador. In her day job at the ATX Music Office, she’s helping put the world’s eyes and ears on Austin music, and this week on My KUTX, Bergara is helping us kick off Love Austin Music Month as our guest DJ. Bergara’s hand-picked Austin music memories range from catching *NSYNC at the Erwin Center as a teenager to discovering a brand-new local band that just appeared on the hit Comedy Central show Broad City. Hear My KUTX on Saturday, February 2 at 6 p.m. or anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Emilio Navaira – “Como Le Hare?”

2. AJ Castillo – “Esta Noche”

3. Fito Olivares – “Juana La Cubana”

4. Boyz II Men – “Motownphilly”

5. *NSYNC – “I Want You Back”

6. Selena – “No Me Queda Más”

7. Migos – “Stir Fry”

8. Como Las Movies – “El Beso”

9. Kumbia Kings – “Azúcar”

10. Raymix & Juanes – “Oye Mujer”

11. The Vapor Caves – “The Chase”

12. George Strait – “Amarillo By Morning”

13. La Santa Cecilia – “Como Dios Manda”

My KUTX: Under The Covers

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My KUTX: Under The Covers

Posted by on Jan 25, 2019

Around this time of year, it can feel like fun has left the building. The holidays are over, the days are short, and spring is just a little too far away. So let’s stay in and get weird! All weekend long, we’re playing covers of songs you know, obscure versions of songs you may not, and songs that just might teach you a thing or two about a thing or two. And this week on My KUTX, host Jody Denberg and assistant program director Jacquie Fuller get in on the fun and offer up an hour of their favorite covers. Tune in on Saturday, January 26 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Patti Smith – “Gloria”

2. The Bangles – “September Gurls”

3. Jimmy Cliff – “The Guns Of Brixton”

4. Frank Ocean – “Moon River”

5. Yes – “America”

6. Spoon – “TV Set”

7. The Staple Singers – “Slippery People”

8. Marisa Monte & David Byrne – “Waters Of March”

9. Judas Priest – “The Green Manalishi (With The Two Pronged Crown)”

10. Grupo Fantasma – “Porque”

11. Willie Nelson – “My Way”

My KUTX: Shy Beast

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Shy Beast

Posted by on Jan 18, 2019

Shy Beast is the KUTX Artist of the Month for January. Photo by Gabriel C. Pérez/KUTX.

On “Leave Me Be,” Austin’s Shy Beast build an earworm from a lot of disparate parts: Mariclaire Glaser’s staccato piano and smooth singing; fuzzed-out guitars; and a boom-bap drum beat. The band’s guest DJ set works the same way, finding time for Brazilian sambas, pop crooners, electronic ballads, and even a little Zeppelin. Hear Shy Beast’s My KUTX on Saturday, January 19, 6 to 7 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:


[intro music: Shy Beast – “Leave Me Be”]

1. The Cardigans – “Gordon’s Gardenparty”

2. Ben Folds Five – “Kate”

3. Led Zeppelin – “The Ocean” (live)

4. Self – “Baby, Can You Dig Your Man?”

5. Scott Walker – “Mathilde”

6. The Replacements – “Alex Chilton”

7. Burt Bacharach – “Something Big”

8. The Strokes – “Automatic Stop”

9. Cody ChesnuTT – “Til I Met Thee”

10. George Harrison – “I Live For You”

11. Girls – “Lust For Life”

12. Daft Punk – “Something About Us”

13. Antonion Carlos Jobim & Elis Regina – “Aguas de Marco”