My KUTX: aGLIFF’s Jim Brunzell

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My KUTX: aGLIFF’s Jim Brunzell

Posted by on Aug 26, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Starting September 8th and running through the 11th, the Austin Gay & Lesbian International Film Festival (a.k.a. aGLIFF) returns to the Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar for its 29th year. 30 feature films and 47 short films take the spotlight this year, including screenings of classics like Hedwig and the Angry Inch to new originals and documentaries.

This week on My KUTX, aGLIFF program director Jim Brunzell takes a similar cinematic approach with his guest DJ set. He takes us back to his Twin Cities upbringing and forward to his burgeoning love of Austin music, and he’s a great, incredibly-knowledgeable tour guide. Tune in on Saturday, August 27 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

1. Explosions In The Sky – “The Ecstatics”

2. Statistics – “Hours Seemed Like Days”

3. sElf – “Meg Ryan”

4. Beulah – “The Rise And Fall or Our Hero’s Reward”

5. …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead – “Mistakes And Regrets”

6. Dillinger Four – “Define ‘Learning Disorder’”

7. Texas Is The Reason – “If It’s Here When We Get Back It’s Ours”

8. Pavement – “Date With IKEA”

9. Sleater-Kinney – “Dance Song ‘97”

10. Liz Phair – “Headache”

11. Whale – “Kickin’”

12. Cat Stevens – “Where Do The Children Play?”

13. Bran Van 3000 – “Everywhere”

14. The Format – “If Work Permits”

My KUTX: Ruby & The Reckless

Artist of the Month

My KUTX: Ruby & The Reckless

Posted by on Aug 19, 2016

Photo by Gabriel Perez/KUTX

Ruby & The Reckless is the KUTX Artist of the Month for August

Austin’s Ruby Jane Smith cemented her status as a fiddle prodigy at an early age when, at eleven, she became the youngest fiddler to ever play the Grand Ole Opry. She’s been a steady presence in Americana and country circles, playing with Willie Nelson and Dale Watson, but she’s also collaborated with Lady Gaga and covered the experimental folk-rock of Wilco.

Smith’s new band, Ruby & The Reckless, takes these disparate sides and puts them all together on In My Head, out September 23. This week on My KUTX, Smith and bassist Austin Simmons (with song picks thrown in by keyboardist Sam Powell, drummer Chris Copeland, and guitarist Miggy Milla) offer up an eclectic guest DJ mix. Tune in Saturday, August 20 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // host, Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, Song of the Day

Playlist:

1. Ruby & The Reckless – “Can’t Take My Mind”

2. Dr. Octagon – “Blue Flowers”

3. Jeff Buckley – “Everybody Here Wants You”

4. Led Zeppelin – “No Quarter”

5. Anderson .Paak – “Room In Here”

6. Elton John – “Take Me To The Pilot” (Live)

7. Bela Fleck & The Flecktones – “The Sinister Minister”

8. Emily King – “BYIMM”

9. Patty Griffin – “Time Will Do The Talking”

10. Dr. Hook & The Medicine Show – “Cover Of The Rolling Stone”

11.Ratatat – “Wildcat”

12. John Mayer – “Good Love Is On The Way” (Live)

My KUTX: Andrew Brown

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My KUTX: Andrew Brown

Posted by on Aug 12, 2016

Photo by Jorge Sanhueza-Lyon/KUTX

Andrew Brown has carved out a nice little kingdom here in Austin. He runs a record store called Exploded Records; a monthly event called Exploded Drawing, which features a night of original music from six different producers (and it celebrates its sixth anniversary on August 26); and he also makes his own electronic music under the name Soundfounder. This week on My KUTX, Brown tips his hat to his influences and favorite artists, telling his life’s story through music. Tune in Saturday, August 13 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy // host, Sundays 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., producer, My KUTX

Playlist:

[intro music: Soundfounder – “Big Hill On Kinney”]

1. Radiohead – “Airbag”

2. Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”

3. DJ Shadow – “Organ Donor (Extended Overhaul)”

4. Flying Lotus – “Camel”

5. Telefon Tel Aviv – “Fahrenheit Fair Enough”

6. Aphex Twin – “Finger Bib”

7. Townes Van Zandt – “If I Needed You”

8. Harry Nilsson – “Good Old Desk”

9. Madlib – “Slim’s Return”

10. J Dilla – “Mash”

11. Scientist – “In Unity”

12. Air – “Don’t Be Light”

13. Handsome Boy Modeling School – “Holy Calamity”

My KUTX: Kelly Willis

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My KUTX: Kelly Willis

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016

Kelly Willis has long been a staple of Austin music, both as a solo artist and with her husband and musical partner Bruce Robison. In fact, Kelly and Bruce play the historic Gruene Hall on Friday, August 12, so this week on My KUTX, we’re broadcasting a vintage guest DJ set from Kelly, first recorded in 2013. She spins an hour of her influences and favorite songs, featuring plenty of rockabilly, country, folk, and more. Tune in Saturday, August 6 or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Kelly Willis and Bruce Robison – “Cheater’s Game”]

1. Jo Ann Campbell – “Boogie Woogie Country Girl”

2. Janis Martin – “Bang Bang”

3. Blue Angel – “I Had A Love”

4. Evan Johns & The H-Bombs – “If I Had My Way”

5. Lone Justice – “Don’t Toss Us Away”

6. Kirsty MacColl -“What Do Pretty Girls Do?”

7. NRBQ – “When It Rains At The Drive-In”

8. Rockpile – “Heart”

9. T Bone Burnett – “Heart”

10. Walter Hyatt – “Tell Me Baby”

11. The Louvin Brothers – “You’re Running Wild”

12. Skeeter Davis – “Bus Fare To Kentucky”

13. Ricky Skaggs – “Waitin’ For The Sun To Shine”

My KUTX: Greg Vanderpool

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My KUTX: Greg Vanderpool

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016

Greg Vanderpool has been a fixture of the Austin music scene for close to two decades now, both as a solo artist and with his bands Milton Mapes and Monahans. In fact, Milton Mapes are reuniting after ten years with a show on Saturday, July 30 at the Continental Club, and you can also catch Greg solo when he opens for My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel on September 21 at the Cactus Cafe.

This week on My KUTX, we turn the guest DJ keys over to Greg for a mix of country, folk, and experimental rock. Tune in Saturday, July 30 at 6 p.m. or listen anytime at the bottom of the page.

–Art Levy

Playlist:

[intro music: Milton Mapes – “Maybe You’re Here, Maybe You’re Not”]

1. Greg Vanderpool – “The Less It Can Be Measured”

2. Centro-Matic – “Only In My Double Mind”

3. Pleasant Grove – “Solid System”

4. The Damnations – “All Night Special”

5. Steve Gunn – “Tommy’s Congo”

6. Radiohead – “Planet Telex”

7. Daniel Markham – “Lover”

8. Telegraph Canyon – “Why Let It Go”

9. Doug Burr – “Ghost On Water”

10. Chris Smither – “Leave The Light On”

11. Carl Broemel – “Sleepy Lagoon”

12. Milton Mapes – “Silverbell”