My KUTX: Shakey Graves

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My KUTX: Shakey Graves

Posted by on Jan 22, 2015

Photo by Erika Goldring

If there was any doubt before, Shakey Graves became a household name in 2014. Alejandro Rose-Garcia expanded his sound for his stellar second album, And The War Came, earning a spot on many critics’ best-of lists. He made his national television debut (with a Letterman performance on the way). And he toured across the country, bringing his stellar live show to more and more fans.

Shakey Graves returns to Austin on January 31 to help celebrate KUTX’s second birthday, performing alongside tUnE-yArDs and Jenny Lewis. This week on My KUTX, we’re dialing it back to Shakey’s first guest DJ set, originally recorded in 2013 as a mixtape from an up-and-coming artist. Join us Saturday at 6pm or anytime in the player below.

Shakey Graves set list:

1. Crooked Cowboy and the Freshwater Indians: “Bed Bugs”

2. Tim Fite: “Thought I Was A Gun”

3. Selda: “Yaylalar”

4. Elliott Smith: “Memory Lane”

5. The Seeds: “I Can’t Seem To Make You Mine”

6. Roger Miller: “Reincarnation”

7. Tom Waits: “Going Out West”

8. Tommy Dorsey and His Orchestra: “On The Sunny Side Of The Street”

9. Mountain Man: “Animal Tracks”

10. Talking Heads: “I Want To Live”

11. The Country Gentlemen: “The Little Sparrow”

12. Abner Jay: “I’m So Depressed”

13. Townes Van Zandt: “Only Him Or Me”

14. The Ventures: “The Creeper”

My KUTX: Walker Lukens

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My KUTX: Walker Lukens

Posted by on Jan 8, 2015

KUTX’s Artist of the Month Walker Lukens turned heads with his 2013 album Devoted. Outlets across the country–including NPR and yours truly–hailed the record for its blend of piano-led pop and loop-based experiments. With a new band in tow, the Side Arms, Lukens has a new album coming out soon that hopes to expand on these ideas. His guest DJ episode hints at his diverse influences. Tune in Saturday at 6 p.m. or anytime in the player below!

Walker Lukens’ list:

  1. The Andrew Sisters - “Rum and Coca”
  2. Lee Fields – “You’re The Kind Of Girl”
  3. The Replacements – “My Favorite Thing”
  4. Spoon – “Car Radio”
  5. Miguel – “Adorn”
  6. Ry Cooder – “Drive Like I Never Been Hurt”
  7. Ghostface Killah – “Kilo”
  8. Gil Scott Heron – “New York Is Killing Me”
  9. Walker Lukens – “Brunch People”
  10. Panda Bear – “Slow Motion”
  11. Alton Ellis – “Too Late To Turn Back Now”
  12. Tom Waits – “Make It Rain”
  13. Prince – “Breakfast Can Wait”
  14. Burt Bacharach – “Something Big”
New Year’s Day 2015 Schedule

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New Year’s Day 2015 Schedule

Posted by on Dec 19, 2014

January 1st is always a doozie. As a special treat, we’ve asked some of our favorite musicians to take over the station while we spend our day recovering – cue the bloody marys and breakfast tacos. Thanks, y’all!

KUTX NEW YEARS DAY SCHEDULE 

6AM – WILL JOHNSON

7AM – DANA FALCONBERRY

8AM – JACK WILSON

9AM – WILD CHILD

10AM – CINDY CASHDOLLAR

11AM – AARON BEHRENS

12PM – ISRAEL NASH

1PM – ADRIAN QUESADA

2PM – LLOYD MAINES

3PM – JON DEE GRAHAM

4PM – ROSIE FLORES

5PM – ZACH ERNST

6PM – BRENNEN LEIGH

7PM – NAKIA

8PM – BOBBY PATTERSON

9PM – BRUCE ROBISON

10PM – KATHY VALENTINE

My KUTX: Grace Park

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My KUTX: Grace Park

Posted by on Dec 17, 2014

Grace Park is the lead singer of our Artist of the Month, The Deer.After her former band The Blue Hit disbanded, singer/songwriter Grace Park got together with three fellow students at Texas State’s School of Music (joined later by another from North Texas University) to record an album of her songs titled An Argument for Observation, released in 2011. After losing their close friend and back up singer Stephanie Bledsoe, The Deer went back in the studio with a new bond and energy and emerged with their sophomore album, On The Essence of the Indomitable Spirit. Check out this video of their recent performance in KUTX’s Studio 1A.

We’re so excited that Grace Park took some time to play KUTX guest dj for an hour. Tune in this Saturday, December 20th at 6pm to hear her picks and check out her playlist below! 

Grace’s List:

  1. Joni Mitchell – Court and Spark
  2. Sarah Vaughan - East of the Sun
  3. Hair (The Movie) - Walking In Space
  4. Anais Mitchell - Epic, Part I
  5. Raina Rose - Drum Machine
  6. Good Field - Tell Me Ida
  7. Hiatus Kaiyote - Mobius Streak
  8. Animal Collective - Leaf House
  9. Caribou - Melody Day
  10. Jack Wilson – Red Feather
  11. Devon Sproule – If I Can Do This
  12. John Elliott – The American West
  13. Wendell Austin – LSD

 

My KUTX: Zach Ernst

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My KUTX: Zach Ernst

Posted by on Dec 12, 2014

Originally from College Station, Texas, Zach Ernst moved to Austin to study economics at the University of Texas. But his plans took a sharp turn the minute he stepped foot into Clifford Antone’s History of the Blues class at UT. Antone became a mentor to Ernst and eventually inspired his career in the music business. Ernst currently wears the hats of rhythm guitarist, producer, and live music booker. He plays with (and produces) The Relatives and Bobby Patterson among many others, and is the booker for The Paramount Theatre. We’re so excited that Zach took the time to sit down and play guest dj on My KUTX this week! Click the player below to hear his killer playlist. 

Zach’s List: 

  1. Jessie Hill – Ooh Poo Pah Doo Pt 1
  2. Snooks Eaglin – Boogie Children
  3. Barbara Lynn – Until Then I’ll Suffer
  4. Lee Dorsey – Give It Up
  5. Earl Van Dyke – Cissy Strut
  6. Staple Singers – I’m Just Another Soldier
  7. Ike & Tina Turner – Bold Soul Sister
  8. Swamp Dogg – Got To Get A Message To You
  9. Hermon Hitson – I Got That Will
  10. Mighty Hannibal – The Truth Shall Set You Free
  11. The Relatives – Leave Something Worthwhile
  12. Bobby Patterson – I Get My Groove From You
  13. Tommie Young – Hit & Run Lover
  14. Bobby Patterson – Everybody’s Got a Little Devil In Their Soul